BIG DREAMS, SMALL GARDEN - A CONVERSATION WITH MARIANNE WILBURN
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I don’t know about you, but I have gardened in a wide – really wide – variety of circumstances. Some lovely and scenic, some not so much. From a 35 foot 5th wheel trailer moving around across the country with containers getting pulled in and out at each new location, to a ridgetop lodge home with old growth Ponderosa Pines, sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, voracious deer and startling rattlesnakes, to the modest but very homey odd suburban lot I garden on now.
I feel pretty confident in saying that in my experience, no home and garden are completely perfect – and yet, they are all just right.
Author and gardener Marianne Willburn seems to come from the same school of thought and experience. Marianne is a Master Gardener and gardening columnist working under the name of SmallTowngardener. She is also the author of a new book out from Skyhorse Press entitled "Big Dreams, Small Gardens." Her motto and main takeaway from her book, born of years of garden in imperfect locations is "Don't wait for the perfect space to create your perfect garden." And the "perfect" garden is whatever garden you have time, energy, money and even a tiny amount of space for right now.
She joins us this week via Skype from her mid-Atlantic home and garden to share more.