Diane Ackerman

Margaret Roach’s Backyard Parables

– Posted in: Garden Design

  Self-described "garden enthusiast" Margaret Roach, author of the newly released book, The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life, is someone whom I wish lived and gardened near me instead of on the opposite side of the continent. Margaret's wit and humor entertains with information that's valuable and insightful. She draws us into the natural [...]

Great Books for Gardeners

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Santa, baby, are you listening? Bring me some reading material to curl up with. Literary nonfiction would be lovely---such as all those books I've enjoyed by Susan Orlean, Scott Calhoun, Amy Stewart, and Diane Ackerman. I'll take a great garden reference tome, too, like The American Meadow Garden by John Greenlee and GGW regular contributor/ace photographer Saxon Holt.  I'd also be thrilled by one [...]