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The writer in the garden [electronic resource]. Jane Garmey.

Garmey, Jane. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781616202484 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Show me a person without any prejudice of any kind on any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener.—Allen Lacy. Idiosyncratic, determined, and occasionally obsessed, gardeners have a lot to say about their outdoor passion. THE WRITER IN THE GARDEN brings together a host of writing gardeners and gardening writers reveling in their quirks, confessing their shortcomings, and sharing their experiences. Combing through a hundred years of garden writing, editor Jane Garmey has discovered some great contemporary works and rediscovered many classics: "I am strongly of the opinion," declares Gertrude Jekyll, "that the possession of a quantity of plants, however good the plants may be themselves and however ample their number, does not make a garden." "It isn't that I don't like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged," writes Vita Sackville-West. "Gardeners are—let's face it—control freaks," Abby Adams...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Algonquin Books, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5011 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2764 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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