“Next to gardens, books”
The Potting-Shed Papers
Charles Elliott nails it. After plants, I collect books about plants and gardening. Thank goodness for E-Bay and Amazon where I can find used copies of older books and a shout-out to our own Ft. Vancouver Library system which has an excellent selection of gardening and landscaping books; sections 635 and 712.
After a rather sunny start to February we’ve had a couple unexpected snow days. Perfect opportunity to curl up with some gardening books. Here are a few photos of my place in the snow.
From the front porch looking out across lawn to the ‘Granny” cottage.
Oak leaf hydrangea rather battered down. Such a hardy plant, it will come right back.
The back steps down the slope. Tree on the right is a Yellow twig Dogwood which we let grow into a tree. The local birds love it.
Fiction is the only kind of book I can sit down and read straight through, otherwise I’ve usually got two or three books going at the same time. A chapter in one, a chapter in another. Right now I’m reading up on ornamental grasses, natural gardens and gravel gardens.
What’s on your current reading list? Any favorites or recommendations?