cover image Seeds: The Definitive Guide to Growing, History, and Lore

Seeds: The Definitive Guide to Growing, History, and Lore

H. Peter Loewer. MacMillan Publishing Company, $25 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-02-574042-6

The revised edition of the Louise Beebe Wilder's 1932 classic, The Fragrant Path: A Book About Sweet Scented Flowers and Leaves, due out in May from Hartley & Marks (P.O. Box 147, Point Roberts, Wash. 98281), is updated to include modern flower varieties and gardening techniques. The essence of the volume remains Wilder's personal reflections and her expressed delight in the ""precious kind of charm"" provided by ""a garden full of sweet odours."" Illustrated with b&w woodcuts. ($14.95 paper 258p ISBN 0-88179-125-3) Stories about the cycle of life illuminate learning activities in Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families by noted storytellers Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac. Using tribal tales from across the country as inspiration, the authors provide practical information about seed preservation, planting and maintaining the garden, reaping and cooking the harvest. The Fulcrum title is due in May. ($15.95 paper 176p ISBN 1-55591-148-X)