The Little Green Book of Gardening Wisdom

The Little Green Book of Gardening Wisdom

by Barbara Burn
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Surprising as it may seem, the first place an experienced gardener looks for advice and ideas is not the local gardening store or even the nearby botanical garden, but a good library. Gardeners have been sharing their wisdom for thousands of years, and their books and treatises still provide a rich resource for growers and landscapers today. Here in this volume is a…  See more details below

Overview

Surprising as it may seem, the first place an experienced gardener looks for advice and ideas is not the local gardening store or even the nearby botanical garden, but a good library. Gardeners have been sharing their wisdom for thousands of years, and their books and treatises still provide a rich resource for growers and landscapers today. Here in this volume is a bouquet of quotations that will strike a responsive chord with anyone who has ever worked the soil or just admired nature’s handiwork. Areas that are covered include the metaphorical…
- Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
Jean Anouilh, The Lark (1952)

words of encouragement…

-Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders,
If it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders;
And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden.
Rudyard Kipling, “The Glory of the Garden” (1911)

reflection…
- To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814)

and the practical…
- Three fundamental aspects of border design—site, shape, and size—have at least as great an effect on the ease of garden maintenance as does the actual selection of plants.
Frederick McGourty, The Perennial Gardener (1989)

and much more. Drawing on sources ranging from the earliest agrarian civilizations to the present, The Little Red Book of Gardening Wisdom is a treasury of great ideas that will delight amateur and expert gardeners alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629141626
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
886,051
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Burn is an art book editor and writer with a special interest in gardening and gardening literature. She is the author of North American Wildflowers in the National Audubon Society Collection Nature Series, as well as The Horseless Rider and A Practical Guide to Impractical Pets. She serves on the board of the Bartow-Pell Conservancy and is a member of the Garden Club of City Island. She lives on City Island in The Bronx, New York.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >