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    Memoirs

    “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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    “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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    “The Roots of My Obsession – Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden” Book Review

    Summary: A wonderful short read showcasing thirty gardeners background stories and reasons they love to garden.  Some seemed born into families that raised them as gardeners, others developed a passion for gardening based upon life circumstances. You’ll enjoy reading this during the bare, winter months while you pine to be out gardening again! Genre: Memoirs Gardening Experience […]

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    By ChristineGB 1:02 pm | June 29th 2014 (0) Comments
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    “And I Shall Have Some Peace There” Book Review

    Summary: If you’re in the middle part of your life, busy with career, but looking towards the next step of semi-retirement, and you’re an avid gardener, even if only on weekends….and you’ve ever dreamed of jumping off the hard driving career track and escaping into the world of gardening, this book will grab you from the […]

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    By ChristineGB 1:45 pm | June 5th 2014 (0) Comments