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Book Review: The Speedy Vegetable Garden

The Speedy Vegetable Garden

The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono & Lia Leendertz 208 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $18.95 Some people aren’t into gardening and some people are obsessed with it. The Speedy Vegetable Garden is for those that are somewhere …

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 Roots of My Obsession

The Roots of My Obsession

The Roots of My Obsession: Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden edited by Thomas C. Cooper 162 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $14.95 I’m always interested in the how and why of things, especially when it comes to …

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 …

Book Review: American Grown

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 …

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 …