Gardens: Quotations on the Perennial Pleasures of Soil, Seed, and Sun

Gardens: Quotations on the Perennial Pleasures of Soil, Seed, and Sun

by Holly Hughes, Mary Woodin
     
 
Entertaining and enlightening, these impressive quote anthologies collect irresistible tidbits of wit and wisdom.

A bouquet of more than 400 quotations and essays with brilliant full-color illustrations.

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Entertaining and enlightening, these impressive quote anthologies collect irresistible tidbits of wit and wisdom.

A bouquet of more than 400 quotations and essays with brilliant full-color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

George Cohen
This delightful book is a testimony to our love of gardens. It's filled with quotes from famous names through history, including Henry David Thoreau, Auguste Rodin, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Colette, Alfred Tennyson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Oscar Wilde, Emily Bronte, and George Orwell. "I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers," Claude Monet said of his renowned water-lily ponds in France. "A garden is the best alternative therapy," according to writer Germaine Greer. There are quotes from the Bible and the Koran, as well as excerpts from Frances Hodgson Burnett's "Secret Garden". On the lighter side are quotes from comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld: "I have no plants in my house. They won't live for me. Some of them don't even wait to die, they commit suicide." Engaging color illustrations by Mary Woodin add to the book's charm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561384570
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
160

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