What people are saying about Gardening with Confidence®:
Excerpt from the foreword–Gardening with Confidence provides all of us an overview of garden style without dictating what it should be. Helen helps readers explore, discover and express what their own style actually is. She helps us through this voyage of self-expression laid out not as a designer would approach the subject matter–but as an enlightened guide who over the years has worked through the obstacles. It’s obvious that the author has practiced what works and what doesn’t.
P. Allen Smith
Helen Yoest articulates her garden lessons and describes all her practical experience in the most accessible way, writing from the heart based on years of trial and error. Her account of the learning process includes not only the successes and realizations of dreams but also the changes of heart as her garden style evolves. Helen’s Gardening with Confidence invites readers to share in her green-hearted wisdom and the vision of a true garden maker. Helen Yoest is an acknowledged expert on gardening in harmony with nature—and a true friend over the garden gate.
James Augustus Baggett
Editor, Country Gardens magazine
Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media
Gardening with Helen Yoest is like working with the best teacher you ever had in high school. She speaks clearly. She explains carefully. She meets you at your level of expertise. She instructs from personal experience gained day-after-day in the garden pulling weeds, placing stones, and planting flowers. Her mission is to help you to your first little success, and from the confidence gained from that move on to bigger and better things. Helen isn’t interested in impressing readers with how much she knows. Rather, she’s concerned with readers impressing themselves with how much they can accomplish once they believe they can.