Now, we welcome the always awesome Shirley Jump to talk to us about this fantastic time of year and then give us a little info on her newest book, Driving Mr. Wrong Home, part of the equally awesome Billionaire Matchmaker series.
WANTED: GREEN THUMB
I don’t have a green thumb. I don’t have anything even resembling a green thumb, because I get too distracted by the busy-ness of life and forget to water my plants or bring them in on a frosty night, or trim the dead leaves.
I love having plants—real ones—in my house. Love having fresh herbs I can just snip off a pot and add to a dish when the whim strikes me. Anyone who reads my blog knows I love to cook (even if being on a diet these past few months has kind of limited my cooking). And so having fresh herbs and greenery in my house is something I’m always trying to achieve.
I’m on my third set of herbs, and so far, of the six pots I planted, three are doing fabulous, one is holding its own and two are just…lost causes. Though I keep watering them and hoping because I’m nothing if not determined to succeed.
I heard there was a great new book out about container gardening (though I didn’t keep the newspaper article that mentioned the title). I’m at Barnes and Noble tonight, so I think I’ll look for it. Granted, I already own the Crockett’s Victory Garden books and loads of others guaranteed, they say, to give me great results with everything I plant.
Not so much so far.
But I’m an optimist, and that means I keep beating my head against the same dirt wall, LOL. And getting the same results. (yes, I realize that’s also the definition of insanity!). I kicked around the idea of an outdoors garden this year, but I travel nearly all of the month of July, and as soon as I leave the driveway, I know the weeds start calling to each other: hey, she’s gone. Come on, let’s stage that tomato coup.
Invariably, when I get home, the tomatoes are waving a white flag and the weeds are standing tall and victorious. Sigh. It’s not for lack of trying, though.
What kind of luck do you have with gardening? Any tips/techniques/books you can recommend? What about indestructible houseplants (the only one that has survived my neglectful care is my pothos). Or should I just go straight to silk and skip the real deal? (Probably wouldn’t work so well with the herbs, LOL).
Are you planting a garden this year? Or do you have a great indoor garden? Share! And share your gardening disasters so I feel better, LOL.
Driving Mr. Wrong Home
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Shirley Jump
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
EBook: 59 pages
Release Date: March 7, 2014
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Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams?
When a handsome man from Gabby’s past agrees to a cross-country road trip, her master plan to re-launch her art career quickly morphs into an unexpected, romantic reunion.
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Barbara Wallace Guest blogging at Becky on Books…and Quilts
Driving Mr. Wrong Home Reviewed at In the Pages of a Good Book
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Love Unleashed Reviewed at In the Pages of a Good Book
Love Unleashed Featured at Manga Maniac Cafe
Shirley Jump Guest blogging at Becky on Books..and Quilts
The Sheriff’s Secret Reviewed at Rambling of a Book Lunatic
Shirley Jump Guest blogging at Romantic Reads and Such
The Sheriff’s Secret Featured at Book Liason
Love Unleashed Reviewed at Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
The Sheriff’s Secret Reviewed at In the Pages of a Good Book
Susan Meier Guest blogging at Becky on Books…and Quilts
Susan Meier Guest blogging at Romantic Reads and Such
Love in the Shadows Reviewed at Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
Jackie Braun Guest blogging at Becky on Books…and Quilts
Jackie Braun Guest blogging at Romantic Reads and Such
Love in the Shadows Featured at Manga Maniac Cafe
Shirley Jump Interviewed at Manga Maniac Cafe
Love in the Shadows Reviewed at In the Pages of a Good Book
Love in the Shadows Reviewed at She Hearts Books
Barbara Wallace Guest blogging at Romantic Reads and Such
Love in the Shadows Reviewed at A Little Bit of R&R