Winter Reading, Courtesy Google

– Posted in: Book reviews

Carol of May Dreams Gardens made a wonderful discovery. Google has made several old gardening books in the public domain available for download. This sounds like a great project for the winter, once the seed and plant catalogs have been thoroughly marked up. The quotes she pulled from various books certainly make them sound enticing.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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becky September 12, 2006, 3:12 pm

I’m a “leave it inner” also. Even a weed can be pretty in the garden . . . sometimes.

Carol September 7, 2006, 4:56 pm

Thanks for the blog reference! I’m trying not to go back to Google books until winter when I have more time, but I will be going back to read more.

tea September 7, 2006, 9:32 am

Thanks for mentioning this. I`m definately going to go and have a look πŸ™‚