Artists and writers have always been drawn to flowers, as sources of inspiration, for simple enjoyment, and flowers themselves have been the muses for many of our greatest and most memorable works of art.
This volume brings together the best flower poetry and prose from a broad range of writers, from Shakespeare and Milton, to Reginald Farrer and Edward Augustus Bowles, to
A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener presents “a truly uplifting book on the power of gardening—and how it can change people’s lives” (Stylist, UK).
The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside.
For readers of Late Migrations and Vesper Flights
“Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses. Don't expect to make it through many pages before you feel an urge to run outdoors to reintroduce yourself to your own landscape.” —Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista
So much of gardening is focused on seasonal to-do lists and daily upkeep.
An updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed Head Gardeners - winner of the Garden Media Guild Inspirational Book of the Year Award This paperback edition includes interviews with two new head gardeners, Stephen Griffith of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset; and Fiona Dennis on her work at Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex.
In this engaging and fascinating exchange of personal letters, two of the most influential gardeners of all time compare notes on successes and failures in their two very different gardens.
As Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto convey their gardening experiences, share gossip and discuss life and nature, the horticultural expertise of these two long-established friends and