The writer in the garden / Jane Garmey.
- ISBN: 9781616202484 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
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...
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).
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