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Monday, July 4, 2011

Postcards From The Hedge Book Review and Giveaway

Good morning, all you great and gifted gardeners, do I have a good book for you today! It is titled Postcards from the Hedge - Seasons in a Suburban Garden. It is written by Jill Appenzeller, who is not only a great writer, (in my opinion) but is also a passionate gardener, speaker, and landscape designer who has been featured on HGTV. This is her first book, and I think it is just delightful.

Postcards from the Hedge is not just a book about gardening, it is a reflection on life, family and human nature. I like that the book is broken up into little vignettes that take you through all four seasons, span generations and travel through many memories.

Book Cover

With titles like "How to Make a Turkey Trot" and "No Birds Just Bees," Jill's book is comical, thought-provoking and takes you to a simpler life. When you are feeling stressed and need a little down time, this is the perfect story to grab a cup of tea and sit down with to escape for a few minutes.

I am certainly not a great flower gardener. Actually, I am far from it, so I didn't recognize all the plants she mentioned in her book, but I still related to her stories of family and life. Jill has a wonderfully calming way of writing, and I appreciated her insights and the pictures she created for me to enjoy.

You can find Postcards from the Hedge on Amazon. This is the perfect gift for a friend or family member who loves gardening or reading. I am so glad that I get to share this book with one of you, because we are giving away (1) copy of Postcards from the Hedge to (1) lucky reader.

Here's how to enter this great giveaway:

**Become a public follower of Your World: Healthy and Natural on my right sidebar and tell me you did so in a comment.

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Check out Jill's blog and become a follower. (1 entry)

Like Postcards from the Hedge on Facebook. (1 entry)
Post on your Facebook about this giveaway. Share the link in your entry.(1 entry)

Subscribe to Your World: Healthy and Natural and comment about it. (1 entry)

Vote for Your World: Healthy and Natural on Top Mommy Blogs or We're on the Fence. (1 entry per vote)

Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.(2 entries)

Follow @carathenatural on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.(1 entry)

Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook.(2 entries)

Comment on any of my posts about healthy and natural living that you have not commented on before. I love to hear your thoughts!! (1 entry)

The deadline for this giveaway is July 19th at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen.  Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win.

 * New Year Publishing provided me with this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.*

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