The InheritorsBook - 2000
Henry Mitchell was to gardening what Izaak Walton was to fishing. This is a collection of the best of his long-running column for the Washington Post. Although he offered invaluable tips for novice as well as seasoned gardeners, at the heart of his essays were piquant observations: on keeping records; the role of trees in gardens (they don't belong there); how a gardener should weather the winter; on shrubs, bulbs, and fragrant flowers and about observation itself. Here's one example: Marigolds gain enormously in impact when used as sparingly as ultimatums. Henry Mitchell came to his subject with reverence, passion, humour and a contagious enthusiasm tempered only by his sober knowledge of human frailty. The Essential Earthman is for all who love gardening even those who only dream of doing it.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed. --
Branch Call Number: FIC/Smith 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 349 p.