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    Garden Design

    “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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    “Heaven Is A Garden” Book Review

    Summary: When’s the last time you read a gardening book cover to cover, all in one sitting?  Up until a few weeks ago, my answer to that question would have been, “A gardening book?  NEVER.”  But then I read “Heaven is a Garden.”  Cover to cover.  All in one sitting.  And then I read it again.  I’ll probably […]

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    By Gwen Holloway 9:39 pm | June 3rd 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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    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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    “Jamie Durie’s Edible Garden Design” Book Review

    Summary: Wondering about how to incorporate edible plants into your current garden plan? This book covers just that topic! One of my favorites among the latest garden books I’ve read! Not only is this book filled with gorgeous full page color photos to peruse, but the topics covered by handsome Australian Jamie Durie make one want […]

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    By ChristineGB 12:04 pm | September 8th 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