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Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden by Eleanor Perenyi

green thoughts pollan michael perenyi eleanor lacy allen

Perenyi has a great deal of insight about various topics. Eleanor Perenyi was the daughter of Navy officer, Ellis S. I must confess, I only made it to L for Lawns before I had to put the book aside for a break. She lives on the Connecticut coast. She is the author of a biography of Franz Liszt, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and More Was Lost, a memoir of her marriage to a Hungarian baron. This collection of short essays on gardens and gardening is by turns amusing, informative, glorious, persnickety, hopeful, scornful, and lovely.

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Green Thoughts by Eleanor Perenyi

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This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Allen Lacy, former gardening columnist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and the author of numerous gardening books. Perenyi is delightful to read. Especially the ones that are total stream of consciousness writing. Delivered in a faintly ascerbic and often opinionated fashion, it is an informative and intelligent dissertation on her horticultural love over a period of twenty years. She looks down on Americans customs, being from Hungary herself.

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Eleanor Perenyi (Author of Green Thoughts)

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While Eleanor Perenyi may fit that description, she is also likable. She doesn't cover everything about gardening in an exhaustive matter, but only those subjects that interest her; often they're surprising, as is Woman's Place, the last essay in the book. But she provides useful information about seed catalogs, blocking the garden with swarths of solid color and preparing the soil. One essay led to another, and I found myself growing fond of her. This weekend I picked it up again and plowed through the rest of the alphabet. It reads with the intrepid assurance of a classic.

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Green Thoughts : Eleanor Perenyi : 9780375759451

green thoughts pollan michael perenyi eleanor lacy allen

She refers frequently to the writings of others not only gardeners and expresses pithy opinions on their opinions. One essay led to another, and I found myself growing fond of her. Green Thoughts is a classic example of the personal and thought-provoking genre of garden writing that is the hallmark of the American tradition. Twenty years after its initial publication, Green Thoughts remains as much a joy to read as ever. I especially like how she shares the natural history of the plants and gardening methods.

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Green Thoughts Writer In The Garden: Eleanor Perenyi: Trade Paperback: 9780375759451: Powell's Books

green thoughts pollan michael perenyi eleanor lacy allen

A nice break from the straightforward how-to books. While Eleanor Perenyi may fit that description, she is also likable. But every one of these essays is rooted in real gardening, mainly in Connecticut, but in Hungary as well where the author lived after her marriage , and many of the topics have been extensively researched. Twenty years after its initial publication, Green Thoughts remains as much a joy to read as ever. Twenty years after its initial publication, Green Thoughts remains as much a joy to read as ever. Eleanor Perenyi January 4, 1918 — May 3, 2009 was a gardener and author on gardening. But Perenyi also linked gardening to the wider world, with an essay on the origin of peonies, and ruminations on dahlias and the wisdom of using a push mower instead of a power one.

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Eleanor Perenyi (Author of Green Thoughts)

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Heavier dews presage the morning when the moisture will have turned to ice, glazing the shriveled dahlias and lima beans, and the annuals will be blasted beyond recall. It reads with the intrepid assurance of a classic. I'm not sure where I heard of this book but I think it sounded more intriguing than deserved. She refers frequently to the writings of others not only gardeners and expresses pithy opinions on their opinions. This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Allen Lacy, former gardening columnist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and the author of numerous gardening books. I enjoyed several months of reading one or two entries at bedtime and am sorry this book is finished. Perhaps she just got tired of the topic of gardening.

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Green Thoughts : Eleanor Perenyi : 9780375759451

green thoughts pollan michael perenyi eleanor lacy allen

Reaching back to 1871, Warner's volume also offers helpful advice along with much humor and even drama as he uses plant life to draw lessons for daily living. For those who have a traditional garden, Ms. This weekend I picked it up again and plowed through the rest of Considered by some a gardening classic and originally published in 1981, this is a selection of gardening essays organized alphebetically beginning with A for annuals and ending with W for women's place. Eleanor Perenyi at the age of 91a few years ago. This is a lovely, practical, enchanting and instructional book regarding everything one would wish to know about gardening. My first impression of Perenyi was that she was a stuck-up, cantankerous old you-know-what. She lives on the Connecticut coast.

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Green Thoughts Writer In The Garden: Eleanor Perenyi: Trade Paperback: 9780375759451: Powell's Books

green thoughts pollan michael perenyi eleanor lacy allen

I read it as entertainment, and was not disappointed. You-know-what she may be, but she knows how to write. I don't think I'd want her as my next-door-neighbor, but I'd love her on my bookshelf. Nothing could be further than the truth. Disparaging, congratulatory, pensive and vivacious, this is a must for every gardener to read in the garden, perhaps at night, with a glass of wine, relaxing to Perenyi's informed, readable prose. I did enjoy her frequent literary references and I learned quite a lot about the history of gardening. I loathe sport in nearly all its forms except horseback riding.

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Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden by Eleanor Perenyi

green thoughts pollan michael perenyi eleanor lacy allen

Those who garden and write gardening books, seem to be independent and often cranky people. He is a contributing editor to Harpers magazine and a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Allen Lacy, former gardening columnist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and the author of numerous gardening books. And it's perfect for dipping in and out of as the mood strikes, as it is organized as a series of essays on various horticultural themes Alliums, Beans, Frost, etc. She is the author of a biography of Franz Liszt, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and More Was Lost, a memoir of her marriage to a Hungarian baron. This house was the result of the imaginations of other people. At once highly 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.

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