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    “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life” Book Review

    “Beatrix continued writing books and designing spin-off merchandise — toys, china, wallpaper, and the like — in part to fund her garden efforts.” Marta McDowell Summary: This easy-to-read biography may give you the feeling of being written by someone who knew her subject personally, but it was not!  In fact, Marta McDowell admits that she did […]

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    By Melva Tibbetts 9:49 am | September 5th 2015 (0) Comments
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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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    “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
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    “Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping” Book Review

    Summary: Find inspiration.  Discover fresh ideas.  Imagine new finishing touches.  Learn the best strategies.  This book is a wonderful one that will inspire you to create a wide variety of oasis’ in your own personal style.  So many fabulous photos and ideas! Genre: Garden Design, Outdoor Plants Gardening Experience Level: All Levels Title: Sunset Western Garden Book of […]

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    By ChristineGB 12:13 pm | August 11th 2014 (0) Comments
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    “Hellstrip Gardening” Book Review

    Summary: Create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb! This book will not only inspire you to look at this planting space in your front yard differently, it will walk you through how to plan and implement new garden joy there. Genre: Garden Design and Garden How To’s Gardening Experience Level: All Levels Title: […]

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    By ChristineGB 11:55 am | July 8th 2014 (0) Comments