Coming soon! Married to My Garden
We're so pleased to announce that this spring, we're releasing Married to My Garden by Pacific Northwest gardening celebrity Barbara Blossom Ashmun. This treasure of a book delivers valuable horticultural information with humor and joy. Barbara's story of her "marital" relationship with her garden is a failsafe gift for anyone who enjoys digging in the dirt. Charmingly illustrated by Kate Synoground.
If you're in the Portland area, mark your calendar now for the launch party - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th at Annie Bloom's Books at 7834 SW Capitol Hwy.
From the bookjacket
Barbara Ashmun's life as a gardener follows the stages of romance. At first she's obsessed, dreaming of plants day and night. Like a woman in love, she's possessed, until weeds and slugs make her question the whole affair. Yet even a brief absence makes her realize that she can't live without her hands in the dirt. In the end, she surrenders to her garden, even with all its faults. These essays are sure to lure you into the backyard where your heart, too, will be filled with joy.
A celebrated garden writer and acclaimed garden designer, Barbara Blossom Ashmun is the author of six books, including Garden Retreats: Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary (Chronicle Books, 2000). She writes a weekly garden column for the Portland Tribune, and has written for many garden magazines, including Fine Gardening and Better Homes &; Gardens.
Barbara lectures for garden shows, garden clubs, botanic gardens, libraries, and garden societies such as Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and Oregon State University Master Gardeners. She has appeared on AM Northwest, on Mike Darcy’s and Anne Jaeger’s TV shows, and has been interviewed on many radio shows and for many newspapers, including the New York Times.
Barbara will be appearing at a whole bunch of book stores and gardens over the next few months. You can keep up with her busy media schedule at her Web site, BarbaraBlossom.com. This spring is chock full of talks, book signings, and of course garden tours.
Originally from New York (the Bronx), Barbara is a longtime, dedicated Oregonian. She gardens on 2/3 of an acre in Southwest Portland and enjoys opening her garden to the public.
Book info: 128-page illustrated paperback from William, James & Co. $15.00 U.S.
Pre-order now and you'll get fast, free shipping the day the book is released.