A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed

by James Fenton

A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed
A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed
A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed
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A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed

by James Fenton

‘It seemed a simple and interesting idea: what plants would you choose if starting a garden from scratch, given that you were only allowed to propagate them from seed? . . . The emphasis is on childish simplicity of approach, and economy of outlay.’ – James Fenton

In this light-hearted gardening book, James Fenton describes a hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. Flowers for colour, size, or exotic interest; herbs and meadow flowers; climbing vines and tropical species… Here is a happy, stylish, thought-provoking exercise in good principles, which exudes that rare thing: common-or-garden sense about gardens.

James Fenton is a poet and a gardener.

‘A small book, yes, but how it grows in your mind after you put it down. It is a book about propagating plants from seeds, but it is also a book about love, for when you love you start from scratch.’
Jamaica Kincaid
‘He has cleared the ground of several decades’ worth of garden-world cant, and planted in its place something close to the simple essence of growing flowers – a delight.’
Michael Pollan
‘A wonderfully subversive book… Fenton’s spritzy un-purple prose restores to the garden the excitement of chaos, chance, and tides of colour, all sprung from seed.’
Mac Griswold, co-author of The Golden Age of American Gardens
‘Fenton’s list – a hundred seeds – is brisk and robust, but each of the varieties he selects takes on a delicate life of its own in the fertile topsoil of his poet’s imagination.’
Tim Adams, Observer

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‘It seemed a simple and interesting idea: what plants would you choose if starting a garden from scratch, given that you were only allowed to propagate them from seed? . . . The emphasis is on childish simplicity of approach, and economy of outlay.’ – James Fenton

In this light-hearted gardening book, James Fenton describes a hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. Flowers for colour, size, or exotic interest; herbs and meadow flowers; climbing vines and tropical species… Here is a happy, stylish, thought-provoking exercise in good principles, which exudes that rare thing: common-or-garden sense about gardens.

James Fenton is a poet and a gardener.

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