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Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden Don Gayton

Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden

Don Gayton

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ISBN : 9781897235355
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168 pages
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*Shortlisted for the 2008 Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose In the Garden begins with an intimate look at Don Gayton in his BC garden with his dog Spud. Striking a series of premises - the first oneMore*Shortlisted for the 2008 Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose In the Garden begins with an intimate look at Don Gayton in his BC garden with his dog Spud. Striking a series of premises - the first one being that gardening is essentially an irrational act - he logically and humorously begins to unravel the work and rituals of gardening.Engaging the reader with real gardening experiences, Gayton takes us on the microscopic steps of a gardening season and his interest in ecological succession. While commenting on the inter-reliance of species, types of soil, why weeds invade, how foreign planets appear, insects, disease and frost, he also speculates on gardeners - their needs to landscape, to purchase specialized tools, to use chemicals, to emotionally bond with trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables.