Yep, I’ll be speaking and signing copies of my book, Lawn Gone!, on Saturday, April 20th, at 10 am at The Great Outdoors, so please mark your calendar and come see me! I’ll share some design ideas for turning your lawn into an outdoor retreat with a mix of ground-covering plants and hardscape, and I’ll also show you some of my favorite plants from the nursery.
Look for me under the big tent at the back of the nursery, under the giant oak tree.
While you’re there, check out The Great Outdoors’ newly remodeled and expanded gift shop at the back of the nursery. It’s bright and airy now, full of cool garden gifts, decor, T-shirts, and—oh, look—garden books like Lawn Gone! The staff has placed it front and center on a display table along with a tear-out of the article about it in Vegetarian Times. Thanks, Brandi and company!
Making the nursery rounds that same day, I also stopped in at Barton Springs Nursery for a few things and, while paying, spotted my book in their gift shop too. Thanks for carrying it, BSN! Fun fact: Manager Bernardine Bering’s daughter, Moira Bering, a student of landscape architecture at university, did the beautiful color renderings of my three landscape design drawings in Lawn Gone!
If you live in Austin and like to buy locally, you can also find Lawn Gone! at The Natural Gardener…
…and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center…
…and Barnes & Noble, which has placed Lawn Gone! on their nonfiction new arrivals table, as well as in the gardening section.
This week I’m on KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener talking about—you guessed it—Lawn Gone! and how to transition your yard from thirsty grass to a more sustainable garden retreat. Huge thanks to producer extraordinaire Linda Lehmusvirta and host Tom Spencer for having me on the show.
But the most important, and still most amazing, place that I’ve been thrilled to see my book is in the hands of readers. Some of you have even shared pictures of Lawn Gone! in your garden or home, and I’d like to show off a few of them here. This is San Antonio gardener Shirley Fox’s copy, which hilariously poses, like a traveling gnome, throughout her beautiful garden in a review she wrote on her blog Rock-Oak-Deer.
My sister and sister-in-law sent me this picture of Lawn Gone! in their Houston courtyard garden, two images of which appear on pages 55 and 66. Meta-photo!
David Cristiani, Albuquerque landscape architect, blogger at The Desert Edge, and Lawn Gone!‘s regional plant expert for the Southwest, sent me this image of the book in his courtyard garden at breakfast time, with a breakfast taco and coffee rounding out the cozy vignette.
South Carolina gardener Ginny Sass sent me this color-coordinated image. Look at that cute face in the corner!
Wimberley, Texas, gardener and blogger Linda of Patchwork Garden posted this image of Lawn Gone! in her shopping wagon, along with some pretty ground-covering plants from The Natural Gardener.
And fellow garden writer Katie Elzer-Peters took this adorable picture of Laura Livengood and her reading selections from the recent San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Wow, how cool to see my book on the shelves at big gardening events like these! Not to mention my gardening friends taking the time to share such photos with me.
Thanks so much, y’all!
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