My next book, the 20th, is about botanical fragrance. It’s listed on Amazon for pre-order, and it will be officially published in October. Here’s what the Amazon listing says:
“THE SCENTUAL GARDEN: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOTANICAL FRAGRANCE
A complete illustrated survey of fragrance in the garden by America’s leading garden writer
Popular garden writer Ken Druse offers a complete survey of fragrance in the garden, in a major work filled with new knowledge. He arranges both familiar and unusual garden plants, shrubs, and trees into 12 categories, giving gardeners a vastly expanded palate of scents to explore and enjoy, and he also provides examples of garden designs that offer harmonious scentual delights. Ellen Hoverkamp contributes her artful botanical images of flowers and plants discussed in the text. These are accompanied by Druse’s award-winning garden photographs, to create a book that is as beautiful to look at as it is informative and evocative to read.”
Pippa the dog on the arched stone sod-covered bridge over the canal in my garden. To her right is white Wisteria floribunda ‘Longissima Alba’ with its fragrance like honey, and the spicy foliage of Geranium macrorrhizum with magenta flowers.