'What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome' - A.J. Balfour. Garden lovers everywhere will be inspired by this miscellany of quotations, poems and beautiful prose celebrating the natural world. From Jane Austen to Rudyard Kipling, this charming collection covers every aspect of horticulture, from the simple satisfaction of harvesting produce to admiring the humble daisy.