Reading Beverly Nichols' garden books
has become a winter tradition for me.
For those of you who haven't yet stumbled across these treasures,
you're in for a treat.
Part practical knowledge, part philosophy,
and part hysterical humor,
they are in a genre all their own.
Doesn't this map make you want to grab some graph paper
and plan out a new garden?
His books have a way of livening up the soggy, cold winter months,
especially as he had a passion for winter blossoms,
always trying to come up with more to add to his collection.
Personally, I'm perfectly content to take a couple months
off from the garden,
drink a cup or two of tea,
and read about winter flowers instead,
graph paper close at hand.