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Good morning Persona Paper this Friday, August 18, 2017

Hello and good morning my friends at Personapaper.

I am trying to do some catch-up reading from a good book about gardening. It is one I recommend to you from Better Homes & Gardens: Here is a link to this book:

https://books.google.com/books/about /Better_Homes_and_Gardens_Complete_Guide.html?id=NJEGAAAACAAJ&source =kp_cover

This book is available in softback for about 6 dollars but if you go to Amazon you might be able to get a copy in hardback from 1979, for only 1.99:

https://www.amazon.com/Better-Homes-Gardens-Complete-Gardening/dp/0696025566

My wife bought this book at a used book department in a thrift store. You can find many really good books in thrift stores. And you can also find many good books at your local library's annual used book sales. I think most public libraries sponsor a Friends of the Library.

We are friends of the Grand Prairie Library in Grand Prairie, TX. where they hold a Fall and Spring used book sale and my wife and I often go there to pick up many excellent books and magazines on many subjects.

But this particular book I am reading is full of beautiful home landscape pictures and ideas for planting gardens and trellises, stone patios and just chock full of ideas.

https://pixabay.com/en/plants-flowers-landscape-summer-2156451/

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Comments

MegL wrote on August 19, 2017, 4:21 AM

I love books too. The garden pictures will, no doubt be lovely, but do you ever try to recreate them in your own yard?

lookatdesktop wrote on August 19, 2017, 10:08 AM

When I have money to do so I enjoy making perimeter garden areas and half walls for my patio and planting new flowers and veggies just to see what might come up. It's all good. I get many ideas from this book in particular and started reading it an hour each morning upon awakening ti spend time with my wife as she has her breakfast and I have my cup of hot coffee. This book sold for one dollar at Amazon and was 2 dollars at a local thrift store. I value books more than any other thing as they were built to last years and have much good information. If you get a chance to look at any of the Better Homes & Gardens books you will also really enjoy them if nothing but for looking at the beautiful pictures.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 19, 2017, 10:12 AM

First and more important is the information on soil preparation, depth of soil, drainage, PH levels, approximate location of certain trees, shrubs and land covers. The many details about the types of insects that attack them and what regions these plants are most viable and other information about proper juxtapositioning of plants and proper fertilization techniques as well as planning ahead for future growth of shrubs, trees and perinials. The knowledge within these pages is better derived by just taking 30 minutes each day to study the details. It will take months for me to get the full advantage of all the important information about what goes into the subject of this one particular book. It's just amazing. I like it a lot.

cmoneyspinner wrote on August 22, 2017, 9:40 AM

Any friend of libraries and gardens is a friend of mine! Don't you just love those library book sales? Haven't been to a library in ages. Where we live is not convenient. I miss it. These days, my library is the Internet. It's a satisfactory substitute. But it's just not the same as a good old-fashioned library.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 24, 2017, 10:23 PM

I will always prefer the library the books, the lofty high ceilings, people reading books and looking for things online. It lets me know that people are still out there, learning and becoming more educated. Doing research and such. It's all good. It's too bad that you are not close to one, but very nice to know you have the internet to read things just the same. I also use the internet to order videos and library books and audio books from the library system. I am still reading from my garden book. It may take a long time to get the most out of it but I am doing my best to spend at least an hour or more a day reading from it. Then I will go find another gardening book and read more. I seem to have found a very good source of good information that will help with my future gardens.

Last Edited: August 24, 2017, 10:26 PM