first published in 1929,The Gardeners Bed-Book is a much beloved gardening classic by the renowned editor of House & Garden magazine in the 1920s and 30s. Each of its 365 perfectly sized little essays is meant to be read in bed at night after a long days work, either real or imagined, in the garden. A charming and mischievously funny companion to curl up with, Wright ranges comfortablyand lyricallyfrom giving gardening advice to meditating on such topics as antique collecting and travel, great literature and architecture. He is an addictive delight, as memorable describing the challenges of growing plume poppies as he is the simple pleasure of hanging up the dish towel once the housework is done. Written in language that is as timeless as it is seductive, The Gardeners Bed-Book will appeal to gardening experts and armchair enthusiasts alike.
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A gentle and thorhoougly enjoyable book by a man of wit, reading, and creativity. Kudos to those responsible for getting this back into print. Divided up for a reading each day of the year with one longer piece each month, the book gives perfect snippets of thought that lead you to think beyond them, provide a welcome chuckle, and offer the camaraderie of gardeners across the years. Although the original was written long before I was born, I found myself thinking how nice it would have been had Richardson Wright been a neighbor with whom I could swap cuttings and stories over the back fence.