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Book Review: Hellstrip Gardening

Hellstrip Gardening

Hellstrip Gardening  Create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb by Evelyn Hadden 296 pages Timber Press, 2014 List price:  $24.95, softcover It’s a virtual no-man’s land and everyone’s, all at the same time and no one really knows …

Book Review: Coffee for Roses

Coffee for Roses

Coffee for Roses …and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening by C.L. Fornari 146 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2014 List price: $17.95 Old habits die hard, especially when they’re ones that have been passed down by parents and grandparents.  …

Book Review: Gardening For the Birds

Gardening For the Birds

Gardening For the Birds How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard by George Adams 444 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price:  $24.95 It’s a new season and no better time to put garden plans to work.  Want more birds?  George Adams …

Book Review: Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh Eggs Daily Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens…Naturally by Lisa Steele 160 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2013 List price: $17.95 With Chick Days upon us, there’s no better time to choose a guide for keeping backyard chickens. I’ve read a few …

Book Review: The Manual of Seed Saving

The Manual of Seed Saving

The Manual of Seed Saving Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits by Andrea Heistinger 344 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $39.95 Growing from seed has always been a standard practice of gardeners, especially those who …

Book Review: The Nonstop Garden

The Nonstop Garden

The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs by Stephanie Cohen & Jennifer Benner  248 pages Timber Press, 2010 List price: $19.95 Most of us want a garden that looks good all year round, but …

Book Review: Backyard Foraging

Backyard Foraging

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat by Ellen Zachos 240 pages, softcover Storey Publishing, 2013 List price: $16.95 I’ve read several books on edible plants and I thought I at least knew what was edible …

Book Review: Gardening by Cuisine

Gardening by Cuisine

Gardening by Cuisine by Patti Moreno 256 pages Sterling, 2013 List price: $18.95 With the second season upon us, we get another chance to grow what we like to eat and “The Garden Girl” Patti Moreno gives us a good …

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 …