Herbs! Creative Herb Garden Themes and Projects by Judy Lowe 192 pages Cool Springs Press, 2011 List price: $19.95 Books on edibles – both growing them and preparing them – abound, but here’s one of a different nature. Herbs! by … Read Article
Garden Rules: The Snappy Synopsis for the Modern Gardener by Jayme Jenkins and Billie Brownell 144 pages Cool Springs Press, 2011 List price: $9.95 There’s a lot of information packed into this little book. The size of a mass market … Read Article
The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden by Ivette Soler 214 pages Timber Press, 2011 List Price: $19.95 I’ve often wished I had a smaller yard. We live on an acre and while I’m … Read Article
The Complete Kitchen Garden: An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs and 100 Seasonal Recipes by Ellen Ecker Ogden 256 pages Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011 List price: $24.95 With the resurgence of “growing your own,” this book couldn’t be more … Read Article
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The American Meadow Garden—if you’re ready to trade your turfgrass lawn for a diverse carpet of color and texture, you need this book. Ornamental grasses expert John Greenlee recommends grasses plus flowering plants for your own personal meadow.
It is far beyond frustrating to spend good time, energy and money planning and planting a beautiful garden only to watch deer treat it as a personal all-you-can-eat buffet.
A good book can be a great help in choosing just the right shrub for your situation and desires. Want to improve your winter view? See Wonders of the Winter Landscape, which is all about trees and shrubs with compelling … Read Article
Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History by Bill Laws 224 pages Firefly Books, 2011 List price: $29.95 In the spirit of Wicked Plants (and this is a good thing), Bill Laws brings trivia buffs a treasure trove of … Read Article
Grow the Good Life Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise by Michele Owens 224 pages Rodale, 2011 List price: $24.99 Some gardening books are how-tos and some are entertaining. The former, I tend to … Read Article
From Seed to Skillet A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People You Love by Jimmy Williams and Susan Heeger 176 pages Chronicle Books, 2010 List price: $30.00 With so many books … Read Article