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Even Ivy Is A Parasite

A group of colleges in New England and the Middle Atlantic states dating back to colonial times call themselves the Ivy League.  As a symbol, ivy represents something that is old, perhaps even venerable, and that has a great deal … 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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Book Review: Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens

Microgreens:  A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens, by Eric Franks & Jasmine Richardson This book is almost 200 pages long and is one of two books I have read recently on the subject of microgreens and why the authors think … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vegetable Gardening For Washington And Oregon

Vegetable Gardening For Washington And Oregon, by Marianne Binetti & Laura Peters One of the trickier matters of dealing with gardening is turning advice about gardening that is written for large and even international audiences into practical advice on how … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Land Of Ghosts

A Land Of Ghosts:  The Braided Livees Of People And The Forest In War Western Amazonia, by David G. Campbell As is often the case, this book would have been way better with a different author.  There are certainly some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Foliage Gardens

Foliage Gardens:  Instant Reference To More Than 250 Plants, by Richard Bird While one would not think that foliage would be the most obvious or interesting subject to have a book about, this book manages to be an enjoyable as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Climbers & Wall Plants

Climbers & Wall Plants, by Philippa Bensley In many cases climbers and wall plants are viewed as bad things, but there are definitely occasions where wall plants and climbers are to be appreciated.  An ivy-colored brick wall has an air … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardening With Ferns

Gardening With Ferns, by Martin Richard I must admit that I have not done or seen very much gardening that was centered on ferns, but this book did a good job of showing that it was possible to have an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardening With Chickens

Gardening With Chickens:  Plans And Plants For You And Your Hens, by Lisa Steele There are plenty of books about taking care of animals and plenty of books about gardening, but there are few books that seek to combine the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Indoor Plants For Beginners

Indoor Plants For Beginners, by Anja Flehmig, with photos by Friedrich Strauss Sometimes you can tell when a book is trying to push a bit of an agenda when it comes to how one takes care of plants.  As someone … Continue reading

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