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2012 Gift Guide: Garden Mysteries by Anthony Eglin

    Garden Mysteries by Anthony Eglin I have loved these garden-based mystery novels by Anthony Eglin over the years. They are the perfect combination of my love for gardening and mysteries. Lawrence Kingston, the protagonist, is a great character to follow through the adventures. He never plans on getting into trouble — he would rather […]

2012 Gift Guide: Sunset Western Garden Book 2012

Sunset Western Garden Book 2012 This is a perennial regular in the gift guide and this is a new edition for 2012. I still find it an excellent reference guide specifically designed for western gardeners, like myself. A big book and a useful one. Great for identifying and investigating the plants in your garden. Contains info […]

Event: In Conversation with SAM WATTERS on Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935

In Conversation with SAM WATTERS on Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935 Friday, July 2712:00 noon to 1:00 pmOverseers’ Room, The Huntington Library When Progressives took on the elevation of American culture and taste after the perceived vulgarities of the Gilded Age, women participated through the beautification of house and garden. In 1913, wives of the […]

Winner: DK Simple Steps to Success – Shrubs and Trees

I have chosen the winner for our DK Simple Steps to Success – Shrubs and Trees book giveaway. The lucky winner is Ishieta C.! They have been notified by email. Thanks to all the entered. Watch this blog for more — and bigger — giveaways in the coming months! Read more on this topic: Book Giveaway: […]

Event: American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to our Backyards, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are with Wade Graham

In Conversation with WADE GRAHAM on American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to our Backyards, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are Thursday, June 1412:00 noon to 1:00 pmSeaver classroom 3, The Huntington Library Wade Graham explores what four hundred years of garden making in America reveal about our values, politics, and dreams, […]

Book Giveaway: DK Simple Steps to Success – Shrubs and Trees

I have been looking through my book stack and found this nice, little, book to offer as an AGN Giveaway item. Complete the options in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. You can get up to 3 entries by commenting on this post, following AGN or Twitter or giving AGN a Like on Facebook. Giveaway […]

Check out some of my favorite gardening books and tools in the WelchWrite Bookstore and more!

 Check out some of my favorite gardening books and tools in the WelchWrite Bookstore and more! Read more on this topic: What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy! Gardening books are friendly, supportive and stimulating companions Elsewhere: Books: 100 books about the world around us: Nature, science, math, and applied […]

New Sunset Western Garden Book available

I have written about the Sunset Western Garden Book in the past and always consider it my go-to guide for gardening info. The great news is that there is now a new edition of the book available. My own copy is a bit old now, probably from around 1996, so it might just be time […]

What I’m Reading…Fermentation is your friend

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by  Sandor Ellix Katz Description from Amazon.com… “Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: […]

Elsewhere: Books: 100 books about the world around us: Nature, science, math, and applied crafts.

Lots of great ideas here for reading online, from  your library or buying. I am adding a lot of these books to my To Read list at GoodReads.com, too. 100 books about the world around us: Nature, science, math, and applied crafts. Sometimes a book is the best way to visit a place, idea, or […]