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Leslie Land

  • ... the snow is beautiful. It's always such a relief to see the landscape smoothed out, simplified, made whole. Went skiing over last weekend and found the woods very calm and harmonious in their white cladding. Spiders evidently as surprised by the weather as the rest of us: their webs were still everywhere — little silken laundry lines with perfect snowflakes hung out in rows to dry.

    • Leslie Land,
    • in Leslie Land and Roger Phillips, The 3,000 Mile Garden: An Exchange of Letters on Gardening, Food, and the Good Life ()
  • Weeds in my opinion don't get nearly enough respect ...

    • Leslie Land,
    • in Leslie Land and Roger Phillips, The 3,000 Mile Garden: An Exchange of Letters on Gardening, Food, and the Good Life ()
  • Narcissus are very nice, the scent of hyacinth is such as dreams are made on, but it is in tulips lies the preservation of the world. I've decided it's humanly impossible to plant too many, assuming, of course, you're not using them to spell out your company logo in red and yellow or something like that.

    • Leslie Land,
    • in Leslie Land and Roger Phillips, The 3,000 Mile Garden: An Exchange of Letters on Gardening, Food, and the Good Life ()

Leslie Land, U.S. writer, gardener, columnist

(1947)