303 pages, 100 b/w illustrations
Through this collection of delightful essays and beautiful illustrations, long-time contributor to Country Living Gardner Sharon Lovejoy shares the boundless joys of an American country garden. Lovejoy has chosen to focus on the natural world to be found just outside the door, including hummingbirds, caterpillars, and dragonflies, but her informative and witty prose also covers traditional plant care. The very titles of her sketches convey pleasure in the vibrant country landscape and the life that teems within it: "The Bumble Bee Rumba", "Faeries in the Fuschias (sphinx moths)", "Holiday Feasts for the Birds and the Beasts", and "Conversations with Sunflowers". This compilation truly is-to borrow another of her titles-"Something to Crow About."
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For more than twenty years, Sharon Lovejoy has been inspiring children and adults to enjoy the natural world. She has written a number of books, including Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, Hollyhock Days, and Trowel & Error. A contributor to Country Living Gardener magazine since its inception, Sharon is a frequent guest on radio and television programs and maintains a busy speaking and consulting schedule. She divides her time between homes in Maine and California.