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2012 Gift Guide: The Curious Gardener

The Curious Gardener A good book takes time to read and progresses in a slow and orderly fashion, much like the garden itself. Such is the case with The Curious Gardener by Jürgen Dahl The Curious Gardener is a collection of Dahl’s previous 3 books, much of which were originally created as weekly gardening columns. […]

2012 Gift Guide: The $64 Tomato

The $64 Tomato It is a story as old as America itself. When we dream, we dream big. Big houses, big cars and, in the case of The $64 Tomato, big gardens. In this book, author William Alexander details his love/hate relationship with his garden. I knew I was going to love this book within […]

2012 Gift Guide: Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition): Month by Month

Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition): Month by Month This my “go-to” guide for gardening in Southern California. Our climate means that gardening happens on a different timetable here and my gardening knowledge from my childhood in Ohio doesn’t serve me very well. Television, too, seems to focus on gardening in colder sections […]

New Book by Douglas: “From A Gardener’s Notebook”

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” […]

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 […]