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Book Review: How To Grow Food

How To Grow Food: A Step-By-Step Guide To Growing All Kinds Of Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Salads, And More, by Richard Gianfrancesco One of the entertaining things about this book is the way that the author deals with the problem of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creating Rain Gardens

Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing The Rain For Your Own Water-Efficient Garden, by Cleo Woefle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher It appears that quite a few books seek to answer the question of how one goes about making rain gardens, or where one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens: Sustainable Landscaping For A Beautiful Yard And A Healthy World, by Lynn M. Steiner and Robert W. Domm Rain gardens have become a popular way of trying to make cultivated lands in key areas a lot better at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardening With Native Plants Of The Pacific Northwest

Gardening With Native Plants Of The Pacific Northwest, by Arthur R. Kruckseberg What is the motive for writing a book like this one? To be sure, I am no great shakes as a gardener, but for a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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It Takes More Than Plants To Make A Garden

Although I am by no means someone whose skill with plants is particularly great–and I come by that honestly, I must admit–I have long been fascinated by gardens. Among the first gardens I can remember seeing is the very practical … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Garden Tour

The English Garden Tour: A View Into The Past, by Mavis Batey & David Lambert This is exactly what you want a book about gardens to be, if you are fond of visiting them and reading about them and putting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Garden Lover’s Guide To Italy

The Garden Lover’s Guide To Italy, by Penelope Hobhouse Gardens are funny artifacts of history. Italy is one of the more notable places in the history of gardens, and yet many Italian gardens have sought to mimic, for prestige reasons, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Garden Tourist

The Garden Tourist: A Guide To Garden Tours, Garden Days, Shows And Special Events, edited by Lois G. Rosenfeld If you are reading a book like this one, it is probably true that you are like me, someone who enjoys … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grow Your Own Tea

Grow Your Own Tea: The Complete Guide To Cultivating, Harvesting, And Preparing, by Christine Parks and Susan M. Walcott One of the more intriguing trends of books in the contemporary age is the encouragement to people to cut out the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Microgreens: How To Grow Nature’s Own Superfood

Microgreens:  How To Grow Nature’s Own Superfood, by Fionna Hill When you strip away the hype of a book like this, there is still something worthwhile to enjoy, and that’s what makes a book like this enjoyable even if the … Continue reading

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