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Our Day 6 of 24 Days of Giveaways brings you a terrific book on all the things that happen in a year of gardening, our favourite snips and some wondrous seeds…
Gardening is an inherently paradoxical activity. It means existing at the point of tension between being and doing - Grace Alexander
Grace Alexander has been growing flowers for ten years now. And she has poured herself into her latest work of art, Grow and Gather, a Gardener’s Guide to a Year of Cut Flowers. Grace admits gardening is a compulsion and “a way of distilling my essence”. What a wonderfully romantic way of describing how soulful growing can be.
Grow and Gather even turns gardening mistakes into celebrations of sorts. A full list of what not to do, shows Grace’s humility and encouragement all in the same breath. You’ll find yourself flipping back and forth just to catch the amazing photography too!
Reading Grace’s book is like being entranced in a documentary, peering over her shoulder for a full season, collecting tips, and how-to’s, listening intently to the explanations and figuring out how to replicate her wisdom. And then all too quickly, the 200 pages come to an end. You knew it would, but imagined that if you just wished hard enough maybe it would continue...
If you or the gardener in your life wants a companion for the field this is it. Our giveaway on Day 6 of Stems Flower Farm 24 Days of Giveaways is Grace Alexander’s Grow and Gather. And because we know how well it will capture your desires, we will include a pair of ARS snips, plant tags, a Pentel permanent marker and six carefully selected seed packs from Stems Flower Farm. Who knows, maybe we will give away YOUR book next year!
For a chance to win leave a comment below. In your message, share an author who makes you want to keep reading long after it’s over, or a good book recommendation for our off-season reading, anything really, as long as it puts a smile on everybody’s face. EASY. This giveaway is open to anyone with a Canadian shipping address. This Giveaway is open until Sunday night December 12th at Midnight PT.
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Sarah K
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