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Time and the Gardener: Writings on a Lifelong Passion

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A new collection of essays by one of America's premier garden writers.

From her vantage point as an octogenarian gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon knows that one of the most important elements in the making of a garden is the passage of time. This is true in the making of a gardener as well; no great gardener is young. Now, in Time and the Gardener, Sheldon brings this perspective to bear on the process of gardening, in discussions of her favorite plants, and in a handful of portraits of some gardeners of yore.

Sheldon's long life in gardening has yielded a plethora of lessons — for instance, novice gardeners should not take gardening books too seriously, gardeners should never berate themselves over plants that die, and gardening in deep woods can be remarkably satisfying. Sheldon is a plantswoman par excellence, and in Time and the Gardener she writes delightfully about many of her favorite plants — columbines, lysimachias, clematis, and astilbes. Even gardeners in other times have inspired Sheldon, and in this book she gives us colorful portraits of Jane Loudon, Gertrude Jekyll, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and others.

Marvelously written yet intensely opinionated, witty, and wise, Time and the Gardener is vintage Sheldon and will appeal to her legions of fans.

Review:

"A treasury of garden wisdom by a seasoned gardener who is companionable, amusing, and full of surprises." Diane Ackerman, author of Cultivating Delight

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"Elisabeth Sheldon offers everything one could want in a garden writer." Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, authors of A Year at North Hill

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"Not since Thalassa Cruso has there been such a lucent, informative voice." Michael Weishan, host of PBS-TV's The Victory Garden

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Now in paperback, the perfect companion for new and veteran gardeners alike. From her vantage point as an octogenarian gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon knows that one of the most important elements in the making of a garden is the passage of time. This is true in the making of a gardener as well; no great gardener is young. In Time and the Gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon shares with readers the lessons, triumphs, tips, favorite plants, and more that have guided her over the last three decades.

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Synopsis:

From her vantage point as an octogenarian gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon knows that one of the most important elements in the making of both a great garden and a great gardener is the passage of time. Now, in Time and the Gardener, Sheldon shares with readers the lessons, triumphs, tips, and favorite plants that have inspired her over the last three decades.

About the Author

Elisabeth Sheldon studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. She is the author of two books, The Flamboyant Garden and The Proper Garden, which won two awards from the Garden Writers of America Association. Her writings have appeared in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and other magazines. She lives and gardens in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807085578
Author:
Sheldon, Elisabeth
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Sheldon, Elizabeth
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.24x5.56x.69 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807085578 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A treasury of garden wisdom by a seasoned gardener who is companionable, amusing, and full of surprises."
"Review" by , "Elisabeth Sheldon offers everything one could want in a garden writer."
"Review" by , "Not since Thalassa Cruso has there been such a lucent, informative voice."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, the perfect companion for new and veteran gardeners alike. From her vantage point as an octogenarian gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon knows that one of the most important elements in the making of a garden is the passage of time. This is true in the making of a gardener as well; no great gardener is young. In Time and the Gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon shares with readers the lessons, triumphs, tips, favorite plants, and more that have guided her over the last three decades.
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"Synopsis" by , From her vantage point as an octogenarian gardener, Elisabeth Sheldon knows that one of the most important elements in the making of both a great garden and a great gardener is the passage of time. Now, in Time and the Gardener, Sheldon shares with readers the lessons, triumphs, tips, and favorite plants that have inspired her over the last three decades.
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