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Book: The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello (and photos from our 1994 visit)

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello I was doing some research for my wife’s next book today and came across this book as a source. While I had only planned on mining it for the information I needed, I found myself reading entire sections. It is an amazing history of the agricultural side of […]

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener by Joseph Tychonievich: How to create Unique Vegetables and Flowers [Book]

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener by Joseph TychonievichHow to create Unique Vegetables and Flowers I happened across this book in my prolific Internet reading, so I am unsure who to exactly credit for bringing it to my attention, but I am very glad they did. While I have always had an interest in plants […]

A Bee-Friendly Garden Can Be a Happy, Productive and Beautiful Garden for All [Book]

The Bee-Friendly Garden Design an abundant, flower-filled yard that nurtures bees and supports biodiversity by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn The publisher provided a free review copy of this book, but the opinions here are my own. Bees — all sorts of bees — are much in the news these days and not just in […]

Book: A Wilder Life by Celestine Maddy with Abbye Churchill

A Wilder Life by Celestine Maddy with Abbye Churchill Artisan, A Division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc. Every book, no matter what the genre, is always a unique representation of its author and A Wilder Life seems to delve into all the interests of author, Celestine Maddy and reveals a wide and varied landscape of […]

Reading Now: The Bee-Friendly Garden – Review coming soon. Check it out at http://amzn.to/1V6FGrH #garden #book #bee #honeybee #nature #outdoors

Reading Now: The Bee-Friendly Garden – Review coming soon. Check it out at http://amzn.to/1V6FGrH #garden #book #bee #honeybee #nature #outdoors via Instagram Follow me on Instagram Read more on this topic: Euryops with Honeybee in Black and White #garden #gardenersnotebook #insect #honeybee #bee #nature #outdoors #bw #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography Bee on lavender #bee #insect #lavender #garden […]

Noted: The Royal Horticultural Society’s Allotment Handbook

Read The Royal Horticultural Society’s Allotment Handbook via City Farmer News An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Learn to Grow Hops Gardens of the World: Palais Royal, Paris, France Noted: Garden Roundup: 10 Perfect Party Spaces in the City by Barbara Peck via Gardenista Noted: 5 Gardens […]

Book: The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents by Terry Hewitt

A friend passed along this older book to me a few weeks ago and it has REALLY upped my cactus and succulent identification game. While it may be a bit out of date, its photographs allow me to quickly categorize basic types and families of succulents so I can continue my research elsewhere. My plant […]

Garden Books: America’s Romance with the English Garden by Thomas J. Mickey — a new series from A Gardener’s Notebook

Today starts a new weekly series here on A Gardener’s Notebook — Garden Books. Each week I will highlight a new book or publication that might interest you. If you have suggestions for books I should highlight, please send them along. While most of these posts will simply be introductions to new books, I will […]

Gardener’s Gift Guide: Anthony Eglin Garden Mysteries – The Alcatraz Rose

I have enjoyed all of the Anthony Eglin’s past garden mysteries featuring Lawrence Kingston including The Blue Rose, The Water Lily Cross, The Lost Gardens and more. They are a perfect combination of 2 of my biggest interests — gardening and mystery. Eglin just released his latest in the series, The Alcatraz Rose. No sooner […]

Historical Book: The amateur gardener’s calendar by Mrs. Loudon, 1871

I was introduced to this book via a post on Google+ by Eugbug’s DIY Den and immediately searched to see if it was available online. A quick Google search turned up this edition, in an amazing number of formats including web-based, Kindle, EPUB, and Plain Text. A quick download and copy put it on my Kindle […]