And how is it going for everyone reading the December selection of the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club? I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and time with family and friends.
For those who are new around here, or who are just getting caught up, our December selection is My Favorite Plant edited by Jamaica Kincaid. Remember, if you don’t have time to read the book, you can still participate by posting in December about your own favorite plant. The “meeting post” with links to all the entries I know about by then will come out around December 29th. Just leave me a comment when you have completed your post about the book or your favorite plant. (I’ll confess at this point, my post contribution will be about my favorite plant!) I’ve already rounded up about 5 posts from different bloggers who have posted about the book or their favorite plant, but can accept an unlimited number.
Our motto for January is “Once you read a good book on soil, it will never be just “dirt” to you again” and the book selection is Teaming with Microbes, A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis. If you can’t find a copy of the book at your local library or don’t want to actually buy it because it just isn’t your kind of gardening book, choose any book or article about soil, composting, or related topics to read and write a post about it in January.
And earlier we announced the February selection… Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White & Elizabeth Lawrence–A Friendship in Letters edited by Emily Herring Wilson. We had suggestions to read a book by Katharine S. White or Elizabeth Lawrence, and with this book, we can read writings by both authors.
Finally, now that it is officially winter, can spring be that far off? Hopefully not! If you have any suggestions for a March book, send them my way via a comment. Who knows, maybe you’ve been a good gardener this year and Santa Claus will bring you a new gardening book that would make a great selection for spring reading for all of us?