The Feb/Mar 2002 issue of Garden Design magazine features a short news piece on gardening for LOTR:FOTR.
“Where Hobbits Lived and Gardened” interviews greensmaster Brian Massey, and includes some nice photos of Samwise Gamgee’s hobbit hole, which “springs alive with nasturtiums, cosmos and sunflowers.”
Massey says he “and his army of greensmen were told not to make the hobbit gardens look too ‘twee,’ which means too cute or fairytaleish. For the rolling hills, the greensmen sowed green rye and other grasses. Outside the hobbit holes, they planted sprawling nasturtium and jasmine, bright sunflowers and cheery cosmos.”