Last Saturday, I found out via a virtual awards program that the third book in my trilogy of gardening humor, Seeded and Sodded: Thoughts from a Gardening Life received first place in the category of Non-Fiction Books for Adult Readers, Humor from the National Federation of Press Women. I've slapped a banner across the image of the book on the website and am working on updating descriptions here, there, and everywhere to include the award. In other book-related news, I have … [Read more...] about Book Award!
There, my friends, are the first violets blooming at May Dreams Gardens this season. They are growing approximately six inches from the foundation on the west side of the house, a spot I assume warms up a tiny bit sooner than other spots in the garden. I am not sure about the variety, but I think these are what is left of some remnants of Viola mandshurica 'Fuji Dawn' which I grew from seeds 20 plus years ago. Normally, 'Fuji Dawn' has variegated leaves, but as we all know, sometimes the … [Read more...] about In Search of Violets
Happy Birthday, Potted and Pruned. Three years old today! For the occasion, I wrote my book a letter! Dear Potted and Pruned, It seems like just yesterday you were a brand new book and look at you now! Three years have flown by, haven't they? Remember all the adventures people took you on? You've been to places I've never been like Russia, and India, and England, and Mexico, and even Harry Potter World. I took you a few … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Potted and Pruned
I like to read self-help books in between fiction books. Or maybe I read fiction books in between self-help books? Either way, I read all books with a full helping of gardening books. Right now, I find myself in the self-help phase of my reading with Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin loaded on my Kindle. Even without this book to guide me, I've been cleaning up and decluttering since the beginning of the year, starting with books. I … [Read more...] about The Older It is
Would you like to see the cover of my fifth book, due out late winter/early spring 2020? Here it is! I'll have more to say about the cover in the next few weeks as I work on officially launching my book and making it available for ordering. In the meantime, you saw it here first. Tell your friends. … [Read more...] about We have a cover
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and it is now late January and we can count on just one hand the number of times Carol has updated this blog. Four. And we don't need any smart people saying stuff like, "That is four more times than you garden fairies have posted." How many times do we have to tell people that we are garden fairies and we are quite busy? Engaged. Busy. Doing stuff. All the time. Such is our lives. We had some warm days and Seedy and Soddy started to pull up … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Share Some News