The Garden in Every Sense and Season
A Year of Insights and Inspiration from My Garden
by Tovah Martin
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 30 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 30 Jul 2021
So much of gardening is focused on seasonal to-do lists and daily upkeep. But what about taking time to just enjoy the garden? The Garden in Every Sense and Season urges you to revel in what you’ve created. From the heady fragrance of spring lilacs to the delicious silence of a winter snowfall, writer and lifelong gardener Tovah Martin explores the glories of her garden using the five senses. Her sage advice and gratifying reflections on the rewards of a more mindful way of gardening will inspire you to look closer, breathe deeper, listen harder, and truly savor the gifts of your garden.
“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
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In a year when most of us have spent a lot of time in our gardens, this book about enjoying those spaces is very timely. We always seem to be focused on the tasks we need to accomplish in our gardens, they are endless – weeds need to be pulled, plants thinned and watered, vegetables harvested, a new crop of seed sown. Martin encourages us to stop and actually enjoy our gardens, their fragrance, their sounds and colors. I’m not a big fan of mindfulness books, but this tome is delightful and makes me anxious to get back outside
The Garden in Every Sense and Season is an inspirational journey of using our senses to shape our experiences while communing with nature in our gardens, The book by Tovah Martin encourages us to remember all that the garden has to offer in all seasons and weather conditions.
The Garden in Every Sense and Season by Tovah is an excellent memoir/collection of natural observations and reflections that the author has placed together into a wonderful book that I thoroughly enjoyed. This is such a calming, relaxing, and enjoyable narrative that is a reflection and collection of observations on not only nature, a personal garden, but also life over the annual change of seasons within the author's personal grounds. It was wonderful to be reminded to not only stop to notice all that is around you, all that you are blessed with, but also all of the rewards from the hard work that you have put into a space. So many times we focus on all the tasks needed, checklists that need to be checked, and all of the objectives that we forget to see the little things. The author has a real talent in reflection and observation. I have a new outlook on not only my personal garden that I have been starting, but also in my natural habitat that I walk through on my daily walks as well. A great book. Truly. 5/5 stars Thank you NG and Timber Press for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Instagram, Amazon, and B&N accounts upon publication.
The cover on this one is so cute! I enjoyed this one. It's one of those books that works best as a "when you have a few minutes to spare" type of read. I loved diving in to the author's thoughts and her descriptions brought things to life.
A great book the reflects all the moments in a garden. To take that moment to stop and smell the flowers . Would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift who someone loves to garden or just outside.
The Garden in Every Sense and Season is a book for the soul and senses. It is part memoir but full of advice, reflections and things to notice and enjoy throughout the year. It is a full on mindfulness experience for all the senses. It encourages you to notice and tune into nature and enjoy the garden you have created, and also the natural world all around us. It is a lovely read that will help you to 'smell the roses'.
The Garden in Every Sense and season is almost like a love-letter written by the author to her garden. It goes deep into every sense; sight, smell, sound, touch and taste according to what goes on in her garden at the different seasons. It’s an incredibly descriptive written book, and I sometimes forgot I was reading about someone’s garden and finding myself dreaming of the outdoors in the different seasons. Going into this I thought it would be more about gardening in the sense where I would get the tips and tricks, but it really isn’t, it explains the seasons and how they work and what you can find and it’s quite lovely. I also love that we start at spring and end in winter, going through the seasons with her. The book also has a lovely index at the end which I can only assume would be wonderful for going back later to find a specific section about “thyme” or “tulips”. 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒚 @𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒔
It's very cute but it's really not what I expected. I really enjoyed the tone of the book and its voice.
Unexpectedly gorgeous. I really enjoyed this unique book and I think that it has a lot of shelf appeal. Excited to recommend this to my patrons.
This book was a part memoir and part collection of the author's reflection and musings. This book goes into details about the different senses and comparing with the gardens, nature, and seasons. The cover is really pretty too. Would definitely recommend!
The Garden in Every Sense and Season: A Year of Insights and Inspiration from My Garden by Tovah Martin is a wonderful collection of reflections about using our senses in nature during each season. It encourages one to be more aware of our beautiful surroundings and grateful for nature. #TheGardeninEverySenseandSeason #NetGalley
I absolutely adore this book. It’s has been an absolute joy to read and has been extremely informative. Although I am in the UK I believe that a lot of the book was still very relevant and if not entertaining. I would highly recommend this to any nature and garden lover.