Buy local and get a signed book

Austinites, do you like to shop local? Want a copy of The Water-Saving Garden? Do you like autographed books? If you prefer to support local retailers, I can recommend several businesses that are carrying my book. And some have autographed copies because I stopped by this week to sign them.

Book People, Austin’s biggest independent bookstore, has a dozen or so signed copies of The Water-Saving Garden and one signed copy of Lawn Gone! You can find them in the gardening section on the 2nd floor and possibly in an autographed books section elsewhere. Ask if you can’t find them. They have excellent service.

Whole Earth Provision Co. on North Lamar Boulevard is carrying three copies of The Water-Saving Garden. These are not signed because the manager wasn’t there to approve that when I stopped by. But it’s a cool store with lots of great gifts, books, clothes, and supplies for outdoor activities.

If you’re looking to do a little plant shopping with your book purchase, head over to The Natural Gardener in southwest Austin. I signed about 16 copies each of The Water-Saving Garden and Lawn Gone! on Thursday.

While you’re there you can explore their extensive display gardens to enjoy spring flowers and scents…

…like Texas mountain laurel’s grape Kool-Aid fragrance. Go on, bury your nose right in those dangling purple blossoms.

In other book news, Garden Design has published an adapted excerpt from The Water-Saving Garden on its website. “Create the Illusion of Water with Plants” offers 6 fun ways to evoke water in a drought-tolerant garden using plants. “Choosing dry-adapted plants to accomplish this sleight of hand,” I wrote, “makes the illusion even more satisfying.”

Check it out, and let me know if you plan to try any of these “magic tricks” in your own garden this year.

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Come meet me at Zilker Garden Festival, Austin, TX, April 2 & 3
Come see me at Zilker Fest between 10 am and 2 pm, on both Saturday and Sunday, at the Author Booth (near the main building entrance), where I’ll be signing and selling my books ($20 each). Zilker Fest offers all-day entertainment, vendor shopping, plant sales, demonstrations, live music, a beer garden and food vendors, children’s activities, a garden train, a flower show, and a docent-led tour of lovely Zilker Botanical Garden. Click here for full details.

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5 Responses

  1. Renee says:

    I found an old giftcard yesterday and promptly used it to order a copy of your book. Now I’m waiting for it to arrive. I’m excited!

  2. Great tips in the excerpt that ran in Garden Design’s newsletter. I hope to try some over the summer… I’ll keep you posted.

    fyi, running pieces like this excerpt is why I think Garden Design is such a good magazine.

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