If you like to read about myths, mysteries, and miracles in the gardening world, this book is for you. It was enchanting to read Ken Druse’s latest book, Planthropology.
As a Christmas gift, the timing was perfect offering an excuse to escape for a good read. This was just the read I needed.
The book’s contents were in four organized parts: Discovery, Attractions, Elegant Design, and Growing Forward. The amazing photos were organized to enrich each part and each chapter within it’s respective part. Ken gives gracious nods to those who have influenced his learning process and discovery which made the read even more enchanting.
As I’m reading and gushing over the photos, it strikes me that there are alien looking plant such as a Banksia that capitivated his heart, as well as, old fashioned ones, like the thornless, climbing, double-butter-yellow-flowered Land Banks rose. And speaking of Banks, who knew? The story of Joseph Banks with Captain James Cook in 1768 was fascinating. Ken offers wondrous, adventurous looks in the life of plants and those who love them.
I’ve already found myself reaching for the book again to recall a date, an adventure, or just rereading a paragraph presenting a description well worth repeating. A wonderful book for any garden lover.