From Grass to Garden: How to Reap Bounty from a Small Yard

From Grass to Garden: How to Reap Bounty from a Small Yard

by Janet Lembke, Joe Nutt
     
 

Janet Lembke loves to garden. But when she moved into her urban home in Virginia, she only had an eighth of an acre to work with: a small front yard and a small back yard. How she traded a postage-stamp lawn for an edible and visual cornucopia is what this enchanting book is all about.
Lembke joyfully guides us on her gardening journey. From Grass to Gardens

Overview

Janet Lembke loves to garden. But when she moved into her urban home in Virginia, she only had an eighth of an acre to work with: a small front yard and a small back yard. How she traded a postage-stamp lawn for an edible and visual cornucopia is what this enchanting book is all about.
Lembke joyfully guides us on her gardening journey. From Grass to Gardens 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, flowers, and plants work best in front versus back yards; and more. She offers everything a hopeful gardener needs to reap bounty for the kitchen table from what was once a small, pesky lawn. What's more, she brings her vast literary mindscape to her own landscape and shares her thoughts and observations, both brilliant and commonsensical, with her lucky readers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592287468
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Janet Lembke is a writer and literary translator. Her books include The Quality of Life: Living Well, Dying Well; Soup's On! 60 Hearty Soups You Can Stand Your Spoon In; Tuscan Trees; Despicable Species: On Cowbirds, Kudzu, Hornworms, and Other Scourges; Shake Them 'Simmons Down; Skinny Dipping; Dangerous Birds: A Naturalist's Aviary; Looking for Eagles: Reflections of a Classical Naturalist, and River Time: Life on an American Frontier, among others. Her articles have appeared in Audubon, The New York Times, Raleigh News & Observer, Bird Watcher's Digest, North American Review, Oxford American, and Sierra, among other publications. She lives in Staunton, Virginia.

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