Garden Graces: How the Simple Tasks of Gardening Have Affected the Art, Music, Literature and Ideas of Western Civilization

Garden Graces: How the Simple Tasks of Gardening Have Affected the Art, Music, Literature and Ideas of Western Civilization

by George Grant
     
 

"Gardening is an art form," write George and Karen Grant, "in which man is allowed to learn at the knee of God's very creation. From the beginning, mankind has been at home in a garden." With their flowers and herbs, trees and vines, vegetables and fruits, gardens have always provided quiet and rest from the wearying labor of life.

Garden Graces explores the

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"Gardening is an art form," write George and Karen Grant, "in which man is allowed to learn at the knee of God's very creation. From the beginning, mankind has been at home in a garden." With their flowers and herbs, trees and vines, vegetables and fruits, gardens have always provided quiet and rest from the wearying labor of life.

Garden Graces explores the universal appeal of working the soil, husbanding the plants, and tending the harvest. By taking a long and lingering look at some of the world's most beautiful gardens and recounting the legends, testimonies, quips, verses, and stories of the gardeners who created them, Garden Graces explores the mysterious joys of sowing and reaping. The ultimate result is a thoughtful guide that highlights the benefits and personal enrichment that come to the backyard putterer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581820591
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.59(d)

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