A Garden from a Hundred Packets of Seed

With patience and discretion, one could grow the most magnificent flower garden with only $100 worth of seeds. Author and poet James Fenton brings the wisdom (and a highly evolved list of plants); you’ll need the patience.

-- KK  

A Garden from a Hundred Packets of Seed
James Fenton
2005, 125 pages, 2nd Edition
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
New York
$6

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Sample Excerpts:

As for the design of this flower garden, I insist on keeping it vague. A hundred varieties of flower might look cramped on a balcony, spectacular in a situation only one size up from there. For it is amazing what can be crammed into a small space. Conversely, it is amazing the number of plants that could, in theory, be raised from so large a number as a hundred packets of seed.