This past fall my mom invited me to a class offered by Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) on gardens and literature – from Shakespeare to Sissinghurst. As soon as she read the description, she knew we would both love the program. The lecturer showed slides and talked about how certain periods of literature reflected the gardens of those times. We all received a copy of a book called The Literary Garden, with a great introduction by the landscape designer Duncan Brine, with gardening related excerpts from various authors and their famous books. It’s another option for the New England gardener/reader in winter, especially after shoveling snow….