Happy Friday and happy Spring friends! Are you excited to welcome in the season of growth, hope and renewal? I always look forward to spring and have been dreaming of all the flowers and herbs I’d plant this year, but at the end of the growing season last year, I knew I needed to find a better and easier way to keep the weeds from taking over and turning my gardening time into such a chore. Like a beacon of hope, I received a book called The Regenerative Garden, which has 80 DIY permaculture projects for the home garden and the biggie for me is a way to reduce weeding! Read on to learn more and to enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book!

Home Garden Help!

80 DIY permaculture projects for the home garden

My Thanks to Quarto Group/Cool Springs Press for the complimentary books highlighted in today's post and for hosting our giveaway. No other compensation given. All opinions and love of  books are my own

About The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-Sustaining Garden Eco-System: Author: Stephanie Rose/Published: March 15, 2022, by Cool Springs Press/Quarto Group

The Regenerative Garden Book

Would you like to discover how to work with nature, instead of against it, by employing permaculture techniques to create a garden you love? One that’s not just more beautiful and productive, but also more resilient?


My answer to these questions is a hearty YES! Especially after last years growing season. I was a little lax in my efforts in gardening chores the previous fall and that came back to bite me. I battled weeds in my flower beds, volunteers popping up in my tomatoes and an overgrown look to my cottage garden.

home grown tomatoes

I want this year to be different, so I’m going to implement as many of the 80 DIY permaculture projects as I can this year. I’ll do my best to share these projects here with you so you can learn along with me if you’re new to this gardening style.

What is Permaculture?

While it sounds intimidating, the author assures us that the principals behind it are not. According to Stephanie, the main goal of permaculture is to turn your space into a functioning eco-system that’s less reliant on external resources and better able to sustain itself through many seasons of growth and change as it resists pests, diseases, and climate extremes.

Space Doesn’t Matter:

our backyard with wind break

I have a large yard and my front flower beds are long and wide, making them a challenge to fill, weed, and care for, but this book is designed for every gardener and space. Whether you have a tiny patio garden, or a big backyard with a built in line of trees and shrubs like me, this book can help. It’s also for gardeners like me who prefer growing a mix of food, flowers, shrubs, trees, and herbs, this book is a resource to help us become a better, more eco-conscious gardener.


80 Projects with Step-By-Step Instructions on How to:

  • Employ intensive planting to reduce weeding and watering chores
  • Use living mulches to amend soil
  • Build self-watering planters and wicking beds to reduce water use
  • Install a rain garden to catch runoff
  • Plant a wildlife hedge to support creatures, create a windbreak, and noise buffer
  • Compost projects and systems to repurpose waste on-site
  • Make a butterfly migration station to support pollinators of all sorts

My Thoughts:

Signs of spring are here in new plant growth

I’ve flipped through this book twice, adding bookmarks on projects as I go. It’s exciting and a bit daunting to realize how hard I’ve made gardening in recent years. I’m retraining myself to stop the ideology of planting because it’s pretty and tasty, and to put some of these ideas and projects in place first.


Thankfully, we have a later freeze/frost warning this year, so that will help me win the temptation to start planting now. Instead, I’m going to start my seeds, clean my containers and make a game plan on how best to reduce my weeding and watering time in my flower beds.


The Takeaway:

I love the authors practical approach to teaching us the concepts in the book. Stephanie is so down to earth in her writing style, which I love. You can tell she really wants us to enjoy our gardens by teaching us how to have a healthy, organic, regenerative home garden.

She shows us examples of self-sustaining eco-systems with everything working in tandem, so when we get these systems put in place in our own space, it becomes a joy to work in our gardens and enjoy the fruits of our labor. That sounds a whole lot better than having to go weed again!


Learn More about Author Stephanie Rose:

I invite you to learn more about the author of The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-Sustaining Garden Eco-System- Stephanie Rose by visiting her profile at Quarto Group/Cool Springs Press  here, where you can also purchase the book, or by visiting her website here where she shares stories, recipes, and inspiring projects.


Win It:

The Regenerative Garden Book

Thanks to today’s sponsor, Quarto Group/Cool Springs Press, one lucky reader will receive a paperback copy of The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-Sustaining Garden Eco-System by Stephanie Rose.



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Good Luck! 


Please share in comments: Which how to project listed above would you work on first in your garden?



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