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From the Ground up: The Story of a First Garden

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Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they rented a modest seaside bungalow with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a twelve-hundred-square-foot patch of land with a couple of fruit trees, and a lot of dirt. A good place to start.

From the Ground Up is Stewart's quirky, humorous chronicle of the blossoms and weeds in her first garden and the lessons she's learned the hard way. From planting seeds her great-grandmother sends to battling snails, gophers, and aphids, Stewart takes us on a tour of four seasons in her coastal garden. Confessing her sins and delighting in small triumphs, she dishes the dirt for both the novice and the experienced gardener. Along the way, she brings her quintessential California beach town to life--complete with harbor seals, monarch butterfly migrations, and an old-fashioned seaside amusement park just down the street.

Each chapter includes helpful tips alongside the engaging story of a young woman's determination to create a garden in which the plants struggle to live up to the gardener's vision.

Synopsis:

Describes the author's determination to create her first garden despite the setbacks caused by weeds and pests, and shares the difficult lessons and gardening techniques she learned during the year she achieved her vision.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565127418
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Gardening : Essays
Author:
Stewart, Amy
Subject:
Gardening : Regional - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT,
Subject:
Gardening : Garden Design
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Regional - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Subject:
GARDENING / Regional/West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Subject:
Gardening - California - Santa Cruz
Subject:
Gardens - California - Santa Cruz
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruits and Nuts
Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Home and Garden » Gardening » Writing

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"Synopsis" by , Describes the author's determination to create her first garden despite the setbacks caused by weeds and pests, and shares the difficult lessons and gardening techniques she learned during the year she achieved her vision.
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