BRRRH - SIND DAS SCHON KALTE NÄCHTE IM SEPTEMBER!!!
The time in which we garden-crazy people really get going is at hand! We don' t know if we should first rake the leaves, plant bulbs, mow the lawn one last time, or - on the other hand - pot the indoor plants in new soil and put them back in the house.....when actually, we should be rescuing the Dahlias!!?? Whatever our plan looks like, at the latest after the first heavy frost, garden work is over because the weather says "NO"!!!
Please, don' t smile, it' s really clear what I should be writing now: "...then we will sit at the stove with a wonderful cup of tea in our hands and with romantic candlelight, thus having just enough light to look in our new garden- Botanic- Nature- plant monograph books." Three of them I got for the winners of my Blog Birthday and now I' d like to introduce them to you!.
"1001 gardens you should see before life is over"! What a beautiful title!!! Serious, famous authors, many of whom I know from their own books, have selected here very interesting gardens and parks. They have written short, excellent descriptions and inserted great illustrations which invite you to joing them - or take them with you on a world garden trip!
Another garden guide is following; this book has one destination: " Gardens in the South of England" is the title of this 1-month-old book from Kerstin Walter.
Each of 50 important gardens in South England has found a place over several pages. Plans, curriculum vitaes of gardeners, explainations of technical terms and garden history completes this wonderfully crafted garden guide to South England.
Regina wished for a book about Hostas. Ok, this one is called: "Hostas"! Regina writes her Blog in German but also in English and I think it won' t be a problem for her that this monograph is written in English.
This book has several merits. It' s well written, excellently illustrated and the photographs are very close to the colors of the original plants. This isn' t so easy with Hosta leaves! Although this book has 302 photographs and more than 800 Hostas, you can easily take it along with you when you are 'hunting' Hostas.
Diana Grenfell is in charge of the National Collection of miniature hostas in Gloucestershire, so she know what she' s writing about! Michael Shadrack shares her love of hostas and is an internationally published photographer. The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas was published in 2007 and has ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-847-1.
This "Exotix"-collage is for all of you, for whom the frosty night temperatures are too cold!
Whoever needs this little Kitty "Molly" to warm up, go for it!!!
Would you prefer to plan the garden decoration for 2009?
Personally, I love to recall the little moments and think back to the rustle, hopping, buzzing, crawling or simply the 'existence'. I wish you all a warmer September ending without fog and rain.