Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time to Visit Someone Else's Garden

         It’s too early to work in the garden, a little too cold to enjoy being outside and your to-do list is shorter now than it was before Christmas or will be after planting begins. 
         It’s time to take a journey into someone else’s garden, or into another time or place. Here’s a few reading suggestions, both old and new:

An Axe, a Spade & Ten Acres: The Story of a Garden and Nature Reserve by George Courtauld
A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell
Digging In: Tending to Life in Your Own Backyard by Robert Benson

Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes by Sally Wasowski
The Gift of Good Land by Wendell Berry
Henry Mitchell on Gardening
Landscaping Ideas that Work by Julie Moir Messervy
Magpie Rising by Merrill Gilfillan
The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Non-native Flowers and Plants by Charlotte Adelman
Nature Cure by Richard Mabey
Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine White
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich
The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane
The Wilderness World of John Muir

Compiled by Karma Larsen

1 comment:

  1. The Wild Braid by Stanley Kunitz. Should fit in nicely w/ Muir, Ehrlich, Dillard, Berry.