THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF GARDENING WISDOM edited by  Barbara Burn

THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF GARDENING WISDOM edited by Barbara Burn

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing 
  • Publication Date:  2014
  • ISBN: 9781628737899 

 Color photographs. 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)

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)