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The Writer in the Garden
     

The Writer in the Garden

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by Jane Garmey (Editor), Jane Garmey
 

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I didn't know what narcissism was until I beheld my own narcissus.

- Charles Kuralt

"People who don't really understand gardening think of it as a patrician and benign hobby. That couldn't be further from the truth. To serious gardeners, it's blood sport."

- Cynthia Kling

'If it's rare, we want it. If it's tiny and impossible to grow, we've got to

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I didn't know what narcissism was until I beheld my own narcissus.

- Charles Kuralt

"People who don't really understand gardening think of it as a patrician and benign hobby. That couldn't be further from the truth. To serious gardeners, it's blood sport."

- Cynthia Kling

'If it's rare, we want it. If it's tiny and impossible to grow, we've got to have it. If it's brown, looks dead, and has black flowers, we'll kill for it.

- Ken Druse

"Show me a person without any prejudice of any kind of any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener."

- Allen Lacy

"It isn't that I don't like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged."

- Vita Sackville - West

Editorial Reviews

Nikki Amdur
...Marvelous...Each essay is a fully realized, sometimes irreverent, meditation.
Entertainment Weekly
Kirkus Reviews
This delightful collection of garden writings edited by Garmey, a travel, food, and gardening writer, is just what's hoped for in a sampler: each bite is a likely pleasure, with a couple of duds thrown in to forestall complacency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565121812
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

JANE GARMEY is an independent television and audio producer and the author of Great British Cooking: A Well-Kept Secret and Great New British Cooking. She has published articles in various publications including The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Garden Design. Her audio book, also titled The Writer in the Garden, won a 1998 Quill and Trowel Award.

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The Writer in the Garden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the audio version of The Writer in the Garden years ago. My mother recommended it to me and I loved it. Alas, I lent it out once too often and it never came back. I didn't replace it for some reason until I saw the title in my email. I didn't even read the details; I just ordered it and waited eagerly for it to be available. This is a book for almost any taste. You have philosophy and poetry, advice and humor all in one place for you to dip into when you have a minute or read for an hour as one piece leads you into another and into yet another. It isn't a how-to or an academic treatise but a celebration of gardens and gardening and I love it. I suspect other gardeners, whether professional or dabbler, will too.