The Garden Maker's Book of Wonder

162 Recipes, Crafts, Tips, Techniques, and Plants to Inspire You in Every Season

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Pub Date 29 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 29 Aug 2023
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC

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The joy and wonder of a garden-inspired lifestyle is captured in this colorfully photographed, through-the-seasons sourcebook filled with recipes, gardening wisdom, craft and wellness projects, and nature-based activities.

Each season in the garden brings new joy and fresh inspiration for connecting with the wonders of the natural world. In The Garden Maker's Book of Wonder, popular gardening lifestyle influencer Allison Vallin Kostovick (Finch + Folly) invites fans of cottagecore, gardening, and nature-based living to share her journey as she crafts, cooks, dreams, and creates. Drawing on decades of gardening experience, and illustrated with vibrant photography from her own home and garden, The Garden Maker's Book of Wonder offers sage advice on growing bountiful harvests of favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers. All levels of gardeners, from dreamers to the experienced, will delight in the variety and creativity of Kostovick's projects, activities, and recipes for enjoying the magic and whimsy of the natural world—no matter what season. From planting a pollinator playground to building a rustic trellis from tree branches, cooking with freshly picked peas and mint to making a sweet viola tub soak, and growing a bird seed mix to crafting one-of-a-kind jewelry beads from the husks of the Job's Tears plant, the inventive ideas in this rich treasury are sure to make it a favorite to keep and to give to anyone who aspires to a more nature-connected lifestyle. 



The joy and wonder of a garden-inspired lifestyle is captured in this colorfully photographed, through-the-seasons sourcebook filled with recipes, gardening wisdom, craft and wellness projects, and...

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This book was delightful. I like to surround myself with nature books and books to help my knowledge of growing things. This will be immensely helpful as I am gearing up to plan my garden (we just moved in, and it is a blank slate!). The pictures were amazing and the hints and tips were spot on!

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What a wonderful book! I read so many gardening books that it’s hard to impress me but this one is just a delight. It’s packed with photos, projects, lists, musings, tips, recipes and more, arranged by season. I love that she includes some foraging information and also just the mood of the book, the beauty in the book and the wealth of info on everything from the flavors of edible flowers to how to protect your chickens from predators to tips for growing peas to a violet syrup recipe. Many veggies, flowers and herbs are profiled with in depth sowing and growing info too.

Truly a joy for gardeners of all skill levels.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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This book is wonderful! Very informative and easy to understand for even a newbie! I loved that it was laid out by season and filled every bit of the book with useful info! This is a garden book I'd reach for if I needed assistance in my garden.

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This book is just lovely. Chock full of growing tips, crafts and recipes, and personal stories of gardening from the author. Even though I live in a different region from the author, I still got a lot out of this book. I'd love to buy a copy when it comes out.

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