Sunday, December 1, 2013

Quotable Sunday 12/01/2013

What Are We Reading?

 The weather is cold , the days grow shorter, and the outside work slows down a speck.  So finally there is time to spend with our books.  We should be reading all year around but face it, there are only so many hours in a day and  there is always a ton of work that needs to be done; so reading takes a back seat in the bus of things to do.  But as the days slow down, the guilt of spending a few hours reading just doesn't seem so bad and frankly we are still reading for the business, so win/win.  Here is some of the books on our shelf.

We have been buying gardening books for a very long time and there are so many great books we have read.  Being flower farmers, the books that deal with growing flowers have been read over and over.

These are the design books that I have so far.... Each have been perused completely and sit by my chair for convenient research and inspiration.

 These are the books we have read or are reading currently.  So many things we can discover about growing flowers and veggies.

These are the books that Farmer Tony has read. He is currently reading a lot of books on Kindle, mostly about improving the health and tilth of the soil.

These are the current books I am reading.  I need more information on starting seeds more successfully, we are working on propagation and I am learning to become a better photographer.  I too, am reading a few short books on Kindle about successfully using social media (ie: blogs, twitter, facebook, etc) to enhance our business.  There are many books on our wish list for Christmas also so keeping our finger crossed for more goodies. You can find these books at your local independent bookstores or garden centers or check out our library of  books on Amazon using the links on this page.

So use the winter's slow and cold days to catch up on your reading.  In just a week or two we go back to seeding for the 2014 season.  Time to get on the treadmill and do some walking.  Oh, that is another topic for another day.   

"The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination."
— Elizabeth Hardwick

1 comment:

  1. What is your absolute favorite book? That one on Woody Cut Stems for Growers and Florists looks interesting.


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