Books by Gayla Trail

NEW! Grow Curious: A Journal to Cultivate Wonder in Your Garden is a beautifully illustrated guided journal for gardeners of all levels who want to reconnect with nature, interact with their garden, and generally spend more time outside. Readers are encouraged via writing prompts, creative crafts, and meditative essays to step away from the chaos of daily life and spend time in their chosen green oasis, whether a sprawling garden or a collection of potted plants on a balcony.

Grow Curious: Creative Activities to Cultivate Joy, Wonder, and Discovery in Your Garden is a guidebook and manifesto to help gardeners interact and connect more deeply with their gardens through seasonal as well as open-ended activities that promote exploration, discovery, inspiration, and creativity. This is the original 2016 Kickstarter-funded edition of Grow Curious.

Drinking the Summer Garden: Homegrown Thirst Quenchers, Concoctions, Sips, and Nibbles
Celebrating summertime fun, play, and homegrown abundance is the inspiration behind this lushly photographed, 80-page, full-color collection of cool seasonal drinks and accompanying treats and nibbles. Using a wide range of ingredients and flavors available fresh from summer gardens and farmers markets, Gayla Trail shows you how to concoct seasonal drinks that you can’t buy in a bottle.

Easy Growing

Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces
Growing a handful of herbs and edible flowers can add sparkle to dozens of meals year-round. Fortunately for us, these plants are not fussy. In Easy Growing, Gayla Trail shares the tips, ideas, and know-how you need to raise delicious organic edibles wherever you can squeeze in a planter.

Grow Great Grub

Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces
Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, windowsill, or planter box is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In Grow Great Grub, Gayla Trail shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, organic edibles virtually anywhere.

You Grow Girl

You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening
Gayla’s first book guides aspiring gardeners every step of the way in transforming a tiny fire escape or a suburban backyard into the lush garden of your dreams. Along with all the ins-and-outs of soil, seeds, sowing and growing, You Grow Girl is chock full of fun and funky projects that make gardening more than just growing plants.