Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden Book by Benjamin Vogt

Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden Book by Benjamin Vogt

Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden

Peeling off sheets of skin from a sunburned back Visiting five nurseries and spending 1,000 in an afternoon Raising 200 monarch butterflies Hearing the wing beats of geese thirty feet overhead at sunset How one piece of mulch can make all the difference These are the stories of Benjamin Vogt s 1,500 foot native prairie garden over the course of three years After a s Peeling off sheets of skin from a sunburned back Visiting five nurseries and spending 1,000 in an afternoon Raising 200 monarch butterflies Hearing the wing beats of geese thirty feet overhead at sunset How one piece of mulch can make all the difference These are the stories of Benjamin Vogt s 1,500 foot native prairie garden over the course of three years After a small patio garden at his last home teases him into avid tinkering, the blank canvas of his new marriage and quarter acre lot prove to be a rich place full of delight, anguish, and rapture in all four seasons Full of lyrical, humorous, and botanical short essays, SLEEP, CREEP, LEAP will leave you inspired to sit a while with your plants, noticing how the smallest events become the largest and how the garden brings us down to earth so that we can come home to our lives.Benjamin Vogt is the author of the poetry collection AFTERIMAGE forthcoming He has a Ph.D from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and an M.F.A from The Ohio State University Benjamin s nonfiction and poetry have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have appeared in such publications as American Life in Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, ISLE, Orion, Puerto del Sol, Subtropics, The Sun, and Verse Daily He is also the author of the blog The Deep Middle where he rants about writing and his native prairie garden Benjamin lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife, where he runs a native plant garden consulting business, Monarch Gardens Visit him at

Title : Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden
Author :  Benjamin Vogt
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Isbn : 1463666594
Format : Paperback
Pages : 112 pages

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