This one covers seventy genera, many species and garden varieties, and is illustrated wǐth one hundred and twenty colour photographs of the flowers. The book enables gardeners to create gardens abounding in interest and beauty, scent and colour.
DAVID STUART has been writing books and articles about plants and gardens for many years. Books have appeared under major imprints, including Harvard University Press, Penguin, and Frances Lincoln. Articles have appeared regularly in UK national newspapers. His website is at www.david-stuart.co.uk. There is also a blogsite associated with the book, and which readers can access whether to comment on, or add information to, the book, as well as communicate with other enthusiasts.
As soon as it is planted, even the tiniest and most modern garden can be full of history, whether overflowing with delightful fIowers domesticated by the earliest civìlisatîons of Mesopotamia, wîth plants bred and loved by the artisans of eighteenth-century Britain and America, or with ones collected in the Himalayas for Victorian millionaires.
A review of PLANTS FROM THE PAST on which the present book is based, and which I co-authored with James Sutherland, from WORLD OF INTERIORS: 'Full of much valuable information, much of it gleaned from old herbals and even more from the authors' practical experience in their nursery. It îs written in a thoroughly engaging style that sometimes allows bracingly sharp claws to emerge from velvet paws'