A LIFELONG GARDENER LOOKS BACK
For those who know the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, homegrown vegetables, or for anyone looking to cultivate a green thumb, "Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening" (Paperback: $26.95, ISBN: 978-0-87020-494-4) offers an account both practical and philosophical, detailing the simple joys of home gardening. Step into the garden with writer and rural historian Jerry Apps with this treasure trove of tips, recollections and recipes, which combines Apps' hard-earned advice for garden success with a discussion of how tending a garden leads to a deeper understanding of nature and the land. From planning and planting to fending off critters and weeds, he walks us through the gardening year, imbuing his story with humor and passion and once again reminding us that working even a small piece of land provides many rewards.
Gardening has always been a group endeavor for the Apps family. In "Garden Wisdom," readers will learn gardening basics along with Jerry's grandchildren as they become a new generation of gardeners. They'll devour Ruth's recipes for preparing and preserving fresh garden veggies — from refrigerator pickles to rutabaga pudding. And they'll savor son Steve's beautiful color photographs, capturing the bounty of the family garden throughout the growing season.
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