Great Garden Books

Discover Audubon’s Birds of America

by Seasonal Wisdom on May 1, 2016

Barn owl illustration from audubonIf you love nature and fine art illustrations, you may like this news.  The National Audubon Society is offering free high-resolution prints of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Printed between 1827 and 1838, the illustrations include 435 life-sized watercolors of North American birds, including this striking barn owl detail. Read the full article →

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Designing Gardens with Fine Foliage

by Seasonal Wisdom on February 25, 2015

Fine foliage sparkles in this northwestern gardenFlowers are fabulous. But what happens to your garden when those flowers stop blooming? The truth is that foliage really matters if you want gorgeous garden beds or containers.  To help you design your garden with spectacular foliage, renowned author and speaker Christina Salwitz shares her garden tips and plant ideas with Seasonal Wisdom.  Come take a peek… Read the full article →

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The Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook

December 16, 2013
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Even in winter you can eat delicious garden-fresh foods, such as this Bacon, Kale and Butternut Pasta that is just about to go in the oven. It’s from the Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook, and this seasonal recipe is as delicious as it looks. Photo copyright Mary Beth Shaddix. In this post, the author Mary Beth […]

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Win Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners

December 19, 2011
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Sponsored Post: Enter to win great little gifts for your favorite gardener (or yourself!) from aHa! Modern Living. You’ll find these fun items are perfect for stuffing into Christmas stockings this holiday season. But hurry! This giveaway lasts only one day – December 19, 2011! Photo copyright Kevin O’Connor

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Part IV – Charlotte Germane Shares Great Garden Books

February 17, 2011
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Books in the garden. Photo by spakattacks. After visiting Seattle, Toronto, Philadelphia and Nova Scotia, this multi-part series has landed in Nevada City, California to hear more about how great garden books inspire writers.

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Part III – Robin Haglund Shares Favorite Garden Books

February 8, 2011
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Garden reference books are popular, but so are garden-related fiction and biographies. Photo by BrewBooks on Flickr. In an ongoing search for great garden books, this multi-part series has traveled everywhere from the city lights of Toronto (Part II) to remote Nova Scotia and historic Philadelphia (Part I).  This time, we’re heading to the Northwest, […]

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Part II – Helen Battersby Shares Favorite Garden Books

February 6, 2011
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With so many good gardening books, it’s hard to pick just one. Photo by ulle.b on Flickr. Spring is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to reach for a garden book. In Part I of this series, I traveled from the remote shores of Nova Scotia to a hundred-year-old Philadelphia neighborhood to learn about great garden books. This time, I turn to […]

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Part I – Favorite Garden Books of Jodi DeLong and Carole Browne

January 28, 2011
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Loads of books to read. Photo by maubrowncow on Flickr. On cold winter days nothing beats the pleasure of curling up with a good book and a hot drink. That’s especially true for gardeners … who must patiently wait until Mother Nature allows them to finally play in the dirt again. That’s why I asked some […]

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