Ground Rules: 100 Easy Lessons for Growing a More Glorious Garden


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Timber Press (OR)
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6.6 X 7.6 X 0.9 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Frey is a consultant, educator designer, and freelance writer specializing in sustainable gardens and small farms that encourage biodiversity. She is a frequent and popular speaker for master gardener programs, garden clubs, garden shows and horticultural groups. Visit her website at


"Many of these rules will ring true to experienced gardeners, and, collectively, they provide a solid groundwork for anyone who aspires to create a gratifying garden." --Booklist

"For a wide range of ecologically friendly gardeners with any level of experience." --Library Journal

"Touches on every aspect of tending a garden, including choosing plants, watering, and soil care, with lots of specific steps to success. Thanks to beautiful illustrations, it's an extra-refreshing read." --HGTV Magazine

"This luscious, photo-filled guide will inspire you with one hundred easy-to-implement tips." --Garden & Gun​

"It does not take a long browse through each bright page to realize there is always something to learn, or to remember." --The Greenfield Recorder​
"This book packs a lot of value in a small package and makes a great gift for yourself or a new gardener in your life." --Washington Gardener

"A compact and beautiful manual of 100 easy gardening rules... a great way to warm up to the nitty gritty projects of planning your garden."--Milford Daily News

"An expert gardener and designer, Frey condenses her most important gardening tips into short, easy-to-read, one-page "lessons" with beautiful accompanying photos. Each section of the book covers what you need to know to create the beautiful, healthy, low-maintenance garden that you long for." --Tri-City News