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ID
cx49
Title
"From My Garden -- Later & Later Joys."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
1
Word Count
1000
Publisher
Living
Publication Year
1970
Document Types
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Gardening

Bates writes of his pleasure in a garden that continues to be rich well into the fall. In the process, he compares gardening to women: "This indeed is the year's fruition: ripeness is all. Therefore don't be mingy. Be bold; plant in massive, generous groups; and above all avoid lines. Gardens indeed should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves; and at last, of course, satisfaction of senses, heart and eye." In Living (February 1970, 4:2, p. 11).


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