Books on Hold: The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life by Margaret Roach
Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and requested from my local library. See more in the series at the end of this blog post. — Douglas
Here is another book for the gardening side of me. I came across this book in my Pinterest feed from user Carolyn Hennes.
The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life by Margaret Roach
“Margaret Roach has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables-deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper-and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.
After ruminating on the bigger picture in her memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There, Margaret Roach has returned to the garden, insisting as ever that we must garden with both our head and heart, or as she expresses it, with “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.” In THE BACKYARD PARABLES, Roach uses her fundamental understanding of the natural world, philosophy, and life to explore the ways that gardening saved and instructed her, and meditates on the science and spirituality of nature, reminding her readers and herself to keep on digging.”
Previously in Books on Hold:
- Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich
- The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen (Cook’s Illustrated Cookbooks)
- Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast by Martha Stewart
- The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
- Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven (Author), Oof Verschuren (Photographer)
- Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants
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