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Reviews of Henry Mitchell on Gardening

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Book Profile
Author (1): Henry Mitchell
Author (2): Susan Davis (illustrator)
Author (3): Allen Lacy (introduction)

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: April 1998
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company
List price: $24.00
ISBN Number: 0395878217

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: April 1999
Published by: Mariner Books
List price: $13.00
ISBN Number: 0395957672



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
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)

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Positive tabasco On Dec 4, 2006, tabasco wrote:

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.

Positive hillfarm On Mar 30, 2006, hillfarm wrote:

I was devastated to recently discover that my library had discarded its Henry Mitchell books; I'd been checking these out for years as an antidote to the December blues.

My advice: buy anything by Mitchell that you come across. His articles & essays are well-crafted, ageless & often very humorous to fellow gardeners.

In other words - highly recommended.

Positive Burnet On Jan 21, 2006, Burnet wrote:

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.

Positive AS On Aug 9, 2005, AS wrote:

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.

Positive Miggy On Feb 13, 2004, Miggy wrote:

I enjoyed reading all these funny essays. Each one is only about 2 pages long and so it's a good read when you have only 5 minutes for a cup of tea. You can tell it's written by a gardener.

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