I continue to read the great book English Garden Eccentrics. The main idea is that…
I continue to highlight material that I come across in reading. Now that summer is definitely here, reading often provides both leisure and research for me.
Buffalo landscape designer Elias Long wrote a book in 1884 called Ornamental Gardening for Americans: A Treatise on Beautifying Homes, Rural Districts, Towns and Cemeteries.
He wrote: “The English possess a much greater love for, and knowledge of, everything
pertaining to gardening than do Americans.”
I am amazed at how long ago he wrote those words and how much American gardeners today still seem to agree with him.
Recently I took part in a garden tour in Newburyport, Mass. sponsored by the http://americangardening.net/goth-online-dating/. I enjoyed the tour, held on a gorgeous Saturday summer afternoon.
The photo [above] of a garden the owner called her ‘English garden’ came from the tour.
She also had on display for visitors the English garden books that inspired her garden.