So much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores—the weeding, the planting, and the pruning. But what about the joy a garden can provide? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season, Tovah Martin explores the sensory delights of her own garden and discovers the pleasures that can be found in focusing on sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. I have read Martin’s lovely writing for many years and know of no other writer who is as passionate about the garden.
“Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses.” —Gardenista
So much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores—the weeding, planting, and pruning. But what about the joy a garden can provide? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season, Tovah Martin explores the sensory delights in her own garden in 100 evocative essays. Martin shares sage garden advice, offers intimate reflections on her own garden, and urges us to inhale, savor, and become more attuned to our gardens. Packed with lush color photographs, The Garden in Every Sense and Season will help you grow a bounty of gratitude in your own home garden.
About the Author
Tovah Martin is a fanatical and passionate organic gardener and the author of The Indestructible Houseplant, The Unexpected Houseplant, The New Terrarium, and Tasha Tudor’s Garden, as well as many other gardening books. Visit her tovahmartin.com.
Kindra Clineff specializes in location photography and regularly produces feature assignments for national magazines; her images have appeared in numerous books, including several with Tovah Martin. She lives in Essex County, Massachusetts.
“Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses. Don't expect to make it through many pages before you feel an urge to run outdoors to reintroduce yourself to your own landscape.” —Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista
“I want to eat this book. To savor its sweetness. Tovah Martin has packed it with the sense and sensibilities of her gardening year. Mouthwatering.” —Marta McDowell, author of The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life
“Anything written by Tovah Martin is a treat, and The Garden in Every Sense and Season is no exception. A chronicle of her garden throughout the year, it is a sensory journal. . . . Readers will feel like they are following along as she completes her seasonal tasks. . . . While not every seasonal task is mentioned, Martin’s experience and advice offer insight into how she gardens and food for thought for others who are fortunate enough to do so as well.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk
“Martin skillfully and sensitively shows that fall and winter are as appealing, if not as showy, as spring and summer. . . With her support, getting through winter might be a little easier this year.” —The Columbus Dispatch
“Will ring familiar with gardeners everywhere. . . . a gem of a book.” —Country Gardens
“A gifted writer, Martin expresses herself in creative ways that draw in the reader.” —Smith Mountain Laker
“A poetic new book of essays.” —Old-House Journal
“Tovah Martin loves the way spring unfolds—nice and slow.” —Daily Gazette
“Urges gardeners to inhale, savour and become more attuned to our gardens.” —The English Garden
“A personal and poetic journey.” —Design New England
“An interesting and beautiful read.” —The Reading Eagle
“More than just a top-notch garden writer, she’s a Connecticut treasure.” —Connecticut Gardener