Fifty Shades of GreenMy story, Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester’ and the Walled Garden’ has been published in the anthology of stories Fifty Shades of Green edited by Cheri Colburn and published by Greenwoman Publishing.

Fifty Shades of Green is a collection of sexy gardening-themed stories. Here’s what the editor says about the book, “Welcome to our garden of naughty delights! Within these pages you’ll discover: – Virile gods and their mortal conquests. – A community garden’s secret (and very dirty) fertility ritual. – An Edwardian dominatrix living out her sadistic garden fantasies. – Student/teacher lessons in horticultural hotness. – Young lovers seeking the help of green witches. – A beautiful, blind priest who helps an injured traveler. . . . and so much more. Peek inside the garden gate. (You know you want to.) A dozen racy tales await. Fifty Shades of Green is a collection of twelve delicious and erotic short stories with gardening themes. What you’ll find in these pages is hotter than the hottest pepper on the Scoville index of heat! And smart, not smutty. Well . . . maybe a little smutty.”

My contribution is a bdsm story featuring Edwardian dominatrix Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester.

The other authors featured in the anthology are: Rebekah, Simone Martel, Michael Bracken, Becky Trachsel, Andrew Peters, R.R.S., Janine Ashbless, Evey Brett, T C Mills, Colleen Chen and Gloria Holden.

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Story blurb

Landscape gardener Jack Buckingham is concerned about his new commission.  Invited by Edwardian gentlewoman and self-styled dominatrix, Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester, to design her walled garden he is alarmed about what her intent is for it.  But, as the work progresses and the poisonous and prickly flora are planted, will Jack succumb to her charms and submit to the formidable Lady Sally?

Story extract

The Poison Garden at Alnwick Gardens

The Poison Garden at Alnwick Gardens

He got to work straight away.  He enlisted a group of lads from the village for the hard labour of clearing the site of its tangle of weeds.  During this stage of the work it was not unusual for Lady Sally to take tea in the walled garden so she could watch the progress.  Her maid would bring down a chair and table for her and a tray with a pot of tea and sometimes a scone with jam and cream or fancy cakes.

“Mmm, thank you Victoria, Lapsang Souchong, my favourite blend and from my very own plantation in the foothills of the Himalayas,” she commented.

On one particular occasion it was a hot spring day and most of the workers, including Jack had stripped down to their waists.

“Ah,” sighed Lady Sally, “there’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing a group of sweaty men working for me.”

“Yes, madam, of course, that’s how it should be,” replied Victoria.

“And there are some rather nice physiques there. Indeed, Mr Buckingham has rather a delicious body don’t you think?  All that physical work has certainly toned his muscles.  There’s nothing I enjoy more than dominating a man with a powerful physique, there’s something exciting about having all that masculinity succumb to my will. But I must say, Victoria, I rather think I will have some fun with Mr Buckingham when my walled garden is finished.  Did you notice his erection when he first saw me in the rubber?”

“Yes Madam, he certainly got very aroused.”

“Indeed Victoria.  I believe I’d rather like to have his cock inside me, but I will have my fun with him first.”

“Oh, I’m sure you will madam.”

“Mr Buckingham, come over here will you,” Lady Sally ordered.

Although not dressed in her dominatrix clothes Lady Sally was still a stunning figure.  She wore a floral print linen dress cut to display her ample cleavage and thin enough to show her nipples pressing against the material. The dress was daringly short for the period showing swathes of firm thigh.  Jack felt his cock swelling up inside his moleskin trousers and since his crotch was practically at Lad Sally’s eye level there was no disguising his arousal.

“How are things progressing Mr Buckingham?”

Jack shuffled nervously, conscious of the bulge in his pants.

“Very well your ladyship, we’ll soon have all this cleared then I can make a start on the creative part.”

“You’ve certainly employed some strapping young men Mr Buckingham.”

“All lads from the village, Lady Sally. They’ll be grateful for some gainful employment and some money in their pocket.”

“They look as though they need a firm hand to keep them in order.  Do you need a firm hand to keep you in order Mr Buckingham?” she added with a wicked curl on her lips.

“Well, not really Lady Sally, I set out to fulfil all my clients’ wishes to my best abilities.”

“That’s excellent, I shall test that promise to its fullest!”


