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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: 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 …

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Book Review: Powerhouse Plants

Powerhouse Plants 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty by Graham Rice 284 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $24.95 After the brutal summer we experienced last year here in the U.S., many gardeners are looking to garden a little differently. …

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Book Review: Fine Foliage

Fine Foliage Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container by Karen Chapman & Christina Salwitz 140 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2013 List price: $16.95 Besides being a neat little package of horticultural eye candy that could stand on this merit …

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Book Review: 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 …

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