Carol Gracie – you may remember her from those two fabulous books of hers, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast and Summer Wildflowers of the Northeast – has just written the perfect book for that impossible-to-satisfy gardening nerd in your life. This is a book which has across the board – I suppose I should say … Continue reading Florapedia

Then and Then and Now!

Great Dixter, Then & Now is the title and I suppose “Then, Then and Now” would have been too cumbersome a title for this small volume but it would have reflected the contents more accurately for this is a pictorial tour of the garden illustrated with present-day photographs, others taken by Christopher Lloyd himself and … Continue reading Then and Then and Now!

A Year Full of Flowers…with Sarah Raven.

Here is an exceptionally good book, full or relevant information, practical advice and suggestions to enliven your gardening life. It is an absolutely superb handbook for the enthusiastic gardener. That should be “enough said”; you could stop reading here and go and order it immediately but paper never refused ink nor my keyboard the tapping … Continue reading A Year Full of Flowers…with Sarah Raven.

New Nordic Gardens – Annika Zetterman.

New Nordic Gardens, Scandinavian Landscape Design – Annika Zetterman. Gardens “should be designed with dignity, worked on with modesty and maintained with persistence. This is how we think, how we work and this is what we are.” There is an ethos and a feeling in Scandinavian design which is perfectly distinctive and, though often copied … Continue reading New Nordic Gardens – Annika Zetterman.

Windcliff, A Story of People, Plants and Gardens by Daniel J. Hinkley

Daniel J. Hinkley spoke in Dublin around the year 2000, an event organised by the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland at University College Dublin, and I can still recall the anticipation and excitement of attending that talk. He was a leading light in the world of gardening, a plant explorer and collector and the introducer … Continue reading Windcliff, A Story of People, Plants and Gardens by Daniel J. Hinkley

Books I’ve Enjoyed this Year.

CLICK ON THE PHOTOGRAPH ABOVE TO READ MORE: It has been a good year for gardening book and these are those which appealed most to me: https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/the-penny-drops-eventually/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/sceitse/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/dining-on-the-long-acre-the-wild-food-plants-of-ireland/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/for-the-love-of-snowdrops/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/britains-orchids-a-new-book/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/10/24/sissinghurst-the-dream-garden/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/on-psyches-lawn-the-gardens-at-plaz-metaxu/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/not-once-but-twice/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/07/31/flowers-wild-and-garden/ https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/2020/12/24/a-year-at-brandywine-cottage/


Outstanding! Excellent! Beautiful! Another wonderful project! Sceitse is the fourth in a series of publications from the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and continues the high standards of material, design and production of Aibítir – The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art (2014), Plandaí Oidhreachta – Heritage Irish Plants (2016) and Éireannnach – Celebrating Native Plants … Continue reading Sceitse