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What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy!

Everyone knows that the dark days of Winter is when gardeners turn to gardening and seed catalogs to fill their gardening fantasies. How about sharing your favorite catalogs with the readers of A Gardener’s Notebook? Leave a comment on this post with a link to your favorite catalog and where people might order their own […]

Giveaway: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce book

I have a copy of this book to give away and the contest will run for the next 2 weeks. You can enter with a comment here on the blog post, following the @gardenersnotebk twitter account or Liking the AGN page on Facebook. You can read my review of this book in this blog post […]

Book Review: Garden of Secrets Past by Anthony Eglin

Book Review: Garden of Secrets Past by Anthony Eglin: An English Garden MysteryMinotaur Books, 2011 I have been a big fan of Anthony Eglin’s books since reading the first English Garden Mystery, The Blue Rose. He caught me immediately with his protagonist, Lawrence Kingston, who was a learned and avid gardener as well as a […]

Book Giveaway Winner!

A winner has been chosen in our book giveaway contest for March. Facebook Fan Page member Minibox Farm has been selected randomly from the list of members from the Gardener’s Notebook Fan Page. Join the Fan Page and watch the blog here for upcoming giveaways.   Review: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy […]

What I’m Reading… Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

You don’t have to be a proponent of survivalist training to understand the joys of preserving what food you are giving so you can enjoy it later, usually when the food would not be available otherwise. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It runs the gamut of preserved foods. The title says it all and then […]

What I’m Reading…The Wild Garden by William Robinson

This is a new edition of Robinson’s Fifth Edition of 1895 edition along with extensive expanded material. There is a long commentary on the original work and dozens of amazing photographs illustrating Robinson’s concepts on “The Wild Garden.” The new material, including the lovely photographs, are by Rick Darke. I have what is best described […]

Elsewhere Online: The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’

I will try and catch up with the authors as they make their tour nearby. I could use a lot of advice like this in sprucing up my own garden. Seen in The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’ from L.A. at Home by Craig Nakano Maybe you want to remove your lawn. Maybe you […]

Giveaway: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas

“Like” the Gardener’s Notebook Facebook page before March 31, 2011 for a chance to win my review copy of Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas. I will randomly pick a Facebook “fan” to receive the book. Review: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas Whenever I am talking with people […]

What I’m Reading…The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf

The Brother Gardeners: A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession by Andrea Wulf From the Random House web site… This is the fascinating story of a small group of eighteenth-century naturalists who made Britain a nation of gardeners and the epicenter of horticultural and botanical expertise. It’s the story of a […]

Moleskine Gardening Journal – Want, not need (SMILE)

While you certainly don’t NEED this specialized gardening journal, wouldn’t it be cool? This combines some of my favorite things, blank books, journals, writing, gardening, drawing. Who could ask for more?! I don’t keep a separate garden journal at the moment. I combine it with my general, “take everywhere” journal and a Google Calendar, but […]