A Gardener’s Alphabet

written and illustrated by Mary Azarian

An alphabet book featuring words associated with gardening such as bulbs, compost, digging, insects, weeds.

A two-page introduction explains the importance of gardens in the author's life and includes a picture of her as a small child with her grandmother Annie. The alphabet then begins, with one full-page illustration for each letter. The featured letter begins one word, a mixture of nouns, verbs, and types of gardens. The stunning black woodcuts, hand tinted with strong watercolors, are full of action and detail.

For Example:

G is for greenhouse
P is for prune
X is for xeriscape (landscaping with cactus and desert plants)