Foxgloves and Hedgehog Days

Foxgloves and Hedgehog Days

Secrets in A Countryman's Garden

Book - 1997
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Houghton
Like Keats, "too long in city pent," Daniel Blajan moved from his city condominium to a cottage in a rural village. Reminiscent of A Year in Provence, his completely delightful memoir introduces us to the flora, fauna, and neighbors in his new life. Foxgloves and Hedgehog Days is full of amusing anecdotes about Blajan's adjustments to country living - like the time he convinced the local bureaucracy that the rush matting he erected to hide an eyesore had grown roots and was therefore a hedge, not subject to fence height laws. Or the day all the rooftops in the village sprouted bright yellow flowers. Or the ceremony surrounding the death of the community's four-hundred-year-old linden tree and the final miracle it displayed. Or the frogs who showed him why he shouldn't "improve" his pond - and much, much more.

Baker & Taylor
Essays discuss insects, mushrooms, dahlias, mice, the seasons, ponds, trees, and wildlife

Blackwell North Amer
Like Keats, "long in city pent," Daniel Blajan moves from his urban condominium to a cottage in a rural village. In Foxgloves and Hedgehog Days he introduces us to the flora, fauna, and neighbors in his new life, regaling us with amusing anecdotes about his adjustments to country living. Like the time he convinced the local bureaucracy that the rush matting fence he had erected to hide an eyesore had grown roots and was therefore a hedge, not subject to fence height laws. Or the day all the rooftops in the village sprouted yellow flowers. Or the ceremony surrounding the death of the community's old linden tree, and the final miracle it displayed.
Whether describing his visiting neighbors or the squirrel who finally had to be given his own squirrel door, Daniel Blajan has written a book that will bring back the joys of reading aloud.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997
ISBN: 9780395857298
0395857295
Branch Call Number: 635.092 BLA
Characteristics: 170 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm.

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