Heirloom Gardening in the South sets the standard for gardening books, to my way of thinking. Once I looked into it, I couldn’t put it down, but read on into the night. One beautiful page leads to the next -- each gorgeous photograph whets the appetite for more.
Authors Dr. William Welch and Greg Grant, plantsmen par excellence, are well-known to gardeners in this area and long-time friends of The Arbor Gate. We hear their voices throughout the book.
By sharing their own experiences, these two splendid writers have captured the charming and personal essence of heritage gardening -- not only the love of the old garden plants familiar to Southern gardeners, but the great stories that enrich their culture. They have been generous in providing plenty of information regarding successful growing of these well-loved garden beauties.
From Felder Rushing’s poetic and heartfelt tribute to Welch and Grant that introduces the book to the very last tidbit of information, Heirloom Gardening in the South is a treasure. Put it on your bookshelf in the “classics” category, and enjoy often. You’ll find yourself adding your own plant recollections and “stories” as you go.