OverviewA beautiful gift book for any gardening enthusiast, with plenty of history, lore, and anecdoteThe craft of gardening—its rich history, wisdom, and folklore—is presented here to entertain, inspire, and stimulate the imagination. A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers takes a stroll through gardening curiosities from ancient Egyptian wisdom to the world of garden gnomes, providing plenty of information on the history and folklore of gardening as well as the development of tools and practices. From the discovery of early garden tools to rhymes and healing gardens, there is everything here for the aspiring gardener or the experienced horticulturalist. Illustrated throughout with historical woodcuts and images, this beautiful book makes a perfect gift for anyone with an interest in gardens, gardening, and history.
Reviews"There is so much of interest in this beautifully illustrated little project—wisdom, folklore, and insight on seeds, sowing, weather, pests, bees, tools, compost, manure, and yes, even aromatherapy." —Foreword Magazine
Author BiographyDavid Squire is a horticulturist and the author of more than 80 books, many of them gardening and plant-related, including The Bee-Kind Garden. He has received the Garden Writers of America Quill and Trowel Award.