My Natural History: The Evolution of a Gardener

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Greystone Books Ltd, 2008 - Gardening - 206 pages
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An enchanting memoir from the founding editor of Canadian Gardening magazine.

Liz Primeau has been gardening for nearly fifty years. In her twenties, as a mother of four small children, she would often escape to her tomato patch for horticultural therapy. Gardening became a satisfying hobby that grew and eventually became a career when she became the founding editor of Canadian Gardening magazine in 1990.

In league with Michael Pollan's Second Nature, My Natural History describes how gardening has been Primeau's therapy, obsession, and reward. Primeau first caught the gardening bug growing up in Winnipeg, when she and her mother used to steal green onions from her father's vegetable patch for a late-night snack. Later, her Uncle Ren, famous for his prize-winning flowers, became her gardening mentor. Since then, Primeau's own gardens have protected and sustained her. Full of fascinating gardening lore and practical insight (including what to do when your son grows funny tomatoes among your seedlings), this wonderful memoir will be savored by readers who share Primeau's passion for the earth and all the good things that stem from it.

 

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Contents

chapter 1
1
the journey begins
17
my first garden
32
a crowded garden
45
green onions return
60
seasons come and seasons go
70
searching for natural style
85
a hobby becomes a job
100
gardening partners
116
screening the garden
130
the call of the wild
145
the italian connection
164
searching for everymans garden
180
gardening in the moment
193
Epilogue
202
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Liz Primeauis the author of numerous books on gardening, including My Natural Historyand the bestselling Front Yard Gardens. She is also the founding editor of Canadian Gardeningmagazine and the former host of Canadian Gardening Television on HGTV. She frequently gives talks at horticultural society meetings and garden shows across Canada and the United States. She lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

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