“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
Share the botanical bliss of gardeners through the ages, who have cultivated philosophies to apply to their own – and our own – lives. Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.”
Alfred Austin, The Garden that I Love, 1894
Alfred Austin, born in northern England in 1835, was poet-laureate at the end of the 19th century. His prose and poetry was characterized by a deep love of England and the English countryside and flora.