Another oldie but goodie is the book
How I turned a Boring Yard into a Glorious Garden and How You Can, Too
by Cassandra Danz
I first heard about Mrs. Greenthumbs when Felicia of Fluffy Flowers linked in last year with her review of 'Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead'. I was intrigued, so when I started looking for an entertaining gardening book, I thought that Mrs. Greenthumbs might be just what I was looking for. It was.
You get a glimpse of the author's personality by the long name of the book. She sometimes rattles on, but since it's always about gardening, I enjoyed every word. This is not a "how to" book, even though she does have some gardening advice in it. Instead, it's a garden book that relates her personal stories of gardening. Most of us that have gardened for a while have had some of the same revelations, even if we don't have the same exact story. Somehow, though, that makes her stories all the more charming.
This book is simply entertaining. She has a dry sense of humor, and humor is a nice quality in a garden book. Now every time I see a magenta bloom in my garden, I think about her attitude toward magenta, and it makes me smile.
I think the reason I enjoyed this book so much is because I felt like I could have been casually talking directly to a gardening friend. If you're looking for an entertaining book on gardening, this one just may be the one! It's definitely an oldie, but a goodie.
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