As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: A Sense of Place: The Life and Work of Forrest Shreve by Janice Emily Bowers
This first in-depth study of Shreve's life and work. It is a beautifully written account of Shreve's career. The author shares a friend's description of Shreve, which compares him to a desert,
"in his patience and his detachment, and like the desert, he put on a good display when he flowered."
On writing about the desert, Shreve noted,
"The most significant lesson that the desert dweller can learn from a familiarity with its plant and animal life is to regard himself not as an exile from some better place but as a man at home in an environment to which his life can be adjusted without physical or intellectual loss.'"
SI HORTUM IN HORTORUM PODCASTUM IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.