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 … Read Article
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.
Common kitchen and office storage accessories can help organize your garden life, says Lorene Edwards Forkner, author of Handmade Garden Projects. Use these everyday items to bring order to your potting shed.
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway 368 pages Putnam, 2012 List price: $26.95 The best time to write a review on a book is usually right after you’ve read it. But sometimes, taking a little … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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. … Read Article
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 … Read Article
The 50 Mile Bouquet Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers by Debra Prinzing and David Perry 144 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2012 List price: $17.95 I first became aware of the origins of many (most) of the cut flowers we enjoy … Read Article
Container Gardening for All Seasons Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs by Barbara Wise 256 pages Cool Springs Press, 2012 List price: $21.99 As one who once declared herself to be container-challenged, I welcomed Barbara Wise’s recent release, Container Gardening … Read Article
Eat Your Yard! Edible trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, and flowers for your landscape by Nan K. Chase 160 pages Gibbs Smith, 2010 List price: $19.99 There have been many volumes of books published in the last couple of years on … Read Article
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart 221 pages, softcover Algonquin Books, 2004 List price: $12.95 You may know Amy Stewart from her disturbing and entertaining books, Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs, where she presents … Read Article