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Vertical Vegetables

Vertical Vegetables

Whether you plan to garden vertically or not, this book is worth a long look. Author Amy Andrychowicz covers the reasons for and the techniques behind vertical gardening in an easy-to-digest format that will leave gardeners itching to get outside and experiment. The beautifully illustrated book comes loaded with pictures offering examples and ideas as […]

Field Guide to Urban Gardening

Field Guide to Urban Gardening

Gardening readers picking up a book with the phrase “field guide” in the title may be expecting an encyclopedia-type type book useful for identifying pests or wildlife. Kevin Espiritu has compiled from his vast gardening experiences a catalog of options for those of us who garden in limited space. If the patio or the balcony […]

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

Gardeners who prefer to research plants and consider expert advice on garden design before turning the first shovel of dirt will love Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s revised and expanded book, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden. This well-designed volume, peppered with stunning photos from the author’s gardens, contains a career’s worth of experience from one who gardens personally and […]

Container Gardening Complete

Container Gardening Complete

The gardens I tend include a generous collection of containers. Over the years I’ve learned that some plants do their green thing better without competition for root space or nutrients. Containers can be mixed and matched, moved and modified, and they give the gardener the potential to change the garden presentation even mid-season. As I’ve […]

Garden Renovation

Garden Renovation

  Much of my gardening effort goes into improving the soil, examining the plants, and striving for bountiful blooms and harvests. If I zoom out for the larger view I transition into the world of landscape design and find myself asking, “Do I have an overall plan? What data should I collect to define this […]

Composting Basics

Composting Basics

Composting Basics covers composting from building the bins to mixing the ingredients to using the finished product. Newcomers to composting will find the book extremely helpful while gardeners who have a compost operation running may not find as much material to digest. For all garden readers, though, the well-designed and amply illustrated book is worth […]