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Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden

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In the mode of her bestseller A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman celebrates the sensory pleasures of her garden through the seasons. Whether she is deadheading flowers or glorying in the profusion of roses, offering sugar water to a hummingbird or studying the slug, she welcomes the unexpected drama and extravagance as well as the sanctuary her garden offers.

Written in sensuous, lyrical prose, Cultivating Delight is a hymn to nature and to the pleasure we take in it.

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"[Ackerman] celebrates the diversity of weeds, finds beauty in chaos and order, embraces trial and error as a way of learning and respects the inevitable cycle of birth, death and rebirth." Publishers Weekly

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"Ackerman's rich prose is a bridge to a world of discovery." Nature

Review:

"A fascinating tour of plant mythology and fact...[Ackerman] plays both sleuth and poet." People

About the Author

Diane Ackerman is the author of the best-selling A Natural History of the Senses, among many other books of nonfiction and poetry. She lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060505363
Author:
Ackerman, Diane
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.56x6.48x.65 in. .49 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[Ackerman] celebrates the diversity of weeds, finds beauty in chaos and order, embraces trial and error as a way of learning and respects the inevitable cycle of birth, death and rebirth." Publishers Weekly
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"Review" by , "A fascinating tour of plant mythology and fact...[Ackerman] plays both sleuth and poet."
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