Friday, October 19, 2012

A Year in a Garden

Why did I not read this book sooner?  Beautifully illustrated, and perceptively written, Montrose:  life in a garden by Nancy Goodwin is a gardener's joy.  More than a botany primer for gardeners, it is a journey of the joys and frustrations experienced by one of America's premier gardeners in one of America's premier gardens.  Goodwin's journal is informative and engaging, and Ippy Patterson's sweet illustrations grace many pages.  It's a beautiful book with a beautiful soul.  It has earned a place on my bookshelf.