Sunday, November 29, 2009

Things I’ll Do In the Winter: Read

Even before weddings end for the season, I start to to make a list of things I’ll do in the winter. Some of them are not LoCoFlo related like go to the dentist or see more movies. But by and large, my list of winter To Do’s are for LoCoFlo.

On the list this winter is:  READ. It’s not that I haven’t read in the past 9 months. I just haven’t read as much as I would have liked to. I keep a running list of books I see or that people tell me about so that when winter comes, I can dig in.

On the list for this winter are:

Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart.wickedplantssm Author of Flower Confidential, the book that inspired me to start LoCoFlo-Amy Stewart is one of my faves. She writes for my favorite garden blog-Garden Rant and has several books under her belt as well. This book came out at the end of the summer and I still haven’t read it. It’s first on the list. 



Waking up in Eden by Lucinda Fleeson. This is the true story of a  woman who moves to Kauai to work for the National Tropical Botanical Garden. I have fond memories of Kauai and the stunning flowers and plants there. It’s sad to read that Kauai is losing native plants faster than any other place in the world. I’m excited to read about Ms. Fleeson attempt to reverse this trend.

green flowers Green Flowers: Unexpected Beauty for the Garden, Container or Vase by Alison Hoblyn. Everyone loves green flowers. This year we did one wedding that exclusively used green flowers and several others that used green flowers as accents. I’m hoping to get some ideas for LoCoFlo and for my own garden.

whiteOnward and Upward in the Garden by Katherine White.   This is collection of essays that originally showed up in the New Yorker. The author, Katherine White is the wife of writer E. B. White-of Charlotte’s Web fame. These are no ordinary garden essays. Ms. White looks at the cult of garden catalogs-those special jewels that many of us obsess over – especially in the winter.

There are many, many, more. I’ll let you know when I get through these first four. I can’t wait!

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