A good blend of common sense and careful thought, colorfully written, with humor and without pretension. The essays are explicit enough to be of use to beginners, but so full of anecdote and ideas that experienced gardeners will enjoy them and learn from them too.
What a joy to have a gardening book that can be read either from beginning to end or from anywhere one opens... [This] book is charming and witty, imparts knowledge, advice, and etymologies in delectable doses.
About the Author
Nancy R. Hugo is a freelance garden writer and weekly columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.