Several years ago, in one of those English novels set in a country house (I seem to read a lot of those), I came upon a character to whom I took an immediate liking. At dinner while the other residents and guests chatted about who-knows-what, this one spent her time at the table thumbing through gardening catalogs.
I’ve never tried reading anything at dinner (at least not dinner at someone elses’s house), but when it gets colder and gloomier and you couldn’t work outside even if you wanted to, I think it’s the perfect time to study gardening catalogs and read gardening books.
To help you find a way to spend your “off time,” here are some gardening book recommendations:
In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World by Penelope Hobhouse
These should keep you busy dreaming and planning for a bit. Or put them on your holiday gift list: It doesn’t hurt to drop a few hints.
Tomorrow, I’ll have a few more gardening books to keep you busy, and they’re all free Kindle books!