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  1. Literate Gardners Notebook

    LITERATE GARDENERS NOTEBOOK

    From the writings of Louise Beebe Wilder and others. Illustrated by Sia Kaskamanidis. Louise has long been one of the finest American gardening writers. She declares that a flower?s willfulness is a large part of its charm, and her journal is filled with simple prose on the challenges and triumphs of gardening with beautiful line drawings of flowers. This is set up by month and offers ample space for all your gardening notes and thoughtful musings throughout the year. Softcover 96 pp pub at $9.95 Learn More
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  2. How to Pick a Peach

    HOW TO PICK A PEACH

    by Russ Parsons. Understand not only where your produce comes from but also how it got there, and the best way to choose, store, and prepare it. Learn why you should never refrigerate a potato, which unripe fruits will gain great flavor, and those that never will if they were picked before their time. Interesting and informative, it tells the history of how the storage, transportation and selling of fruits and vegetables in modern markets has developed heartier but less flavorful products. Goes on to discuss how food co-ops, farmer’s markets, organic produce, and move back to local, seasonal foods can help you find the flavorful and quality produce that’s been missing too long. A must read for anyone looking to understand the modern farm/factory food system. Hardcover. 412 pp Pub at $27.00. Learn More
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  3. Hampton Gardens

    HAMPTON GARDENS

    by John Esten. Here's a chance to peak behind the high hedges to view the magnificent gardens of the Long Island Hampton area in this unusual compilation created for an exhibition at the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton. A wide range of gardens is presented, from Sylvester Manor planted in 1653 to the inventive gardens of Alfonso Ossario and Robert Dash. In between, there are many stately grounds by well known landscape designers. The majority of the book is devoted to illustrating these gardens, with accompanying descriptive narrative. Many well known artists found their way to the Hamptons to paint these gardens and their work is beautifully reproduced here. There are also many photographs from the early 1900s along with new photographs by Evelene Wechsler. Hardcover 159pp PUB at $45.00 Learn More

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  4. Ginseng

    GINSENG

    by David A. Taylor. Ginseng, now making its appearance in softdrinks (where its health benefits should be remarkable), has had a long, colorful history. And its future looks just as interesting. David Taylor explores both in his intriguing book. Ginseng is native to 2 countries, China and North America and Taylor traveled extensively in each to learn about Ginseng. His profiles of the characters he meets are wonderful - Chinese dealers, New York traders, and modern day 'Gensingers' - wild 'sang' hunters and 'simulated wild' growers. He compares ginsengs uses in Eastern and Western medicine and looks at past and present research into ginsengs medicinal effect. He also shows the seamier side of ginseng - behavior induced throughout Asian, European and American history - by its high value. A fascinating look at the side effects of ginsengs magical promise of good health, longevity, and wealth. Hardcover 308pp Pub at $23.95 Learn More
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  5. Flower Hunters

    FLOWER HUNTERS

    By Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin. The story of 11 flower hunters that travel to every corner of the earth in search of new and exotic plants. These obsessive men and women from the middle of the 17th to the end of the 19th century were the founding figures of the new science of botany. The explorers, risking their lives to search for undiscovered plants provided great botanical collections, lay the foundation for the revolution in understanding the natural world and gave us our familiar garden plants. Softcover. 332 pp. Pub at $19.95 Learn More
    $5.95

  6. Farmers of Fourty Centuries

    FARMERS OF FORTY CENTURIES

    By F. H. King For thousands of years, Asian farmers have cultivated the same land without exhausting the soil's fertility and supported very dense populations. In the early 1900's, F. H. King, an official of the U.S. D. A. studied organic farming methods in China, Korea and Japan firsthand. He relates his observations in this amazing book, first published in 1911. He was impressed with Asian farmers methods of conserving and utilizing natural resources. They planted intensively, often growing two to four crops per year on the same plot, and constructed elaborate canal systems for irrigation. They let nothing go to waste; fuel ash, canal mud, organic refuse and manure, were all used to build soil fertility. King also studied their reforestation methods, land reclamation, and the cultivation of diverse crops, among them rice, mulberry for silkworms, and tea. He provides wonderful descriptions of the farmers lives and the places he visited. Over 240 black and white photographs from his trips illustrate the book. An altogether fascinating glimpse of another culture, with lessons for today. Softcover 441 pp Learn More

