Acquired 11 Nov 2007 – from the Red Cross donation to BookCrossing

A lovely book. Although I’m not a great gardener (OK, not a gardener at all, I just try to keep things tidy) I do love gardening books. This, the meditations of a Connecticut man trying to retain his connections to his forebears and the land, is a real treat. There’s wry humour in his descriptions of his own gardening attempts, and scholarship in his discussions of The American Wilderness and his interactions with Thoreau’s work.

I’m going to pass this on to a gardening friend and hopefully it will pass among garden folk from now on…