I was sobbing silently as Druse described, with irony and humor, the destruction of his garden created over 30 years. Hurricane Irene, Lee and the freak snow storm in October washed it all away.
something people would want to pick up physically in an electronic age. "
Druse on Natural Companions: "it's a "recipe book" or "a book of swatches". For me, it's kind of high end pinterest. The book is organized around Seasons, Families, Textures, Color, Places, Themes, etc. I understand the appeal. It's accessible. It's a way into a challenging subject. Every chapter has a "photo" by Ellen Hoverkamp. And these photos have a key that tell you what the flowers or plants are in the photos. The photos are consciously and meticulously composed. Natural Companions is an aid to the untrained eye. If you follow the combination you like best, you can achieve a beautiful garden.