Author Archives: Kylee Baumle

Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: American Grown

American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama 272 pages, hardcover Crown Publishers, 2012 List price: $30.00 Our nation’s First Lady inspired many to give gardening a try when she led …

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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: A Guide to Bearded 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. …

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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: 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 …

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