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Earth Week—The Edible Front Yard

April 20, 2011

Update: Congratulations to Beth Ann Daye, who won today’s drawing for The Edible Front Yard! Thanks to everyone for playing, and check in tomorrow for a giveaway of Small Green Roofs. As gardeners, we are in the enviable position of being able to actually give back to the earth in the form of planting, land […]

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Complete Book of Potatoes

March 29, 2011

We gave away advance copies of The Complete Book of Potatoes a little while ago, and now the book is in our warehouses and ready to be purchased by the eager potato growers of the world! Potato planting season is on, and I thought this would be a good time to post some excerpts from […]

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Corydalis: Nature’s way of apologizing for winter

February 25, 2011

Sometimes nature can be unexpectedly generous to gardeners who have to endure disgusting weather. Say, for example, you live in a part of the world that gets unremitting snowfall from September to May followed by a brief, chilly, damp summer. Hey! You can grow Himalayan blue poppies! Those folks in sunny San Diego? Nope, sorry! […]

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Jennifer Bartley Gets Back in the Garden

February 11, 2011

We’re hosting a weeklong Get Back in the Garden Giveaway. Our authors will share their processes for getting the garden ready for Spring, and we’ll give away a copy of their book. Join the fun, and share the ways that you prepare for the gardening season, too! Our last guest blogger is Jennifer R. Bartley, […]

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Jeff Lowenfels gets back in the garden

February 9, 2011

We’re hosting a weeklong Get Back in the Garden Giveaway. Our authors will share their processes for getting the garden ready for Spring, and we’ll give away a copy of their book. Join the fun, and share the ways that you prepare for the gardening season, too! Our third guest blogger is Jeff Lowenfels, co-author […]

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Jennifer Benner gets back in the garden

February 8, 2011

We’re hosting a weeklong Get Back in the Garden Giveaway. Our authors will share their processes for getting the garden ready for Spring, and we’ll give away a copy of their book. Join the fun, and share the ways that you prepare for the gardening season, too! Our second guest blogger is Jennifer Benner, co-author […]

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Plant review: Hybrid Delphiniums

January 28, 2011

Yes, I know, summer is months away. But this time of year can be so grim that we need a little out-of-season eye candy to keep us from wanting to stay in bed all day. And, as you’ll discover shortly, there’s actually a good reason for talking about delphiniums in the depths of winter. Let’s […]

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Everything’s coming up crocuses

January 14, 2011

Soon, in some parts of the world, we can expect to see crocuses poking through the snow and mud. Crocuses — harbingers of spring, bright splashes of pigment on an otherwise gray/brown/white world. I thought I’d offer some content from our newly published book on crocuses in anticipation of their imminent arrival. Crocuses is by […]

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Tree planting

January 12, 2011

It may not seem like it to those of you who are buried in snow at the moment, but fall and winter are a good time to plant trees and shrubs. I thought I’d repost this advice on planting trees and shrubs, given by Jennifer Benner and Stephanie Cohen of The Nonstop Garden. Because someday, […]

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The Spring 2011 list

December 29, 2010

It’s almost 2011, and what better time to introduce you to our spring 2011 list of books? Garden design, sustainability, Phlox — it’s all here, in my quick and dirty (it’s gardening! see what I did there?) introduction to our list. Many of you are probably familiar with Ivette Soler, of The Germinatrix fame? With […]

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