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Becoming a gardener : what reading and digging taught me about living / Catie Marron ; illustrations by All The Way To Paris ; photographs by William Abranowicz.

Marron, Catie, (author.). Abranowicz, William, (photographer.). All The Way To Paris. (illustrator.).

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  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

5 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Godel Memorial-Warren Library 635.0973 MAR (Text) 35500006586604 New Checked out 07/08/2022
Hendrum LINK Site 635.0973 MAR (Text) 33500013618830 New On holds shelf -
McIntosh Public Library 635.0973 MAR (Text) 33500013596275 New Checked out 07/05/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062963611
  • ISBN: 0062963619
  • Physical Description: 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Getting my bearings -- Growing principles -- Building My Garden -- Content is everything -- Seasonality and sustainability -- A newfound way of being -- Appendix. Annual to-do list -- Literary mentors in the garden -- Recommended reading and viewing.
Summary, etc.:
"Filled with specially commissioned color photography, watercolors, and fine art, Becoming a Gardener is a beautifully designed first-hand account of what it means to become a gardener. Catie Marron details her experience over eighteen months, documenting her studies, her triumphs, her mistakes, and everything in between while infusing it with the rich advice of a variety of writers over the years-everyone from Eleanor Perényi and Karel Capek to Penelope Lively and Jamaica Kincaid. As she digs deeper into her readings and works in the garden itself, she not only discovers the essence of gardening but in the words of Michael Pollan, "the endlessly engrossing ways that cultivating a garden attaches a body to the earth.""-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    This elegant ode to gardening is filled with charming watercolors, photographs, and illustrations of all things green and goodly. Marron (City Squares, 2016) eschews traditional how-to-grow guides, instead concentrating on the somewhat ethereal process of figuring out how to use the land via one's favorite spots and other inspirations and, then, by trial and error, designing a garden with a nod to seasonality and sustainability. In this very personal road map, Marron also traces her own evolution as a gardener, with homage to her late husband. Her narrative itself mesmerizes, with profiles of the five types of growers (scene setters, plant people, colorists, collectors, dirt gardeners); stats about Thomas Jefferson's 330 varieties of 99 species of vegetables and herbs; and her plants and trees of note, from kale and rhubarb to sweet peas and dahlias. Following in her footsteps will require not only a leap of faith, but a rock-solid hope that all will be fine. Great advice in these days. Appended: Annual to-do list, literary mentors in the garden, recommended reading and viewing, select bibliography. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Marron, Catie.
Women gardeners > United States.
Gardeners > United States.
Gardening > United States.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Search Results Showing Item 2 of 200 Preferred library: Northwest Regional Library?

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