Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Gardener's Bed-Book by Richardson Wright

Here's an excerpt from the 1933 gardening book...

Obvious never know, until you ask them, what kinds of answers the masters of gardening will give. One day, having admired an especially splendid exhibition of vegetables, I turned to the man who grew them and asked,, "What time of year do you start preparing the soil for such a crop?" He removed his pipe (and I remove the burr from his robust Scotch) and answered, "We never stop."

Another doyen of the alpine world, was confronted with the direct question, "Why does Primula minima pine away when put in granitic soil?' The Great One thought for a moment and replied, "Evidently , it doesn't like it."

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