Launch party for Married to my Garden at Annie Bloom's
If you're in the Portland area, please join us for the launch party of Barbara Blossom Ashmun's new release Married to My Garden. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Annie Bloom's Books - 7834 SW Capitol Hwy in Portland, OR.
This treasure of a book delivers valuable horticultural information with humor and joy, Barbara's story of her "marital" relationship with her garden is a failsafe gift for anyone who enjoys digging in the dirt. Charmingly illustrated by Kate Synoground.
From the bookjacket
Barbara Ashmun's life as a gardener follows the stages of romance. At first she's obsessed, dreaming of plants day and night. Like a woman in love, she's possessed, until weeds and slugs make her question the whole affair. Yet even a brief absence makes her realize that she can't live without her hands in the dirt. In the end, she surrenders to her garden, even with all its faults. These essays are sure to lure you into the backyard where your heart, too, will be filled with joy.
A celebrated garden writer and acclaimed garden designer, Barbara Blossom Ashmun is the author of six books, including Garden Retreats: Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary (Chronicle Books, 2000). She writes a weekly garden column for the Portland Tribune, and has written for many garden magazines, including Fine Gardening and Better Homes &; Gardens.
Barbara lectures for garden shows, garden clubs, botanic gardens, libraries, and garden societies such as Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and Oregon State University Master Gardeners. She has appeared on AM Northwest, on Mike Darcy’s and Anne Jaeger’s TV shows, and has been interviewed on many radio shows and for many newspapers, including the New York Times.
Originally from New York (the Bronx), Barbara is a longtime, dedicated Oregonian. She gardens on 2/3 of an acre in Southwest Portland and enjoys opening her garden to the public.
Book info: 128-page illustrated paperback from William, James & Co. $15.00 U.S.
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