Bowers's essays evoke the wonder and fascination of gardens. . . . a delightful garden journal that all gardeners, especially those in the Southwest, will appreciate.
She cogently demystifies some of the organic farmer's seemingly irrational methods. . . . reflective and informed nature writing.
The inspiration to be out in the garden is overwhelming, and the book must be set down to be returned to later. Again and again.
She writes with the same vigor and grace she brings to the ordering of her garden and to her keen observation and recording of the life, both vegetable and animal, that teems within its suburban Tucson borders....Although there are facts amusing, useful or stimulating aplenty in these essays, there's not one that needs to be dusted before tasting. Each one is as fresh as a sun-warmed tomato straight from the vine.
Arizona Daily Star
Bowers's 16 essays remind us that paradise can be found in our own back yards and that a lifetime can be spent learning all about it. . . . Enjoyable and thought-provoking.
Audubon Naturalist News