Gardening in fiction and real life

This time of year in the southern U.S., weather is a mixed bag. We could get cool and rainy, warm with tornado and severe thunderstorms, or we could skip springlike temps and go straight to summer hot. This year we’ve gotten all of the above. One day it’s cool and rainy, then a severe thunderstorm moves through leaving higher temps and humidity.

Luckily, we got several days of really warm Spring temps and sunshine, so I was able to plant flowers, herbs and tomatoes to my heart’s content. Three days, seven in-ground plants and some 32 pots later, I was able to clear the potting soil and tools away.

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200Perhaps it was my current WIP that put me in such a gardening mood. In His Small Town Princess (Book 3 of the Sweetwater Springs series), Cass opens a new business. Bing Gardens has three large greenhouses because she does things in a big way. No halfway measures when it comes to love either. Cass jumps into a relationship with a single dad (widower) before she realizes the impact her presence will have on their family dynamic.

Learn more about J.T. and Cass’s story here. See some of


my gardening handiwork below.

About Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of "Sizzling romance with heart and humor." She almost always has a glass of sweet tea within arm's reach.
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