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Just finished reading - what a delightful book!

Lots of life lessons in that book! Loved it!
 
Posts: 10352 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am so disappointed.......our library does not have that book, so checked a library in another county, they don't either. It's not a free download on my kindle and I'm not paying 14 bucks to Amazon for it. Bummer!

I'm glad that you enjoyed the book...I've been searching for it ever since someone first posted the garden pictures on this board.

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Posts: 3201 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Vera I found a used copy on Amazon for $2.00 or maybe Abe books. I always buy the used ones!
 
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Ok, I found the book at Abe books for 3.49....free shipping. Since you use this, I'm assuming this is a safe website and my Visa card number will be protected, right?

I did find a kindle version on Amazon, but they wanted 9.99....not paying that...no freebies or cheapies at all on Amazon. I would have preferred a kindle version.

Thanks again

ve
 
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I'm so glad you liked the book. I still need to get those pics posted. My sister sent them to me but I guess it's a different format because I couldn't post them. I'll have to get my DH to help.
 
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vera ellen.. when using your credit card online, look for the little lock icon at top right. also, the URL at beginning of address bar will say https which tells you the transmission in encrypted. if it says http (without the s) then its not secure.

patty louise.. you make the book sound delightful. now i want to get it.
 
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I'm assuming this is a safe website and my Visa card number will be protected, right?

I have been using Amazon & Abe for at least 5 years & never had a problem.

I have put pencil marks in the margin of mine to mark things I want to remember that she said. I would love to have met her!
 
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I love how she called her husband her "Pearl of great price." Also, when she said "there is only one gardener in a garden." I love that because DH and I have very different ideas about gardening and since I'm the one who has done all of this work, I have to remind him "Mrs. Whaley said......."
 
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oh my, I like the one gardener to a garden saying...and I'm glad that others have spouses with different opinons. We are constantly arguing over my shrubs. He wants them all pruned and up out of the way of the rider when he's mowing.....I keep trying to tell him that shrubs are not single trunk trees. Mind you, he loves my gardens and brags on them, but everytime he mows and has to dodge branches we have this "conversation". HA!

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oh my, I like the one gardener to a garden saying...and I'm glad that others have spouses with different opinons. We are constantly arguing over my shrubs. He wants them all pruned and up out of the way of the rider when he's mowing.....I keep trying to tell him that shrubs are not single trunk trees. Mind you, he loves my gardens and brags on them, but everytime he mows and has to dodge branches we have this "conversation". HA!

ve


Gee, my DH & I have that "conversation" too!! Big Grin I made him happy this past week. I cut back a lot of stuff...so no excuses for not mowing close to things now!


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oh my gosh, I saw that womans pics of garden many years ago. and I loved it. I had it in mind when I planted my front beds, only it evolved too much. I was using yellow and white and then the layers of height. I want to see the book. Imagine a whole book.!!

google reader-http://books.google.com/books?id=olduWmJYCP8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Yes, one gardener to a garden! I will ask DHs opinion sometimes & he says "that's fine". OMG how I hate that answer.

He mows the lawn but I use a push mower around my flower bed at the white fence & I do the weed eating. I don't trust him. He flies on that mower!

"Though there are other ways to finance your gardening, one successful way is to choose carefully whom you marry. A good and generous man is needed, one who knows how to make money and enjoys sharing it....." LOL! Love this woman!

FYI There are no pictures in the book.....I wish there were, but it's still a wonderful little book.
 
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"Though there are other ways to finance your gardening, one successful way is to choose carefully whom you marry. A good and generous man is needed, one who knows how to make money and enjoys sharing it....."

Now, did she have things figured right, or what??? Smile


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i MUST get this book.. it sounds delightful.

i'm the gardener in my family. DH's idea of gardening is to plant concrete and paint it green. no kidding. he would probably do that if i wasn't around.
 
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Seems like an interesting book. Lots of nice pictures too? I found these online.
http://www.google.com/search?q...1112&bih=859#imgrc=_
 
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Jvelo, aren't those pictures great? And it's not a huge garden.

No, there are no pics in the book. Just reading.
 
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DH's idea of gardening is to plant concrete and paint it green. no kidding. he would probably do that if i wasn't around.

LMAO!
 
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