Oblong at Trade Secrets

Event date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 9:00am
Event address: 
Lime Rock Park
Lakeville, CT

We're delighted to be at Trade Secrets once again with a selection of gardening and horticultural books for you to browse as you shop the annual Rare Plant & Garden Antiques Sale benefitting Women's Support Services.


Stop by our booth between 1:00 & 2:00 PM and meet MARGARET ROACH and KEN DRUSE who will be signing copies of their books!

Margaret Roach and A Way to GardenTrade Secrets Logo Ken Druse

Margaret Roach’s approach to gardening is a unique blend of what she calls “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.” In A Way to Garden, she shares decades of knowledge on ornamental plants, vegetable growing, design, organic practices, her beloved birds and beneficial insects, and much more.

Ken Druse is a celebrated lecturer and an award-winning author and photographer who has been called “the guru of natural gardening” by the New York Times. He is best known for his 20 garden books published over the past 25 years. Ken will be signing copies of his books, THE SCENTUAL GARDEN & NATURAL COMPANIONS: The Garden Lover's Guide to Plant Combination.

The Scentual Garden: Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance By Ken Druse, Ellen Hoverkamp (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Ken Druse, Ellen Hoverkamp (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781419738166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams - October 15th, 2019

American Horticultural Society 2020 Book Award Winner​

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. 

Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations By Ken Druse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781584799016
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - March 1st, 2012

In Natural Companions, acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Organized by theme within seasons, topics include color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, edible flowers and much more, all presented in photographs of gardens that show planted combinations from a wide variety of climates and conditions. Natural Companions also features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color created in collaboration with artist Ellen Hoverkamp using modern digital technology. Filled with an incredible amount of horticultural guidance, useful plant recommendations, and gardening lore—all written in Druse’s charming, witty style—this book is a must-have for gardeners and lovers of plants and flowers.

A Way to Garden: A Hands-On Primer for Every Season By Margaret Roach Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604698770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - April 30th, 2019

“A Way to Garden prods us toward that ineffable place where we feel we belong; it’s a guide to living both in and out of the garden.” —The New York Times Book Review

For Margaret Roach, gardening is more than a hobby, it’s a calling. Her unique approach, which she calls “horticultural how-to and woo-woo,” is a blend of vital information you need to memorize and intuitive steps you must simply feel and surrender to. In A Way to Garden, Roach imparts decades of garden wisdom on seasonal gardening, ornamental plants, vegetable gardening, design, gardening for wildlife, organic practices, and much more. She also challenges gardeners to think beyond their garden borders and to consider the ways gardening can enrich the world. Brimming with beautiful photographs of Roach’s own garden, A Way to Garden is practical, inspiring, and a must-have for every passionate gardener.