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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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Book Review: Houseplant Basics

Houseplant Basics, by David Squire & Margaret Crowther This book is certainly what it sets out to be, an easy to read and basic book about how to grow vibrant and beautiful houseplants.  The title page promises help in selection, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Growing Healthy Houseplants

Growing Healthy Houseplants:  Choose The Right Plant, Water Wisely, And Control Pests, by Ellen Zachos If this book was not an astounding read, it was at least a solid one whose merits are easy to appreciate.  A great many of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Before & After Garden Makeovers

Before & After Garden Makeovers, by Vicki Webster and the editors of Sunset Books One of the more important aspects of gardening is having a sense of imagination.  All too often when it comes to the physical world, we see … Continue reading

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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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