The Inviting Garden

Gardening for the Senses, Mind, and Spirit

Lucy Allen; Photographs by Cynthia Woodyard

Henry Holt and Co.

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In The Inviting Garden, Allen Lacy speaks for the great number of dedicated and committed gardeners who share his passion for green and growing things and who take pleasure in all the rich satisfactions that the personal garden offers its makers. He also invites the beginner to take the plunge--to set forth on the lifelong journey that is the gardener's way of life.

Gardening, Lacy explains with great eloquence and good humor, is much more than a hobby. It delights all the senses, each in its turn. It offers virtually less intellectual stimulation. It has a profound spiritual dimension, as a basis for the lifelong friendships that bind people together in the common and shared pursuit of making the earth flourish with beauty. Its joys are unlimited, for they engage its practitioners as whole persons, not partial beings.

With the kind of tantalizing prose that makes you want to reach for a trowel, Allen Lacy gives us a deeply thoughtful book on the whole enterprise of gardening.

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Lucy Allen; Photographs by Cynthia Woodyard

Allen Lacy is professor of philosophy at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the author of numerous books on gardening, including The Garden in Autumn (0-8050-4067-6, $25.00) and The Glory of Roses. He lives in Linwood, New Jersey.

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The Inviting Garden
Gardening for the Senses, Mind, and Spirit
Lucy Allen; Photographs by Cynthia Woodyard

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
May 1998
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805037425
ISBN10: 080503742X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 240 pages, Full-color photographs throughout
$40.00
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