Hollyhocks at The Poison Garden, Alnwick Gardens

Hollyhocks at The Poison Garden, Alnwick Gardens

By  ZJK64 on

OK, bandwagon jumping to the max (the publisher generally specialises in gardening books with a mystical twist rather than erotica) but so what? Why not? The 12 stories in this anthology cover a fair few bases (paranormal, historical, romantic, femdom, m/m, f/f as well as standard hetero) so anyone with more than a passing interest in hot bedtime reading should be able to find something that does it for them in here. I was particularly taken with Slave Nano’s slice of kinky, bawdy, fun Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester and the Walled Garden and TC Mill’s Rosewitch was nicely done, as well. Love Lies Bleeding by Janine Ashbless was another one that sticks in the mind – very simple and you get a pretty good idea where it’s going but the writing is so lush and sensuous that you don’t care. I found one or two of the others a bit ‘creative writing class’ and, as is probably bound to happen in an anthology with a specific focus, the same themes popped up more than once. But then, that matters a lot less if you just dip into it and read one story at a time. Generally it’s a bundle of good green-fingered, sticky-fingered fun.  4 stars


By Bettina Theißen  for Eternal Haunted Summer pagan literary e-magazine

According to the publisher, the original idea for what later became Fifty Shades of Green was a reaction to the unbalanced relationship in Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, with the intention of reversing the gender roles of that book. Thankfully, the idea evolved further, because the resulting anthology of erotic stories featuring gardens and gardeners is way more interesting and includes twelve unique stories.

Of the twelve stories, two include Gods as protagonists, one includes a personification of nature. Three stories are about initiation. There is one story about healing, one about fertility, one about death. There are two stories I can only describe as poetic. Two stories feature witches — and a love potion. Two stories are about dominance and submission. Some of the stories are about straight couples, some about homosexual ones. Some of the stories are really hot, others are less explicit. Some stories even have a happily ever after. In all of the stories, the garden where everything takes place is the central focus. All in all, I greatly enjoyed reading twelve very different stories.

The twelve different authors have varying amounts of experience in writing erotica, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction. The writing styles of the pieces differ greatly. In some cases that was been a bit jarring as I read more than one story at a time. On the other hand, it also contributes to the charm of the collection, making every story unique.

The Education of a French Gardener by Becky Trachsel is the story of a young woman stealing peonies for the grave of her mother from the garden of an older woman, Simone. Simone’s vices included wearing no makeup and feeding feral cats. Simone teaches her, first about gardening, then about life, and love, and then about lovemaking. “A flower is the genitalia of a plant. And when it blooms, well… Surely you have had an orgasm before?” They share a beautiful summer before the young woman moves on. The story’s poetry conveys the wonders of first passion.

The one story that is close to the BDSM motive alluded to by the Fifty Shades of in the title of the collection is Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester and the Walled Garden by Slave Nano. A gardener is asked to create a special garden. Every plant in there can be put to good use in inflicting pleasure and pain to the willing subjects of the dominatrix that commands it. The garden contains a varied collection of plants, including willow and bamboo, carrots and courgettes, thistles and nettles. At the opening of the garden, the gardener is the first one to taste the fruits of his labor. You might look at your own garden with different eyes after this story.

One of the highlights for me was The Judgment of Eric, by Andrew Peters. Apart from the hot sex scenes, the story also made me laugh. A mortal gardener, Eric, is planting a grapevine in his garden, beside a laurel and some hyacinths, when he is approached by two Greek Gods (can you guess which ones?) to judge between them in the all important question of “who is the better lover”. They are accompanied by Athena, a virgin Goddess (whose mere words can make all sexual desire vanish). After some demonstration of the Gods’ divine capabilities as lovers, it is only the wisdom granted by Athena that allows Eric to make a ruling that satisfies everybody. The gift he receives in the end is something I will surely be thinking of the next times I eat a grape.

Rosewitch by T.C.Mill is another one of my favorites. I loved the atmosphere of the witch’s cottage; I could almost smell the roses when I read the description of her garden. Here, a young man comes seeking a love potion. Instead, he learns about his own motives and desires. The witch uses her rose vines to restrain him as she initiates him into the thornful, sweet pleasures of submission.

These four stories are just an arbitrary selection out of the book. While there were some highlights, I enjoyed all of the stories. There is passion and love, tension and sex, both hot and steamy or gentle and romantic. If you are looking for some erotic entertainment beyond the ordinary romance novel, I heartily recommend this collection.


