The Essence of the Garden
This is a series of beautifully written evocative essays by Hannah Willetts, an amateur gardener who has lovingly developed and tended her garden in Shropshire over many years. The subjects of her essays range from a detailed analysis of different varieties of hellebore to a set of comparisons between flowering plants and classical composers, as well as personal accounts of the joys of simple gardening tasks. In these charming vignettes, Hannah Willetts displays formidable descriptive powers, extensive knowledge and experience and a profound love of gardening.
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