For years, fall was my favorite season. Crisp air, pumpkins, all that sort of fall stuff.
But then something switched.
Shout it from the rooftops!
S P R I N G !
The season of seasons.
Maybe it’s my old cold house made warmer by spring temperatures.
Maybe it’s because I’m now a confirmed walker, and there’s no walking like spring walking.
Or maybe it’s because in high school, I went nuts over e.e.cummings.
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
But spring is now my favorite season.
In honor of spring, a gardening book!
A gorgeous one written by Great Britain’s master gardener Alys Fowler.
Alys writes in her foreword:
Making The Edible Garden has been about finding a way to garden that is as gentle as possible upon the world. A garden that will please and feed me and still be a home for all others that visit it. By choosing to grow my vegetables alongside my flowers in a perfectly pleasing muddle that is polyculture, I have found a way that allows the best of all worlds.”
And from Viva Editions, the publisher:
Alys Fowler, author of Garden Anywhere, shares her expertise on floral food and edible landscaping, providing tips and tricks on everything from seeds to compost to preservation. You’ll learn how to:
- Mix trees, edibles and flowers in one space
- Sustainably forage for wild food
- Plant the prettiest vegetables for container gardening
- Grow and brew comfrey for “liquid love”
- Cook deliciously hearty harvest dishes
- Make gifts from the garden: canned jams, chutneys and fruit liqueurs
Meet Alys and see her garden here: