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The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden [Book]

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden by Johanna Silver (Author), Marion Brenner (Photographer) If you truly want to know and understand a garden, you need to walk the garden with the owner, the creator, the designer or the head gardener. They can show and tell you small things that you might […]

A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated [Book]

A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated Susan K. Pell and Bobbi Angell Exactly what it says on the cover, A Botanist’s Vocabulary defines and illustrates 1300 botanical terms from abaxial (lower surface) to zygomorphic (having a single plane of symmetry). The definitions are short, clear and to the point while the excellent line […]

Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces [Book]

Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces I’m a subscriber and regular reader of the Gardenista blog, from where this book originates, so I am a bit surprised I hadn’t heard about it earlier. A quick trip to the web site of my local library and within minutes I had the book on my […]

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 […]