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February 19, 2011

Gardening Season has Arrived

Filed under: Hobbies — rmlblog @ 4:01 pm

The Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show is February 24 through 27 and Boston’s is March 16 through 20. In March we will be having two programs by the Master Gardeners. So I’ve been thinking about gardening.

Here are some recent nonfiction books:

Gardening for a Lifetime by Sydney Eddison: a practical look at arranging a garden for your stage in life

Grow Great Grub by Gayla Trail: for urban gardeners with limited space

Farm City by Novella Carpenter: about the experiences of an urban gardener. Available in book and sound.

Little piece of earth: how to grow your own food in small places by Maria Finn: the title says it all.

Starter Vegetable Gardens by Barbara Pleasant: practical suggestions to avoid problems such as too much produce all at the same time

Second Nature by Michael Pollan: Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the seventy-five greatest books ever written about gardening. Available in book and sound

American Meadow Garden by John Greenlee: forget the lawn; switch to a meadow!

Rock Garden Plant Primer by Christopher Gray-Wilson: choose the best plants for the lighting of your rock garden

Fiction books for fun:

French Gardener by Sophie Montefiore: In the style of Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher, the story of a garden and a gardener who heal an English family

Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton: a family saga whose secrets are contained in the forgotten garden. Available in book and audio.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen: a magical apple tree, an extraordinary cook and a good read! Available in book and audio.

Red Garden by Alice Hoffman: short stories with a garden full of red plants at the heart. Available in book and audio.

My book count is now at 19 for the year. I feel like I have been slacking off! I have three books for the long weekend, so we’ll see.

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