Even though the garden book title that best describes me now is this one….
I still read gardening books as if they were novels….
Think a gardening book can't be a page turner to a novice gardener? The one on the left hooked me on gardening when we bought this 1920 farmhouse and 24 acres in 1990…..
We Made A Garden by Margery Fish made me fall in love with gardening. It is the story of her East Lambrook Manor in Somerset. (There is a
Even now, no longer much of a gardener, I put aside this book to read one chapter again--"Flowers in the House." I can't resist putting this quote for those of us who love to picture someone's rooms….
Andy--I call him Andy and who's going to stop me? Andy wrote the introduction for the book and edited the articles in it that were originally in The New Yorker magazine. They were actually critiques of garden catalogues, and they are as interesting as best seller novels.
Mrs. White--I call her Mrs. White--had a different gardening style from that of Gertrude Jekyll, that of no gardening style. Andy wrote:
she was a character. And he was a sweetheart and adored her, I think.
The Practical Book of Garden Flowers by Richardson Wright. I could read Mr. Wright write about changing a light bulb and be enthralled…
The garden book I've had the longest came with me when I got married. It's an old National Geographic Society book called The World in Your Garden.
I remember lying in bed with a horrible case of tonsillitis in the 10th grade and drawing pictures from it...