Local author launches new gardening book
Brian Bixley is one of our long time customers and a real gardening guru in these parts. He has recently written a beautiful coffee table book about his own gardening triumphs and challenges. Brian and Maureen’s garden is in the Mulmur hillls and is a real labour of love. Brian’s book is a beautiful gift for your favourite gardener. I can’t wait to get my hands on my own copy!
A new book from Mulmur author Brian Bixley and Orangeville photographer Des Townshend
“The creation of a garden, particularly if the gardeners are ignorant, as we were, and if they are confronted with a more-or-less bare space, is a history of setbacks and failures as much as it is of successes. The art of garden design is at least partially the process of undoing earlier errors, and we were not short of those. It was the process of trying and failing, of not getting things quite right, that slowly alerted us to the similarities with other creative endeavours, and it was from those frustrations and jubilations that Minding The Garden began to emerge.”
From the Preface.