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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 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

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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 …

Book Review: A Guide to Bearded Irises

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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. …

Book Review: Little House in the Suburbs

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 …

The Good Food Revolution

The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen

I have a confession. While I call myself a gardener with all the confidence of one who has nurtured, tended and grown healthy flowers, trees and shrubs for more than two decades, it was not until this month that I …