Monday, December 7, 2009

Book Review: The Collector's Garden

The Collector's Garden by Ken Druse is, as with all his books, beautifully presented. There are 4 types of collectors according to Druse: hunters, missionaries, specialists and aesthetes. He organizes the book along these lines, which at times seem arbitrary and perhap more convenient for the author than the reader. The information is, however, very interesting to those who love plants and gardens. I came away with a long list of plants to research further, with the objective of growing them myself. The historical section, 'hunters', was particularly interesting for me. In general, a good pick for the plant enthusiast.