As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: The Orchid Hunter by Leif Bersweden
The subtitle of the book is "A young botanist’s search for happiness.
Bersweden was 19 years old, when he set off on a project to see all 52 species of wild orchid in Britain and Ireland. Over one summer, as he passed his gap year, before going to Oxford University.
Bersweden was 12 years old when he asked his mom about plants. He’s continued to learn about them ever since.
Bersweden attempted to see and photograph the wild orchids of the UK in a single season. He’s a talented writer and a passionate plantsman. I won’t spoil it for you - you’ll have to read for yourself whether he completes his quest. The book is funny, enthusiastic, and brilliant
SI HORTUM IN HORTORUM PODCASTUM IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.