While on vacation I finished reading, Two Gardeners; A Friendship in Letters, the February selection for the Garden Bloggers Book Club. Quite honestly I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. It was great to have a book that I could read in small doses at work. There are many in depth reviews written by others so I will share just a couple of my thoughts.
It made me think of the blogging community in that most of us will never meet and probably never know each other as well as we'd maybe like to. But I found promise in the fact that Katherine S. White and Elizabeth Lawrence stayed in touch and interested in each other for 20 years. They encouraged each other both in their writing and gardening. I was troubled by the fact that when they finally did meet that the meeting did not seem to live up to expectations. But their letters and friendship did resume.
I did cringe at many of the spring letters, when they told of all the plants that didn't survive the winter. As a beginner I found this very disheartening. On the other hand, they discussed bulbs so much that I can't wait for mine to come up!