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Why you need to add lavender to your herb garden

May 22, 2017

Edible herb gardens are as trendy as they are useful, and lavender can add color, fragrance, and a distinct floral flavor. With these suggestions for the best culinary varieties and three delicious lavender-obsessed recipes, you’ll be adding lavender to the mix immediately!

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Lavender: Sarah Berringer Bader’s picks for best bloomers, hedges, containers, and strongest scent

August 27, 2013

When it comes to lavender there are plenty of choices. With more than 450 named varieties and more being discovered all the time, deciding which one is right for you can be a challenge. In The Lavender Lover’s Handbook, author Sarah Berringer Bader details 100 of the most beautiful and fragrant varieties. She also provides […]

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The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus

January 20, 2012

I’m excited to announce that The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus by Scott Calhoun is now available! Here’s a sneak peek into this new book: At last: a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone — not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus […]

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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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A revolutionary new book

October 19, 2010

We had a flurry of books come out in early October — books on reusing materials in the garden, on bamboos, on bizarre plants, and on prairies. I always have mixed feelings when lots of books are available at once. On the one hand, look at all the cool new books! (So much variety!) On […]

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Succulent Container Gardens

March 12, 2010

As a member of the Official Group of People Who Like Succulents, I was as pleased and inspired as anyone when Debra Lee Baldwin’s new book, Succulent Container Gardens, came out. (I had the added perk of seeing the book far in advance of the actual publication date, too. Ah, the advantages of working in […]

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