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Book Review: Gardening In The Northwest

Gardening In The Northwest, by the editors of Sunset Magazine And Sunset Books I have found it to be an immensely intriguing thing that the Northwest has so many regional guides on gardening.  Admittedly, I probably would have noticed other … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rich Spot Of Earth

A Rich Spot Of Earth:  Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden At Monticello, by Peter J. Hatch This book has a somewhat complicated task that makes it enjoyable to read but also very intriguing to think about and ponder.  The book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Northwest Cottage Garden

The Northwest Cottage Garden, by Andrew Schulman, with photographs by Jacqueline Koch From time to time I enjoy reading about gardening.  Although I am by no means good at dealing with plants–I seem to have inherited by mother’s black thumb … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sugar Snaps And Strawberries

Sugar Snaps And Strawberries: Simple Solutions For Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden, by Andrea Bellamy This book was certain a great deal different than I thought it would be, but it wasn’t different in a bad way.  I thought … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 50 Mile Bouquet

The 50 Mile Bouquet:  Seasonal, Local And Sustainable Flowers, by Debra Prinzing I must admit that this book had the potential to be of interest to me and failed at it somewhat miserably.  I happen to know quite a few … Continue reading

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Book Review: Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden

Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden, by Rhonda Massingham Hart Despite the fact that squirrels can be somewhat annoying creatures, I must admit that I have generally been fond of squirrels because I appreciate their antics [1].  Nevertheless, squirrels are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Salad Leaves For All Seasons

Salad Leaves For All Seasons:  Organic Growing From Pot To Plot, by Charles Dowding My library had this book presented, and I do not think it was necessarily the best move.  That is not to say that this is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cottage Gardens

Cottage Gardens, by Philip Edinger and the Editors of Sunset Books During the Middle Ages cottage gardens developed for very practical reasons.  Peasants had some land near the pathways to their hovels and needed to grow some edibles and medicinal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bountiful Bonsai

Bountiful Bonsai:  Create Instant Indoor Container Gardens With Edible Fruits, Herbs And Flowers, by Richard W. Bender The author has made a bit of a niche for himself as someone who seeks to combine an appreciation for the traditional arts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Herbal Bonsai

Herbal Bonsai:  Practicing The Art With Fast-Growing Herbs, by Richard W. Bender The author seems unsure of whether to celebrate or to bemoan the impatience of potential American bonsai enthusiasts.  On the one hand, the author celebrates the way that … Continue reading

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