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Link Focus: Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog

Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog The best book reviews give us a clear indication why we should read a book, its pros, its cons, its faults and its triumphs. Even more, it should entice us to read the book on our own, unsatisfied with the small […]

What I’m Reading…: What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

  What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses Daniel Chamovitz  This is certainly on the geekier side of my reading list, but when I am came across this book it intrigued me immediately. The combination of plants, science and, by extension, gardening seemed like an interesting combination. I have not been disappointed […]

Gift Guide 2013: Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too: The Modern Step-By-Step Guide to Preserving Food

Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too: The Modern Step-By-Step Guide to Preserving Food I heard about this book from the writer, who is a regular attendee of the weekly #gardenchat Twitter chat. His handle is @cityslipper. The book is chock-full of great ideas on how to preserve the bounty of your garden […]

Gift Guide 2013: Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

  Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History Who would have thought that plants could be so important to world history, but from the rubber plant to the quinine to drugs and treatments yet to be discovered, plants have helped human survive and thrive throughout history. From Amazon.com… “Fifty Plants that Changed the Course […]

Gift Guide 2013: Moleskeine Journals

Moleskeine Journals of all sorts No matter how much technology i have at hand, I always find myself falling back on my paper journal as a data gathering, thought-provoking and capturing, friend. Yes, I carry and iPhone, but there is something about writing things out longhand in a paper journal that makes you think more […]

Gift Guide 2013: How Carrots Won The Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp

How Carrots Won The Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp A history of food (mainly vegetables, in this case) is a perfect companion to a history of cooking. Rupp divides her book into a series of easy-to-read and entertaining chapters with titles that echo the overall title of the book. Some of my favorites include, “Radishes Identify […]

Gift Guide 2013: 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 […]

Gift Guide 2013: The Drunken Botanist: The plants that create the world’s great drinks by Amy Stewart

The drunken botanist : the plants that create the world’s great drinks I love gardening and I love imbibing, so what could be better than a book on both?! Learn about all the botanicals that go into making your favorite beers, liquors and cocktails. A Wonderful Read! From Amazon.com… “Sake began with a grain of […]

“From A Gardener’s Notebook” – A book of essays from Douglas E. Welch

Can’t see the video above? Watch “From A Gardener’s Notebook Book Trailer” on YouTube My latest book is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store — “From A Gardener’s Notebook“. This book is a collection of essays about gardening and what it means to be a gardener. I have been writing for “A Gardener’s Notebook” […]

Books on Hold: The Drunken Botanist : The plants that create the world’s great drinks

Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and requested from my local library. See more in the series at the end of this blog post. — Douglas The drunken botanist : the plants that create the world’s great drinks From Amazon.com… “Sake began with a grain of rice. […]