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Quote of the Day: Rosemary Verey

July 2nd, 2017

“Although I arrived here more than fifty years ago, I constantly try to see the garden with new eyes. This is the wonderful thing about gardening; trees are ever growing taller, shrubs developing, ground cover taking over. Then scene changes and every year has its own character, influenced by frost, rainfall, and sunshine – elements over which we have no control; but we can aim to pan so that each season has its moments of interest, with winter scent, spring blossoms and bulbs, summer exuberance and autumn color.”

Rosemary Verey in Making of a Garden

I’ve read this book several times and had it in my shopping cart at Amazon. This past weekend I was lucky enough to score it (and a few other gems) at the local library sale. Amazingly, I paid only $1 for it.

Gardening books are something I read over and over again, they never collect dust around here. I’m always happy to add a few new volumes to my library, especially when I can get them at such a great price. I especially love books like this one that document the making of a garden and follow that garden throughout the years. Too often we see gardens at their height and their best, and not during the seasons, when young, as they grow and change.

What’s your favorite gardening book at the moment?

One Comment to “Quote of the Day: Rosemary Verey”
  1. Nebraska Dave on July 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Susy, it would be difficult for me to choose a favorite gardening book. I have a section of my book case that’s continually expanding for gardening books. I working my way through Nikki Jabbour’s book “Ground Breaking Food Gardens”. It’s a book compliled from 73 different garden plans to show how others have laid out their gardens.

    I’m kind of a plan as I go kind of guy. Some times that’s not so good. The good thing about a garden is that it can always be changed.

    Happy gardening and have a great and safe 4th of July.

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