Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett by Marta McDowell

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Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett by [Marta McDowell]

Playdownloaded book the 20th of September

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

Sowing Seeds

planted joy on paper

happy ending

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

One thought on “Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett by Marta McDowell

  1. Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett by Marta McDowell
    september 21, 2022 by scriber

    score 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. downloaded book the 20th of September
    2. 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.
    3. Burnett learned the language of the “common folks” (local language) went from riches-rags-back to riches. She also gardens in her imagination.
    4. Trip from the UK to Tennessee (she felt part of nature)
    5. She grew wild grapes to create paper for her writing career.
    6. her husband had a medical practice, this is like a Harry Potter of the day
    7. She loved fashion but also had health issue while traveling across the pond (Paris) and Washington DC.
    8. She also created plays.
    9. She thinks she is lazy P.44
    10. In 1898 she graduated from Harvard P. 48
    11. Chapter 2 Finding the Key p. 47
    12. She moved into Maythan Hall p.52
    13. Gardeners are forward looking
    14. talk of the gardener at Maythan and sun dials (all were included in “the secret garden”)
    15. she like writing in the morning in the rose garden p. 66
    16. married twice, she then got divorced in two years
    17. plant as shown to be life to come!
    18. She liked the book: My Roses and How I Grow Them p. 86
    19. Deadheading flowers work P.87 keep them blooming
    20. The author likes to right in her rose garden p.95
    21. The gardeners liked manure…it was tough to getfarmers wouldn’t sell P. 99
    22. If she didn’t leave the secret garden the book might not have been written P. 101
    23. later was at Misstlethwaite (with Uncle Archibald) it had a locked door in the garden.
    24. She found this abandon garden at Misstlewaite it was “her own” secret garden
    25. You find a place where its harmony is in sync with your spirit P. 120 It (garden) was neglected for 10 years.
    26. make them thrive. Listen. to the plants p.124
    27. there were poppies and roses in the secret garden
    28. The secret garden was like a 2nd chance p. 133 or transformation
    29. blue is peaceful color/cool ln the eye P. 136
    30. It’s not black magic, it’s green magic
    31. The garden can heal the spirit, if not the body P. 141
    32. Chapter 4 Nest Building
    33. Building a house on Long Island. P. 152
    34. secret garden released in 1910 P. 156
    35. Gardening, as for so many things in life, is subject to very personal preferences P. 164
    36. Roses (Red) for Francis P. 167
    37. deadheading tricks plant to keep blooming p. 168 (masters work)
    38. Chapter 5 A new bit of earth
    39. In Bermuda people did nothing to their gardens p.176 only 3 plants were in bloom
    40. the soil was thin, she uses manure to fertilizer P. 176
    41. Francis planted elephant ears
    42. Francis was at Clifton Heights p. 181
    43. Francis wrote children’s books in the morning
    44. Francics was a wonderer (crisscross the Atlantic)
    45. Hawthorne tree is a member of the rose family p. 189
    46. Francis liked garden/tea parties P. 190
    47. A fountain is a focal point
    48. As long as one has a garden one has a future; and as long as one has a future one is alive P.199
    49. Francis had health issues p. 200
    50. Francis gardened for shade and for sun P.201
    51. Flowers go to flower heaven p.203
    52. She had colon cancer p.206
    53. She died at age 74
    54. look for secret garden cookbook
    55. 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.
    56. Talk of the book “My Robin” p.232 key to unlocking the door to the Secret Garden
    57. birds were like people and regarded the author as another Robin p.235
    58. she talks about Robin songs and souls!
    59. The Robin was curiously human p. 243
    60. he also sang to her the first song p. 243
    61. Tweety had to fight a imposture p. 247
    62. she was wondering if the robin will be there after 2-3 months. p. 251
    63. He was then a soul p. 251
    64. The author said good-by to the little robin P. 251-2
    65. The author is happy in the garden P. 256
    66. she has been a gardener since she was 7 years old p. 256
    67. she can’t live without a garden
    68. need personal experience for gardening P. 259
    69. a wonder of the seeds, giving life
    70. you can have a garden if you want one P. 260
    71. two to 4 expert and two passionate gardener people in a million p.264
    72. Francis thrives on color P. 266, Flowers: Francis listed p.275-283
    73. Sowing Seeds, planted joy on paper, gardens create happiness P. 286
    74. what do you want to grow….choose kind words…grow with your life.
    75. completed @ 18:16 on 10/16/2022
    Questions:
    1. was there really an actual secret garden?
    2. What do you think about the Robin? Representing who?
    3. She would cut flowers (grown by her gardeners?)

    Thought:
    I guesss that I don’t understand the purpose of the book (secret garden). As it’s written at the end of the book about planting seeds of kindness and grow joy in your life. So maybe there was never a “locked” garden door…it’s all in her imagination. So I question te gardening tool that she used in her books.

    I truly believe about planting kindness!

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