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December 06, 2006



Festschrift, paronomasia--what do you do, read the dictionary in your "spare" time? Thank you for taking time to contribute, we can always use more of your writing.


I will admit I had to look up "festshrift", to see that it is the perfect way to describe the collection of posts on EE by HM. Thank you for adding your post! I also enjoy your blog posts and writing.


Kim (Blackswamp_Girl)

And if it wasn't bearded irises, it was the daffodils! That just killed me.

Funny that so many of us were struck by some of the same quotes and passages. I inadvertantly chose a quote that Colleen at In The Garden Online used, and I was thisclose to using the "no fear" quote you started off with for another post before I ran out of time.

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas)

Bravo, Chan! I love how bookish you are. I'm glad you're posting again. If there are any gardeners left who haven't been converted to Henry Mitchell, I'm confident you've corrected their lapse in judgment.

Annie in Austin

When you're back - you're really back! After reading this I just sank back in my chair with a satisfied sigh and a silly grin.

I likewise couldn't resist using the "garden will reveal yourself" quote in my post.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Chan!
Once Christmas is over, it's time to dig out those books of gardening essays again. That's how I survive January and February, down here in the Buckeye state.

Excellent! I am enjoying your site very much.


Been a fan of Henry's for year (had all 3 paperbacks). Recently received all his books in hardcover with one of them inscribed by him.

The richness of his writing and his zen-like approach to the vagaries, heartbreak, and joys of gardening have been my winter reading companion for long time. It always seems as thought he sneaks smethng new in every year! Or maybe I need to be more aware or improve my memory, no matter. If you don't, then get to know Henry Mitchell.

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