Down-to-earth tips for gardeners, plus a charming cover and interior illustrations designed by Mia Johnson, who grew up right here in Mendocino. Recommended by Jeanette— From Our Favorite Non-Fiction for Adults
Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult, and Kate Frey—expert gardener and designer—makes it easier than ever with her new book, Ground Rules. Frey distills the vital lessons of gardening into 100 simple rules that will yield a gorgeous, healthy, and thriving home garden. Discover tips on garden design, care and maintenance, healthy soil, and the best ways to water. You’ll also learn how to create a garden that encourages birds and butterflies, how to choose healthy plants at the garden center, how and when to re-pot a container, and much more. With bite-size chunks of expert information and inspiring photographs, Ground Rules is your new go-to resource.
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“For a wide range of ecologically friendly gardeners with any level of experience.” —Library Journal
“Touches on every aspect of tending a garden, including choosing plants, watering, and soil care, with lots of specific steps to success. Thanks to beautiful illustrations, it’s an extra-refreshing read.” —HGTV Magazine
“This luscious, photo-filled guide will inspire you with one hundred easy-to-implement tips.” —Garden & Gun
“It does not take a long browse through each bright page to realize there is always something to learn, or to remember.” —The Greenfield Recorder
“A compact and beautiful manual of 100 easy gardening rules… a great way to warm up to the nitty gritty projects of planning your garden.” Milford Daily News