What does your garden have in common with Giverny, the Desert Botanical, Brooklyn Botanical, and Alcazar Gardens of Seville Spain? Flower pots! Call them what you choose—flower pots, plant pots, containers, or tubs—pots brought our garden plants from all over the world to our own little spot of earth. The pots we find in our gardens today are the result of the evolution of available materials for making pots, plant science, and style. “Potting up Plants” is an illustrated look back into the history of flower pots, the changing fashions, and garden wisdom provided by these vessels. Beautiful images from gardens of North America, Europe, New Zealand, Morroco, and Australia illustrate the ideas.
About Linda Larson
Linda Larson, aka A Traveling Gardener, is an intrepid explorer who has ventured to nearly 1000 gardens across 40 countries and all 50 US states. With a passion for gardens great and small, she has uncovered the hidden beauty and stories behind each botanical treasure. Through her global journeys, Linda has come to a profound realization: "The Best View of Our World is Through a Garden." For her, gardens transcend their aesthetics and become windows to understand the essence of our world. From the captivating Roberto Berle Marx Garden in Brazil to the historic landscapes of Virginia, she discovered that gardens hold the living testimonies of history, culture, and nature.
A natural storyteller, Linda meanders, marvels, and takes note of all that gardens offer. Each one whispers its unique tale, revealing its connection to the land and the profound impact on those who cared.
Now, Linda extends an invitation to join her on an enchanting journey of exploration and revelation. She shares how gardens offer profound wisdom for our lives and the world, serving as more than just decorative spaces but reflections of the human spirit.