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Odyssey Bulbs on Martha Stewart

– Posted in: Catalog review, Recommended Links

Odyssey Bulbs has long been a favorite of mine for unusual bulbs (including unusual varieties of colchicum) that you're not likely to find elsewhere--not even at Brent and Becky's. I recently learned it was featured on Martha Stewart's tv show on January 22nd. If, like me, you missed it, you can still view it on [...]

How well do you know Brit Garden Lit?

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"Test your knowledge of books set in, or inspired by, gardens. All the books are listed on the EnCompass database, so you could do a bit of clever searching to find the answers!" I only knew one answer without searching the database. I hadn't even heard of most of the authors or titles. How about [...]

North Hill Gardens finally has a website

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It's about time! Wayne Winterrowd and Joe Eck, co-authors of A Year at North Hill : Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden and Living Seasonally: The Kitchen Garden and the Table at North Hill, and individually the authors of several more books and numerous magazine articles, finally have a website showcasing their wonderful garden, North [...]

A blog that makes fungi fun?

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Believe it. Thanks to a tip from Ellis Hollow, I've just discovered the Cornell Mushroom Blog. Although a group effort, it appears to be masterminded by Kathie Hodge, assistant professor of mycology. To give you a sample of their subtle humor, here's an excerpt from their about page: Fungi get a lot of bad press. [...]

The Weather Watching Gardener

– Posted in: Recommended Links, Weather

Most gardeners don't start out as weather geeks, but I think most end up that way. The fate of one's plants is just too tied up with the weather. Garden chores will be different depending on the weather. And while golfers and swimmers rejoice at yet another hot, sunny day, we gardeners know another sunny [...]

Northern Gardener Magazine praises Cold Climate Gardening

– Posted in: About this site, Recommended Links

Look at the hardiness map for Minnesota and you will see that the whole state is in zone 4 or colder. The Minnesota State Horticultural Society, which publishes Northern Gardener Magazine, is devoted to helping northern gardeners. If you join the society, besides the magazine you will get borrowing privileges at the society's library (they [...]

Value Seeds, or Pinch Me, I Must Be Dreaming

– Posted in: Recommended Links, Seeds and Seed Starting

Thanks to an eclectic garden, I learned about Value Seeds. This reminds me of Edward Hamilton Books, my favorite place to shop for gardening books. Someone else's castoffs, but still good quality, one price for shipping no matter how much you buy, get-it-before-it's-gone selection, and very low prices. I haven't ordered from them myself, but [...]