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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: Native Alternatives To Invasive Plants

Native Alternatives To Invasive Plants, by C. Colston Burrell It is easy to credit this book with good intentions. The author has an obvious desire to encourage the greater use of plants that have been neglected among America’s native plants … 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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You Find More Than Nuts At The Ends Of Branches

Yesterday a local elder of ours gave a sermon that seems to have been well-designed to prick at the listeners. Indeed, it was not until the sermon was nearly over that I understood what the point of the message was, … Continue reading

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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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