Laurie of Prairie Tide and I have a similar opinion of gardening books:
To learn more about gardening, I’m hungry for good gardening books. I bring home stacks of books from the library, and whenever I visit a bookstore, I browse past the garden section to see what’s new. I crave garden books with good writing, detailed directions, and passion. Garden writing, though, can pretty bland. I’m amazed how many books out there offer the same tired advice.
Consequently, when she called
The Literary Garden a garden tour in a book and “a keeper,” I sat up and took notice. It’s sitting in the discount section of her local Barnes & Noble. Hmmm. Maybe it’s also in Edward Hamilton. Maybe I’ll just put it on my wishlist. What other gardening books of your acquaintance have “good writing, detailed directions, and passion”? Most of the time, I’ll settle for two out of three.