This book can best be described as a ramble through Southern gardens with succinct and pithy comments about the people who garden them as seen through the eyes of the author, Hattie Watson, who lived all her life in the Midlands of South Carolina. A self-taught gardener, she sprinkles advice about plants among the vignettes of the folks who plant them. She is fluid and funny, and her garden kwledge is on the mark. Stories of the bootlegger who grew cannas and the conflict between the City Mouse and the Country Mouse are sure to grab the reader's interest. A good read for any time of the year.