Old Herbaceous

June 16th, 2011

I just finished reading Old Herbaceous by Reginald Arkell. If you don’t like gardens and fail to have an English countryside fixation problem, you may not enjoy this book. Especially since there is a severe lack of murders, affairs, scandals, bloodshed, ritual burnings, sex crimes, robberies, looting, pillaging or pirates within it’s humble pages. But if you occasionally crave a soothing read that embalms your mind in a gentle jelly filled with quirky characters and a lush landscape where the thorniest problems involve judging the annual flower show and harvesting the earliest strawberries – I think I may have just the book for you.

Comments

  • Rechelle, Rechelle, Rechelle…

    “Especially since there is a severe lack of murders, affairs, scandals, bloodshed, ritual burnings, sex crimes, robberies, looting, pillaging or pirates within it’s humble pages.”

    You can’t compare every book to the bible, it’s just not fair.

    ;^)

    • km:

      Comment of the Day!!!

  • Sabazinus:

    You might enjoy the horticultural mysteries by John Sherwood. They’re also based in England and often take place in the countryside. His books are out of print, but I’ve managed to collect just about all of them at used bookstores. The first book in the series is titled Green Trigger Fingers, which is followed by A Botanist at Bay.