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A cornucopia of early and contemporary American writings unearthing the meaning and wonder of gardening. Poet, scholar, and gardener Mary Swander ...Show synopsisA cornucopia of early and contemporary American writings unearthing the meaning and wonder of gardening. Poet, scholar, and gardener Mary Swander juxtaposes excerpts from early settlement writing with selections from prominent contemporary voices--such as Alice Walker, Garrison Keillor, Michael Pollan and others--to provide a fresh perspective on the enduring power and appeal of coaxing and cultivating vegetables and flowers.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear,...Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear, lightly scuffed and scratched, spine is gently creased, some very light shelf wear, overall a very clean used first paperback edition! 275 very clean, unmarked and uncreased, exhuberent and historical pages! "An invigorating gathering of fiction, poetry, and essays that reveals the powerful appearl of one of America's most enduring passions------gardening. In this distinctive volume, poet, scholar, and gardener Mary Swander juxtaposes excerpts from early American settlers with nineteenth-century classics and prominent twentieth-century pieces to offer new perspectives on the seductive pleasure of coaxing flowers, fruits, and vegetables from the earth. A collection as fresh and vital as the subject it investigates, Bloom & Blossom delves into the emotional, social, and ecological implications of our passion for nurturing the fruits of nature."
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