Welcome to the June-July virtual meeting post for the Garden Bloggers Book Club. Our selection is My Summer in a Garden by Charles Dudley Warner, which is also available on Google Books.
Find a comfortable place on your front porch, back deck, screened-in porch or wherever you like to sit and relax in the summer, and plan some time to immerse yourself in the nineteenth century world of Warner and his book My Summer in A Garden.
Let’s start with some background on Warner.
There’s a brief biography and picture at this link.
If you enjoy books written by Mark Twain, you might be interested in The Gilded Age, a book that was co-authored by Warner and Twain. They were neighbors for a time in Hartford, Connecticut and at this link, you can read an interview with Mark Twain when he was in Hartford in 1900 for Warner’s funeral.
I also found a picture of Warner’s residence in Hartford on eBay while looking for a picture of his garden.
That’s probably enough background, don’t you think? Let’s get on with the book reviews and reflections on the My Summer in a Garden. In the order received…
Nan at Letters From a Hill Farm
Lost Roses at Lost Roses, of all places
Bev at Bev’s Colorado Garden
Carol at May Dreams Gardens
Carolyn Gail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago
Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening
Kris at Blithewold
Jodi at Bloomingwriter
Annie at The Transplantable Rose
Entangled at Tangled Branches: Cultivated
Gloria at Pollinators-Welcome
OldRoses at A Gardener's Year
Thank you all for participating! If you have a post for My Summer in A Garden, please let me know, and I’ll add it to the list above. We have room for everyone.
Please also join us for the August-September selection, a garden mystery. You can read the garden mystery A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery by Heather Webber, which is what I'll be reading. Or if you have another mystery you would prefer to read, that works, too. There are several different garden mystery series available, including the Nina Quinn series by Heather Webber, the China Bayles series by Susan Wittig Albert, Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters, the Abby Knight series by Kate Collins, the Louise Eldridge series by Ann Ripley and probably several others. If you don't see your favorite garden mystery listed here, let me know and we'll get it added to the list. And finally, if you don't want to read the same garden mystery, or any other garden mystery, you can participate by telling us about a real life mystery in your own garden.
See you later, I’m heading out to hoe up the vegetable garden.