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The Roots of My Obsession: Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden Thomas C. Cooper

The Roots of My Obsession: Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden

Thomas C. Cooper

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Why do you garden? For fun? Work? Food? The reasons to garden are as unique as the gardener.The Roots of My Obsession features thirty essays from the most vital voices in gardening. They show that gardening is a passion and obsession that cannot beMoreWhy do you garden? For fun? Work? Food? The reasons to garden are as unique as the gardener.The Roots of My Obsession features thirty essays from the most vital voices in gardening. They show that gardening is a passion and obsession that cannot be conquered or abandoned, only indulged. Each gardener tells a compelling story. Whether their muse is the quest to achieve a personal vision of ultimate beauty, a mission to heal the earth, or the attempt to grow a perfect heirloom tomato, the writing is direct, engaging, and from the heart.For Doug Tallamy, a love of plants is rooted first in a love of animals: animals with two legs (birds), four legs (box turtles, salamanders, and foxes), six legs (butterflies and beetles), eight legs (spiders), dozens of legs (centipedes), hundreds of legs (millipedes), and even animals with no legs (snakes and pollywogs). For Rosalind Creasy, its not the plant itself- its how you use it in the garden. And for Sydney Eddison, the reason has changed throughout the years. Now, she gardens for the moment.As you read, you may find yourself nodding your head in agreement, or gasping in disbelief. What youre sure to encounter is some of the best writing about the gardeners soul ever to appear. For anyone who cherishes the miracle of bringing forth life from the soil, The Roots of My Obsession is essential inspiration.