There are two ways to deal with the summer heat: either run away from it or embrace it. If you’re one of the tough nuts that can handle this weather, now is a great time to explore the many gardens of New England. A helpful link to find the unknown hidden jewels is by visiting New England.Com’s website at http://www.visitnewengland.com/ and search for gardens. If you decide to venture to one of the many gardens, remember to bring lots of water and sunscreen. Don’t forget the camera, notepad and tape measure to record great ideas.
If you seek air conditioning, here are a couple books worth reading by Michael Pollan. A book about plants and our food chain is The Omnivore's Dilemma and Botany of Desire is man’s relationship to a few plant species. The chapter on apples is classic. For specific gardening books, there is an endless list; some still in print and others only available in your library or a used bookstore.
A great used bookstore worth the scenic drive is the Montague Book Mill in Montague, MA. http://www.montaguebookmill.com/ They have a fairly extensive collection of used gardening books. Don’t forget to stop at the Ladykilligrew Café next door to the book mill. It’s one of my favorite getaways.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb
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