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Chasing Wildflowersby Scott Calhoun
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What can possess a man to drive across state lines, mountain ranges, and international borders with little more than a ragged guide book, an old map, and a wild look in his eyes? Wild women? No, wildflowers!
Author Scott Calhoun invites you to join him on a rollicking adventure through Utah, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and into Sonora, Mexico. Along the way, learn how red chile on a white T-shirt can look like a gunshot wound, and how a man driving a VW Jetta with 100,000 miles on it can feel "richer than a Hollywood divorce lawyer" while he searches for the elusive beauty of blooming wildflowers. Why? Because "there are some temptations that are too great for a renegade gardener to resist."
Book News Annotation:
Inspired by his wildflower quests in the US Southwest and Mexico, a "renegade" Tucson gardener hopes to inspire others to incorporate these plants into their gardens. Calhoun provides trip dates, the destination, trip time, vehicle, distance from his home, and information on his traveling companion, music played, and where to stay and eat. He includes color photos, tips for finding out about bloom times, growing desert wildflowers, responsible seed collecting, sources for buying seeds, and further readings. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Scott Calhoun "tells his story with wit and a delightful earthiness."--The American Gardener.
About the Author
Scott Calhoun is the author of the highly-praised Yard Full of Sun: The Story of a Gardener's Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand. He is a prolific wirter whose articles have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Horticulture and Sunset magazines. He lives with his wife and daughter in Tucson, Arizona.
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