The Roots of My Obsession: Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden

Author(s): Thomas C. Cooper

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This collection of enlightening essays attempts to explain the enduring appeal of this most frustrating of hobbies! Gardening is an obsession that cannot be conquered or abandoned, only indulged. This book features thirty of the best-known and most important voices in the international gardening world, including Helen Dillon, Ken Druse, Dan Hinkley, Anna Pavord, Anne Raver, Margaret Roach, Amy Stewart and Roger Swain. British and Irish contributors include: Fergus Garrett, Helen Dillon, Roy Lancaster, Penelope Hobhouse, and Anna Pavord. The perfect gift for gardeners and long-suffering families and friends!


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Rachel de Thame The Sunday Times 18/11/2012 The Roots of My Obsession, edited by Thomas C Cooper, invites 30 great gardeners, including Penelope Hobhouse, Roy Lancaster and Anna Pavord, to reveal why they garden. It is a fascinating read, and I was relieved to see that some of the contributors freely admit to being stumped by the question. It is one that all gardeners contemplate from time to time, generally while grappling with a particularly unwieldy and thorny climbing rose...

Thomas Cooper was the editor of Horticulture magazine for 20 years. He also founded and edited The Gardener magazine.

General Fields

  • : 9781604692716
  • : Timber Press
  • : Timber Press
  • : September 2012
  • : 205mm X 125mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2013
  • : books

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  • : Thomas C. Cooper
  • : Paperback
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