It’s no secret I like to hit a thrift store, garage sale, rummage sale or junk shop on the weekends. One of the things I’m constantly on the look out for is vintage gardening books. Today I found a few- and one is QUITE naughty..
1. Making Things Grow by Thalassa Cruso 1972 I bought this because of her name and her pearls. The book has barely been cracked open before.It might stay that way.
2. Trees for American Gardens by Donald Wyman 1971 I love the color blocking on the dust jacket of this book- Also the hardiness zone inside the cover that shows Chicago as a solid zone 4 when it’s now its practically a 6.
3. JACKPOT! The Sex Life of Plants by Alec Bristow 1978 A little something for Valentine’s Day- I grabbed it off the shelf for the pure kitsch of it and didn’t even crack it open until I got home. When I saw the title page, I exclaimed "WHOA!" loud enough for the neighbors to be curious as to what I saw. Suffice it to say, it’s a bit spicy for general consumption so I’ll put it up in my Facebook page. Brace yourselves.