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  7. Digging Deep

    DIGGING DEEP

    by Fran Sorin. Fran combines her psychology degree with her job as a garden designer to show us how to unearth our creative spirit. She describes a 7-stage process of imagining, envisioning, planning, planting, tending, enjoying and completing to awaken the creative spirit in designing one’s garden. Her goal takes you to find your inner, original style, instead of just copying what everyone else has done. Whether you have a twenty-acre lot or just a fire escape to work with you will be creating an authentic part of you. Hardcover 198pp PUB at $22.95 Learn More

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  8. Cuttings From a Rock Garden

    CUTTINGS FROM A ROCK GARDEN

    By Lincoln & Laura Foster Illustrations by Laura Louise Foster These two writers have redefined rock gardening in America, bringing alpine and native woodland plants together and fitting them into the natural landscape for a wonderful effect. This shows their extended experience, observations of plant portraits and how to grow them, and the story of how they turned a woodland mountainside in Connecticut at their Millstream House into one of the most enchanting rock gardens in the world. Softcover 446 pp pub. at $24.95 Learn More

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  9. Curious Gardeners Almanac

    CURIOUS GARDENERS ALMANAC

    by Niall Edworthy. This is a wonderfully witty book full of knowledge, poems and history on herbs, flowers, fruit, gardens and wildlife. Set up in almanac style with beautifully rendered illustrations throughout; it also includes old proverbs, recipes and newer quips and quotes to delight and enjoy in. While some sayings are pure whimsy Niall also delivers practical advise too. This would be a favorite book to read at any time of year and would be a great gift to any gardening friend. Hardcover 192pp Learn More

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  10. Buffalo Bird

    BUFFALO BIRD WOMANS GARDEN

    As told by Gilbert L. Wilson. A book that is hard to put down - one of the most interesting we have read. In 1917, anthropologist Gilbert Wilson recorded the recollections of a year of gardening activities of Buffalo Bird woman, a Hidatsa Indian born in 1839 in North Dakota and raised in the tradition of sustainable agriculture. It is a fascinating account of how the women (they did all the agricultural work) broke ground with a digging stick and planted extensive crops of corn, squash, beans and sunflowers. Buffalo Bird Woman tells of seed varieites, harvesting, drying, saving seed and food preparation. She also recalls songs, stories and ritualistic ceremonies essential to a successful harvest. Captivating reading. Softcover 129pp Learn More

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  11. Beautiful Madness

    BEAUTIFUL MADNESS

    by James Dodson. A writer by trade, as Dodson developed a passion for gardening, he became curious about how this obsession affected others. A year-long journey through other peoples gardens brought him all over the world and introduced him and his readers to wonderful cast of characters. An amiable person who connects easily with others, Dodson found that one obsessed gardener always leads to another, then another. He started his year behind the scenes at the Philadephia garden show. Then he traveled around public and private gardens in the US, until someone convinces him he must see the Chelsea Garden Show. Off to Chelsea and more gardens in Britain until he finally, he hooks up with a nurseryman who invites him on a plant hunting safari in South Africa. It's a lot of fun traveling with Dodson. He is funny, warm, generous, and insightful about all the gardens he encounters. Hardcover 289pp. Pub at $24.95 Learn More

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  12. American Grown

    AMERICAN GROWN

    The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. By Michelle Obama Every president finds some way to leave a legacy at the White House, whether exotic trees and flowers or a grazing sheep on the South lawn. While there have been many gardens, not since Eleanor Roosevelt has anyone grown food on the White House lawn. First Lady Michelle Obama, a passionate spokesperson in the fight against poor nutrition and obesity related illness, has created a thriving vegetable garden during her time there. She has combined a love of healthy living and a desire to work with children and communities to create the kitchen garden beautifully pictured throughout this engaging book. Community volunteers, White House chefs, elementary school children and master gardeners came together to create this project, which is chronicled from conception to harvest. Proceeds from the book go to the National Parks Foundation to be used for promotion of gardening and healthy eating. Hardcover 272 pp Learn More
    $29.98

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