Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sun On My Face


I got a book through the post called The Brother Gardeners, from an American publishing company. I read the first few chapters before bed.
It tells the story of the amateur Botanists who exchanged ideas and plants through letters from either side of the Atlantic.
I have read that the English garden benefited from American plants and Tree's.
I have read that wherever the British went, that trade routes opened up. Plants and flowers followed the traders back to Britain.
I will review the book after I have finished it. I love how the publishers had noticed my small blog and felt i was worth an Email.
My weakness after gardening is books. I have a small but ever growing Horticultural library. I buy some, am given more, and now even have them posted to me!
I'm going today to help Hils at her allotment to fill her new raised beds, and then prick out hundreds of seedlings in her greenhouses.
Gardening is good for friendships, for sharing plants and ideas. For working out horticultural problems, or making a labour intensive task easier.
I get a roast beef dinner too, and get to feel the sun on my face! A perfect Sunday.

3 comments:

Lesley said...

Oh you're famous! That's great that the publishing company acknowledged your blog. The book sounds fascinating and it was lovely of them to send it to you. I'll look forward to reading more about it in your future post.

Sounds like a fantastic day ahead.... and the sun's shining! :D

keewee said...

I love gardening books too, although I borrow many from the library, as I do not have room to store many.
Have a great day in the garden.

Bren said...

You have inspired me to go check out the library. I keep so busy with the blogs and my garden magazine subscriptions.

Great BLog - I enjoy your thoughts that you share . THANK YOU!@