I remember my first blog post like it was yesterday with fond memories thinking what sets Garden Up Green apart from all the other gardening blogs. Without a great deal of soul searching I knew this blog was going to have heart and real life wisdom passed down from a forgotten generation.
I knew writing a gardening book was in my future but with so many out there I wasn’t sure if would be worthwhile. But then something happened over the course of two years. This blog began to grow and I found that others were embracing simplified gardening methods. The opportunity to teach, inspire and encourage others to pick up a shovel or power tool was happening.
This was energizing and pushed me forward to do more. Then one morning last summer I was watering the garden where I had this experience that was beyond inspiring, to the point I couldn’t even speak, I know hard to believe.. After sharing it with Robert we started bouncing ideas across the air and Startle Garden was born just waiting for me to begin writing.
In the book I actually say, “It was like a wow here and a pow there and I wanted to dance” I never imagined a morning chore would encourage such a neat gardening book.
My goal is always focused on doing more for yourself and I thrive by sharing in the most simplistic way possible because I understand that life today is over stimulating.
Gardening doesn’t need to be difficult it’s about understanding the basics, much like riding a bike. Once the foundation is established we can move forward with confidence.
So not only did I pour my heart into this book I also wrote in the style of a workbook. I wanted those reading to really embrace gardening and use this book as a source to moving forward correctly.
This is why I also included a checklist and additional note pages. I have so many favorite areas in this book but the checklist is superb because it helps keep you from skipping steps and pulls everything together in one place.
Startle Garden is a piece of my heart passed down from one generation to the next. It’s my hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. You really can grow your best garden, the first thing you need is the desire and the second is Startle Garden.