The Garden Genre; A Few Good Books

Sarah Sousa

ImageThe Lost Gardens of Heligan reclaimed


I love to garden. In fact, if I had to choose a favorite second creative outlet I would choose gardening. It’s an artistic medium unto itself. I began my foray into gardening, and the rocky New England soil, with a small vegetable plot about twenty years ago in my mom’s back yard, and have grown vegetables almost every year since. But I’m not talking vegetables here. It’s not the thought of gargantuan squash plants that gets my heart beating faster in the middle of January. Vegetables are well and good, and necessary, but the challenges and beauties of creating a perennial garden are what have me prematurely planning and plotting in the midst of deep winter. I have a few favorite books to recommend if you also suffer, or would like to suffer, from this affliction, which I think is more acute for…

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