a few weeks back when I started my Read the 50 States project, my friend Bonnie k ( who doesn't have a blog but should) gave me this book to read for Massachusetts. I was anxious to get started as the book combined two of my favorite things. Gardening, and Thomas Jefferson.
I have mixed feeling about the book... the downside is I'm not totally sold on the authors writing style, however, the book is jam packed with such tidbits of gardening, history and trivia that I was able to over look that fact.
The book is the authors letters written to Thomas Jefferson about her gardens... failures, triumphs, ideas. It references so many neat things about Monticello that really piqued my interest. We visited there several years ago but our focus was on things other then the garden... and we went in the fall so there wasn't much in the gardens...Since we owe Josh a trip there, we might have to go with the focus on the gardens... however, the book was for Massachusetts....not Virginia....so....
Hats off to Laura Simon for giving so much information on Nantucket. The climates, topography, what grows and what doesn't... I loved the descriptions of the area and her various crops.
This was a great time to read this book.... as the seed catalogs are finding the way into our mailboxes .. and maps... oh goodness we are looking forward to Saturday morning sit down with our coffee/tea , muffins and map out our crops for the 2009 garden.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I recommend it if you like history/ gardening...or coziness!
Thanks Bonnie for the suggestion!!!
Pray for the troops.... and have a fine day .... all day long.....