Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Nantucket gardener and novelist Laura Simon created a special world outside her home each year, nurturing seedlings and spreading compost in the spring, harvesting the fruits of her labors in the fall. Although surrounded by a bounty of flowers and vegetables, she felt something was missing, someone with whom she could share her love of the earth and her passion for gardening. Unable to find such a living person, she began a relationship with someone who had shared a fascination with the earth almost as great as her own, someone with whom she could share her reflections on seeds, soil, and flee natural world: beloved 18th-century statesman and avid horticulturist Thomas Jefferson.Using selected passages from Jefferson's writings to complement her own observations, Simon has created an enchanting adventure through a year in her garden, filled with both history and humor. Appealing to both gardeners and history buffs by combining a tour of American horticultural history with a voyage through the seasons of a Nantucket garden, this imaginary correspondence on the history, lore, and love of the land is sure to become a classic in its genre. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: "No occupation is so delightful to me as the culure of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
An 18th-century statesman, a thoroughly modern gardener, a slightly one-sided correspondence on seeds, soil and the art of living...
For years, novelist Laura Simon had been building a garden around her Nantucket home, nurturing onions from wispy, pungent seedlings, spreading manure in early spring, harvesting in fall. And with the passage of time, she longed for a correspondent with whom to exchange reflections on seeds and soil, to share her stories and her passion for gardening. Unable to find such a person, Ms. Simon turned to the works of the eighteenth-century statesman and avid horticulturist Thomas Jefferson. Thus began an only slightly one-sided correspondence between Ms. Simon and the Monticello gardener himself. Interweaving her own observations about past and present with selected passages from Jefferson's writings, Simon has crafted a true epistolary adventure, filled with history and humor, a literate guide to gardening--and living a well-cultivated life.
From the Back Cover:
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to
that of the garden."
--Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Charles Willson Peale
Advance Praise for
DEAR MR. JEFFERSON
"This book has the makings of a bestseller in gardening literature. It takes up the idea of American gardening where Katherine White in Onward and Upward in the Garden left off. Laura Simon has produced a remarkable historical narrative that is accurate, instructive, and entertaining."
--Keith Crotz, The American Botanist
"Laura Simon warms us with her wit, challenges us by her knowledge, and energizes us with her humble joy of gardening. Using her Nantucket garden as a springboard, her own horticultural observations and gardening techniques have been engagingly inter-woven with carefully selected references and quotes from Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book and Letters. All garden historians, gardeners, and lovers of gardens will find Dear Mr. Jefferson a valuable resource and a wonderful read!"
--Mary Tonetti Dorra, author of
Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens
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