Do you have your current issue of Country Gardens magazine nearby? Go get it! You didn't bury it in a stack of mail, did you? Or toss it on your nightstand where it promptly got buried under a tower of books? Or flip it on that stack of other magazines on your coffee table? Don't tell me you left it in your bathroom reading room! Just go get it. Even if that means you have to get in your car and drive to a local newsstand to buy it. If you have to do that, memorize that cover picture. Make … [Read more...] about Squeee!
Lonely, yet fun-loving book seeks a companion book. Must have a great sense of humor and be willing to be taken outside into a garden. They say opposites attract but so, too, does a similar view of what's fun and funny. The right companion book must be willing to be called "the second book" without being offended but will hopefully be loved and enjoyed as much as the first book. A willingness to travel to other homes and gardens is also a must, as is the ability to make people laugh and … [Read more...] about Lonely yet fun-loving book seeks…
Happy Hallobookween. The time of year when we dress up our favorite books in costumes. I will be the first to admit that not every book likes to dress up for this holiday. In fact, I couldn't find any other books outfitted for Hallobookween. But did that stop me from dressing up Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life? It did not. I didn't even hesitate. First is Jack-O-Book. And then there is Harry Potted. I'm not sure a book should dress as a character in another book, … [Read more...] about Happy Hallobookween
I'm trying to remember how it got started. How it became "a thing" for my friends and family, and sometimes me, to post pictures of Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life at locations literally around the world. Perhaps it started with this picture that my niece and her husband took of Potted and Pruned living it up at Disney World in Orlando, Florida earlier this spring. There was also a Flower and Garden Festival going on at Epcot when Potted and Pruned was there. I'm sure my book … [Read more...] about The World’s Most Well-Traveled Gardening Book