As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: Flowering Earth by Donald Culross Peattie
The Hartford Times said this about Peattie's masterpiece:
"Here is Mr. Peattie at his superb best.... [H]e makes the story of botany and its pursuit as fascinating to the reader as it is to him, and the reading of it a delight."
Peattie's book was first published in 1939. The book is part of natural history, part biography, and part philosophical reflection.
Peattie's voice is warm and lyrical; the voice of a poet.
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