Janet Lembke loves to garden. But when she moved into her urban home in Virginia, she had only an eighth of an acre to work with: a small front yard and a small back yard. How she traded a postage-stamp lawn for an edible and visual cornucopia is the subject of this book.
She joyfully guides us on her gardening journey. The book is chock-full of tips and advice for gardners with tiny plots, including what plants are compatible with others; garden paths and seating; what vegetables, flowers, and plants work best in front versus back yards; and more. She offers everything a hopeful gardener needs to reap bounty for the kitchen table from what was once a small, pesky lawn. She also introduces the reader to the primal forces of the garden, the Green Man and his female counterpart, Dame Kind.