The Gardener Says
Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom
by Nina Pick
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Pub Date 19 Feb 2019 | Archive Date 04 Mar 2019
Avid gardeners will delight in classic quotes and new discoveries. See gardening through the eyes of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Mahatma Ghandi, Michelle Obama, Monet, Bette Midler, and many more.
A wonderful gift for birthdays, housewarming and garden parties, anniversaries, and Mother's and Father's Day. The beautiful, textured hardcover binding and bright green ribbon marker make this a treasured gift for gardeners of all skill levels.
"Looking for the perfect gift for the avid gardener who already has enough gloves and tools? This beautiful book is full of quotes on gardening. Nina Pick did a wonderful job compiling them all."—Farm to Table
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Assembling quotes from a wide variety of gardeners, including writers, philosophers, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Pick’s anthology provides a light reading experience that can be started on any page at any time. Some quotes are short and sweet, like Thoreau’s “I have great faith in a seed,” and C.Z. Guest’s “Without flowers, I’d find life very dismal.” Others are more thought-provoking, such as Beverly Nichols’s quip that the flowers in her garden “are in their present places because they have personally informed me, in the clearest possible tones, that this is where they wish to be.” The quotes speak to the patience required of a gardener, to the beauty of planting and nourishing a living thing, and to the healing, soothing qualities a garden delivers to its caretaker. “Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal,” states John Muir, while Mahatma Gandhi reflects that “to forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” Filled with humor, reflection, and a love of plants and planting, this breezy collection may just remind horticulturalists why they seek and find solace in their gardens. -- Publisher's Weekly