Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Garden Memoir sure to enchant

Product Details

By Chris Eirschele
c. 2013
36-page book with eight chapters, photographs

“The innate ability to grow plants is a gift from my parents; this is their story; what I did with it is mine.”

Garden Truths is a charming story of family, legacy, gifts, secrets and joy, through it all, growing things. Eirschele’s memoir will touch readers who have fond memories of their parents.

Eirschele’s dad loved to grow flowers from bulbs and perennials, and especially loved to share them. Some of the authors’ family and friends shared their memories of the precious gift.

Throughout the book, Eirschele has photographs of her own plants, plants that illustrate the chapters. She also takes care to include instructions for the growth, nurture, and storage of the plants she talks about.

From lilies to sweet Williams to her mother’s indoor potted citrus trees (an orangery), exotic plants, and fruit and vegetable hints, Eirschele’s gentle memoir is sure to enchant.

About the Author:
Chris Eirschele is a freelance garden writer whose current work is found on Chris' inspiration comes from plants grown, gardens explored and garden paths traveled. Her articles have been read in such far ranging publications as Ohio Gardener, Greenhouse Grower and Milwaukee Magazine. Her muse resides at her blog,

She is a past Master Gardener with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee County Extension and as member of the Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners and was horticulturally educated at Milwaukee Area Technical College. A native of Wisconsin, Chris now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She has maintained a membership with the Garden Writers Association since 2006. Chris' past memberships include the Perennial Plant Association and the Daylily Society of SouthEast Wisconsin.

1 comment:

Patrice Campbell said...

Reading this book brought up a lot of memories of growing up in Wisconsin and the gardens that helped us thrive. In reality, I think that anyone lucky enough to spend time in the garden during their past will enjoy the book, no matter where they've lived.