Author Archives: Kylee Baumle

Book Review: Lawn Gone!

Lawn Gone

Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives For Your Yard by Pam Penick 184 pages Ten Speed Press, 2013 List price: $19.99 Austinite Pam Penick has a landscape design business and having read her blog, Digging, for many years, when she …

Book Review: Powerhouse Plants

powerhouse plants

Powerhouse Plants 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty by Graham Rice 284 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $24.95 After the brutal summer we experienced last year here in the U.S., many gardeners are looking to garden a little differently. …

Book Review: Fine Foliage

Fine Foliage

Fine Foliage Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container by Karen Chapman & Christina Salwitz 140 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2013 List price: $16.95 Besides being a neat little package of horticultural eye candy that could stand on this merit …

Book Review: Kiss My Aster

Kiss My Aster

Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You by Amanda Thomsen 160 pages Storey Publishing, 2012 List price: $16.95 Your life isn’t complete until you’ve met Amanda Thomsen. She’s one of a kind …

Book Review: Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Alethea Morrison 159 pages Storey Publishing, 2013 List price: $14.95 If you’re thinking of keeping bees (and don’t think I haven’t!), then Morrison’s new book for beginners will be invaluable in two …

Book Review: The Unexpected Houseplant

The Unexpected Houseplant

The Unexpected Houseplant 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home by Tovah Martin 326 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $22.95 Just as the title suggests, you’ll find Martin’s unlikely houseplant suggestions to be a refreshing departure from …