Coffee Break Collection 019 - Plants and Flowers


The Librivox Coffee Break Collections are themed anthologies, selected and read by Librivox readers. Each short piece is fifteen minutes long, or less -- perfect for coffee breaks, commutes and work outs. Essays, prose, fiction, non-fiction, poetry -- who knows what gems will be uncovered? Spring is the time we see plants and flowers, dormant over the cold winter months, burst into life; and they make their appearance here. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): Short Stories, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Coffee Break Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 A-B-C of Vegetable Gardening by Eben E. Rexford Eben Eugene Rexford Etext BettyB
Play 02 A Beautiful Fruit Garden by Gertrude Jekyll Gertrude Jekyll Etext BettyB
Play 03 The Beauty of the Pollen by S. Leonard Bastin Samuel Leonard Bastin Etext Garth Burton
Play 04 The Crocus's Song by Hannah Flagg Gould Hannah Flagg Gould Etext Lynne T
Play 05 The Differences of Sexes in Plants by Francis Bacon from Sylva Sylvarum Sir Francis Bacon Etext Craig Campbell
Play 06 Experiment Solitary Touching The Melioration of Tobacco, From Sylva Sylvarum; or, A natural history in Ten Centuries Francis Bacon Sir Francis Bacon Etext Craig Campbell
Play 07 'Farewell to Spring,' a chapter from Stories of Wild Flowers Children Love by Katherine Chandler Katherine Agnes Chandler Etext KevinS
Play 08 Fern Life by Willis Boyd Allen Willis Boyd Allen Etext Josh Kibbey
00:04:07 en
Play 09 The Flower by Alfred Tennyson Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Stefan Von Blon
Play 10 Flower in the Crannied Wall by Alfred Tennyson Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Stefan Von Blon
Play 11 The Garden by Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell Etext Patrick Wallace
Play 12 On Peonies by Arthur Gray Staples Arthur Gray Staples Etext KevinS
00:05:39 en
Play 13 Prayer of the Flowers by Lord Dunsany Lord Dunsany Etext Colleen McMahon
Play 14 Talks about Flowers by Mrs. M.D. Wellcome Mary Decker Wellcome Etext BettyB
Play 15 Do Vegetables Have Ideas of External Things? By Erasmus Darwin Erasmus Darwin Etext Craig Campbell