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The Garden in Every Sense and Season

By Tovah Martin

Photographs by Kindra Clineff

Anything written by Tovah Martin is a treat, and [this book] is no exception. A chronicle of her garden throughout the year, it is a sensory journal.

NYBG Plant Talk

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.

Media reviews

"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 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."

Columbus Dispatch

"More than just a top-notch garden writer, she’s a ... treasure."

Connecticut Gardener

"Urges gardeners to inhale, savour and become more attuned to our gardens."

English 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."

Gardenista

"A personal and poetic journey."

Design New England

"A poetic new book of essays."

Old House Journal

"Will ring familiar with gardeners everywhere.…A gem of a book."

Country Gardens

"The principles and inspiration are applicable regardless of where you live and design."

Designer

"Tovah Martin loves the way spring unfolds—nice and slow."

Schenectady Daily Gazette

About the author

Tovah Martin

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.

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