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.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
About 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.