Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Early Summer Garden CONTEST
With so many of you posting such lovely photos of your gardens and flowers in your area, I thought you might enjoy a little contest. The contest is simple. Just add a comment to this post between now and June 12, and on June 13 I will draw a winner. And the winner will receive my 2002 reprint of the 1952 book, Old Herbaceous. So add your name to THIS POST if you would like a chance to own this lovely little book. This contest is INTERNATIONAL! Here's a little about the book:
Old Herbaceous is a classic British novel of the garden, with a title character as outsized and unforgettable as P. G. Wodehouse’s immortal butler, Jeeves. Born at the dusk of the Victorian era, Bert Pinnegar, an awkward orphan child with one leg a tad longer than the other, rises from inauspicious schoolboy days spent picking wildflowers and dodging angry farmers to become the legendary head gardener “Old Herbaceous,” the most esteemed flower-show judge in the county and a famed horticultural wizard capable of producing dazzling April strawberries from the greenhouse and the exact morning glories his Lady spies on the French Riviera, “so blue, so blue it positively hurts.” Sprinkled with nuggets of gardening wisdom, Old Herbaceous is a witty comic portrait of the most archetypal—and crotchety—head gardener ever to plant a row of bulbs at a British country house.
Sign up now to win! The drawing will be June 13, and your name must be on this post's comments.