Category: Kat’s Bookshelf

Review of “The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener”

I enjoy nature and try to welcome it as much of it as I can into my garden. Sometimes, however, this leads to a bit of conflict when it comes to my vegetable garden. When the birds eat the bugs,…

How to Spend a Sunday Morning

I was fortunate enough to have popped on Twitter just when Michelle Gervais asked if any bloggers out there wanted a review copy of  Fine Gardening’s Plant Combinations Vol. 4. I must admit that Fine Gardening magazine is a bit…

12 Days of Gardening Books–Day 9

Have you ever marveled at botanical illustrations and dreamed of someday adorning your gardening  journal with your own illustrations? Back in 1991 I had such a thought. Several of the books in my collection are there merely because of their…

12 Days of Gardening Books–Day 8

Talk about a classic.  Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbshas held a position on my bookshelf for over 20 years and I still find a reason to dust it off at the beginning of each gardening season. This book contains all…

12 Days of Gardening Books–Day5

Normally smaller paperback gardening books don’t find a home on my bookshelf. It’s not because they aren’t useful, but I find them more of a read and pass along book. This book however is one that I’m almost afraid to…

12 Days of Gardening Books–Day 4

More is good right? Who wouldn’t want more of something? Well how about more vegetables than you ever thought possible? Sounds a bit  like an infomercial line, right? But in this case it does have  merit. Yes, it is a…

12 Days of Gardening Books–Day 3

On the third day of gardening books,  we combine both practicality and beauty in a two for one. If I have one complaint about the Western Garden Book, it is its lack of photos of the plants it references. The…

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