What I watched: Gardners’ World with Monty Don. (We get it on britbox.) It is a slow moving, garden-centric half-hour of gardening, horticultural events, and oddities. Of note, his garden covers two acres. The first show we watched featured Monty endlessly pruning a rosebush, a visit to the Royal Horticultural Society show, and the home of an eccentric woman with only potted plants, from tiny succulents to large trees – over 1,250 pots, and she is said to be “potty about pots”. Monty’s voice is smooth and mellow, and for me the show is akin to gardening version of hygge. Monty is now an industry until himself, à la Martha Stewart, with myriad television shows, books, and live appearances.
What I read: The first installment of DeadSplinter’s very own, groundbreaking (ahem) new weekly feature on gardening, Dirty Business. Helmed by @ButcherBakerToiletryMaker, with cameos by @LoveShaq, it will run each Saturday at 1:00 PM ET. He inspired me to order a seed catalogue, and to yearn for warmer weather. Do catch up on last week’s installment, then hang around here for the new one!
I also researched color and shapes for the best flow of chi in the backyard, pulling from my library of books on Feng Shui, specifically the ones for gardens (when I purchased this one it was inexpensive and in paperback.)
What I listened to this week:
R.E.M. – Gardening At Night
Van Morrison – In The Garden
Tend My Garden/Garden Gate – James Gang
So, dearest DeadSplinterites, everybody all right? Are you ready to get your hands dirty? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Please do let us know what is up with you!