The Gardener Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom (Hardcover)
Searching for the perfect gift for a gardener? The Gardener Says captures both the joys and challenges of gardening with poignant, meditative, and whimsical quotes from writers, artists, philosophers, and gardeners. Readers will unearth insight and encouragement on every page, from the exhaustion of a long day of weeding, to the pure, simple joy of watching a seedling sprout.
Avid gardeners will delight in classic quotes and new discoveries. See gardening through the eyes of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Mahatma Ghandi, Michelle Obama, Monet, Bette Midler, and many more.
A wonderful gift for birthdays, housewarming and garden parties, anniversaries, and Mother's and Father's Day. The beautiful, textured hardcover binding and bright green ribbon marker make this a treasured gift for gardeners of all skill levels.
"Looking for the perfect gift for the avid gardener who already has enough gloves and tools? This beautiful book is full of quotes on gardening. Nina Pick did a wonderful job compiling them all."—Farm to Table
Collect the complete Words of Wisdom series:
- The Designer Says
- The Write Says
- The Filmmaker Says
- The Architect Says
- The Musician Says
- The Chef Says
- The Inventor Says
About the Author
Nina Pick is a writer and editor who divides her time between New York and Connecticut. She has served as an editor at Princeton Architectural Press, the New Farmer's Almanac, and the Inverness Almanac. She has been an enthusiastic quote collector since the age of four.
"Filled with humor, reflection, and a love of plants and planting, this breezy collection may just remind horticulturalists why they seek and find solace in their gardens."
- Publishers Weekly
"Tuck this pocket-size book in your garden vest or place it on a table near a window overlooking your yard. Its 158 pages will inspire you....[This] compilation of thoughtful and powerful insights helped me understand, on a personal level, my desire to garden."
- The Oregonian
"In The Gardener Says, you will be exposed to an abundant number of quotes that showcase all of gardening's many moods and phases. I would recommend this book to any gardener or non-gardener looking for a simple read about the highs and lows of gardening."
- Washington Gardener
"The earth turns. The pages fall from the calendar. And the first amusing garden book arrives. This one is a host/hostess gift for the passionate planter in your life....[I]t's a pocket-sized anthology: 150 pages of deep thoughts and witty comments about gardening."
- Head Butler
"Looking for the perfect gift for the avid gardener who already has enough gloves and tools? This beautiful book is full of quotes on gardening. Nina Pick did a wonderful job compiling them all."
- Farm to Table
"The Gardener Says: Quotes Quips, and Words of Wisdom makes it clear that working in the garden is not simply labor. It is a place to find happiness."
- The Recorder (Greenfield, Mass.)