Category Archives: Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf

The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills reviews the most recent edition of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques by Tracy DiSabato-Aust. Continue reading

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The Master Gardener Bookshelf –Vegetables Love Flowers

At the time Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty was published in 2018, author Lisa Mason Zeigler had been operating a commercial cut -flower farm in Newport News, Virginia, for 19 years. Her cut flower beds are interspersed among her vegetable beds. She does not use pesticides. Instead, she has worked over time to build a garden eco-system which relies on natural processes to grow strong, healthy vegetable plants and gorgeous flowers for cutting. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Garden Revolution

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change is one of several recently published books addressing the “whys” and “hows” of sustainable, naturalistic garden plantings Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Sowing Beauty – Designing Flowering Meadows from Seed

“If you have ever been tempted to purchase one of those seed packages promising an instant meadow garden, you will benefit from doing a little research first. One of the sources you might consult is Sowing Beauty—Designing Flowering Meadows from Seed  by James Hitchmough. ” Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Life in the Soil

Book Review of Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners by James B. Nardi. – Thanks to Master Naturalist Kathleen Luisa for sharing her article.
“This is one of the best, most thorough and most completely enjoyable books I’ve read on, well, dirt.” Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – The Complete Kitchen Garden

The Complete Kitchen Garden:  An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs & 100 Seasonal Recipes, by Ellen Ecker Ogden, is a delightful book that combines vegetable garden design, organic gardening tips, and recipes. Continue reading

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