Gardening Book

Startle Garden by Carole West is my new favorite book. As soon as you open the book, you will be drawn in by Carole's passion for gardening, a wealth of useful information, and beautiful photos.  CLICK HERE to buy it on Amazon. affliate link

(To win a copy, see instructions at the bottom of this post.)

While it is the perfect book for the novice gardener, it is so much more than that. This is not just a book to read, but rather a book to DO as you go.  Carole includes detailed instructions about a wide variety of topics from building a raised bed garden to creating healthy soil to sprouting seeds and bringing in the harvest.  I love that Carole emphasizes adding beauty and flair to the garden with eye-catching flowers, attractive growing containers, and cute garden signs. 

This is a book you will not want to skim.  Both the novice and experienced gardener can glean nuggets of inspiration from each page.  Carole is giving away this book to one of my readers.  Simply leave a comment below, telling something about your experience with or love of gardening.  I will randomly select the winner on Tuesday, February 14th.  Good luck!

And the winner is...  Linda Nelson!  Congratulations, Linda.


  1. Jennifer, I'm going to check this out. Just getting back into gardening after a bit of a hiatus. Need all the help I can get! #MyFlagstaffHomeHop

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