Welcome to my website, devoted
to gardeners who want their hobby to be fun and
their garden books and lectures to be both enlightening
I confess that Iím a
non-conformist garden writer
and lecturer who believes that garden books and
programs should be filled with personally-tested
directions, conveyed with some attempt to give the
audience a delightful, non-sedative, laugh-out-loud
When you read my books or
attend my lectures, feel free to laugh at my
overwrought successes as well as the innumerable
mistakes Iíve made over the decades that helped me
learn how to stop killing plants. I also hope
you can identify with my misadventures and
chuckle at some of your own horticultural foibles.
One promise: the woes of the
world are heavy enough upon our shoulders, so Iíll
do everything I can to lighten your load.
After all, isnít gardening
supposed to be about having fun?
P.S. Feel free to click
the "Art's Biography" and "Art's Horticultural
Accomplishments" buttons to the left to get a dose of
my horticultural history to date.
Bulb Forcing will teach you how to make potted
bulbs bloom indoors when winter is at its worst.
Copies of Bulb Forcing for Beginners and
the Seriously Smitten are now available.
In Bulb Forcing, you'll learn how to
grow tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and the rest of
their spring-blooming brethren indoors, all winter
long, when the view outside your window reveals
snow, sleet, or icy rain. Instead, imagine your
windowsills filled with an array of dazzling
flowers. In the informative and entertaining book,
Art reveals the secrets he's used for three decades
to win silver cups and baskets of blue ribbons. It's
filled with more than 360 glorious photos that show you
exactly how to produce your own wintertime flower
show every year. And, Art admits, bulb forcing
requires no Green Thumb. As long as you can put soil
and bulbs in a pot without mortally wounding
yourself, you'll succeed.
Art has taught bulb-forcing segments on the
Discovery Channel, FOX, CBS, and heís had his
magazine articles published in Better Homes and
Gardens, Fine Gardening, and other
publications. This elegant book has
easy-to-understand instructions as well as Artís
laugh-out-loud humor threading its way through every
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) gave Bulb Forcinga Benjamin Franklin Award in the home/garden book
category. The IBPA, the largest not-for-profit trade group in the U.S. book
industry, recognizes excellence and innovation in independent publishing with
its annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, named in honor of America's most cherished
For more details about this book, use the"Bulb
Forcing for Beginners..." button in the left-hand
It's back in
Copies are ready for
Art's newest book
Stories of Growth, Mirth, and Rebirth
Girl at Longwood,
and two short stories, SoxandWind's Dream.
GIRL AT LONGWOOD
In the novella
Girl at Longwood, a boy and girl, strangers and just
thirteen, have plant-addicted parents. Just entering
puberty, neither is interested in nor comfortable with the
opposite sex. But they have something in common -- they both
hate gardening. A chance meeting at Pennsylvania's Longwood
Gardens, while hiding from their parents, is the beginning
of a tentative on-again, off-again relationship.
In Sox, a small boy,
who's discovered the magic that can happen in a garden,
wants to learn as much as he can about gardening. And he
wants to learn from Sox, a huge, mysterious man with a
glorious garden. But Sox wants nothing to do with children,
and he harbors a secret too terrible to share. Sox and the
boy become an odd couple whose friendship may flourish or
Dream is about a
strong-willed woman who's part of a group Stone Age
hunter-gatherers living thousands of years in the past. The
folk, as they call themselves, are dying out. Because of a
drought, rivers are dry, plants are withered, and animals
are scarce. In a story that may have been repeated many
times during the Stone Age, Wind and her folk face
extinction unless something can be doneÖnow.
is an award-winning garden writer, lecturer, and
photographer who communicates the innate humor and joy of
gardening in all his publications. Heís won the Garden
Writers Association Quill and Trowel Award and is a two-time
winner of the Philadelphia Flower Showís Grand Sweepstakes
Award. Wolk has appeared on the Discovery Channel, CBS, FOX,
and the Home and Garden TV Network.
cover was designed and illustrated by famed
Garden Tales is the perfect gift to give yourself or the
gardener in your life.
Lunacy: A Growing Concern, a book for and
about gardeners you won't be able to put down.
Prolific garden writer
describes Art as "the Dave Barry of garden writing."
More importantly, Art promises that reading Garden
Lunacy will be a laugh-out-loud experience.
booklet reveals secrets of bulb
forcing that Art's used to win more than
100 blue ribbons in the Philadelphia
Flower Show bulb classes. You'll
discover all the information needed to
produce your own glorious indoor,
mid-winter pots of daffodils, tulips,
hyacinths, crocus, and many other bulbs.
And, for the seriously smitten bulb
forcer, you'll learn new techniques to
produce your own blue-ribbon displays.
Little Blue Book of Bulb Forcingis
booklet that not only supplies information,
but also laugh-out-loud humor.
on the "Add to Cart" button, below.