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Beautiful Madness One Man's Journey Through Other People's Gardens

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ISBN-10: 0525949356

ISBN-13: 9780525949350

Edition: 2006

Authors: James Dodson

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Beautiful Madnesswill do for competitive gardening what Word Freakdid for competitive Scrabble, and what Best in Showdid for competitive dog breeding. Its Susan Orleans The Orchid Thiefwith a sense of humor. Youll never look at a potted plant the same way again. During an amazing year of living botanically, James Dodson went behind the scenes of the worlds two most important garden shows (the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Chelsea Garden Show in New York City); spent time with the Botticelli of Bulbs; attended a rare plant auction of high rollers; sneaked into a Hosta convention; communed with the kindred spirits of Thomas Jefferson and John Bartram; met a man smuggling exotic day…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction : plant nerds in the mist
Slightly off in the woods
The Botticelli of bulbs
In a philosopher's garden
Garden club confidential
Lost gardens
Old men, young gardeners
Diarmuid's balls, gentle chaos, and the mad man of Kew
Stalking the wild pelargonium
At play in a garden of Heaven
I was here