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New Releases: Vegetable and Flower Gardening Books
Kitchen Garden Revival book – photography by Eric Kelley
I was sent these new release titles from the publishers (I get a list and I request specific titles) and when the books arrived I wish you could have seen my excitement! Give me any interior design or gardening books that can help me refine my skills and interests, and good luck getting my nose out of it!
I took some time to go through these books, although I’m not a speed reader by any means I wanted to share these latest book releases with some details so you can decide which titles to add to your library. We, or should I say I, have a LOT of home and garden books that I had to make room and donate some. These will be on my shelf for years to come and I think would be great additions for gardeners on any level – and fantastic books to gift – maybe even cheer someone up and send them a book as a surprise gesture!
New Spring/Summer 2020 Releases
Kitchen Garden Revival: A modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden
Wow! If the photography of this cover intrigues you, you’re going to love images inside! Every page is captivating – visually through images and the fonts and layout. Learn about garden layouts, assembly of beds, gravel choices, and finding the right location for your garden. A must-have for a gardener at any stage, I highly recommend this book! $27 hardcover on Amazon, $16.50 Kindle.
All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated: MORE Projects – NEW Solutions – GROW Vegetables Anywhere
Such good information 2.5 million have been sold and I owned one of the early versions. From grid ideas to how to water your beds, this book is so educational, it would be great for a gardener who knows absolutely nothing because it goes over ALL of it and even as a gardener for 8 years I love to learn more and this book maximizes every square foot of a garden space! $12.29 on Amazon.
Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More
For organic garden lovers, learn how to change the color of hydrangeas just by the pH balance in the soil! You can make your own test kits, how to propagate cuttings, make a bee bath, and make organic mulches. It’s like a recipe book mixed with a science experiment feel so you can tend to your garden using organic DIY methods. Step by step photography and easy to follow instructions. $15.37 on Amazon.
Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening: A Gardeners Guide to Growing Flowers, from Todays Favorites to Unusual Varieties
Having a successful flower garden requires knowledge about planting, spacing, and caring for them. This book covers many beautiful flower varieties with buying and planting tips. Some varieties have a dedicated page, while others have a paragraph. Every flower has a photo which I like – I only wish it had which zone they work best in, so you’ll have to do that research yourself. Worth it. $23.49 Hardcover on Amazon, $16.50 on Kindle.
Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces – Includes Vegetable Gardening, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, and More!
You don’t need a dedicated garden to grow vegetables, you can put them in your front yard space. From pollinator magnets (needed for vegetables), to mowing border ideas, there are project plans in the book to elevate your front yard and make use of the space. $18.49 on Amazon, $16.50 Kindle.
Diana Elizabeth many years ago spoke to a friend about how she (her friend, not her) hiked a mountain, in awe, she said to her friend, “Wow, I wish I could do that, and her friend said, “You can, you just have to WANT to,” and gave a smile. She thought how true that is to anything – if there’s a will or an interest, it will absolutely happen.