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Tuesday, March 29, 2016


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I did a little more research on Holker Hall and found it is only a few miles from where I grew up. We may just pay a visit when we are over this summer. Thanks for the introduction.

Lisa at Greenbow

They both sound interesting.

Linda from Each Little World

Jenny — ​The book is heavy on plants and I would have liked a bit more about the nuts and bolts of running such an estate. Really looks more like a corporation as far as I can tell. Holker has a quarry on site which has been a big boon financially and they also have a race course which I believe is also on site. So they have more financial resources than many big houses. I also really would have liked to know more about why he picked his daughter and what that means, how he's handing the reins over etc. I will look forward to your future visit. It is always much more interesting to see what hands-on gardeners have to say when they visit such places!

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

I always love your book recommendations. On a completely different topic, did you know Jim Baughman from UW at all? I'm so sad that he died over the weekend, as did Jim Harrison. Two Jims who couldn't have been more different from one another and who profoundly affected my life (one, obviously, more directly than the other).

Linda from Each Little World

Erin — ​I did not know Jim B. but saw lots of remembrances of him among my FB friends. I never took any journalism classes at UW. As for the other Jim, I saw the film version of Legends of the Fall but have never read any of his books. I read his obit in the NYTimes and could not decide if I would like his books or not. Have you read any?

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