The Green Garden Ellen Sousa 2011

The temperature has finally climbed above 32 degrees and the three feet of snow cover at our Vermont house is beginning to shrink, so it’s time to start to think about the gardens and read some new garden books.  I chose this one because the author is scheduled to speak at the New England Wild Flower Society in the fall and bought it sight unseen—-not a good idea.  While there are many lovely photos, the book is too elementary and mundane to become a favorite.  Despite its focus on New England, it can’t hold a candle to the Eck/Winterrowd books or Bill Noble’s book of last year.  Nonetheless, it was good to get the garden thoughts flowing and I did emerge with some notes about additions and changes for this upcoming season.