The Garden Interior A Year of Inspired Beauty by David Jensen
A memoir “brimming with expertise and commentary and leavened with quirky humor, endearing humility, and a sense of wonder” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
The Garden Interior is the story of how one great garden raised a family—and of what goes on inside the heart and mind of a gardener.
Against the backdrop of one modern-day family growing up in a rambling old arts and crafts house with a gorgeous acre of lush, mature gardens, this loving memoir is filled with gardening wisdom, humor, and nostalgia for the 1960s and ’70s. It is also loaded with distinctive foodie tips and recipes that will inspire you, whether you are a gardener or not. You’ll experience a garden in each month of the calendar and encounter a lively and readable guide to being a better and more engaged gardener by understanding the rich interior life of this beautiful discipline and craft.
The Garden Interior is more than the story of a family and gardening, though. It is about persistence, hope, letting go, and saying goodbye to our gardens, to our homes, and to our children. It is about letting the things and people we love fulfill their own destinies and be what they must be. It is about navigating love and loss and change by surrendering the self and practicing humble acceptance. The Garden Interior is a powerful read for anyone who has had these life experiences, in seasons of both sadness and joy.