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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #153

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of KyotoWhat do you discover when you cut back?

At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck’s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature’s essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart. Cutting Back is an insightful debut memoir and story of personal growth that will appeal to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 280 pages (Hardcover)
Genre: Memoir/Gardening
Expected Publication Date: May 3rd 2017 by Timber Press

Why I'm Waiting:

I love a good memoir and I love reading about gardens so this one is a must read for me.

Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden PlantsA beautifully photographed, gift-worthy guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47unexpected backyard garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, bridal gifts, and more. 
Every garden--not just vegetable plots--can produce a bountiful harvest! Thispractical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will help make any garden moreproductive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and oftencommon garden plants, some of which may already be growing inyour backyard. 
Discover the surprising usefulness of petals and leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit: turn tumeric root into a natural dye and calamintha into lip balm. Make anise hyssopinto a refreshingiced teaand turn apricots into a facial mask. Crabapplebranches can be used to create stunning floral arrangements, oregano flowers toinfuse vinegar, and edible chrysanthemum to liven up a salad. With theremarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for gardeners to harvest from one growing season to the next."
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 224 pages (Hardcover)
Genre: Gardening/Cooking
Expected Publication Date: February 7th 2017 by Ten Speed Press

Why I'm Waiting:

Well we're in the middle of winter here in Canada so can you blame me for wanting to escape in books that will carry me through until spring?  I love gardening and cooking and making things so this one sounds perfect.



  1. This book is right up your alley. It won't be long and you'll be gardening before you know it. Just have to get through this next couple of months or so

  2. Nice picks! Totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them both!

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  3. These are totally new to me, but I love those covers! Hope you enjoy them when you read them :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  4. Well I wasn't waiting for Cutting Back but now I am! It sounds amazing! Definitely a book I'd enjoy.


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