Big Dreams, Small Garden: A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space

Big Dreams, Small Garden: A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space

by Marianne Willburn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510709126
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 492,251
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marianne Willburn is a garden columnist and master gardener with more than twenty years of experience in the garden. She holds a BSc from University College London and has won several national awards for her popular column and blog, The Small Town Gardener. A California native, she now lives with her husband and two children in the scenic—and highly convenient—wine region of Northern Virginia.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Introduction xi

Section 1 Visualize 1

Chapter 1 Why Create Eden? 3

Chapter 2 Recognizing and Accepting Limitations 17

Chapter 3 Accessing Your Creativity 31

Chapter 4 Planning Your Garden 43

Section 2 Achieve 59

Chapter 5 Tackling Garden Design 61

Chapter 6 Recognizing Resources 79

Chapter 7 Managing Your Garden Projects 93

Chapter 8 Building Skills 105

Section 3 Maintain 121

Chapter 9 Striking a Balance 123

Chapter 10 Making It Easier 135

Chapter 11 Enlisting the Troops 147

Section 4 Enjoy 161

Chapter 12 Living in the Eden You Have Created 163

Chapter 13 Reaching Out and Getting Better 173

Chapter 14 Cultivating a Spirit of Contentment 183

Epilogue 195

Works Cited 196

Recommended Books 197

Acknowledgments 198

Worksheets 200

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"There is something in this book for everyone, from my daughters needing some hand-holding to people like myself, who can always learn from [Marianne's] expertise, as well as the advice of 'the pros.'" —Allan M. Armitage, professor emeritus of horticulture, University of Georgia

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