At this time of year, if I am not working or out in the garden searching for signs of spring, you will likely find me curled up in my favorite chair, sipping
wine tea, my nose in a gardening book or seed catalog. Yes, I do read gardening books and seed catalogs like novels. Don’t you?
Amanda Thomsen’s book, Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You is one of my new favorites. There are oodles of gardening books crammed with advice about how to garden. So what makes Amanda’s book special? The author has a unique ability to impart her garden design wisdom and passion while entertaining you. Have you ever laughed your way through a gardening tome? I promise you will. Part comic book, part Mad-Libs for gardeners, you will learn the basics, from lighting (This Little Light of Mine) to how to edge a garden bed (Living on the Edge) to how to hire a pro (Help, I Need Somebody)—all while wondering why you ever thought this stuff was so complex! This book will have you itching to get out in the garden.
Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You is jam-packed with solid info and ideas for gardeners that have yet to purchase a trowel and for those that are ready to take their yard to the next level. So take this book and curl up in your favorite chair or under the covers with a flashlight, and wander through this garden adventure with Amanda as your personal guide. Along the way, you may just find yourself making a plan for your garden that is totally tailored to you!
WIN THIS BOOK! Starting on Monday, February 18, Storey Publishing is hosting a giveaway for a copy of Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You on their blog! Just head over here and leave a comment on the Storey Publishing blog site. The contest will be running all week, and the winner will be selected at random and announced on February 25 by Storey Publishing. Good luck, Asteroids!
Check out these garden sites for more on Amanda’s book:
Gardener to Farmer
Punk Rock Gardens
Red Dirt Ramblings
Year Round Veggie Gardener