From the Ground up

From the Ground up

The Story of A First Garden

Large Print - 2001
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Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She wanted a garden. When she and her husband finished graduate school, they headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they found a modest seaside cottage with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a twelve-hundred-square-foot patch of land with a couple of fruit trees and a lot of dirt--but it was a good place to start. From the Ground Up is Stewart's chronicle of the seedlings and weeds, cats and compost, worms and watering that transform a tiny plot of earth into a glorious garden. From planting the seeds her great-grandmother sends to battling snails, gophers, and aphids, Stewart takes us on a tour of her coastal garden and shares the lessons she's learned the hard way. In the process, she brings her California beach town to life--complete with harbor seals, monarch butterfly migrations, and an old-fashioned, seaside amusement park just down the street. Delighting in triumphs and confessing to a multitude of gardening sins, Stewart dishes the dirt for both the novice and experienced gardener. With helpful tips in each chapter, From the Ground Up tells the story of a young woman's determination to create a garden in which the plants struggle to live up to the gardener's vision
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall : 2001
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780783894553
0783894554
Branch Call Number: LGP635 St49f
Characteristics: 272p

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Nov 21, 2012

Anyone who enjoys gardening will appreciate this novice's attempt at re-claiming an unkept seaside garden.

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