Bring your favorite fictional gardens to life in all their magnificent glory with this charming gardening book—the perfect gift for book lovers…with or without a green thumb!
From the colorful riots of daffodils in DuMaurier’s Rebecca to the overflowing orchard depicted in Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel, great literature is filled with descriptions of lush, gorgeous gardens. With excerpts from treasured novels and beautifully rendered line drawings of the imaginary gardens or plantings they describe, The Literary Garden combines literary inspiration with practical instruction on how to bring your favorite fictional gardens to life.
Includes excerpts from works by:
• Louisa May Alcott • Ivan Turgenev • Carl Sandburg • D.H. Lawrence • Harriet Beecher Stowe • Charlotte Brontë • Thomas Hardy • Edith Wharton • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Victor Hugo • and more!
“The Literary Garden…begins at the point where literature and horticulture converge. Then, it wanders down the garden path to include notes and advice on growing flowers and plants, sources for seeds and information, suggestions on garden activities and recipes.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel