During what turned out to be the final year of Tasha Tudor‘s life (1915-2008), I happened to purchase an autographed copy of one of her last books: Tasha’s Successful Garden (in Japanese). It’s one of the few books I kept after a major decluttering of our home a few years ago.
I enjoy strong women who do what they please and garden voraciously. I know a lot of her fans really romanticise her life and imagine something rather enchanting . I do not. I’ve been around the mulberry bush enough times to know that everyone has struggles and strife and I’m sure her life was no exception. That said, her garden style in particular really knocked my socks off. And still does.
Here’s a look at her garden