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December 2012

2012 Gift Guide: Garden House: Bringing the Outdoors In

Garden House: Bringing the Outdoors In Why should the garden remain in the garden? Here are hundreds of ideas for bringing your garden inside and, even better, blurring the difference between them. Great text and gorgeous photos let your garden house dreams take flight. From Amazon.com… “The garden house is a restorative sanctuary that combines […]

2012 Gift Guide: Urban Sanctuaries

Urban Sanctuaries Another great book for garden “dreaming.” We all need new ideas to energize our gardens and books like this provide them on every page. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Read more on this topic: 2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell 2012 Gift Guide: […]

My Favorite Garden Things for November 2012

Here are my favorite shared items for November 2012. Please let me know in the comments if you find any of the particularly useful. I’ll keep my eye open for similar items — Douglas Garden / Free printable garden notebooks for kids by the ever inspiring Alice Cantrell Garden / Free garden wallpapers for November […]

2012 Gift Guide: Fiskars 9625 18-Inch PowerGear Bypass Lopper

Fiskars 9625 18-Inch PowerGear Bypass Lopper I am big fan of Fiskars tools and my older version of these pruners continues to work amazingly well. A few years ago, I busted the blades while trying to cut a branch that was too large. At the time, and I think still to this day, Fiskars has […]

2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell

A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell Yesterday I highlighted one of Sue Hubbell’s other books, A Country Year: Living the Questions, where she writes about her time living in the Ozarks and raising bees as a profession. While A Country Year was meant as entertaining reading, this book […]

Free garden wallpapers for December 2012

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s […]

2012 Gift Guide: A Country Year by Sue Hubbell

A Country Year by Sue Hubbell Sue Hubbell has an easy style of writing that drew me through this book in just over a day. While she talks about her time as a commercial beekeeper, she also writes about the simple qualities and hard realities of living close to the land and close to poverty […]

2012 Gift Guide: Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees   From Amazon.com… “Have you ever seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? The twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. Seeing Trees invites […]

2012 Gift Guide: Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart From Amazon.com… “A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two […]

Garden Vocabulary: Acclimatization/Acclimation

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Acclimatization/Acclimation “Acclimatization, […]