From one of the experts at the New York Botanical Garden, this guide shares the science of good gardening in a design-forward, beginner-friendly way that will appeal to new gardeners everywhere.
“Beyers’s engaging debut explores the stages that transform the average ‘don’t-let-the-plant-die’ gardener wannabe into a full-fledged horticulturist…a must-have for anyone who wants to grow things and, at the same time, nourish the soul.” —Publishers Weekly
“This is gardening at its most elemental and basic…gardeners just starting out will earn a sense of accomplishment and a good dose of knowledge.” —Booklist
Daryl Beyers is gardening certificate program coordinator at the New York Botanical Garden, where he helps shape the education department’s curriculum, and teaches the popular Fundamentals of Gardening course. He has had more than twenty-five years of professional landscaping experience, specializing in residential garden design and development. As a staff writer, photographer, and editor for Fine Gardening magazine, he authored two special issues on garden design, and he served as contributing garden editor for Martha Stewart Living. His articles on gardening and garden design have also appeared in Horticulture and HGTV Magazine. He maintains an active speaking schedule throughout the year, presenting at a wide variety of garden shows and clubs across the country, both independently and on behalf of NYBG.