July Book Club

July Book Club

During July, I read Our Life in Gardens by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd. In this book, the two gardeners write in detail about some of the plants they’ve collected and grown throughout their 30 years at North Hill Garden in Vermont. Sometimes minute detail. I...
June Book Club

June Book Club

For the month of June, I read The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus. This book was pretty sad! All the stories about collapsing colonies, accidents, illness and thefts made the practice of beekeeping...
Garden Tour 2012 – House 2

Garden Tour 2012 – House 2

Note: The house numbers I’m using on my posts do not necessarily correspond to the numbers used in the tour. This second house was a lovely retreat and I would love to spend more time there (and use some of the ideas in my own garden)! The tour started with this...
Garden Tour 2012 – House 1

Garden Tour 2012 – House 1

Note: The house numbers I’m using on my posts do not necessarily correspond to the numbers used in the tour. The annual Garden Tour was this past weekend and since the tour was later in the summer than usual, everything was really blooming! It was very warm, too. My...
May Book Club

May Book Club

For May, I read Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution by Thomas McNamee. I had a hard time getting into the book for some reason – I think maybe it would have been more...
April Book Club

April Book Club

For April, I read Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer. I felt like the book was a bit disjointed, but then I realized that each chapter was intended to be a self-contained story (or “note”). The author’s story is initially very...