by Beverley Nichols

Each Stage of our lives has its signature flower,
and those of us who keep diaries
would have a little difficulty in assigning to each year
those flowers which are especially evocative...
Fritillairies are linked with my years as an undergraduate...
Year after year, for generation after generation,
these flowers have danced in the background
through the lives of England’s youth.

Note: All week long, The Daily Gardener has been sharing quotes from the author Beverley Nichols, who was born on Monday of this week in 1898.
A prolific writer, Nichols is best remembered for his gardening books.

Today I'm featuring excerpts from his book called Forty Favourite Flowers.
It is exactly as described, Nichols sharing his top selections; the flowers he loved most in his garden.
Nichols arranged this book simply, using alphabetical order. Then he just shares some of his favorites.

As featured on
The Daily Gardener podcast:

Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.
Beverley Nichols
Beverley Nichols

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