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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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    “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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    “Succulents Simplified” Book Review

    Summary: If the description, “Low water plants for lazy gardeners” is music to your ears, then succulents may be the answer to your “I-want-to-garden-but-don’t-have-time-for-needy-plants” prayers! If so, you’ll not find a more comprehensive and beautifully designed resource to assist you in your quest for knowledge about these fantastic (and hallelujah, low maintenance!) creatures. Title: Succulents Simplified – Growing, Designing, and […]

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    By Gwen Holloway 1:36 pm | February 16th 2015 (1) Comment
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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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    “Old Manhattan Has Some Farms” Book Review

    Summary: Take your little ones along on a journey of garden discovery, as you read and sing along to the classic “Old MacDonald Has a Farm” melody! Genre: Children’s Books Gardening Experience Level: All Levels, Beginners, Children Title: Old Manhattan Has Some Farms Author: Susan Lendroth, Illustrated by Kate Endle Publisher: Charlesbridge Date of Publishing: […]

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    By ChristineGB 7:07 am | August 13th 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