From Grass to Gardens: How to Reap Bounty from a Small Yard
"Inspires, sustains, surprises, and consoles."--National Geographic Traveler (for River Time)
"The good stuff . . . Not only good history, but an engaging intellectual autobiography."--Sue Hubbell, New York Times Book Review (for Dangerous Birds)
Janet Lembke loves to garden. But when she moved into her urban home in Virginia, she only had one-eighth of an acre to work with: a small front yard and a small backyard. How she traded a postage-stamp lawn for an edible cornucopia is what this enchanting book is all about.
Lembke joyfully guides us on her gardening journey, in chapters called:
"The Grass Extermination Project"
"Tools of the Trade"
"How a Garden Grows"
"Outwitting the Gardener"
"Wooing the Green Man, Courting Dame Kind"
and "Garden Dreams"
From Grass to Garden is chock-full of tips and advice for gardeners with tiny plots, including what plants are compatible with others; garden paths and seating; what vegetables and plants work best in front versus backyards; and more. She offers everything a hopeful gardener needs to reap bounty for the kitchen table from what was once a small, pesky lawn.
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If you enjoy gardening there is something for everyone wtih this book. Author entertains and educates in a very interesting style. She has me totally sold on her books. Read full review
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