If the summer doldrums have you in dis mood again, and all you want to do is huddle in the coolest corner of the house with a good book, then search no more! Frances at Fairegarden mentioned on Plurk recently that she was reading Radical Prunings by Bonnie Thomas Abbott. Nothing would do for her fellow garden bloggers than to race over to Amazon and find it for themselves, me included. It's by turns hilarious and poignant and I believe most gardeners will find it a delightful read. Mertensia Corydalis is a most memorable character and the supporting players in her story are quite a motley crew. I hope it will lift your spirits and make you smile and nod in agreement with the redoubtable Mertensia, as it did me. I just might read it again this afternoon!