About the Book
An hour north of New York City is an island in the Hudson River that was gifted to West Point by an extraordinary gardener and author, Anna B. Warner. Constitution Island was her home and garden from 1838 to her death in 1915. This book celebrates her life and shares gardening and design lessons that are as valuable in planning next year's garden as they were a century ago. Anna shares the excitement of choosing the most perfect seed varieties and she was the first to influence women to experience the joys of creating their own gardens.
Historic and wildlife landscape garden designer, Barbara Hobens, has selected the best quotes from Anna B Warner's book, Gardening By Myself, that are inspirational, wise, and practical.
Raised in Demarest NJ, Barbara lived in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, then moved to the Hudson Valley. An historical garden designer, author (Garden Your City, 2005) and lecturer, Barbara Hobens enjoys her home, gardens, pets, and wildlife and is the Historian of the Town of Hyde Park, NY.