Friday, February 20, 2009 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: Gardening

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

For those of you that don't know I have three lovely gardens and I've started them again this week. I pulled the weeds from all three and covered the vegetable and herb gardens. I'll be planting those in a couple weeks. One of my chives plants came back and my strawberries are still going strong. I didn't have any herbs other than basil last year, that garden was just flowers, but I want to do more herbs so I'll be experimenting this year. My rose bushes look just awful! I'm learning more about those as I go too. I've pruned them and they've already got some new growth (so early!) so hopefully I can be a better rose mom. I found a bunch of wild onions in the rose garden. I stopped pulling them and am going to let them grow. I've heard they have beautiful flowers.

So, the reason I'm telling all this on the Friday 56 is that my closest book was Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening. It inspired me to share! Unfortunately, it ruined my theory of every page having something to do with the theme of the book (ironic for a book on gardening!). This one has nothing on pages 56 and 57 because they are chapter dividers! So this from page 58. Here ya go:

Wise landscapers buy quality trees, then care for them regularly. You have, at tree-planting time, control over the generations to come.


Ruthanne said...

"The Captain was used to giving orders and he always talked to people like this."

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Kristi said...

I heard a bird singing this morning - which seems odd as we are supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow tonight! But it made me think of spring! My find is here:

Anonymous said...

"President Zach Herney, even after three and a half years in the White House, seldom felt at home here among the maze of chandeliers, antiques, and armed Marines." from Deception Point by Dan Brown

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Love your blog :)

Tonya said...

Stacy, thanks!
I read this and it was really good!