Friday, February 17, 2012

Garden Books and Botanicals

It's late afternoon on Friday, and we're settling in for easy company this weekend. I'm feeling all gardeny and botanical. Like perusing pretty books and a few magazines.

The blooming action always starts late around here due to our low moisture. Good thing I have a few flowering prints to pore over at my leisure.

On a whim I picked up a new book on gardening. I can't tell you a thing about it yet. I have to explore it a bit first.

But I'm in that garden room mode where you want the chintz covered cushions, the potted palms, and the conservatory table loaded down with gorgeous volumes, whether you're actually going to get all that or not.

It doesn't matter anyway. Because all we really need is the dream time. A good dinner out, and fine company, and a long weekend ahead to take it all in. . . .

Have a great weekend!


P.S. Word verification has gotten C R A Z Y !!! It's very, very hard to read now, and to figure out, when all we want to do is leave a nice comment. Please go into your comment settings menu and turn it off so everyone can comment back to you! Thanks SO MUCH!

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  1. Your books are beautiful and so is your post!

  2. Hello Jacqueline,
    I just found you and what a blessing!
    This is such a beautiful post...I love olde books and especially those on gardening and flowers....the illustrations are lovely.
    Enjoy your friends and have a wonderful weekend...spring is not too far off!:)
    ♥ Jil

  3. Lovely books, Jacqueline! I always enjoy my visit here and thank you for stopping by my wee place in blogland. Have a delightful Pink Saturday weekend, my friend.


  4. Such lovely photos. I'm ready for spring!

  5. Pretty photos as always. I am a sucker for botanicals. I just got my new issue of Victoria yesterday and I was not thrilled with it. I have stacks of old ones I read over and over but it seems like the new issues don't have the same classy timeless look the old ones do (and like your photos do). Maybe it's just me. Have a nice weekend.

  6. Oh my Gosh, that pink chintz fabric makes me swoon... beautiful photos, as usual, and i'm with you on the word verification, i was just trying to read one, going what in the HECK does that say???!!


  7. Blooming season is late here too...due to, well COLD, SNOW up until end of May it seems (still get a few flurries believe it or not)
    We have a green house that we enjoy putting things in. We bought a little bistro set so we could go sit out there, and play cards, listen to music, and look at our plants. As I have NONE in the yard.
    I love old books. They hold so much personality and charm I think..

    AND...that word verification has me about PULLING MY HAIR OUT. I can't even make out the letters, and sometimes I have to try 3 times, before it accepts it.
    That is crap.

  8. It is so vintage and soft Would like to see your home. Laura

  9. Such a dreamy magical spin such visuals - of those conservatories and gardens in only my deepest dreams....and WHAM! You are SO RIGHT about those viscious word verification. There must have been 4 or 5 last night I just gave up on after a 3rd attempt.

    No thank you, and I had nice comments, too, such a shame.

    OK...........back to that dreamy place..........have a great weekend.


  10. Hi J,
    Yes!! yes, yes!!
    Spring is on the brain!
    I am ready!! Your lovely post is like a breath of sunshine, which we are so lacking! Love those birdie graphics! Tweet Tweet!

  11. Sounds like my sort of weekend,lovely books and a cosy place to read them.

    Everyone is talking about the awful word verification thing. I can't work out how to get into the old blogger to turn it off.
    x jeanetteann

  12. The illustrations are beautiful. Please drop by my blog to pick up an award to thank you for your beautiful blog. Have a lovely weekend, Deb

  13. You always post lovely photos but these are extradinary ~ beautiful.

    I have read the book Founding Gardners and it is great; you will really enjoy it.

    Yes! the word verification thing is has become a battle to leave a comment on blogs that still use it.

  14. beautiful the prints. anything botanical, I love.

  15. I Loved the post Jacqueline. Everything is so pretty. Thanks again for sharing.

  16. Lovely photos.I am ready for garden weather too.I hate that word verification too.I am going to check to see if I have that feature.I am going to turn it off if I do.

  17. Happy Pink Saturday Jacqueline Sweetie...
    Oh what a beautiful share today. I love seeing you vignettes. How beautiful. I love the share of the books along with the magnifying glass. Just perfect for that closer look. Could anyone resist not picking it up?

    Love birds, they are so romantic. Your photos are exquisite. Thank you for sharing with me.

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  18. a delicadeza de suas imagens me semana linda!

  19. Jacqueline,
    Beautiful post! If one has NOT be anxious for Spring...they definitely would be after viewing this inspirational post!
    P. S. I just tried to leave a comment on a fellow bloggers post. Couldn't read the word, so I hit the volume button...can't hear either...I'm doomed. Deaf and blind...but still able to keyboard! Ha!

  20. Such lovely inspiration. I trust you're having a wonderful weekend with your friends.
    Mary Alice

  21. It is so ugly here lately that a beautiful garden magazine or book would certainly be a pick me up! The brown grass with no snow just doesn't do it!

  22. What a lovely post, The Country dairy of An Edwardian Lady is a favourite of mine.
    I hope you are keeping well, still reading your posts in my reader but apologies for not calling by to comment very often, time just seems to get swallowed up by real life!

  23. You have the most beautiful, lovely things. It must be a delight to live in your home surrounded by such beauty and calming loveliness.

  24. February and Gardening books.. they do seem to go together don't they? Only 29 more days until Spring!

  25. Your photos are lovely and your post so inspirational. Even though it has been a fairly mild winter I think we all have spring on our minds. Yes, books and magazines help until we can actually participate in the spring season.
    Thank you for mentioning about word verification because it drives me crazy too. It is truly frustrating.
    Have a wonderful week.

  26. The books look so great. I'm always looking through my gardening books, magazines, and on-line catalogs. I want to start planting and growing things again.

    We already have a few daffodils blooming.:) Beautiful blog.

    I've found that word verification to be extremely annoying lately-just because it is so hard to read. I understand the need for it but I just can't see it the words.

  27. What beautiful vignettes and the books you shared with us are so charming!


  28. What lovely books you have, I specially love the birds.
    I do not garden but do enjoy the beauty, and all the hard work of others (two of my dear friends are gardeners).
    Thanks for sharing.


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