Okay, bear with me here. As you may have gathered, my geekiness extends to the world of literature as well as to gardening; so when the two are combined – when gardens are featured in great literature or when gardeners write great essays – I am immersed in a perfect storm of horticultural-literary geekiness. I go weak in the knees. My geekiness knows no bounds.
So this is the first in what I hope will be a series of profiles of LITERATURE’S GARDENERS – featuring green-thumbed characters from famous novels, plays, short stories, and poems, along with some witty and insightful commentary, of course.