Category Archives: The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf

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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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf:  The Foodscape Revolution

Interested in growing vegetables but lack space or are concerned your local homeowner association will frown on edible landscaping? If so, The Foodscape Revolution — Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden by Brie Arthur may help.
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Chanticleer Gardens—the Book and the Garden

The Art of Gardening—Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer by R. William Thomas and others, is the next best thing to actually visiting Chanticleer Garden (Chanticleer), an amazing public garden in Wayne, PA. Filled with fabulous photographs and detailed descriptions, the book is both inspirational and practical. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf―Planting in a Post-Wild World

by Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West (2015) provides concrete advice for designing, planting, and managing sustainable landscapes based on what we know about how plants grow in nature. While … Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Two Of My Gardening Book ‘Favs’

Master Gardener Judy Funderburk reviews two of her favorite gardening books: Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden and The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook by Penelope O’Sullivan . Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic

American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic, a recently published book intended for both artists and gardeners, was created by a local nonprofit group, Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment. This group is composed of botanical artists who participated in painting classes offered by Anne-Marie Evans in Falls Church, VA. The BAEE undertook the publication project with the intention of stimulating an appreciation of native plants and encouraging their use in home landscaping. The introductory text includes a contribution from the renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy on the vital role of native plants in local ecosystems. Continue reading

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