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The Curious Gardener

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Now for the first time in English, one of the world's best-loved garden writers explores the connections between the life of the garden and the life of the mind. In this omnibus volume that ranges from discussing why gardeners should grow bad-smelling plants to how readers should eat their flowers, Jrgen Dahl identifies curiosity and patience as the gardener's chief virtues. What matters most to Jrgen Dahl is that a garden is not a sterile copy of a picture in a book, or a beautiful triumph that lacks all experimentation and wonder. In Jrgen Dahl's garden, things do not work, but instead they happen --- or maybe they do not. Many things that please, surprise, or disappoint a gardener do so because the garden's living creatures can only rarely be tricked into obeying the gardener's will; in their own quiet but unyielding way, they follow their own laws. Jrgen Dahl's stories are wise and cheerful, and full of opinions and premonitions, all told with the insatiable curiosity of the true explorer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926576
Translator:
Heidieker, Claudia
Foreword:
Kingsbury, Noel
Translator:
Heidieker, Claudia
Foreword:
Kingsbury, Noel
Author:
Dahl, Jurgen
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Location:
Portland, OR
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Gardeners
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.40x6.44x.94 in. 1.42 lbs.

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