Timber Press

The Garden in Every Sense and Season

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Author: Martin, Tovah

Brand: Timber Press

Binding: Hardcover


Number Of Pages: 292

Publisher: Timber Press

Release Date: 03-04-2018

Details: Product Description “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. 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. Martin shares sage garden advice, offers intimate reflections on her own garden, and urges us to inhale, savor, and become more attuned to our gardens. 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. Review “Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses. Don't expect to make it through many pages before you feel an urge to run outdoors to reintroduce yourself to your own landscape.” —Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista “I want to eat this book. To savor its sweetness. Tovah Martin has packed it with the sense and sensibilities of her gardening year. Mouthwatering.” —Marta McDowell, author of The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life “Anything written by Tovah Martin is a treat, and The Garden in Every Sense and Season is no exception. A chronicle of her garden throughout the year, it is a sensory journal. . . . Readers will feel like they are following along as she completes her seasonal tasks. . . . While not every seasonal task is mentioned, Martin’s experience and advice offer insight into how she gardens and food for thought for others who are fortunate enough to do so as well.” — NYBG’s Plant Talk “The principles and inspiration are applicable regardless of where you live and design.” — The Designer “Martin skillfully and sensitively shows that fall and winter are as appealing, if not as showy, as spring and summer. . . With her support, getting through winter might be a little easier this year.” — The Columbus Dispatch “Will ring familiar with gardeners everywhere. . . . a gem of a book.” — Country Gardens “A gifted writer, Martin expresses herself in creative ways that draw in the reader.” — Smith Mountain Laker “A poetic new book of essays.” — Old-House Journal “Tovah Martin loves the way spring unfolds—nice and slow.” — Daily Gazette “Urges gardeners to inhale, savour and become more attuned to our gardens.” — The English Garden “A personal and poetic journey.” — Design New England “An interesting and beautiful read.” — The Reading Eagle​ “More than just a top-notch garden writer, she’s a Connecticut treasure.” — Connecticut Gardener From the Back Cover From the heady fragrance of spring lilacs to the delicious silence of a winter snowfall, Tovah Martin shares four seasons of sensory experiences gleaned from a year of mindfulness in her garden. This deeply personal narrative, from one of the greatest garden writers of our time, teaches us to look closer, breathe deeper, and listen harder to truly savor our favorite outdoor spaces. About the Author Tovah Martin is a fanatical and passionate organic gardener and the author of The Indestructible Houseplant, The Unexpected Houseplant, The New Terrarium, and Tasha Tudor’s Garden, as well as many other gardening books. Visit her Kindra Clineff specializes in location photography and regularly produces feature assignments for national magazines; her images have appeared in numerous books, including several with Tovah Martin. She lives in Essex County, Massachusetts. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Introduction: Coming to My Senses This is the story of a nose and how I followed it through the year. This is the saga of a garden and how it spoke to me. In these pages I chronicle a pair of hands as they grope their way through the weeding, hoeing, and digging without too much pain. And this is the tale of someone who has looked at her garden for years, but only now saw it fully for the first time. I have learned that unless you

Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.8 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English