A Gardener's Day Book by Laura Stoddart
Tiny elongated figures weed and dig and carry plants about, gaze at trees and flower beds, or flop exhaustedly after a hard day's gardening. The exquisite pictures match the wry humour of many of the quotations, and temper the lyricism of others with their wit. With its glorious pictures of roses, carnations and tulips, topiary, mazes and hedges, magnolia, lilac, cherry and oak trees, this book is a visual feast not just for garden lovers but for anyone who likes the idea of writing notes in a book that is truly beautiful. The images and words are drawn from Laura Stoddart's 'Up the Garden Path', the first by a young artist who is one of the most admired of illustrators.