What is your life story? What is the glue that binds most of the events in your life? For me, it is flower gardening. Maybe it is fate or a calling that guides us to become what we are today. My path ultimately led me to write gardening ebooks, including this unusual memoir. It is an ensemble or repository of extraordinary true stories and fragmented memories of my life in gardening.
Included in this ebook are tales involving my early career of operating a plant nursery, troubles with customers, viewpoints about garden shows and catalogs, my aunt’s wild garden parties, my embarrassing public speaking at garden clubs, why I am not a perfect green-thumb gardener, my Universal Laws of Gardening, why I hate lawn-mowing, grass, and highway mowing crews, how I become the neighborhood pest donating zucchini, why never to wear red to county fairs — and many other unusual stories.
I updated some of these tales from my old nursery blog website, while others are recent additions concerning remembrances, observations, and opinions to help improve the flow of reading. I hate to call these “stories.” It implies I made them up as in the form of fiction. I will call them true reminisces, experiences, events, and remembrances-of-things-past.
Who knew my life in gardening would be so bizarre? You will, after reading this short but entertaining memoir by an ordinary, non-famous person striving to have an extraordinary life associated with flowers.
René Descartes, the famous 17th-century French philosopher, deduced “I think; therefore, I am.” To vandalize his words, “I garden, therefore (I think) I can write about it.” So, here goes nothing – or something – in describing snippets of my life as a former nurseryman, and now regular home gardener.
Here is my condensed, non-fat, low calorie, and gluten-free version of a memoir.
Available in EPUB format by these vendors: Apple iBooks; Barnes & Noble Nook; Rakuten-Kobo; Tolino Distributors. Size of the file is approximately 2.3 MB
Also available in MOBI format for Amazon Kindle products. Size of the file is approximately 2.9 MB
Are you unsure about ordering my ebooks? Did you know you can request your local library to obtain a copy of them? Yes, you can! Most libraries offer a service called OverDrive where they can get ebooks for you to read. You need to request them at your library if they are currently not available. Once available, you can read my ebooks free-of-charge via your library.
Log on to your library’s website, locate the OverDrive link and request my ebooks. You can also ask a librarian to help you acquire them individually or by my name.