Garden Stories

Garden Stories

by Judy Richter


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In this gentle guide to gardening, Judy Richter shares the tips and tricks that have allowed her "galloping garden" to thrive and encourages you to write your own garden story.

Richter views the many different plants of her garden as characters in an ongoing drama. Through her work, she has gotten to know the personality of each plant and how to nurture it. She listens to what the plants have to teach her about environmental kindness, patience, and respect. Now, Richter passes those lessons on to you in her five "garden gems." Her gems include insight on how to

  • honor your roots (your first experiences with your garden);
  • pause before you enter your garden and take a moment to recognize its beauty through the different seasons;
  • start over again and see how your garden and your story evolve;
  • follow the seven principles of xeric gardening to garden with intention and respect; and
  • partner with local pollinators to protect the health of your plants.

In addition to her advice, Richter provides space for you to document your own relationship with your ever-changing garden. She believes that a garden reflects its gardener. What does your garden say about you?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542932493
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 718,001
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Judy Richter is an avid gardener. After she retired from her career as a nursing professor at the University of Northern Colorado, she began spending more and more time in her garden.

Richter completed a certified gardener program at Colorado State University. She is experienced with many different aspects of gardening in the American West, including xeriscaping.

Richter is active in her community of Greeley, Colorado. She helps coordinate the Greeley Garden Tour and contributes to its companion booklet. Richter also has been published in the Best of Greeley magazine.

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