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For readers who like gardening (and love the English language), this posthumous collection of Henry Mitchell's Washington Post "Earthman" columns is "equal parts entertainment and shrewd horticultural advice" (Science News). Henry Mitchell is "beloved for his witty, smart, informed, philosophical, wide-ranging and often wickedly humorous columns." (Detroit Free Press)
Henry Mitchell, the late "Washington Post" columnist, luckily penned and published his horticultual thoughts in "Henry Mitchell on Gardening" so that all of us outside his newspaper's circulation area could share his garden wisdom and wit. Covering all the essential topics such as "The Gardener's Life is Full of Woe" and "How Does Your Garden Grow? Any Way You Choose", you can see he digs into so many of the topics that give us gardeners deep angst.
Anyone who is serious about gardening will want to get to know Henry Mitchell's writings. They are fun and informative.
All of Henry Mitchell's books are worth reading, re-reading, and re-reading. When you're feeling the garden blahs and want inspiration. When it's wet and winter and you can't get out there. When you wish you had someone to talk gardening with.
And they're not just "good garden books"; they stack up with the best writing, not just garden writing, on my shelves.
A wonderful book (like all of Henry Mitchell's books), one I've re-read several times. There's plenty of practical information and tips along the way, but it's worth reading just for the entertainment.