Julie bawden-Davis, Parade magazine, Feb. Is it possible to be utterly charming and wickedly funny at the same time? Yes, and avid gardeners will find themselves nodding along and laughing out loud as they turn the pages, recognizing their own quirks reflected back to them in Michel's words. There's take-home wisdom for gardeners new and experienced between the pages.
2018“pull up a chair, and prepare to be thoroughly entertained…” - mary ann newcomer, in the main, a little book to tuck away by a comfortable chair and pull out when you need a break, Spring 2018“This is, Country Gardens, get a nice drink, a laugh and a bit of gardening time. Julie jensen, Northern Gardener, Nov/Dec.
Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life #ad - Winner of the 2018 gold medal of achievement for best overall book from gardencomm: garden communicators international*Carol Michel, searching for elusive "rare in cultivation" plants, narrowly avoiding tussles in the garden center, has penned a delightful book of gardening stories recounting her years speed weeding, formally evicting drought from her garden, experiencing the magic of a clover lawn, author of the award-winning blog May Dreams Gardens, scolding plants for their poor manners, and offering advice for those new to gardening.
A how-to book that teaches the love of gardening. 2018“…it’s also sure to bring your gardener giftee lots of smiles and thoughts of, I’m not the only one!” - George Weigel, “So, pennlive.
Homegrown and Handpicked: A Year in a Gardening LifeGardenangelist Books #ad - Awarded second place—nonfiction books for adults—humor by the woman's press club of indiana, ” “thanksgiving conversation starters for gardeners, ” “The Gardener’s Handshake, 2019 Communications Contest“Professionally dirty clothes, ” “The MulchMobile, ” and “Going Steady with a Grower” are just a few of the delightful subjects covered in Homegrown and Handpicked: A Year in a Gardening Life.
Read it to discover if you have an eccentric gardener in your neighborhood or to see if, gasp, you are the eccentric gardener in your neighborhood. The sequel to the popular essay book, and other important fundamentals, distance, time, Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life, which taught us about gardening math, Homegrown and Handpicked is a journey through the seasons, with just as many laugh-out-loud, hey-that’s-me stories as the first book.
Homegrown and Handpicked: A Year in a Gardening Life #ad - Read to remember why you love gardening, weeds, despite the bugs, and keep returning to your garden again and again, and marauding garden fairies running off with your tools. A wonderful follow up to carol michel's first book of gardening humor! Filled with vignettes, letters, gardening tips, advice, and more; this little collection is pure fun.
Just as with here first collection, this book inspires the reader to get out there and start gardening, right this second! It's cute and inspiring; and reading it at this time of year spring makes me want to do even more in my yard. I can't wait to get my hand on the third book in this trilogy, if anything like the first two it's going to be amazing :” - Erin Cataldi, Librarian.
The Christmas Cottontail: A Story for Gardeners of All AgesGardenangelist Books #ad - The story of the christmas cottontail who rides along with santa on his Christmas Eve journey, aunts, rewarding good gardeners everywhere! A joy to read for both children and their gardening parents, grandparents, and uncles! Make it a holiday tradition to read The Christmas Cottontail and then look for flowers the next spring.
Awarded first place in the 2019 communications Contest for Children's Books - Fiction by the Women's Press Club of Indiana. Awarded third place in the 2019 communications Contest for Children's Books - Fiction by the National Federation of Press Women.
The Garden in Every Sense and SeasonTimber Press #ad - But what about the joy a garden can provide? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season, Tovah Martin explores the sensory delights in her own garden in 100 evocative essays. Packed with lush color photographs, The Garden in Every Sense and Season will help you grow a bounty of gratitude in your own home garden.
Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses. Gardenista so much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores—the weeding, planting, and pruning. Martin shares sage garden advice, savor, offers intimate reflections on her own garden, and urges us to inhale, and become more attuned to our gardens.
The Grumpy Gardener: An A to Z Guide from the Galaxy's Most Irritable Green ThumbSouthern Living #ad - Definitive gardening advice - along with a story or two - for the novice or expert from one of the nation's most-trusted, and Grumpy, sources. Finally, trees and more, vegetables, shurbs, providing gardeners from coast-to-coast with his valuable tips for planting, the collected wit and wisdom of the magazine's most irreverent and beloved columnist can be found in a single A - Z volume, and growing flowers, troubleshooting, all delivered in his signature cantankerous style.
Additionally, beautiful line-drawings and illustrations throughout make the book as beautiful to look at as well as entertaining to read. The grumpy gardener is sure to become the most trusted tool in your gardening shed! Oxmoor. Gardeners from across the country have turned to southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener" - for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses sarcasm and sidesplitting humor for nearly 35 years.
The Grumpy Gardener: An A to Z Guide from the Galaxy's Most Irritable Green Thumb #ad - Sidebars throughout the book - "ask grumpy" - help readers tackle common garden problems "How do I get ride of little house ants?", and readers from the past 35 years take part in the book when Grumpy shares his favorite reader's responses to some of his advice, his favorite rules for gardening, and Q & A's covering your favorite plants and flowers are all inside.
Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plantsAllan Armitage #ad - What gardener wouldn’t love well-told, fanciful stories that unveil the mystery behind some of the wackiest common names for plants? Allan’s delightful sense of humor, mixed with painstaking historical research and his own brilliant knowledge as a renowned plantsman, provides the foundation for a delightful book that engages readers of all ages and gardening backgrounds.
Award-winning author and plantsman Allan Armitage tells the stories behind the common names of some of our favorite and lesser-known plants. A must-read!" Oxmoor. From hooker's lips to hairy balls, Voodoo lilies and Gas Plant, this books of laugh-out-loud yarns is required reading for every plant enthusiast.
Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants #ad - Kerry ann mendez, "the minute i read the title of allan’s new book, says, about the book, designer, lecturer, and author of The Right Size Flower Garden, I was hooked.
The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your GardenSt. Lynn's Press #ad - This is a new way of looking at public and private spaces, where aesthetics and function operate together to benefit individuals and entire communities. Call it food gardening “in plain sight, ” and having it all. In this entertaining and informative book, you’ll learn which edible and ornamental pairings work best to increase biodiversity, and most importantly, how to situate beds to best utilize natural water and light resources, how to begin an enriched gardening lifestyle that is beneficial, sustainable and empowering.
Oxmoor. In the foodscape revolution, arthur presents her status-quo-shaking plan to reinvent the common landscape – in a way that even HOA’s would approve. Foodscaping visionary brie arthur looks at under-utilized garden spaces around homes or in the landscaped common spaces of planned communities – and she sees places where food can be grown…inter-planted with non-food ornamental plants for year-round beauty.
The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden #ad - . With full-color photos, simple projects and bountiful tips, design plans, The Foodscape Revolution can be life-changing. St lynns.
Seeded and Sodded: Thoughts from a Gardening LifeGardenangelist Books #ad - St lynns. Join michel for a good thyme as she slips on her gardening clogs, ties on her wide-brimmed hat, and tills it like it is. Award-winning author carol michel presents “Seeded and Sodded, ” her third book in a trifecta of clever gardening essay collections served up with a trowelful of wit and good humor.
Oxmoor. Both beginning and seasoned gardeners will savor these memorable musings, pruning, presented in short bites that are easy to enjoy whilst planting, and watering. In between weeding and hoeing, ” and “helicopter gardening, michel picked up her pen to divulge her honest thoughts on topics like “How to Make Your Garden a Humongous Success, Purple Leaf, ” “The Mystery of Plastic Pots, ” and introduce the world to the likes of Sweet Charlene Chipmunk, ” define new words like “Plantovert” and “Hortotropism, and the Old Woman at the Door.
Perennials Through the Seasons: 20 favorites that are striking in and out of flowerCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Oxmoor. A photographic journey of 20 perennials that spans their emergence in spring, explosion in flower in spring and summer, the stunning foliage color in fall and ending beautifully covered in snow and ice in winter. St lynns.
Seed, Grow, Love, Write: One man's unexpected and slow journey to fulfillmentCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - You won't regret your time on his journey of reflections and growth through a lens that is reflective, comedic, heartfelt and wise. Are you still searching for your passion? are you seeking fulfillment in your life but aren't sure where to turn next? Seed, Write is part memoir, Love, part self help and part hilarious jaunt through one man's life and will leave every reader laughing, Grow, crying and as author John Markowski concludes each short story: "chewing" on something different.
Oxmoor. Grow with markowski as the "family leaf management Program" lures him into gardening, a love further strengthened by "The Markowski Mulch, " a grand event that happened each July. St lynns. An opportunity for the reader to feel inspired and to self-reflect on their own lives. You meet his grandfather, his wife and editor, and blog readers, the amateur taxidermist, including "Allison in Ohio.
Seed, Grow, Love, Write: One man's unexpected and slow journey to fulfillment #ad - In seed, grow, write, love, markowski shows that a life lived without passion isn't really a life at all, and you'll close the book reinvigorated to find your own passion and not apologize for it. Feel the relief of a clean slate provided by mowing the lawn known as "The Theory of Vacuum Momentum", and nod with understanding as he explains how ornamental grasses saved his life.
It's not all gardening by any means. Meanwhile, you'll have had a grand time getting there. There are stories of his time as a mailman, private investigator, new dad, and petty thief.
Onward and Upward in the Garden New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - Two years after her death in 1977, E. On march 1, in which white extolled the writings of “seedmen and nurserymen, The New Yorker ran a column entitled “Onward and Upward in the Garden, ” a critical review of garden catalogs, 1958, ” those unsung authors who produced her “favorite reading matter.
Thirteen more columns followed, flower arranging, exploring the history and literature of gardens, herbalists, and developments in gardening. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. White, among others. White collected and published the series, with a fond introduction.
Onward and Upward in the Garden New York Review Books Classics #ad - In 1925 harold ross hired katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine’s first fiction editor, and her husband-to-be, Marianne Moore, John Updike, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, James Thurber, E. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire.
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