Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden (Modern Library Gardening)

Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden (Modern Library Gardening)


A vintage within the literature of the backyard, Green Thoughts is a superbly written and hugely unique choice of seventy-two essays, alphabetically prepared, on subject matters starting from “Annuals” and “Artichokes” to “Weeds” and “Wildflowers.” An novice gardener for over thirty years, Eleanor Perényi attracts upon her wide-ranging wisdom of gardening lore to create a pleasant, witty mixture of how-to suggestion, educated opinion, old perception, and philosophical musing. There are entries in compliment of earthworms and in protest of rock gardens, a treatise at the sexual politics of tending vegetation, and a paean to the salubrious impression of gardening (see “Longevity”). two decades after its preliminary book, Green Thoughts continues to be as a lot a pleasure to learn as ever.

This sleek Library version is released with a brand new advent through Allen Lacy, former gardening columnist for The Wall road Journal and The long island Times and the writer of various gardening books.

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