Of Leaf and Flower PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Of Leaf and Flower free pdf The answers to many gardening questions can be found in how-to manuals and essays, but who can fathom the passions behind the obsession? Why do we get down on our hands and knees in the mud in March or return to the garden for one last look before dark? Only the storytellers and poets can tell us.The twelve short stories and twelve poems collected here celebrate the irresistible emotions that plants inspire. A beautiful flower arouses the desire to possess in "The Lily" by H. E. Bates and "The Fable of the Rhododendron Stealers" by Sylvia Plath. In William Saroyan's "The Pomegranate Trees" a man plants fruit trees from his native Armenia and then goes to extremes to keep them alive in the California desert. Robert Graves's humorous story, "Earth to Earth", is set during the Second World War and reveals the secret ingredient in uniquely potent compost- and in Billy Collins's "Bonsai" a miniature tree changes our perspective on the whole world. Also included are Mary Austin, Kate Chopin, Amy Clampitt, Eugenia Collier, Mark Doty, Robert Frost, O. Henry, Josephine Jacobsen, Sarah Orne Jewett, Howard Nemerov, Kathleen Raine, Christopher Reid, Saki, James Schuyler, John Updike, Arturo Vivante, Alice Walker, William Carlos Williams, and Cynthia Zarin. Twelve elegant black-and-white sumi paintings of plants by Clyde Wachsberger enhance the collection.There is no better way to cultivate a gardener's passions during the long winter months than through this beautiful and moving book.

About Charles Dean

Regrettably, at this time we can't give you information regarding this Publisher Charles Dean. Nevertheless doesn't mean that we fail to work on the variety. Additionally we request that you help us in this matter. Should you have free time and need will greatly enjoy in case you share with people your information. While obtaining this sort of opinions and information via end users with regards to the Of Leaf and Flower Author Charles Dean, all of us initially the woman's check. As soon as we all be sure that all genuine, simply write-up this. Many of us appreciate this help in addition to appreciate it before hand.

Details Book

Author : Charles Dean
Publisher : Persea Books Inc
Data Published : 30 November 2001
ISBN : 0892552697
EAN : 9780892552696
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Of Leaf and Flower

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • There is No Excuse for Ugliness free pdfThere is No Excuse for Ugliness

    A book dedicated to wooing gardeners back to the flower garden. written for Australian conditions and explains how to choose beautiful plants that won't disappoint. How to select and combine the best plants to create colour-themed flower gardens for you to enjoy..

  • The New Ornamental Garden free pdfThe New Ornamental Garden

    This book takes a fresh look at garden-worthy plants for Australian conditions. It will help gardeners to reappraise their climate. select appropriate plants and modify gardening practices to create beautiful gardens featuring native and exotic plants with proven drought tolerance..

  • Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook free pdfWestcott's Plant Disease Handbook

    Westcott's Plant Disease is a reference book on diseases which attack plants. Diseases of plants are found on most all plants including trees. shrubs. grasses. forage. fruits. vegetables. garden and greenhouse plants as well as native wild flowers and even weeds..

  • California Month-by-Month Gardening free pdfCalifornia Month-by-Month Gardening

    It may be the Golden State. but your garden can be any color you want it to be. California is already famous as one of the world's leading fruit and vegetable producers-but a glance at a valley oak or California buckwheat is just a small glimpse of the myriad native plants the state has to offer the home gardener..

  • The Flower Garden, 1859 free pdfThe Flower Garden, 1859

    Excerpt from The Flower Garden. 1859: Or Breck's Book of Flowers- In Which Are Described All the Various Hardy Herbaceous Perennials. Annuals. Shrubby Plants. and Evergreen Trees..

  • Of Leaf and Flower free pdfOf Leaf and Flower

    . The answers to many gardening questions can be found in how-to manuals and essays, but who can fathom the passions behind the obsession? Why do we get down on our hands and knees in the mud in March