Good friends make fine company, and this new book describes how the plant world’s blooming buddies can turn a garden into paradise.
By Ken Druse
Botanical scans by Ellen Hoverkamp
Garden art takes many forms and in his latest book, Natural Companions, Ken Druse shows us the creativity behind composing a garden picture in the physical garden, but also in capturing a pictorial representation of plants. Produced in partnership with photographer Ellen Hoverkamp, the text is vintage Druse: an engaging blend of humor (the punning titles are rib-ticklers), garden history, botanical knowledge, and practical advice based on the experience of creating his garden in northwest New Jersey as well as what he’s gleaned from gardens around the world.