Stephen Westcott-Gratton has written a 'hit the nail on
the head' how to book on putting in a Cottage Garden. It is obvious he is
both gardener and writer because his advice is methodical and his
suggestions very workable.
He dispels the myth that English Cottage Gardens need to
be contrived, reinforces the necessity for tight plantings and encourages
the experimentation of different plants which provide the fun and color
for this kind of garden.
This book covers the history of the Cottage Garden and
some of the plants traditionally used. It is both an enjoyable read and an
informative tome for taking your small spot and turning it into a riot of
color and a haven for life of all kinds.
The plant selections are typical of someone who gardens in
Canada, but that does not diminish the how to information the book
provides. Plus, Mr. Westcott-Gratton definitely leans to the organic and
that is dear to our hearts.