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Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life

While you may know Emily Dickinson as a poet, you may not know that she was also a gardener. In Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life—The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet, author Marta McDowell provides a fascinating look at Dickinson’s life and how gardening and the natural world informed her poetry. Continue reading

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Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents

Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents, by Terry Hewitt
Reviewed by Stephanie Halcrow, Extension Master Gardener
The perfect companion for anyone growing succulents.
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Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: What Have Plants Ever Done for Us?

Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf
What Have Plants Ever Done for Us? Western Civilization in Fifty Plants, by Stephen Harris.
Book Review by Nancy Brooks, Extension Master Gardener
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Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: All the Presidents’ Gardens

We who live in the DC-Metro area are fortunate to be surrounded by many wonderful historical gardens, such as Mount Vernon, Hillwood, and Tudor Place. Among these are the gardens at the White House. All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses—How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America (All the President’s Gardens) by Marta McDowell is a fascinating history of the White House grounds and gardens and how they evolved over time. Continue reading

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