03 December 2010

Friday cartoon: Winter activities

We've had our first snowfall, and I'm settling in for the winter...
winter books

9 comments:

mr_subjunctive said...

Not houseplants?

Greensparrow said...

Oh, well those too, Mr. S. I've actually acquired a few interesting ones since last year, which I'll be talking about soon. I've got a freakishly awesome variegated bilbergia about to bloom!

Nickie said...

seed catalouges count as books, right?

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

If it wasn't for garden books, I wouldn't make it thru the winter. Do you have any favs? There's a 5 best gardening books meme starting.

allanbecker-gardenguru said...

In addition to books, does anyone read gardening magazines in winter?

Garden Lily said...

I've been dreaming of aquascaping this winter - although I don't think it would be as satisfying - not enough wrestling with weeds and soil.

Greensparrow said...

Nickie,
Oh, seed catalogs are the best. Couldn't do winter without them.

Mr. M's D:
Oh, of COURSE I have favs... but it would be hard to pick just 5. I'll start working on it in case the meme comes my way.

Allan,
I don't read many magazines. Sometimes I to the university library where they have giant masses of practically pornographic english magazines like Gardens Illustrated and drool my way through them, though.

Garden Lily,
Oh, I did that a couple winters ago! It was excellent fun, but I found I lost interest in the summer, and the tanks got all gross looking. I may revisit it someday.

Stone Art said...

haa ha, these are grate, keep it up
:D

lola said...

Hey you guys , I have a great book to recommend . Its called "The Brother Gardeners- Botany , Empire and the Birth of an Obsession"
I loved this book it covers the time of botanical wonders pouring into England during the 17 and 1800s. When the English went from being gardeners to being GARDENERS , A great fast paced read with tons of info and lots of juicy botanical dish . ( Linneaus naming the ugliest of plants after those who blocked his efforts to revamp nomenclature because they thought it was far too sexual ).
Exhaustively researched and highly entertaining !