Friday, May 16, 2014

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life by Marta McDowell

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
by Marta McDowell [635 McD]

This book combines two of my favorite things: gardening and the works of Beatrix Potter. The author describes the life of Beatrix Potter through the eyes of a gardener, showing the plants and flowers that inspired Beatrix in her personal life as well as in her work as an artist. I was especially impressed with the indices in the back of the book, showing how Beatrix described plants in her personal letters as well as her books for children. The photos and illustrations in this book are quite outstanding and make me wish I could visit Hilltop Farm in the Lake District of England! -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any works by Beatrix Potter.]

[ official Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life page on the official Marta McDowell web site ]

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