Zen of Gardening in the High & Arid West
Zen of Gardening in the High & Arid West

Zen of Gardening in the High & Arid West

Tips, Tools, and Techniques

GARDENING

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2003

ISBN 9781555914578

Price: $17.95
 
 

Overview

Drawing from his own considerable gardening experience and expertise, as well as leaning on the wisdom of the people he calls "The Zen Masters of the Western Garden," David Wann gathers a mix of stories, how-to advice, and simple, doable projects that are ideal for gardeners in the high and arid landscapes of the West. This covers topics such as strategic gardening (how to coax fruits and vegetables from a sun-parched garden), pest-proof planting, choosing the right varieties of edibles for the region, how to become a seed-starting maniac, a Farmer's Almanac approach to gardening (plant peas when the first cottonwood leaves appear!), as well as profiles of colorful local gardens and gardeners.

Author Biography

David Wann is a master gardener and holds a Master's degree in environmental science. He is the author of Deep Design and a co-author of the acclaimed Affluenza. He has written for Colorado Country Life magazine as well as several newspapers. He lives in a co-housing community in Golden, Colorado, where he continues to help establish a community garden and orchard.