Just a minute - let me revive my husband!
Ok, now -
First, the marriage (well, anniversary, really):
Today is the my blog's very first blogaversary. I had thought about writing a blog for some time, and wanted to share my garden as well as find other gardens, and gardeners that were sharing their passion. Sherry, Masha, and Christine all announced that they were going to start their blogs, and so I jumped in - timidly. I made no announcement, I just started blogging. I want to thank them for giving me the courage to stretch my boundaries and give blogging a try. I've loved it!
Secondly, the baby (well, figuratively speaking):
I've seen Donna, Carolyn, Christine & Barbie, and Donna & Beth, all announce that they have recently or will be soon starting a meme. And I've been thinking of doing this for some time, too. So, today, I'm going to stretch my boundaries a bit more and go for it!
Like most gardeners, I love to read about gardening. I have quite the collection of garden books, and I realize that most others gardeners do, too.
So, I am going to start a Garden Book Review meme to be on the 20th of each month. I'm doing this because I'm constantly buying garden books, and I want to know from you which books you like, and which to avoid!
So, whether it's vegetable gardening, flower gardening, specialized gardening, design, hardscape, or even fiction (that includes a garden, such as 'The Secret Garden'), I would love to hear your take on the garden books you have read. Each of our gardens are different, and each of our tastes in garden books will probably be different. But I think if we tell what we like (or not) about each book, we can get a good sense of the books we might want to add to our collection.
I have read that some gardeners do reviews on books they've received from the publisher. But I'd rather read a review from a gardener that has no prejudice, wouldn't you? I want to know the books you hate as much as the ones you love.
Please join me on the 20th of each month and let me know which gardening books you are happy to have spent your money on, and which ones you wish you hadn't!
Right now, I have 109 garden books in my collection. How about you? Do you collect garden books, too?