Nan Ondra wins AHS Book Award

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Congratulations to garden blogger Nan Ondra, whose book Foliage was awarded a Garden Book Award from the American Horticultural Society. According to the press release, “books are judged by the AHS Book Award Committee on qualities such as writing style, authority, accuracy, and physical quality.” Go visit Hayefield and offer your congratulations.

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.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Dawn March 23, 2008, 6:55 pm

That’s terrific! What a beautiful book! I can see why it won. Well done!

kate March 21, 2008, 5:50 pm

This is a well-deserved award … off to leave congratulations.

kerri March 21, 2008, 10:06 am

She’s certainly a wonderful writer and very deserving of the award. Good for her! We’ve been checking her books out of the library..they seem to have a lot! Will look for this one. I’m off to congratulate her.
Have a happy Easter Kathy. This weather sure doesn’t feel very springy! Ugh!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter March 20, 2008, 10:35 am

That is great news. I love that book, it has been such an inspiration.

Elizabeth March 19, 2008, 12:32 pm

Wow! The cover of the Foliage book is stunning. It looks like a must have. Thanks for the recommendation Kathy!

our friend Ben March 19, 2008, 9:23 am

Go Nan!!! As Jodi says, nobody deserves it more. Strong writing backed by sound experience. And thank you, Kathy, for bringing it to gardeners’ attention!

jodi March 19, 2008, 9:04 am

Whhhoooo hooooo! Cant think of anyone more deserving…she writes so well! I don’t have this book yet, but I will….