Paradise Under Glass: The Education of an Indoor Gardener
Ruth Kassinger was at an emotional crossroads. Confronted with the death of a beloved sister, her children’s departure for college, and her own recent battle with breast cancer, she was searching for a way forward. Then one cold, gray evening, she wandered into the U.S. Botanic Garden’s conservatory—and a dream was born.
Dazzled by the vast and dense tangle of greenery, Kassinger decided to create a verdant sanctuary in her own home, even though the sum total of her previous indoor gardening experience was one neglected houseplant at the top of her basement stairs. In Paradise Under Glass, Ruth chronicles her journey from brown thumb to green, while sharing the knowledge and insights that creating and sustaining her fabulous garden has bestowed—lessons of loss and letting go, nurturing and rebirth, challenge and change, love and serenity.
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PARADISE UNDER GLASS: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory GardenUser Review - Kirkus
A cancer survivor's foray into horticulture and healing.After losing a sister to cancer and surviving a bout of her own, science and health writer Kassinger (Glass: From Cinderella's Slipper to Fiber ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ALinNY458 - LibraryThing
An interesting and informative book that is part memoir of the author's experience as a beginning gardner who builds and populates a conservatory garden in her home and also part history of indoor ... Read full review