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Best Garden Books

My shelves are full of gardening-related titles that get used rarely. But there are a select few that are always within arm’s reach. /*START inline box elements */ Michael Dirr, author of the most widely used books on trees and … Continue reading

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New Succulents for 2009

Here are a few of my favorites, including aloes, agaves and echeverias. I took this photograph in the garden of Thomas Hobbs, author of The Jewel Box Garden. His garden in Vancouver is filled with tiny wonders like this one. … Continue reading

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Think Before You Eat

Michael Pollan Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. When I read those words last year, written by Michael Pollan, all of my questions about what to eat were answered. Simple, clear and direct. As we struggle to eat right—whether … Continue reading

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Essential Reference Books for Gardeners

Several years ago, I wrote a book called Passport to Gardening. Each chapter included a brief overview of a particular gardening topic (from annual flowers to water gardening) and recommendations for best books on the topic. In order to make … Continue reading

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