I've been slowly working my way through the book since I received it in June. I certainly could have finished it by now, but I don't want to. I'm savoring it, reading a section now and then, rereading another. Jumping around a bit, loving every minute of it.
These pink pages are at the front of the book. In her interview on Jennifer Jewell's Cultivating Place, the author Georgina Reid, describes them as a sort of manifesto and says she didn't want people to think she was telling them how to be in the world, but rather her saying what she finds important.
They are inspiring bits of wisdom that I love reading over and over.
The book itself is divided into four sections: Ideas of Beauty, Order and Chaos, Home Truths and Life with Plants. Each of those sections is further broken down into six short stories of vastly different gardens and gardeners. Their titles include: Rental Decadence, Welcome to Cevanlandia, Witches and Weeds, Confessions of a Plant Junkie, and on. Luscious photos by Daniel Shipp accompany each story. Like this spread from Bromeliads vs. Camellias in the Life with Plants section.
If you're familiar with the Planthunter website the format will feel familiar, but it's that x 100. So good. You owe it to yourself to get this book and enjoy it in your garden this summer.
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Timber Press sent me a review copy of this book, but I was under no obligation to write about it. All words and opinions are mine; did I mention I love this book?
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