The Garden we share

"One short sentence of nine words will break your heart. Yet this book sows hope and renewal. Simply and lovingly it shares what the garden teaches - evergreen lessons - to everything there is a season, life goes on, and spring always comes. A perfect grafting of pictures and words. I loved it." - Alana Haley, Schuler Books

"Heartwarming and poignant, this gentle story about making dreams and flowers and veggies grow, about the changing of seasons and the passage of time, is a beautiful reminder of the lifelong sustenance offered by food and friendships." - River Dog Book Co.

To everything there is a season in this beautiful story about gardening, seasons, and treasured memories.

This inspiring picture book written by Zoë Tucker and illustrated by Julianna Swaney—the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of «We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines»—celebrates the friendship between a young girl and an elderly woman as they plant seeds in a community garden alongside friends and neighbors, waiting for the seeds to flower.

By mid-summer, the friends welcome a rainbow of color in the garden and picnics in the sun.

At harvest, the young girl’s elderly friend is bed-ridden, but jubilant as they share baskets with red tomatoes and snap peas amid the sweet smell of lavender.

When the last leaves fall, everything is different. But in the spring, hope arises anew.