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    “Coffee for Roses” Book Review

    Summary: Like many (probably most) gardeners, I grew up hearing the popular garden myths and sayings. If Mom or Grandpa says it to you, it MUST be true, right? Guess what? Maybe not. This delightful book addresses many of these myths and sets us on the straight path. Title: Coffee for Roses: …and 70 Other Misleading […]

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    By ChristineGB 4:57 pm | April 7th 2015 (0) Comments
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    “Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest” Book Review

    Summary: One in a series of five vegetable garden guides, this particular one focuses on the Pacific Northwest, which is my home region. Each is written by local gardening experts. The author in for this book is Lorene Edwards Forkner, Editor, Pacific Horticulture. Title: The Timberpress Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest Genre: […]

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    By ChristineGB 9:14 am | March 9th 2015 (0) Comments
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    “The Backyard Parables – Lessons on Gardening, and Life” Book Review

    Summary: A well written book by Margaret Roach, written as both a memoir about her ongoing life in her county garden, and garden tips and instructions. It covers a year of time in her garden, with sections about her activities, as well as wonderful inserts filled with garden tips. But it’s more than that. She […]

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    By ChristineGB 1:28 pm | January 11th 2015 (0) Comments
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    “Growing Orchids: Successful Gardening Indoors and Out” Book Review

    Summary: I’ve always enjoyed orchids, and have received a few over the years as housewarming or birthday gifts.  I love their gorgeous blooms, and have some mild success in getting a few to re-bloom. I didn’t really know how or why, though. I have to confess I’ve thrown a few out in frustration when they […]

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    By ChristineGB 11:07 am | December 16th 2014 (0) Comments
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    Top 10 Garden Book Gift Suggestions

    I am a reader. And I am an avid gardener. Combine the two, and I am in heaven. Sound like anyone on your holiday gift list? These recommended garden books are sure to delight, inform, and inspire your favorite reading gardener. Each of these books bring great ideas, inspiration, and just plain enjoyment for the gardening […]

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    By ChristineGB 10:34 pm | December 9th 2014 (0) Comments