Hortus Miscellaneous


"The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession."
–Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978), American Poet

Throughout history gardeners have recorded their discoveries, their tips, their successes, and their disappointments. This most ancient craft began as a physical necessity for survival, evolved to address domestic decor, and some would say has even been elevated to high art in the hands of the right creator.

If you have the gardening itch for knowledge, fact, details, and trivia, then Hortus Miscellaneous is your Baedeker, your treasure map to the deliciously arcane nooks and crannies of the plant world.

Hortus Miscellaneous: A Gardener’s Hodgepodge of Information and Instruction by Lorene Edwards Forkner and Linda Plato, Sasquatch Books, 2007