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My Wild Garden by Meir Shalev
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Mar 31, 2020 | ISBN 9780805243512

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“A nurturer of plants who is careful not to waste even a single seed and mourns the death of a tree, Shalev is a lyrical stylist and philosopher who writes with passion and humor. Drawings by Shir enhance the text.” —Sue O’Brien, Library Journal
 
“Charming musings on the ‘moments of bliss’ found in the garden . . . in which gardening teaches perspective and the rewards of hard work . . . Rests on solid botanical knowledge but is never heavy-handed.” —Kirkus Reviews

Table Of Contents

In Lieu of a Preface . . . vii
1. A New Place . . . 3
2. Sea Squill . . . 10
3. Cyclamen . . . 18
4. Wild Trees . . . 23
5. Long Gone . . . 28
6. Work Tools . . . 33
7. Mole Rat . . . 41
8. The Mukhraka . . . 50
9. Ants . . . 54
10. Fruit Trees . . . 62
11. Home and Away . . . 68
12. Sabras . . . 72
13. Seasons . . . 79
14. Weeding . . . 87
15. Big Trees . . . 95
16. A Night in the Garden . . . 101
17. A Sorrowful Song . . . 106
18. Anemones . . . 109
19. Italy in the Garden . . . 114
20. Grass . . . 121
21. A Prayer for Rain . . . 126
22. Chopping Down . . . 133
23. Poppies . . . 138
24. Moments of Bliss . . . 144
25. Land . . . 151
26. Collecting and Other Dangers . . . 156
27. The Great Snapdragon . . . 164
28. Kramer the Cat . . . 168
29. Splendid Bindweed . . . 172
30. Cracked Olives . . . 176
31. Two Moons of Sowing . . . 182
32. Patience . . . 190
33. Barefoot . . . 194
34. Figs . . . 199
35. Wasp Nest . . . 205
36. Lupines . . . 209
37. Just Like Bavaria . . . 213
38. Procrastination and Ridicule . . . 218
39. The Stupid Woodpecker . . . 225
40. The Locked Garden . . . 230
41. Compost in the Composter . . . 236
42. Spiders and Snakes . . . 242
43. Further Dangers . . . 248
44. Tree of the Field . . . 257
45. Date and Carob . . . 264
46. “Oh Oh Virgin’s Bower” . . . 270
47. The Lemon Tree . . . 276
Acknowledgments . . . 281

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