If you're starting to get a "been there, done that" attitude about your vegetable garden, or if you've seen unusual varieties in a seed catalog and wondered if they're any good, or if you're looking for a vegetable your grandparents always talk about--this is the book for you! It's fun to read even if you don't grow vegetables!
Long time readers of this blog may remember when Saxon Holt wrote about hardy succulents way back in 2009. In that post, he talked about the challenges of choosing photos for a gardening book that will have a national audience. Today he shares some tips about photographing ornamental grasses. It's part of a blog tour [...]
Cold Climate Gardening has gotten a makeover! I've changed the wallpaper and rearranged the furniture again. Why can't I leave well enough alone? Well, why does anyone redecorate a room? To address problems and to make it look better--and because it's fun! And I figured out some ways to make it more enjoyable for you, [...]
I confess I haven't been reading much fiction lately, but when I was asked to review The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns I agreed for two reasons. One, there are precious few novels where a gardener is the protagonist and gardening is an integral element of the plot and theme. Two, I was [...]
Cold climate gardeners save themselves a lot of grief and aggravation if they purchase their seeds from companies in similar climates who grow, or at least trial, at their location all the seed they sell. If a company has successfully grown a seed in its cold climate, you can be pretty certain it will do [...]
John Deal is the winner, chosen randomly by the random number generator. Thank you to everyone for participating! Botanical Interests will be holding other giveaways later on this year, so you will have other chances to win.
Botanical Interests was a new seed company for me when I hosted a giveaway of their seeds last year. Since then I've had a chance to grow their seeds. My favorite has got to be the Lauren's Grape poppy. It is gorgeous paired up with 'Dark Towers' penstemon. Over 300 Kinds of Seeds But Botanical [...]
Alina is the winner of the garden gloves. Her comment number was picked by the random number generator. Thank you to all commenters for participating. I hope you'll come back again!