Beth Chatto’s Garden Notebook by Beth Chatto

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Today's book recommendation: Beth Chatto's Garden Notebook

The Garden Notebook was Chatto's monthly diary and it is super readable and engaging.  As a nursery owner and operator, Chatto offers up her hints and tips about unusual herbaceous, alpine and other plants. 

It's so hard to believe, but on this day last year we lost Beth – one of the most influential plants people of the last half-century.
Chatto's naturalistic gardens taught gardeners to incorporate new and different varieties of plants.

She also stressed the importance of focusing on foliage; embracing the fleeting nature of blossoms.

Chatto started a small nursery outside London in 1967. She called it Unusual Plants.

Leveraging this special interest, Chatto created ten years worth of metal winning displays at the Chelsea Flower Show and of course, her displays featured unusual plants that were often initially dismissed as weeds.
 

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