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Monday, March 23, 2009


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Oh a giveaway. I'm in. I'd love to win Julie Messervy's new book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Pam/Digging (Austin)

I'm going to review this one too, so no need to enter me in the drawing, Linda. I also have her Inward Garden on my bedside table, partly on your recommendation. Can't wait to crack that one.


Gosh would love to win this book! Please count me in - thanks! ~ :)


Pick me, pick me!


I would love this book, thank you. I am designing a friend's backyard and reworking my own.

Lisa at Greeenbow

Ooooo this sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to win it. Thanks for the offering.

The title _The Inward Garden_ intrigues me too. I think my garden gives that feel. At least I would describe it that way. I have had people tell me that my garden feels like an inclosure. I think I like that because it makes me feel eneveloped. When I was a child I always liked to climb into a tree and just sit amonst the leaves looking over the neighborhood and no one knowing where I was, Or slip into the row of the neighbors hydrangea bushes and watch the world go by while I was hidden.

I live on a busy corner so I like that feeling of "not" being here.


Good morning, early birds and good luck to you all!

Martha Zydowsky

This book will help me figure out what to do with my outside space. Thanks for the opportunity!

Deb Manowske

I've purchased many of the garden books that you've recommended and this one looks fabulous as well! I look forward to reading it, won or bought.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter

This looks like a very useful book. If I don't win, I'll have to look for it at the library.


This sounds like a great read, whether I'm lucky enough to win it or not. Thanks!


I could really use some design advice and would love to win a copy of Messervy's book. Thanks for considering me!


Oooh! A chance to win a book? I'm in! My sad excuse for a garden could use all the help it can get. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy (if I don't win it's definitely going on my 'gotta have' list).


Good luck to you all and keep your fingers crossed for the next week!

Sarah O

My internet could be fibbing me, but I don't see my comment attempt from yesterday up above, so I'll leave this one. I saw _Outside the Not So Big House_ in a bookstore the other day, and since I'm a fan of the original, was intrigued. I ended up going with Anna Pavord's _Naming of Names_ instead, though, since it fit my budget better.

Marilyn Kircus

I too would love this book. I live with my daughter and have a collection of over 300 plants in pots waiting for our new house to get built. Soon it will be time to start planing the garden and this would certainly have great ideas.


Sarah — glad that you tried again. Marilyn — 300 plants in pots, yikes!


This sounds like an excellent book and one I'll look to when we get to a house we'll stay in for a while. I'd love to take that test to show you your own aesthetic preference. thanks for a great review and a fun contest. ~Lynn


I recommended Outside the Not so Big House for a master gardener program I presented called "The Literary Garden". I'd love to be chosen to get the Home Outside. Please add me to the raffle.Thanks

Kim (Japan)

I'm really enjoying your blog! I like your teamwork and your great explanations that go well with the photos and diagrams. We're kindred spirits when it comes to planning gardens! Kim


I'm thrilled to have found your blog. We live in Madison and the first year we had our house we heard your keynote talk at the Garden Expo. The work of Gordon Hayward has been very helpful to us. Sounds like I could learn a lot from this book as well.


Lovely , lovely and thought-provoking pictures on Saturday!


Sure, I'd love to win this book!


This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win it!
We're wet and gloomy here this morning, but it's perfect blogging weather :) I hope your weather is brighter there.


Do you post to the UK?!

I always love a freebie, especially one that is readable and garden based!


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