All things green and flourishing are celebrated in this collection of pieces of wisdom, reflection and joy about one's garden. Contributors include George Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Bridges, Charles Dickens, William Cobbett and Robert Herrick.
Garden lovers everywhere will cherish this collection of beautiful poetry and prose inspired by all things green and flourishing. With quotations from down the ages and through the seasons, this beautifully-designed book contains words of wisdom on everything from allotments to arboretums, from pergolas to potting sheds, and will provide moments of laughter and reflection whether you are cooped up on a rainy day or admiring the fruits of your labour on a summer evening. 'You have heard it said that flowers only flourish rightly in the garden of someone who loves them. I know you would like that to be true; and would think it a pleasant magic if you could flush your flowers into brighter bloom by a kind look upon them.' John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies