ESSAY ON GARDENING
By Henk Gerritsen
Architectura & Natura Press
“Gardening is an unnatural pursuit. The gardener views nature as an abundantly filled grab bag from which he is free to select a number of items he would like to use in his garden, and then dispose of the rest in the trash. But he’s mistaken: once opened the grab bag turns out to be a Pandora’s box, which constantly releases demons that besiege the gardener and his garden.”
Essay on Gardening is a gardeners garden book. Written with Henk’s no nonsense approach, one can’t help but be taken it in by his passion for words and gardening. Though I don’t agree with everything he has to say, I am constantly referring back to this book for information and inspiration.
Henk Gerritsen was born in Utrecht , Netherlands in 1948. He studied with Mien Ruys, dutch garden designer, and in 1986 he opened Priona Gardens in Schuinesloot. He collaborated with Piet Oudolf on several books. Henk died in 2008.
-Your Local Dutchman