Bloom and Blossom: The Reader's Guide to Gardening

Bloom and Blossom: The Reader's Guide to Gardening

by Mary Swander

Hardcover(1 ED)

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A cornucopia of early and contemporary American writings unearthing the meaning and wonder of gardening. Poet, scholar, and gardener Mary Swander juxtaposes excerpts from early settlement writing with selections from prominent contemporary voices--such as Alice Walker, Garrison Keillor, Michael Pollan and others--to provide a fresh perspective on the enduring power and appeal of coaxing and cultivating vegetables and flowers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880014731
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

A Distinguished Professor of English at Iowa State University, Mary Swander has written several poems, essays, and books, none more profoundly stirring than her personal account of healing after a car accident, The Desert Pilgrim.


Ames, Iowa

Date of Birth:

November 5, 1950

Place of Birth:

Carroll, Iowa


B.A., Iowa State University, 1973; M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1976

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