In this rollicking read, Des Kennedy demonstrates his unerring skill with a satirical pitchfork. The 13 short pieces here roam widely and wildly, examining, among other things, common idiosyncrasies and the collective chaos of garden clubs. The book hilariously ponders the host of psychopathologies that afflict ?plants people, OCO from weather phobias and general anxiety disorders to obsessive-compulsive behavior such as the chronic moving of plants. Whether discussing dysfunctional garden sprayers or malodorous urine collection schemes, Kennedy finds both the magic and the madness in one of life's most popular passions. q... at these stormtossed events: many survivors still remember Vancouvera#39;s VanDusen Flower and Garden Show of a#39;97, ... of the year, when reasonable people would be home gardening, not gawking at the latest trends in gazebo construction.
|Title||:||The Passionate Gardener|
|Publisher||:||Greystone Books Ltd - 2006|