Winter Reading, Courtesy Google

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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.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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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 🙂

tea
xo