"Rebecca captured breathtaking moments in the garden visually with her camera, adding depth to a text that seeks to bring gardening lovers across the country right into her backyard.
The master gardener's new book is part humor, part mystery, part lecture and completely engaging to the reader seeking to learn what it is like being in someone else's backyard gardening." - Radell Smith, Atlanta Top News Examiner - examiner.com/article/the-tale-of-two-gardeners-two-countries
From the Author
What started as a project to stop myself from digging up the spring-blooming red lilies in the fall morphed into an intense personal journey that turned outward, blooming into a photographic and word journal of wonder, learning and community.
As the blog and newspaper column readership grew, I suddenly had complete strangers asking me how the watermelons were doing, if I had any tips on the Damn Rabbits and if my son still improving. I realized that our connection to our gardens - and to other gardeners - is so important, so deep, so vital to our own well-being. At heart, we all know that our little patch of earth is all part of the whole and at the same time, completely unique.
The garden is a place to think, a place to not think, a place to remember and a place to forget. It's a place of relaxation and of very hard work, a place of easy giving and a place of downright stubbornness. It's a microcosm of our whole lives - there is beauty, there is sex, there is violence - and so much drama, drama, drama every single day.
I hope readers learn some solid gardening techniques, enjoy the view, don't duplicate my mistakes and really see that the wonder of the garden reflects the awesome wonder of life.