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Book Sale optionsVolume 4, Issue 2
Garden Lovers' Book Sale April 7 and 8
Save the date--and donate

Everyone's looking forward to the Miller Library's twelfth annual Garden Lovers' Book Sale, set for April 7 and 8, 2017. As usual, the two-day sale features a ticketed Friday night party and a public sale Saturday from 9 to 3.

You can help by donating your new or gently-used gardening, landscape, and ecology books this month, giving us plenty of time to sort and price them. Drop off books Monday through Saturday at the Miller Library. For more information about making a book donation, contact the Library at 206-543-0415 or hortlib@uw.edu.

Anna Klauder poppy photo Through the Eye of a Weaver
Photography by Anna Klauder
in the Miller Library through February 27

Weaver and iPhone photographer Anna Klauder shares images from her garden celebrating the light, texture, and color that inspire her. With her iPhone, and not focused on photo settings and camera gear, Anna is free to capture life as she finds it--in all its natural splendor. The exhibit includes a selection of her weavings, which also reflect her appreciation of the interplay of texture, pattern, and color.

The artist invites you to an opening reception Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 7 pm.

Snowdrop by Gail HarlandSnowdrop by Gail Harland
reviewed by Brian Thompson

A few months ago, when I was considering potential books for the Miller Library, my first reaction to Snowdrop by Gail Harland was, “Oh no, we don’t need another book on snowdrops!”

I was wrong. This is an excellent addition to the library and is quite different from our several other titles on the genus Galanthus. It is part of the Reaktion Books Botanical series of books (we have many in the series) which are uniform in their ability to bring a fresh prospective to many garden subjects already well recounted by others.

These other authors provide extensive descriptions of the hundreds of snowdrop varieties that eager galanthophiles will snap up, while this book is more interested in the passion that drives such collectors. It is also a wonderful history of the role these early spring flowers have played in culture, including art, literature, and music.

For example, do you remember the white kitten in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There? Yes, that was Snowdrop, who later became the White Queen. Did you know that earliest English translations of Schneewittchen by the Brothers Grimm was Snow-Drop? It was only after the Walt Disney animation of the same story that we came to know the heroine as Snow White.

For these stories and many others, this is a delightful book to read especially during these late, cold days of winter. Moreover, if you hurry, you can check out Snowdrop while its eponymous flower is still in bloom in your garden!

New to the Library
Islamic gardens and landscapesThe long, long life of treesBorn to be WildChinook & Chanterelle: poemsThe art of the Islamic garden / Emma Clark.Hugh Johnson in the garden : the best garden diary in our tiGardening with foliage first : 127 dazzling combinations thaMary McMurtrie's country garden flowers / Timothy Clark.Lessons from great gardeners : forty gardening icons and wha
Roberto Burle Marx : Brazilian modernist (2016)DeepestRootsLandscapes of exclusion : state parks and Jim Crow in the AmA Bay Area guide to orchids and their cultureThe botanical treasury : celebrating 40 of the world's mostA little bit of dirt : 55+ science and art activities to recLandskipping : painters, ploughmen and places / Anna Pavord.Should trees have standing? : law, morality, and the environA nest is noisyA garden for life: Mary Greig & the Royston rhododendronDiana's White House garden / Elisa Carbone ; illustrated byDu Iz Tak?Stories from the Leopold shack : Sand County revisited / EstDig in! / words by Cindy Jenson-Elliott ; dirt by Mary PeterThe botanical wall chart : art from the golden age of scientBirds of the Pacific Northwest : a photographic guide / Tom

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