This review is part of the Garden Bloggers' Book Club May postings on Passalong Plants by Steve Bender and Felder Rushing.
Passalong Plants is a book that I savor. I cart it around the house with me as I get caught in activities where I might have a chance to read a few more pages. Nursing my baby? It's always on the table next to me in case she falls asleep and I can read a few entries. Potty training my son? It's on the floor next to his potty so I can read it while encouraging him (do you think I can sound sincere AND read at the same time?)
Steve Bender and Felder Rushing have done a beautiful job of putting together a book that feels like a wonderful Italian meal unfolding over an entire afternoon. Just enough of each "dish" to make you crave more and then move on to the next course. I have pages dog-eared to look up more information on the internet when I am done. And I know I'll have a long list to try and order (alas, no little old ladies on my street are giving me these beauties)
I just came back from a weekend in Jackson, Mississippi where Felder Rushing is from, and I must confess, I considered stalking him to get a view of his garden. Funny enough, my brother who lives there listens to his radio show, co-hosted by "Dr. Dirt", and my brother isn't even a gardener. Have you seen his web site? He looks nothing like what I expected him to be when I read the book, but everything I would want him to be to create fabulous gardens with his Passalong Plants.