i love gardenhistorygirl

Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm always so excited to find a new post from Gardenhistorygirl in my inbox. They don't come around often--it wouldn't be possible as each post is so thorough and well-researched. Some of my favorite posts include Brancusi in the Garden...

For months I was fantasizing about an over-the-top vegetable Versailles after seeing walking stick kale in the Annie's Annuals catalog. I was able to learn a little bit about this Dr. Seuss-like veggie from Google but it was Gardenhistorygirl who came along and really satisfied my thirst for more information with her post The Cabbage that is King: Brassica oleracae longata

In the post Edward Steichen's Garden History I learned that photographer Edward Steichen was also a delphinium fanatic and president of the Delphinium Society of America. Really?! People are interesting...the plot thickens. 

And after I posted a very stingy post about the wonderful lantern slides of gardens taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gardenhistory girl came along and brought the subject into full color with her post. I was so excited to read more AND I was excited to enter into the drawing she hosted for the recently published book on Johnston's work Gardens for a Beautiful America. I entered almost as a dare because I never, ever, win anything. But what can I say, the gods obviously want this gorgeous book sitting on my coffee table for years to come because look what arrived in the mail a short while later...

Thank you Gardenhistorygirl for the giveaway, but especially for your very special blog which satisfies my thirst for esoteric garden tid bits!


  1. Garden History Girl has got it going; I've been enjoying her posts for some time since finding her on Chris Upton's blog, 1003 Gardens (http://1003gardens.blogspot.com/).

    And your prize arrived in sheet music swaddling - an artistic meld of the best kind!

  2. Ooh, 1003 Gardens is new to me. Thank you! And I totally forgot to mention the sheet music swaddling. The funnest thing I've received in the mail in ages!

  3. Where have I been? Thank you for introducing me to what looks to be a great blog that I've totally missed out on! (and congrats on winning the book!)

  4. Oh Loree, I'm so happy I could introduce YOU to something wonderful. You're in for a treat!


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