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Review: The Spirit of Stone

The Spirit of Stone shares design ideas for home gardeners.

The Spirit of Stone by Jan Johnsen takes a look at stone from both the aesthetic and functional perspective. The author uses her own 30+ years of experience in landscaping to share hardscape ideas for home gardeners. Boulders can be … Continue reading

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Review: From Cows to Concrete

The photo from which the book's title came. Read the book to find out where and when it was taken.

An author must support her fellow wordsmiths, especially when a book takes 7 years to produce from concept to publication. Rachel Surls, of UC Cooperative Extensions’ Master Gardener program, and Judith Gerber, a friend in the LA garden scene and … Continue reading

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Tomatomania is Here!

Scott's new book, Tomatomania! Grab your copy today.

Scott Daigre began his tomato passion at Hortus Nursery back in the day, when gardeners would flock to Hortus’s annual Tomatomania seedling sale. Once Hortus closed its doors, Scott took on the task of continuing the tradition, offering heirloom and … Continue reading

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No-Dig Gardening in the Times

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One of my students from the Gardenerd Organic Gardening Series sent me this article that appeared in the LA Times last Thursday.  It thought I
would share it with you here.  It’s a great story with how-to instructions for building no-dig soil and raised beds (without borders).  There is also information about a
farm exchange program where you can learn a lot by volunteering on a farm.

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-nodig12-2008jun12%2C0%2C55177.story

Thanks, Ramon, for sending this nice tidbit!

Hey folks, you can get the books mentioned in the article by clicking on the links below:


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Gardening at Night

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Warning: This blog entry is a pure, unadulterated display of Gardenerdiness. 

Tonight I satisfied a desire I’ve had for years – to garden in the dark, after the sun has completely set.  It’s a desire I’ve never been able to indulge in because my gardening space, the
community garden, closes at sunset.  Now that I am a homeowner, the world is my oyster, so to speak, as far as living out my nighttime gardening fantasies.  Now, I’m not talking
about gardening outside where it’s well-lit.  I’m talking about piercing the night’s dark shroud with good old fashioned geek gear – a head …

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