Book Reviews

Indoor Plant Décor Inspires with Houseplants

by Seasonal Wisdom on March 26, 2014

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Do you consider houseplants to be home design accessories, just like your pillows, paintings and curtains? If not, then it’s time to give houseplants another look, according to Indoor Plant Décor co-authors Kylee Baumle and Jenny Peterson.

In fact, the right houseplant can completely change the look of your room… Learn more and enter to win a copy of this book.

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Plants with Benefits

by Seasonal Wisdom on February 11, 2014

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Seasonal Wisdom is raising a glass to herbs, fruits, flowers and veggies that are ideal for love and romance.

To get the scoop on this titillating topic, we climbed under the sheets with a copy of Plants with Benefits. This new book provides a tasteful guide to aphrodisiac plants, including the appropriately named passionflower (Passiflora incarnate) shown above.  You’ll also find recipes and growing tips for these plants, along with folklore and history. Enter to win an autographed copy! All photos copyright Plants with Benefits.  Congratulations to Shana of South Carolina for winning this giveaway. Read the full article →

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A Talk with Margaret Roach about The Backyard Parables

November 13, 2013
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If there’s one thing Margaret Roach can say with conviction, it is that “my garden saved me.” The former editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia left at the pinnacle of her career to move to upstate New York. Now she’s head gardener at her highly acclaimed garden blog A Way to Garden, and hosts popular […]

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The Drunken Botanist and Champagne Cocktails

August 19, 2013
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Amy Stewart has done it again. The award-winning author of six critically acclaimed books about the natural world has turned her eye toward botany and booze in her newest book called The Drunken Botanist – and it’s a winner. Learn more about this New York Times-bestselling book on “the plants that create the world’s great […]

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Vertical Gardens Talk at 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

February 6, 2013
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From simple trellises to spectacular living walls, vertical gardening solutions are the subject of Seasonal Wisdom’s upcoming talk at the 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Washington.  This stunning design by Jason Doran of WGLandscape.com – created for his chicken coop! – is just one of the amazing garden ideas you’ll hear about […]

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How to Grow Vegetables All Year Long (Even in Winter!)

January 31, 2013
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Growing and harvesting vegetables all four seasons of the year is only a dream for many cold climate gardeners. And that’s exactly what Niki Jabbour of Nova Scotia, Canada is trying to change. Her book, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener (Storey Publishing) proves you can grow your own food, 365 days of the year, no matter where […]

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Book Review: Farmstead Chef

November 3, 2012
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No matter where you live — even in a cold, four-season climate — you can eat healthy, local foods that are home-cooked and don’t cost a lot of money. That’s the message of a new book called Farmstead Chef, coauthored by Lisa Kivirist and John D. Ivanko — who are the proprietors of the renowned, eco-friendly […]

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Interview with Peter Hatch about Monticello’s Historic Gardens

September 3, 2012
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Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence and father of the University of Virginia. But in his heart, he was a gardener. “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden,” wrote Thomas […]

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Book Review: Simply Grilling

July 5, 2012
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Nothing says “summer” better than a delicious meal prepared on a sizzling grill. Whether you prefer to eat vegetarian or crave a juicy steak, a new cookbook called Simply Grilling provides a lot of delicious ideas. For instance, this Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom dish features grilled mushrooms stuffed with spinach, garlic, red peppers, pecans and feta cheese. […]

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A Small-Space Garden Giveaway!

May 1, 2012
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Urban gardeners. Small-space gardeners. Container gardeners. This Small-Space Garden Giveaway is designed just for you! Enter to win a complete EarthBox® Ready-to-Grow system, as well as a copy of Fern Richardson’s new critically acclaimed book, Small-Space Container Gardens. This giveaway has ended. Congratulations Melissa of Houston, Texas for winning this random drawing! Photo copyright EarthBox. 

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