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What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?

December 8, 2011

What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden? by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth is now available! The authors’ previously published book, What’s Wrong with My Plant? has become a valuable resource for gardeners, and this new book will be a welcome guide for any veggie grower. Be sure to visit the authors’ blog for thoughts about […]

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An interview with Ivette Soler

October 25, 2011

Ivette Soler, author of The Edible Front Yard, is featured this week in the Los Angeles Times. She speaks with fellow gardener Debra Prinzing and discusses how to incorporate edibles with ornamentals, suggestions for fall planting, and which vegetables add “curb appeal.” Ivette’s book and her philosophy are especially relevant in today’s gardening world, as more and more […]

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Front yard food-fight

July 11, 2011

Here at Timber, we like to think that creative gardening can be just as rewarding as traditional ways of growing. We’ve recently published Small Green Roofs and The Edible Front Yard, each of which explore interesting ways of incorporating green space into a landscape. So, I was surprised to learn that front yard gardening has […]

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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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January 31, 2011

I like to use the entire month of January to come up with resolutions, clean the house, tidy up loose ends, etc., etc. I don’t think that it’s reasonable to expect me to do Christmas things AND get my life in order just in time for that “fresh slate” thing on January 1st. People, I […]

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Nonstop Garden

May 12, 2010

“Nonstop gardens are better gardens because they require less maintenance, provide continual beauty, allow more creativity, and encourage diversity.” So say authors Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner in their forthcoming book, The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs. This book is almost ready make its debut — so we […]

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From acorn to zucchini

May 5, 2010

This guest post was written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, and originally appeared on their blog. Every spring I’m frequently asked two questions by gardeners in northern states. The first is, “Why doesn’t my zucchini grow? It just sits there. What’s wrong with it?”  The second common […]

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