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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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Book Review: Growing Bonsai Indoors

Growing Bonsai Indoors, edited by Pate Lucke Morris and Sigrun Wolff Saphire Right now, as warmer weather has come to Oregon, my local branch of the library has started to post a lot of gardening books near the area where … Continue reading

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Book Review: Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses

Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses:  From Emerald Carpet To Amber Wave:  Serene And Sensuous Plants For The Garden, by William Cullina Unfortunately, this book was not quite as serene as I would have wished it to be.  While I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous Plants:  Gardening With Extraordinary Botanicals, by Nigel Hewitt-Cooper My first thought among many generally positive thoughts upon reading this book was that I wonder why it was not more popular to see people growing carnivorous plants when I was … Continue reading

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La Hotel Espero: Chapter Eleven: Part One

Day Four:  Kate She smiled as the bellhop woke her up and was somewhat daydreamy as he brought her down to the first floor.  She had enough presence of mind to open the door but forgot to see if the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cultivate

Cultivate:  A Grace-Filled Guide To Growing An Intentional Life, by Lara Casey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson.] In reading this book, I found that I share a great deal in common with its author. … Continue reading

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