By Ian Smith on
This anthology contains twelve short stories with a gardening theme. As usual with a collection like this, a mixture of M/F, F/F and M/M stories, the styles and ideas varied quite widely. I enjoyed them all and was delighted to find four which really tickled my fancy.There are witches helping in their own unique ways. Two quite different stories feature Greek gods. An arrogant Victorian misogynist makes a surprising discovery and an Edwardian gardener is commissioned by a domme to convert a walled garden into an outdoor play area. An artist with no interest in gardening makes a unique contribution to one. A woman returning as an honoured guest to her alma mater finds her inner cougar. A older woman helps a girl with gardening and in her search to find herself. An interesting and tender relationship develops between a priest and an injured traveller he helped. A young man restoring an old garden is fantasised about by a young woman, leading to a deliciously ambiguous dark climax. A student and teacher meet on a field trip which is a slow burning fuse to a firework display.  4 stars
By Dani on Fantastic and Sensual!
This is a very thin book, easily read in an afternoon (or, perhaps better for some, an evening coupled with a glass of wine). It’s truly sexy from cover to cover and some of the pieces are breathtaking and beautiful. Among my favorites are, somewhere near the middle, the back-to-back Love Lies Bleeding and The Pulse of the Earth. Both were not only terribly erotic but so emotionally moving that I found myself clutching my chest. I’m so glad to have found this anthology and have found a few new favorite authors in the process of reading. Many thanks and much love to Greenwoman Publishing, Sandra Knauf, and Cheri Colburn for putting this together. 5 stars

By Cyndia M “gardenspirtim” on A thrilling compilation of erotic stories.

I have to admit it here: I love good erotica. I write erotica on occasion. And I love gardens, and plants, and plant lore. So, to find so many of my loves in one place was especially exciting, and I was not disappointed. From the first story in this wonderful collection, I felt tendrils of delicious titillation curling throughout my body. I could smell the richness of the soil, feel the texture of it under my skin, feel every pore open up as the earth does during a rain. These are stories of the earthy, passionate depths of passion, filled with the joyous connection to the Nature that is around us and within us. I’ve read a few of these to my husband and we both enjoyed. 5 stars


By Dan Clarke on Good Anthology

I’ve read erotica involving one of the partners being a plant, but this was the first time I read erotica based around gardening and plant life, so I was going in blind. Overall I’m happy with it. Make sure to read the warning, this is definitely a book for adults, with some pretty hot scenes, but some stories while erotic are at best PG13, like the first story Phallus Impudicus. However even the tamest ones are a good read, as they are all well written and amazingly properly edited. The stories range from young lovers who find each other, to more mature women seeking passion and pleasure in the arms of the wrong man. You won’t really find anything new and exciting here. What you do find are smart stories with just enough passion throughout it all to make you come back for more. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the price. While the stories are good, the price is a little high. If it was lower, it would definitely be more popular. 4 Stars


By Veronica on Unique Erotica that I thoroughly Enjoyed.

Erotica is probably one of my biggest dirty little habits. I just enjoy reading it, it helps to take me away from my daily life. Fifty Shades of Green, by Rebekah, is a great collection of different erotica stories. Every story is well written, and definitely very sensual as well. It’s a quick read, and I actually finished all of the stories in just a few hours. I have never read plant themed or gardening erotica before, so this one was definitely unique. Highly recommend. 5 stars


By LA Howell on Original concept.

Fifty Shades of Green is a 152 page collection of twelve short stories by several different authors. The book description is funny, telling and sums it up perfectly in a few short sentences, ‘It’s hotter than the hottest pepper on the Scoville index of heat. And smart, not smutty. Well . . . maybe a little smutty.’ The ‘adult only’ warning for this book should be taken seriously. I don’t usually read this genre but I was intrigued. I would never have thought of gardening and erotica in the same book but it actually works. I think the originality sold me. I did like the shorter stories, preferring some more than others but that was the fun of it. Interesting concept. 4 stars


By Karsun “Horror Fanatic”. Innovative and Unique Stories of Erotica

I have to admit that I love erotica. I don’t read it exclusively but if what I’m reading has erotica in it, then all the better. I found this book and was intrigued because it’s different. Fifty Shades of Green by a variety of authors, is focused on erotic and plant life, gardening, etc. hence, the name of the book. I found a lot of the stories to be old-fashioned sounding if that makes sense but others were more current sounding and those were the ones I liked best. If you enjoy erotica and are looking for something different then you’ll love this. Not to mention that if you love short stories like I do, then this is the book for you. I think that it definitely gets a huge plus for being something innovative in a world where people try to emulate others; this one doesn’t do that at all and thinks outside of the box, or the garden, if you will. 4 stars


By Daniel Murphy on Naughty tales of gardening and plant love.

I don’t typically read erotica. And I have certainly never read gardening or plant-themed erotica. But I love to garden and I’m obsessed with plants so why not? I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up this book, but just a few pages in I realized I was in for some VERY sexy reading. There are 12 short stories in this book, each of them unique in their approach to garden themed erotica. Some are mystical and magical in nature. Some are wild and out there. And some are based more in reality. All are very well written. And all are quite naughty. If you’re into reading something different, and you can handle the sexy stuff without blushing too hard, definitely give this book a try. 5 stars