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THE CREATIVE VEGETABLE GARDENER
“When I started gardening, I wanted order and regimen,” recalls Eva Kolenko in the inspiring profile of her pollinator paradise featured in THE CREATIVE VEGETABLE GARDENER. “Now I let it totally go wild,” she says. Learn how you can break free from the rules of growing vegetables and flowers in Kelly Smith Trimble’s guide to discovering the many benefits of gardening with creativity and joy. Photos by Eva Kolenko.
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THE LAVENDER COMPANION
Discover the wonderful world of lavender! THE LAVENDER COMPANION by Terry Vesci and Jessica Dunham is filled with fascinating information about growing and harvesting lavender along with dozens of recipes for lavender-inspired meals, desserts, drinks, crafts, and more.
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How to Make Quality Compost
How to Make Quality Compost | Hachette Book Group
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HOW TO FORAGE FOR WILD FOODS WITHOUT DYING: THE JOURNAL
This seasonal journal by author and expert forager Ellen Zachos includes essential advice for safe foraging, extensive lists of wild edibles and mushrooms for each season, and plenty of space for recording the dates and locations of your finds. #Foraging
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THE GARDEN MAKER'S BOOK OF WONDER
#GardenGoals! Allison Vallin Kostovick, author of THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER and creator of @finchandfolly, shares her expert advice for starting seeds indoors—plus a bounty of creative ideas and inspiration—in her season-by-season guide to living the gardening life. Photo by Allison Vallin Kostovick.
Every February, Allison Vallin Kostovick takes over her dining room to start seedlings for the garden—from brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale to basil, lavender, and marigolds. Read her hard-earned advice in THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER, her beautiful guide to gardening through the seasons. Photos by Allison Vallin Kostovick. Petunias, Brussels Sprouts, Succession Planting, Farmers Almanac, Sweet William, Garden Journal, Garden Seeds
THE GARDEN MAKER'S BOOK OF WONDER
Every February, Allison Vallin Kostovick takes over her dining room to start seedlings for the garden—from brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale to basil, lavender, and marigolds. Read her hard-earned advice in THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER, her beautiful guide to gardening through the seasons. Photos by Allison Vallin Kostovick.
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LEANING TOWARD LIGHT
This beautiful poetry anthology, edited by acclaimed poet Tess Taylor, offers a warm, inviting selection of poems from a wide range of voices that speak to the collective urge to grow, tend, and heal—an evocative celebration of our connection to the green world. #Poetry #GardenPoems
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Discover the Joy of Garden Planning
Dreaming green? Here’s your reminder that the winter season is a time to appreciate the joys of slowing down and planning your garden—which THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER author Allison Vallin Kostovick likes to do with paintbrushes, paper, and watercolors. Photo by Stacey Cramp. #GardenBooks #GardenPlanning #Watercolor
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THE MILKWEED LANDS
Milkweed is often associated with warm weather and monarch butterflies, but this extraordinary plant plays an important role in ecosystems throughout the year—from providing food for prairie voles to serving as a shelter for queen bumble bees. Find more stunning illustrations by Beverly Duncan and fascinating facts about the nature and ecology of this plant in THE MILKWEED LANDS by Eric Lee-Mäder.
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How to Grow Tropical Plants Indoors
Searching for a winter hobby to satisfy your green thumb? Try growing tropical plants indoors! In EDIBLE HOUSEPLANTS, Laurelynn and Byron Martin of @LogeesTropicalPlants share everything you need to know about selecting, caring for, and enjoying 46 types of edible houseplants—from chocolate to passion fruit to papaya. Photo by John Gruen. #Houseplants
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THE GARDEN MAKER'S BOOK OF WONDER
Each season in the garden brings new inspiration for connecting with the wonders of the natural world. In THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER, Allison Vallin Kostovick of @finchandfolly offers sage advice for crafting, cooking, dreaming, and creating from your garden over the course of the year. #GardeningBooks
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EDIBLE HOUSEPLANTS
Have your houseplants and eat them, too! In this fresh and flavorful guide to growing edible plants indoors, @LogeesTropicalPlants co-owners Laurelynn and Byron Martin show readers how to select, care for, and enjoy 46 tropical houseplants—from sweet lemon trees to coffee and cinnamon. With detailed guidance and bright photography, houseplant enthusiasts will be inspired to tend to their edible oasis all year long. #Houseplants #HouseplantBook
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THE VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANNER
This beautiful notebook by Seeds from Italy co-owner Lynn Byczynski offers organized space for planning and tracking your bounty throughout the year, from seed starting to harvest. With sections arranged by crop, plenty of space for your records, and a wealth of helpful information, this planner is the perfect gift for every green thumb. #VegetableGardenPlanner #GardenNotebook
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HOW TO FORAGE FOR WILD FOODS WITHOUT DYING
In this brightly photographed and highly accessible guide, foraging expert Ellen Zachos shows readers how to safely identify, harvest, and prepare 40 of the most common edible plants across North America—from wild garlic to bramble berries and Queen Anne’s lace. #Foraging #ForagingBooks #WildFoods
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LEANING TOWARD LIGHT
Just as the seasons change, Tess Taylor's LEANING TOWARD LIGHT transitions through the different phases of the garden over the course of the year. This time of Harvest & Feeding features poems, recipes, and short essays from a range of voices that celebrate the abundance of the season, and the many ways gardening can nurture our bodies and our souls. Illustrations by Melissa Castrillon.