Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Greetings

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since my last post! Time flies when you’re having fun . . . or just plain busy.

On the fun front, we celebrated our daughter’s birthday last week---my “baby” just turned 25 years old! We’ve also been to several holiday gatherings and special get-togethers with friends; always fun no matter what time of year it is! In fact, the planter/bowl featured in this photo was purchased at Urban Roots last week during their holiday open house. Last, my DH and I are planning a two week road trip to California. Our vacation will include visits with family in northern California and Lake Tahoe, as well as a tour through Death Valley (never been, can’t wait!).

The busy has been fun, too. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working on the proof of my book, Plant Smart! Six Steps to Choosing Perfect Plants. The art director and I are working together, back and forth; to create an attractive, readable format that complements the book’s content. I can’t wait for you to see it! Keeping up with my volunteer obligations and preparing for several lectures in January have also kept me glued to the keyboard.

Watching the weather out my office window has been the extent of my garden activities of late. I hope to return in the New Year with lots of photos of beautiful places and gardens from my winter travels to share with you.

In the meantime, if anyone has a favorite independent garden center or book store that they could refer me to for possible book sales, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you to all of my readers and best wishes for warm and happy holidays!


Allison said...

Can't wait for you to get here! It's green (must be winter) but quite chilly here in NOHUM - even a dusting of snow in the foothills, but not at the beach! Carry chains!

erin said...

chilly.. not -18 F....
were hoping to hit 30 this week.

you just keep enjoying your chilly. ;)
and your crab season, and your beautiful beaches...

Aiyana said...

Have a great trip and a wonderful holiday. We have no independent book stores in my area--dominated by Barnes & Noble and Borders. Hope they will carry your book--or, Amazon anyway.

Lee said...

Collected works bookstore in Santa Fe has a great regional garden and landscape section.


Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Lee, thanks for your tip on Collected Works!

Aiyana, my book will be avialable directly from the publisher at If you haven't seen their book catalog before, you might want to check it out!

Thanks to you both for your input...Jocelyn