Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants by Andrew Keys 340 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $24.95 If there’s one thing that nearly all gardeners have in common, it’s that we … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for All Climates by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden 248 pages Timber Press, 2011 List price: $24.95 The Ogdens could not have known that the US would suffer one of the … Read Article
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