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by Dorothy Sucher

  • Author: Dorothy Sucher
  • ISBN: 1582430268
  • ISBN13: 978-1582430263
  • ePub: 1393 kb | FB2: 1996 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Gardening & Landscape Design
  • Publisher: Counterpoint; 1st edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 244
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 392
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The Invisible Garden ePub download

The book grabbed me right away with these lines from the prologue: "Gardens give their owners so much joy and discontent that sometimes they seem to be a metaphor for life.

About Dorothy Sucher: Born Dorothy Glassman in Brooklyn on May 18, 1933, she was the only child of Henry and Shirley Hankin . Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Dorothy Sucher's books.

About Dorothy Sucher: Born Dorothy Glassman in Brooklyn on May 18, 1933, she was the only child of Henry and Shirley Hankin Glassman  .

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Used availability for Dorothy Sucher's The Invisible Garden. August 1999 : USA Hardback.

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As an author she wrote the mystery books Dead Men Don"t Give Seminars in 1988 and Dead Men Don"t Marry in 1989, followed by 1999"s The Invisible Garden which was a collection of her essays

License certified social worker, Maryland. Member Greenbelt Arts Advisory board, 1990-1997; active founding Greenbelt History Museum, 1985-1986; coordinator state and local consciousness raising National Organization of Women, Greenbelt, 1977-1980. As an author she wrote the mystery books Dead Men Don"t Give Seminars in 1988 and Dead Men Don"t Marry in 1989, followed by 1999"s The Invisible Garden which was a collection of her essays. Her short stories were published in Mystery Readers Journal, Vermont Life and The Washington Post Magazine.

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Title: The Invisible Garden Author: Sucher, Dorothy Publisher: Pgw Publication Date: 2001/03/15 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: The Invisible Garden.

Title: The Invisible Garden Author: Sucher, Dorothy Publisher: Pgw Publication Date: 2001/03/15 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: The Invisible Garden. Counterpoint LLC. Book Format.

A longtime city dweller and expert storyteller, Dorothy Sucher takes a fresh look at the world of gardening in Vermont, tapping the palpable connection between the mysteries of the earth and those of the human spirit.

With vividness and humor, Sucher's narrative reveals the many facets of gardening-the profound satisfaction of shaping a landscape, the generous spirit of a land-based community, and the fingerprint individuality expressed in a neighbor's flower bed. Sucher's invisible garden is the territory where nature can trigger memory and emotion through associations that are personal or mythic, pleasurable or painful. Her stories range from the strangers who arrive to help after a storm, to an elderly widow who practices "Evil Eye gardening," to the prodigy who creates his first topiary at the age of six. When Sucher decides to build a pond, her frustrations transform meditations on nature into memories of her mother's final years. Like Under the Tuscan Sun and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, The Invisible Garden celebrates the resonating sublimity in nature and the soul's inner reach. A lovely book with woodcuts by Mary Azarian.

Dranar
As a lover of gardens and a fellow gardener, I found this book to be about much more than gardens. Gardening was a calming interlude in a busy life. Why was it invisible? I'm not sure. The word pictures of her garden were brilliant in my mind. So sorry to learn the author is deceased.
Malojurus
I want to do just what the author did....move to Vermont and create a garden.
Ť.ħ.ê_Ĉ.õ.о.Ł
I love to read garden literature, especially with meditations on life embroidered in. After looking at the reviews I expected to love this book. The sample pages on Amazon show some great passages. It started out strong, but by the middle of the book, the "story" and writing became rather slow, a little dull.
Also, I can't take anyone seriously who takes listening to aliens through rocks seriously (I'm not kidding). Just check it out from your library.
Mopimicr
If you like to read gardening books this one is a keeper. I wanted to pack my bags and move to Vermont so that I could have an adventure like the lady in the book and create gardens in different areas on my property with a stream and a pond and a forrest, and and and...
Raelin
gardening is my favorite activity.
I was attracted to this book because of the woodcuts of Mary Azarian.
dermeco
Read this for our Master Gardener book club which led to a good discussion, we are going to try to grow lady slippers
Impala Frozen
Makes you want to garden!
Although I may not always have the time or the self discipline to make my garden behave as I'd like it to, I certainly enjoy reading about gardens and gardeners. One of the very best garden books I've read in a long time is The Invisible Garden, written by Dorothy Sucher, a practicing psychotherapist. The book grabbed me right away with these lines from the prologue:

"Gardens give their owners so much joy and discontent that sometimes they seem to be a metaphor for life. There is more to them than meets the eye; all sorts of memories and emotions cling to them. . . I think of this complex of conscious and unconscious associations as an `invisible garden' that each of us, gardeners and garden visitor alike, carries around. . . These associations remain dormant until the plants we happen to be looking at reawaken them. . . Always it is the invisible garden that gives the visible garden its deepest meaning."

The Invisible Garden is divided into chapters such as "the stream", "the wildflower meadow" or "the path" that discuss how Sucher planned and executed her garden schemes throughout various parts of her multi-acre woodland property in Vermont. Yet each chapter is much more than a "how-to" manual on gardening. What makes this gardening book rise above the rest are the very personal and insightful memories, regrets, and small but delicious triumphs that Sucher enjoys, whether it is her bittersweet memories of a deceased friend who planted white daffodils among the drifts of yellow ones, or the delicate détente she and her daughter observe in the planting of an oak tree, or her growing respect for the native Vermonters who know the land, work hard, and don't waste much time brooding about things.

Reading this book made me think about my own invisible garden and made me realize that although my garden will never make it into any issue of House Beautiful, I will always look at the honeysuckle and recall the delight I feel when the hummingbirds visit; look at the crocuses and think of how I love to dig them out from the snow and leaf mold each year; and look at the dogwood I planted the year my son was born and remember how tiny he and the tree were in that important year. The honeysuckle vine, the crocus blossoms and the dogwood are visible to everyone; the invisible part is the love and gratitude they always bring to me.
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