You may recall that I visited the New York Botanical Garden a few weeks back (I wrote about my disappointment at not finding any real carved pumpkins in the garden and the splendid fall foliage we did find). One of the things about my visit that was far from disappointing was our stop into the NYBG Shop In the Garden. Housed in a glass-walled structure, the shop is part garden store, part library and part gift shop.
For me, the collection of books was the highlight of the shop's offerings: There are hundreds of gardening and garden-related books, including beautiful coffee table tomes, cookbooks, serious academic texts and all manner of how-to manuals for gardeners.
I was delighted when the NYBG's online editor contacted me about participating in their "Favorite Things" campaign for the holiday shopping season. At their request, I sifted through the wares in their online shop and selected my "favorite things." To see what I picked, take a peek at the post on the Garden's Plant Talk blog. Plus, take a gander at these photos of the shop all dressed up for the holidays -- it's so pretty, right? I'm honored to be included in the New York Botanical Garden's holiday cheer!