Margaret Roach's The Backyard Parables is both a spiritual and scientific field guide for the modern gardener. The book gives reader a glimpse of her spiritual practices, but also includes many practical tips for gardeners.
Roach, former editorial director for Martha Stewart, followed a passion, cultivated it devoutly and turned it into a career. She doesn’t need to discuss the how-to of mindfulness; her life is the best example of the way love and attention will make things bloom.
Check out the book trailer narrated by the author herself:
What do you think about Roach's blending of memoir and gardening manual? What are you reading this week?