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Book Review: Soup Night

Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup, by Maggie Stuckey (Storey Publishing, 2013) isn’t a gardening book—though its author has two garden books to her credit…

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Getting Started Garden Guide: Review and Giveaway

Many northern gardeners are familiar with Melinda Myers, the Wisconsin-based writer, TV personality and horticulture educator who is the author of more than 20 books, including Month-by-Month Gardening in Minnesota,…

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Hot Off the Press: Permaculture for Vegetable Gardeners

The current issue of Northern Gardener includes a delightful profile of a Minnesota gardener who is incorporating permaculture principles in her home landscape. The idea of permaculture — permanent agriculture…

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Book Review: The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook

Each year, publishers release dozens of gardening books, many of which are useful or beautiful. At the same time, hundreds of cookbooks are published, and some of them are pretty…

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Book Review: Gardening By Cuisine

Gardening by Cuisine: An Organic-Food Lover’s Guide to Sustainable Living is the latest book by Patti Moreno, proprietress of one of the top urban gardening websites, Urban Sustainable Living and…

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Book Review: Edible Gardening for the Midwest

During our series on vegetable gardening, we suggested several books that are good choices for beginning vegetable gardeners. Edible Gardening for the Midwest is another solid option, if you are…

Book Review: Why Grow THAT, When You Can Grow This

Some plants are like the popular kids in high school, says garden designer Andrew Keys in his new book, Why Grow THAT When You Can Grow This: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives…

Garden Book Review (and Giveaway): The Layered Garden

We have all visited those awe-inspiring gardens that seem to be designed to perfection. Season after season, they offer beauty, layers upon layers of color, texture, form and interest. While…