Author Archives: Kylee Baumle

Book Review: All the Garden’s a Stage

All the Garden's a Stage

All the Garden’s a Stage: Choosing the Best Performing Plants for a Sustainable Garden by Jane C. Gates 144 pages Schiffer, 2012 List price: $29.99 With so many books available to beginning and veteran gardeners that give basic and intermediate …

Book Review: Bloomin’ Tales

Bloomin' Tales

Bloomin’ Tales: Seven Favorite Wildflower Legends by Cherie Foster Colburn Illustrations by Joy Fisher Hein 65 pages Bright Sky Press, 2012 List price: $9.95 Legends seem to have a universal appeal to children, even when deep down they may know …

Book Review: A Guide to Bearded Irises

irises

A Guide to Bearded Irises Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts by Kelly D. Norris 348 pages, hardcover Timber Press, 2012 List price: $39.95 If you’ve ever met Kelly Norris, you know that his enthusiasm for life is infectious. …

Book Review: Little House in the Suburbs

Little House in the Suburbs

Little House in the Suburbs Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin 256 pages Betterway Home, 2012 List price: $22.99 With self-sufficiency gaining in popularity, the timing is perfect for a book like …

Book Review: The 50 Mile Bouquet

The 50 Mile Bouquet

The 50 Mile Bouquet Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers by Debra Prinzing and David Perry 144 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2012 List price: $17.95 I first became aware of the origins of many (most) of the cut flowers we enjoy …

Book Review: Eat Your Yard!

Eat Your Yard!

Eat Your Yard! Edible trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, and flowers for your landscape by Nan K. Chase 160 pages Gibbs Smith, 2010 List price: $19.99 There have been many volumes of books published in the last couple of years on …

Book Review: Small-Space Container Gardens

Small-Space Container Gardens

Small-Space Container Gardens Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs by Fern Richardson 188 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $19.95 Fern Richardson is the mastermind behind the wildly popular blog, Life on the Balcony. …

Book Review: Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens: Sustainable Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard and a Healthy World by Lynn M. Steiner and Robert W. Domm 192 pages Voyageur Press, 2012 List price: $24.99 In recent years, awareness has risen not only about the problem of …