So ignore what I previously posted as the book selection for June and July. The selection is really, truly going to be My Summer in a Garden by Charles Dudley Warner.
Why the change? Oh, a variety of reasons mostly having to do with the books originally selected being a bit too difficult to get, at least for me. As I wrote to one person who regularly participates, I like to choose books that are of general interest to all gardeners wherever and whoever they may be, that are also available to everyone regardless of means or location. So I look for books that are likely to be in a public library or that have multiple used copies for sale on Amazon.
With “My Summer In A Garden”, there is the added bonus that the full version for the book is on Google Books, so you don’t even have to buy it. You can read it online or download it to a PDF.
If you don’t recall hearing about Mr. Warner and his book, you’ve probably heard some quotes from it, including, “What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.”
If you are thinking you have no time to read a book these next few months, you might reconsider as this book is only one hundred pages, not counting the introduction. Warner writes a chapter for each week of the summer, spanning some 19 weeks.
And if you still can’t imagine finding time to read even 100 pages, you can still join in the virtual meeting of the book club by posting about your own “summer in a garden”. You’ve got some time to think about it, as the virtual meeting post will go up on July 31st.
Questions or comments? I am always happy for constructive input, feel free to send me an email or leave a comment.
Again, the book selected has been changed to “My Summer in a Garden” by Charles Dudley Warner. I hope you’ll join me in reading this gardening book, just right for summer reading.