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Is this a gateway drug for gardening (Juvenile fiction). This book looks at the 3 gardens of Burnett. Let’s find the KEY! the locked door.
Burnett learned the language of the “common folks” (local language) went from riches-rags-back to riches. She also gardens in her imagination.
Trip from the UK to Tennessee (she felt part of nature)
She grew wild rape to create paper for her writing career.
her husband had a medical practice
this is like a Harry Potter of the day
She loved fashion but also had health issue while traveling across the pond (Paris) and Washington DC.
She also created plays.
She thinks she is lazy P.44
In 1898 she graduated from Harvard P. 48
Chapter 2 Finding the Key p. 47
She moved into Maythan Hall p.52
Gardeners are forward looking
talk of the gardener at Maythan and sun dials (all were included in “the secret garden”)
she like writting with pen and paper
she like writing in the morning in the rose garden p. 66
married twice, she then got divorced in two years
plant as shown to be life to come!
She liked the book: My Roses and How I Grow Them p. 86
she like vicar (first aid)
Deadheading flowers work P.87 keep them blooming
The author likes to right in her rose garden p.95
The gardeners liked manure…it was tough to get…farmers wouldn’t sell P. 99
Was at Maythan Hall.
If she didn’t leave the secret garden might not have been written P. 101
lather was at Misstlethwaite (with Uncle Archibald) it had a locked door in the garden..
She found this abandon garden at Misstlewaite it was “her own” secret garden
You find a place where its harmony is in sync with your spirit P. 120 It was neglected for 10 years.
make them thrive. Listen. to the plants p.124
there were poppies and roses in the secret garden
The secret garden was like a 2nd chance p. 133 or transformation
the secret garden was in “rough” chape
blue is peaceful color/cool ln the eye P. 136
It’s not black magic, it’s green magic
The garden can heal the spirit, if not the body P. 141
Chapter 4 Nest Building
Building a house on Long Island. P. 152
secret garden released in 1910 P. 156
Gardening, as for so many things in life, is subject to very personal preferences P. 164
Roses (Red) for Francis P. 167
deadheading tricks plant to keep blooming p. 168 (masters work)
Chapter 5 A new bit of earth
In Bermuda people did nothing to their gardens p.176 only 3 plants were in bloom
the soil was thin, she uses manure to fertilizer P. 176
Bermuda has no frost p. 178
Francis planted elephant ears
Francis was at Clifton Heights p. 181
Francis wrote children’s books in the morning
Francics was a wonderer (crisscross the Atlantic)
Hawthorne tree is a member of the rose family p. 189
Francis liked garden parties P. 190
A fountain is a focal point
talk of tea parties
As long as one has a garden one has a future; and as long as one has a future one is alive P.199
Francis had health issues p. 200
Francis gardened for shade and for sun P.201
flower go to flower heaven p.203
She had colon cancer p.206
She died at age 74
look for secret garden cookbook
Ha-Ha means its in old English gardens, talk of livestock and the ha-ha produces a boundary between the lawn (garden) and animals. p. 225 shows no visual obstacle.
Talk of the book “My Robin” p.232 key to unlocking the door to the Secret Garden
Be tender with little robins
birds were like people and regarded the author as another Robin p.235
she talks about Robin songs and souls!
She was talking to a robin p. 240
The Robin was curiously human p. 243
he also sang to her the first song p. 243
Tweety had to fight a disposture p. 247
she was wondering if the robin will be there after 2-3 months. p. 251
He was then a soul p. 251
The author said good-by to the little robin P. 251-2
The author is happy in the garden P. 256
she has been a gardener since she was 7 years old p. 256
she can’t live without a garden
need personal experience for gardening P. 259
a wonder of the seeds, giving life
you can have a garden if you want one P. 260
two to 4 expert and two passionate gardener people in a million p.264
Francis thrives on color P. 266
Her Flowers: Francis listed p.275-283
planted joy on paper
are you going to plant kindness? P.286
happiness the garden creates P. 286
what do you want to grow….choose kind words…grow with your life.
completed @ 18:16 on 10/16/2022