Synopses & Reviews
A Gardener’s Notebook is designed to become a family heirloom – its pages filled with the story of your life in the garden. It is a story you will write, about dreams and hard work, setbacks and victories. Whether it’s a tiny patch or grand acreage, it’s yours and you love it (most of the time!). No doubt, friends, dogs and family will make appearances in your journal too, and that’s as it should be. When organic gardeners Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser wrote their book, Grow Organic, they hoped to also create a companion book, a garden journal that conveyed the same helpful, neighborly spirit. And so, here it is, A Gardener’s Notebook, with occasional appearances by Doug and Jess, dropping off some tips and stories of their own – like making your own ‘’compost tea,’’ planting veggie seeds that thrive, keeping the bad bugs away and inviting the good bugs in.But most of all, it’s about simply enjoying life in your garden.
Updated and revised from the original 2008 A Gardener’s Journal
(2593 sold), A Gardener’s Notebook
appears with a new cover and interior design, while keeping the original’s organic gardening tips, short essays, seed planting schedule, “Compost 101,” and grid pages for garden planning. This is a friendly, visually welcoming gift book by the authors of Grow Organic [as co-authors], Good Bug Bad Bug
and Tomatoes, Garlic Basil
Hardcover with ruled blank pages for journal entries.
About the Author
Doug and Jessica are co-authors of Grow Organic (2008 St. Lynn’s Press). They host the popular Sunday morning “The Organic Gardeners” show (KDKA radio, Pittsburgh), and they lecture widely, separately and together. Doug is the author of Tomatoes Garlic Basil (St. Lynn’s Press 2010). He is a garden columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and his herb and cooking column is distributed nationally by the LA Times Syndicate. Jessica is the author of Good Bug Bad Bug (St. Lynn’s Press 2008). She has a degree in ornamental horticulture and she writes “The Good Earth” garden column for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Jess is a regular contributor to many national and regional gardening publications and lectures at garden clubs and botanic gardens across the country.