Green Thoughts by Eleanor Perenyi

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  • Title: Green Thoughts
  • Author: Eleanor Perenyi
  • Category: Gardening
  • Date: November 2010
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 307769666

 

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“Unlike every other gardening guide I do know, with its Old World appeal, its down-to-earth practicality, its whimsy and class.”—Brooke Astor, The New York Times Book Review A traditional within the literature of the backyard, Green Thoughts is a superbly written and extremely unique assortment of seventy-two essays, alphabetically organized, on matters starting from “Annuals” and “Artichokes” to “Weeds” and “Wildflowers.” An newbie gardener for over thirty years, Eleanor Perényi attracts upon her wide-ranging information of gardening lore to create a pleasant, witty mix of how-to recommendation, knowledgeable opinion, historic perception, and philosophical musing. There are entries in reward of earthworms and in protest of rock gardens, a treatise on the sexual politics of tending crops, and a paean to the salubrious impact of gardening (see “Longevity” ). Twenty years after its preliminary publication, Green Thoughts stays as a lot a pleasure to read as ever. This Modern Library version is revealed with a brand new Introduction by Allen Lacy, former gardening columnist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and the writer of quite a few gardening books. “You wouldn’t have to be a superb gardener to fall in love with Green Thoughts. It reads with the intrepid assurance of a traditional.”—Mary McCarthy, The New York Review of Books “One of these harmful reference works that you just attain for at a second of horticultural disaster or indecision solely to find your self an hour later searching far past the web page the place you started.”— The New Yorker much less Random House Publishing Group ; November 2010

 

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