ABOUT THE BOOKS -
I love these books and I also happen to love the authors! Like chocolate martini love – I know you know what I’m talking about here – good book love is coming at the lucky winner who wins the three books seen above (and discussed below).
Bottle Trees — For years I’ve had a total obsession with bottles in the garden. I’ve built wine bottle paths, collected bottles for bottle trees, and generally drooled anytime I found a piece of glass I could use as garden art in my quirky garden beds. Felder Rushing [right] is a garden writer friend of mine who shares my obsession. He published Bottle Trees: …and the Whimsical Art of Garden Glass to celebrate his joy and appreciation for glass garden art. It’s a sweet little gift book with quotes and photos galore to inspire your garden glass obsession.
Fine Foliage — When my dear friends Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz [above] announced they were going to write Fine Foliage, I knew it would be a stunning book. Filled with amazing photos of plant foliage combinations and ideas, the book is truly a gorgeous “how to” as well as an educational primer to help the home gardener better understand how to combine plants. I enjoyed every page.
Slow Flowers — Debra Prinzing [below] is a popular garden author and I loved her Stylish Sheds book, which actually inspired my tiki hut shed redo this season. As a cutting flower gardener I was absolutely thrilled with her latest flower book, Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm. This book is brilliantly designed and photographed by Debra and has some astoundingly beautiful arrangement ideas for the flowers you have growing in your garden right now.
It is easy to enter to win all three books in one sh’bang. In the comment section below tell me the funniest most wacky garden story in the history of all stories. One randomly selected wacky story teller will win the books.
I will randomly select a winner to the contest next week on Aug 30th and will send out the too cool for school garden books just in time for you to start fantasizing about next season.
Meanwhile, while you people are telling me stories I’ll be sipping a lovely herbal cocktail out in the garden. Happy Garden Book Contest!