Synopses & Reviews
The best gardening tools are a pen and paper. Gardening is an art of many things: plant preference, regional requirements, visual design, incredible patience . . . but above all, it is an art of timing and organization. One of the best ways to maintain a beautiful garden is to keep a regular log of plant information and history, successes and failures, and day-to-day ideas. But there’s a key problem with most journals: they don’t give you enough space to write—and those few that do aren’t much to look at. We at Cool Springs Press are well aware of these shortcomings (we’re gardeners ourselves), so we decided to make the journal we’ve always wanted. The result is the Flower Gardener’s Journal and Magnet Gift Set, an undated week-by-week planner from master plantsman Troy B. Marden that’s as beautiful as it is practical. Printed on high-quality stock that will preserve your garden history for years to come, the spacious note pages within are introduced by a general primer on gardening, and the book is rounded out by a plant inventory/history section and ruled graph pages for sketching your garden plans. Helpful gardening tips throughout offer seasonally appropriate advice as you go along, and the included tin of flower-themed magnets makes this the perfect gift for the gardener in your life (or for yourself). Decorated with gorgeous full-color illustrations and fitted with a durable wire binding, the Flower Gardener’s Journal and Magnet Gift Set is bound to make that favorite trowel a little bit jealous. If you also love growing your own vegetables, make sure to check out our Vegetable Gardener’s Journal and Magnet Gift Set.
The Flower Gardener’s Journal and Magnet Gift Set is the definitive week-by-week planner for the organized gardener, featuring plenty of space, full-color illustrations, sketch pages, helpful gardening tips, and a beautiful set of magnets.
About the Author
Troy B. Marden
(Nashville, TN) is a plantsman, garden designer, exceptional photographer, and author with a passion for plants. His 25-plus years of professional experience include time spent in nearly every facet of the horticulture industry. Troy has been a co-host of Nashville Public Television’s hit gardening show Volunteer Gardener
for more than 10 years; writes regularly for some of the country’s top gardening magazines, such as Horticulture
, Fine Gardening
, Garden Design
, and Southern Living
; and is an accomplished landscape designer. In addition to his media appearances, Troy is a popular, lively, and in-demand speaker for all kinds of gardening and social groups. His blog, Gardener Cook
, has become popular with plant lovers and food lovers alike. His latest venture is a garden tour division of his business that will take other passionate gardeners on trips to some of the finest horticultural destinations in the United States and around the world. Troy is the author of Cool Springs Press’ Plant This Instead!
(2014) and Flower Gardener’s Journal and Magnet Gift Set
Official Website: http://www.troybmarden.comBlog: http://troybmarden.blogspot.comFacebook: http://on.fb.me/1a4v311Twitter: http://twitter.com/TroyBMarden