Introduction by Duncan Brine
This book offers that most rare of gardening resources-inspiration and vision. A practical step-by-step guide accompanies excerpts from the works of Louisa May Alcott, Ivan Turgenev, Carl Sandburg, D. H. Lawrence, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Brontë, Thomas Hardy, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Victor Hugo, and others-allowing readers to recreate literature’s great gardens in their own backyard.
The Literary Garden…begins at the point where literature and horticulture converge. Then, it wanders down the garden path to include notes and advice on growing flowers and plants, sources for seeds and information, suggestions on garden activities and recipes.
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
About the Author
Duncan Brine is a Princeton-educated landscape designer who worked in theater and film before founding his firm, GardenLarge, in 1984. Specializing in naturalistic gardens, his work has taken him from rooftop gardens in Manhattan to rural properties throughout the East Coast.