Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: David R Godine; 1st edition (February 28, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 10.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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I had initially bought this book for my mother in law as a christmas gift. But when I got the book, I ended up reading it myself! It is always nice to read local authors, but this book is very special. Not only is the artwork in it beautiful, which the writer is also the illustrator, but Kim quotes other poetry as well. I only expected a local gardening book, but I was so surprised at how good of a read it was. And I don't garden ;)... well, yet anyways. I suggest it to anyone who lives in New England who appreciates beauty in nature and art.
Picking up this book is like taking a deep breath of fragrant garden air. There is a meaningful levity to its appearance and style that helps a reader to escape into its pages and get a taste for when gardens were valued as inspiring spaces for conversation, reflection, and a reminder of the interconnectedness of all living, growing things. Too often in our society leisure time is either forfeited in the pursuit of success and money, or spent on frivolous popular activites that do nothing but busy our heads and drain our wallets. This book, while full of useful information, inspired me to take pause for life's simple pleasures...literally to stop and smell the butterfly bushes.
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