Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A Book Review, of Sorts: Dig, Plant, #?%\&... A Gardener's Soap Opera
I'm not loathe to gardening in the rain; in fact, it's one of my favorite times to plant and weed.
Unfortunately for my garden, however, I've been bitten by the soap opera bug.
The first soap opera truly dedicated to gardeners is being written by none other than Noel Kingsbury. Dr. Kingsbury is an internationally renowned garden designer and author.
I first came to know him as one of the fabulous regular contributors at Gardening Gone Wild. Although he has some twenty books to his publishing credit, it's his latest venture that has me chomping at the bit for more.
Dig, Plant, Bitch is a soap opera dedicated to those of us who live to dig and plant in the dirt and then --- well, you know, complain about it all the while loving it.
The only thing televised soap operas have on the Kindle version are pictures (which wouldn't help me much with my oldie but goodie non-Fire Kindle, which no, I have no plans to trade up). Dig, Plant.... etc. has all the "staying power" of a true soap: characters that gardeners the world over can identify with, intrigue, tantalizing conflicts, and cliff hanging endings to each installment. Best of all, you can tune in whenever you want and there are no commercial interruptions at critical times in the plot.
Luckily for me, I shan't be bored. I'm anxious to "dig into", Fran Sorin's Digging Deep, another recent book purchase which I'll get to just as soon as I finish Georgette Heyer's, An Infamous Army, this month's Almack's group reading choice.