Now here’s a book that
somewhat curiously includes several subjects that I am quite interested in –
Buddhism, travel, horticulture or at least plants, colonial Ceylon, and
biographies. It’s about Reginald Farrer (1880-1920), still appreciated amongst
gardening enthusiasts but virtually unknown beyond. I have heard of him
because of his plant-hunting expeditions in Korea, northern Burma and the
borderlands of Tibet, but I have never read his famous and still consulted best-seller
My Rock Garden. But I never knew that
he was also a well-informed and devote Buddhist. I have not read this, I think,
first biography of him, but I plan to get it soon. You can read more about it here.

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