Recently my good friend, Michelle Gervais (who was also the former garden editor of Fine Gardening magazine for many, many years) asked me to take a look at her new book ‘Design your Garden Toolkit.’
I jumped at the chance, knowing that her years of knowledge and down-to-earth approach would make for a fantastic book. But it’s so much more.
Michelle makes learning about the fundamentals of garden design easy to comprehend (perfect for new gardeners out there).
She not only simplifies garden design into bite-sized segments but also profiles 128 plant selections (not too few, not too many in my opinion).
But one of the best parts of the book are the stickers.
Have any of you seen the stunning adult coloring books on the market over the past few years? (here’s one of my favorites, by Debra Lee Baldwin)
If you’ve tried them, you’ve probably found them to be incredibly relaxing, creative, and a welcome break from the day-to-day routines we all fall into.
Well, Michelle’s book includes 150 beautifully illustrated (and botanically correct), high-quality, and reusable stickers, as well as a heavy-duty fold-out design board.
Stickers are the new colored pencils!
But knowing a book is great is one thing, but getting to see the magic it can create in your family is quite another. read more