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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: 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

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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: All the Garden’s a Stage

All the Garden's a Stage

All the Garden’s a Stage: Choosing the Best Performing Plants for a Sustainable Garden by Jane C. Gates 144 pages Schiffer, 2012 List price: $29.99 With so many books available to beginning and veteran gardeners that give basic and intermediate …

How to Improve Store-Bought Compost

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Want to create a compost but don’t have enough materials to get started? Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin of Little House in the Suburbs share how to adapt purchased compost to reflect the richness of homemade compost.