Apprentice to a Garden: A new urban gardener goes wild

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This updated and illustrated edition includes 19 whimsical line drawings based on old photos of the garden by artist Shari Zimmermann. The digital version won gold medals in the 2012 eLit Book Awards and the 2013 Global Ebook Awards.

The Garden that Started It All

Award-winning author and national speaker Evelyn Hadden began gardening as a new homeowner in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Desperate for a daily dose of nature, she gradually transformed her lifeless urban lawn into a lively no-mow paradise.

Apprentice to a Garden chronicles four years of adventures and aha moments in Hadden's first garden, which she fills with hundreds of woody and herbaceous plants; rocks sized from pebble to table-top; and a home-made pergola. As the street recedes from view, flora and fauna become the focus. Garden rooms take shape. That mysterious, gratifying bond between gardener and site evolves.

Part essay and part memoir, this beginner's journey of awe, despair, and hilarity will bring back memories for experienced gardeners wherever they live and will smooth the way for those just starting down their own garden paths. Seasonal chapters chronicle the work and events in the garden, while more philosophical chapters ponder lessons learned there, including "Not All Loves Last," "Beauty is an Opinion," and "Nature Includes Humans."

In addition to the original line drawings by Shari Zimmermann, this edition includes some updates and additions to the text as well as several diagrams of the garden, a comprehensive index, and an annotated source list.

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Hi, I'm Evelyn Hadden, and I've been writing about gardens since 2001. The garden in this book started it all; it taught me so much, made me feel and think so much, that I had to capture some of that powerful connection in words.

My path as a gardener wasn't always easy or fun. The learning curve was steep, the neighbors doubtful, and of course Nature had its own plan for my property. But somehow my back stood up to hauling all those rocks and large woody plants. My patience stood up to weeding every last unwanted seedling (except those that piqued my curiosity). And after we built the fence, I spent many hours relaxing in the garden---or prowling with Alex the cat---watching things happen right in front of me.  

What was happening? Life.

I hope you will find Apprentice to a Garden to be as enjoyable as a long letter from a friend who happens to like gardening. A lot.  Happy reading!

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Award-winning author Evelyn Hadden began gardening as a new homeowner in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Desperate for a daily dose of nature, she gradually transformed her urban lawn into a lively no-mow paradise.

Apprentice to a Garden chronicles four years of adventures and aha moments in Hadden's first garden, which she fills with hundreds of plants, rock paths and patios, and home-made wooden structures. As the street recedes from view, flora and fauna become the focus. Garden rooms take shape. That mysterious bond between gardener and site evolves.

Part essay and part memoir, this beginner's journey of awe, despair, and hilarity will bring back memories for experienced gardeners wherever they live and smooth the way for those just starting down their own garden paths. The illustrated 2nd edition includes 19 whimsical sketches drawn from old photos of the garden by artist Shari Zimmermann.

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