Heirloom Plants

The Heirloom Gardener (Timber Press, 2021) by John Forti explores heirloom plants and their historical uses and suggests some contemporary concoctions to encourage their growth.



As an ethnobotanist and garden historian, Forti provides descriptions of historic skills that are little remembered but are easily replicated. The joys of distilling scented water from rose petals, foraging, or constructing a wattle fence are among the activities that he explains.