Friday, November 14, 2008

My Natural History by Liz Primeau - A Book Review

When gardeners get together, they like to talk about their gardens and eventually the conversation rolls around to how they became gardeners in the first place. These stories always interest me, because each is as unique as the gardeners themselves.

In her newly-released book, My Natural History: The Evolution of a Gardener, Liz Primeau, a celebrity of Canadian HGTV television, founding editor of Canadian Gardening magazine, and author of Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass, tells us of her journey of becoming a gardener. While her story isn't my story, much of what she relates here resonates with me as it will most gardeners.

"Given the opportunity to spend time in the arms of nature, all of us -- not just the obsessed gardeners among us -- realize we like the feel of earth sifting through our fingers, we relax with the warm sun on our backs, and the tired feeling after pruning the shrubs or building a fence is a good tired."
~ Liz Primeau

Liz ponders whether becoming a gardener is something you're born with or if it comes about by being nurtured by those around you. By her own admission, she's never found the definitive answer to that question, but as we all discover, gardening is a journey and in My Natural History, Liz takes us along on hers.

My Natural History: The Evolution of a Gardener by Liz Primeau
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Lisa at Greenbow said...

Sounds like a good read Kylee. I too like to hear how people get started gardening. I think if you like nature it is almost second nature to do some gardening.

Gail said...

I have Liz's book Front Yard Garden's. A very good book, btw. Thanks for the review of her newest and I will check it out!

Kylee Baumle said...

Lisa ~ I love reading about others' journeys into gardening, too. More than a few times I broke into a smile while reading this because I'd "been there and done that."

Gail ~ I thought her other book sounded interesting, too. So many books, so little time!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful -- and probably revealing -- read. Thanks for the great review.

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