Are you anxious to create a green, restful outside space, but waiting until you move into “the perfect place” and not so sure when that will happen? Do you long for a gardening life that brings together your friends and family, but you honestly don’t know where to start?
Marianne Willburn doesn’t want you to wait a minute longer. In Big Dreams, Small Garden this popular garden columnist and blogger helps you to change your perspective, pack away feelings of envy and inadequacy, and build the skills you need to start creating the space you’ve always dreamed of.
An ideal guide for those who struggle with limited resources, Big Dreams, Small Garden leads you through the process of visualizing, achieving, maintaining, and enjoying your unfolding garden. It gives you tips for making a sanctuary in less-than-ideal situations and profiles real-life gardeners who have done just that—including the author herself.
|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
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
Works Cited 196
Recommended Books 197
What People are Saying About This
"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