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Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting For Beauty and Bounty by Lisa Mason Ziegler: Book Review


This book is a combination love story, horticultural adventure, homestead preservation, and how-to about the triumphs and challenges of gardening from a veteran cut flower grower. It’s filled with colorful, high-resolution photography, appendices of garden plans, and a layman’s explanation of how and why nature works in sync with flowers and vegetables to reduce and eliminate the need for chemical intervention in the garden. I’ve put many of the recommendations to work in my own Continue Reading


Book Review – Essential Perennials by Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher


Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden By Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher. Photographs by Alan L. Detrick & Linda Detrick Timber Press Hardcover, 452 pages $29.82 USD This large book looks to be the new encyclopedia for people looking for information on herbaceous perennials. It’s over four hundred […] Continue Reading


Book Review – Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees, by Ann Ralph


Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees By Ann Ralph Storey Publishing Paperback, 168 pages $12.79 USD Author Ann Ralph is on a mission: to bring the art and practice of fruit-growing within reach, literally and figuratively, of as many people as possible. Her goal is to show you […] Continue Reading


Book Review – The Nonstop Color Garden: Design Flowering Landscapes & Gardens for Year-Round Enjoyment, by Nellie Neal


The Nonstop Color Garden: Design Flowering Landscapes & Gardens for Year-Round Enjoyment By Nellie Neal Cool Springs Press Paperback, 192 pages Available December 14, 2014 $24.99 USD / $27.99 CAD BUY IT ‘The Nonstop Color Garden’ starts with a gallery to inspire you to keep going with the book- those pictures will make you want […] Continue Reading