Gardenlust

This last week I have been immersed in garden dreaming, garden planning, and garden reading!  This is clearly a reaction to the cold and snowy weather here in the Pacific Northwest!  My current book from the online digital section of my library has an appropriate name for my state of mind: Gardenlust!  Written by Christopher Woods, Gardenlust, A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens, is a “A beautiful tour through some of the loveliest gardens in the world!” ~ Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus at Missouri Botanical Garden. It was published by one of my favorite publishing companies, Timber Press, and is really an interesting book to read, especially in the middle of a cold February!

The photography is gorgeous and the information about each of these botanical gardens is very interesting to read. I haven’t finished the book yet, but I will be giving it a very good rating on Goodreads. What a pleasure to read on this snowy/icy weekend!

 

9 thoughts on “Gardenlust

  1. Kay

    The snow is pretty and not too much of it, Robin. I remember how surprised we were when we moved to Portland and the reaction of the city to snow that first winter. There wasn’t a huge amount, but people didn’t know how to deal with it any better than people in Central Texas. We thought that was kind of funny. We’ve had some sleet on Friday/Saturday, but we just have misty rain today and temperatures are higher. Happily. Hoping this last cold time was perhaps our last of this season – last below freezing. I’m ready for spring.

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    1. Robin Post author

      People do go a little crazy around here with snow. It’s even crazier when it snows in Seattle where we used to live! It’s all turned to rain now and buckets of it! That’s more normal, but we’ve had such a mild winter, it’s a bit of a shock. I, too, am so ready for spring!

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  2. iliana

    Beautiful snowy picture but I can imagine wanting to dream of gardening. We need to do something with one spot in our garden and I have no clue what to do. Maybe I need to find a book like this one and get some ideas! 🙂

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  3. hibernatorslibrary

    I’ve always wanted a nice garden, but apparently don’t value one enough to actually go through the work. (In that sense, I mean that I “don’t have the time,” knowing that I only have time for that which I value most. I like to say “I don’t value this goal as highly” rather than “I don’t have time” because that keeps my mind clear that I need to focus on things that I value like my family. It holds me accountable.)

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    1. Robin Post author

      Rachel, that’s a very honest way to approach things. I have the luxury of being able to choose to garden now at this stage of life (retirement). It’s something that I value more now and brings me (us) a lot of joy!

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  4. Kristen M.

    The snow has destroyed quite a few of our bushes and trees and so I’m going to have to do some heavy garden repair this spring. Maybe it’s time to start looking for inspiration!

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