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Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf
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May 20, 2011

it was amazing
Read from May 20 to June 08, 2011

I completely enjoyed this book. It tranported me to early american history and frankly was surprised by how very important botany was to the intellect of the founding fathers. In botany they found peace, ideas, philosophy, economic reform, exploration, revolution, independance and pure joy. I had taken for granted the enormous diversity of plants available to us now at the click of a mouse or a trip to homedepot, back then that was not the case. The treasures that the colonies, later early independent country, to further exploration of this country, is clearly the abundance of plants, we have such abundance . Gardening is the most basic of how we should see life in general. Nature is a universtiy. This book will fill you with patriotic fever and an urge to work on your garden.
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