Green Thoughts A Winter in the Garden Author:Eleanor Perenyi "A writer who gardens is sooner or later going to write a book about the subject," Eleanor Perenyi observes in her foreward. "One acquires one's opionions and prejudices, discovers a trick or two, learns to question supposedly expert judgements, reads, saves clippings and is eventually overtaken by the desire to pass it all on." — Perhaps America... more » has produced too few writers who garden. In any case, there has not before been a gardening book quite like this one by the distinguished biographer of Liszt. At once hightly useful and highly personal, Green Thoughts is filled with practical advice, opinions and prejudices unexpected bits of history and down-to-earth warnings about the present state of horticulture, especially in this country. From Annuals, a tribute to and discussion of those plants that "flower, set seed and die within a single season (yet perform) prodigies in their brief lives," to Woman's Place, an astonighing glimpse into sexism in the garden through the years, this book is designed to enchant and instruct the casual admirer of flowers or aficionados of fresh vegetables quite as much as the ardent deliver in the earth.
If you have ever wondered which vegetables it is worthwhile to grow in a small garden.....***If you love to read books by other gardeners in memoir form as I do, you will love anhd cherish this book as I have for many years. Copywrite 1981 PS: My measurements are not exact.« less
I have kept this book in my library for years and found it hard to let it go. I now want others to enjoy it as much as I did. If you like to read the thoughts of other gardeners in a memoir type form with good advice to boot, then you will love this book as much as I have.