Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Review: Trowel and Error

by:  Sharon Lovejoy
Partial Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:   Ever since she was old enough to help her grandmother in the garden, Sharon Lovejoy has spent her life working with plants--and along the way, through "trowel and error," she's accumulated hundreds and hundreds of remedies, tips, short-cuts, and cure-alls. Now Ms. Lovejoy--author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots and the award-winning Sunflower Houses--does for the garden what Heloise or the Queen of Clean does for the household. Trowel and Error collects all of her homespun garden advice into an inviting, environmentally friendly, whimsically illustrated yet dead-on helpful book that will benefit every gardener, beginner or experienced.

My Thoughts:  What a delightful little read!  This was a gift for Christmas from my son and I loved it!  Not only are there lots of helpful tips, there are also humorous quotes and charming illustrations.  A lovely book for any gardener! 

What are you reading?

;-)  -Marci


  1. I'm not a gardener but who knows, could still decide to be one. Life not over yet even tho 75 I find myself becoming interested in different things as I age. This book sounds delightful and interesting. How lovely your son gave you that book, sounds like he knows his Mom.
    Glad you shared about this book. Will have to look for it. My hubs might enjoy it also. He's not a reader but he has time on his hands in good weather and seems to enjoy working in yards. Who knows what we might both become. We live out in country, few miles west of Grand Junction, CO, have almost 1/2 acre and 5 chickens kept in back yard which we both seem to enjoy. Hubs was brought up on farm. Happy weekend

  2. Sounds like a good book for me to read. If I wrote one it probably would just be titled "Error." Just kidding, but I have had a lot of those along the way. Right now I am reading "Buried in the Sky" on my Kindle about the disastrous 2008 climb on K2 and the Sherpas who survived. I've read several books about Everest since seeing the movie earlier last year and this one is similar. - Margy

  3. Ooooo will have to add this to my readers list!!!! Thank You!!!

  4. Perfect reading for this time of year as we prepare for spring. Hopefully this will be the year that we follow through on our intentions to have a garden. Thank you for planting the idea at Celebrate Your Story link party.

  5. Hi! I have that book but an older one! My cover says Trowel & Error Over 700 Shortcuts, Tips &Remedies for the Gardener by Sharon Lovejoy. I need to read it again! Can't wait till warm enough to play in the dirt! Nancy

  6. I adore this title so much that I'd read it even though I'm totally not a gardener! :) I am reading an ARC of Mesu Andrews' next book, Miriam, right now. So far, I'm loving it!

    Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week!


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