by Daisy on 10/05/2011

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After reading Felder Rushing’s newest book, Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for all Senses and Seasons, we wanted to be able to share the love with a giveaway.

If you haven’t heard about this book, check it out here.

There are so many things in there I can relate to.  I especially like his Gardener’s Bill of Rights, which includes such provisions as, The right to grow too many tomatoes every year, The right to mispronounce plant names (I can’t recall how many times I have apologized over not knowing how to say a plant’s name), and The right to prune or not prune too leggy plants, no questions asked.

It’s about time someone spoke out against guilt over such things as deadheading, clashing flowers, and goofy gardening attire.

We’re giving away two copies to two readers.  If you’d like to put yourself in the running, follow this link to Chelsea Green Publishing and you’ll find a giveaway page especially for our readers.

Do you think you might qualify as a “slow” gardener?

Some days I think I’m not much of a gardener at all, like now, when all my brassicas are shot full of cabbage worm holes and my herb garden has been smothered by crazed marigolds.

But I’m still a gardener.




{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessie : Improved October 5, 2011 at 7:04 am

I think I’m more of an “efficient” gardener. I say get it all set up once and close the loop. That’s why I like raised beds where you put in compost once a year, self watering containers and the like.

Michelle October 5, 2011 at 10:16 am

I am always looking for additions to my gardening/homesteading library, and this looks like a fun read! Thanks for the give-a-way!

Rose October 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Thank you! I have a lot of gardening books, but always love new ones. I used to be in the spring greenhouse business but have retired. I still have a large garden , apple, apricot,cherry, mulberry trees along with several different fruiting shrubs and live in the Black Hills of SD. Thanks again for this great giveaway!

Grace October 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I aspire to become a slow gardener. Right now I’m a crazed gardener. This idea just makes so much sense to me. The stress I put myself through over my garden just makes no sense at all. Sometimes you have to make yourself call good enough good enough and declare something complete; otherwise you will be trying to make it picture perfect and it will never be finished.

bunkie October 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

‘Slow Gardening’: A No-Stress Philosophy for all Senses and Seasons…i like it! :O)

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