Before my blog migrated to WordPress, I had a Book List section. So, while and until I figure out how to reconstruct that in this the new format, I plan to review the books I had listed. I am a passionate reader, and gardening books are a big winter pleasure.
Mrs. Greenthumbs: How I Turned a Boring Yard into a Glorious Garden and How You Can, Too by Cassandra Danz ISBN: 0517880105 http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Greenthumbs-Turned-Boring-Glorious/dp/0517880105
This book is a whimsical diary of a passionate, creative gardener – this will get you through February in good spirits.
There are some things to do about gardening in January, but for the life of me, I can’t yet recommend them.
Until the holiday decorations are put out of my no-longer-tolerant sight, I can’t allow myself to sink into the couch with the catalogs, notepad, planner in hand. While a good way to pass the cold months, this is still work.
So, what do I truly do in the weeks between wrapping on 12/24 to “un-decorating” after 1/6 besides the usual, obligatory holiday stuff?
I read trashy novels. They are mindless and require so little. The winter equivalent of the beach book, they are a vacation in January. And, if I can arrange the quiet time to have Josh or Enrique singing in Italian or Spanish in the background, a glass of wine on the side table, I can survive winter.
How do you make it through?
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A week away means that our mail was held, and I am having to wait for all those glorious, gorgeous seed catalogs that will have my mailman glad he drives a truck for delivery.
While I also wait for something worthy of my resolved photography intentions, I will review the catalogs that come my way, and let you all know what I have discovered through the years of my purchases from them. Not all sources are equal, and I will explain why I feel that way.
I have never been a good digital camera photographer. I have gone through 3 cameras over the years as well as multiple smart phones with cameras inside and yet I have never gotten organized about taking pictures, uploading them to the computer, and organizing them well. Most years, I have taken photos to document my gardens for future planning only to do no such thing. I even lost a camera with several months worth of pictures at a museum. As a result, my blog has never been as visually stimulating as it could be. While I was blogging with Windows Live, I had a very pretty backdrop that kind of made up for this until I saw what other gardeners are up to. So, for 2011, I WILL improve my ways – stay tuned!