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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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    “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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    “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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    “Raised Bed Gardening 101” Book Review

    Summary: Here’s your quick introduction to the basics of gardening with Raised Garden Beds! Genre: Raised Bed Gardening Gardening Experience Level: Beginning to Intermediate Title: Raised Bed Gardening 101: Grow a Thriving Garden in Simple Raised Beds Author: Pauline Waldeck Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date of Publishing: April 2014 Pages: 33 pages Format: Paperback or […]

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    By ChristineGB 3:16 pm | July 2nd 2014 (0) Comments
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    “Vegetables, Herbs And Fruit” Book Review

    Summary: This is a must have book if you are serious about exploring and growing any type of vegetables, herbs and fruits.  It comprehensively covers a wide variety of plants, including practical information, and more that is just really interesting to learn! I found a ton of useful and interesting information about basic herbs for example, along with […]

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    By ChristineGB 2:10 pm | June 6th 2014 (0) Comments