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Country Living Gardener A Blessing of Toads: A Gardener's Guide to Living with Nature

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Since the very first issue of Country Living Gardener, writer, artist and naturalist Sharon Lovejoy has created the award-winning “Heart’s Ease” column for the magazine. Through this collection of delightful essays and beautiful illustrations, she shares with her readers the boundless joys of a country garden. Lovejoy has chosen to focus on animal life in the garden, inclu ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Hearst
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Joanna
Jul 06, 2009 Joanna rated it really liked it
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If I subscribed to the magazine that originally published these columns, I am sure the gentle, pleasant, and inspiring essays would be my favorite part of the magazine. Since I don't, and read them one after another in this collection, I must admit reading them was more of a three star experience than a four star one. They are charming. Adorable. Chock-full of ideas that sound so sweet and easy and wonderful. One after another. And then, a little.... Repetitive. Unrealistic. Sappy. The projects ...more
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An absolutely delightful book -- packed with information about plants, critters, and how to enjoy both. Her writing style is easy and enjoyable. Anyone who is interested in nature (flora and fauna) will like this book.
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A delightful read with delightful watercolors that thrill my soul! I Love Love Love this one!
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This is a charming collection of essays on a number of garden topics.
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For the first seven years of her life, Sharon Lovejoy was introduced to the wonders of nature by her Quaker Grandmother Lovejoy, a botanist and an educator. As an adult, Sharon's passion for the natural world guided her to become a naturalist, a watercolor illustrator, and an award winning garden and nature writer.

As a graduate with Distinction in the Field of Art from San Diego State University,
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