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Books for Young Gardeners

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Plant a seed and watch it grow: give garden-related gifts to the children on your shopping list. It’s never too early to instill a love of gardening—and reading—in your kids or grandkids!


 

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There are two ways to look at this: the scientific classifications of plant species, and the sometimes fanciful ways both common and botanical names are derived. If you’re a research-minded horticulturist, or someone who's fascinated by history and trivia, these books are for you.

 

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Friday Five: Garden Essays 

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Find a cozy spot and dig into these delicious essays, rich with all the flavors of the garden.

 

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IT'S A WILD LIFE

 

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They’re out there. Deer, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, moles, voles, chipmunks, ground hogs, armadillos, and even wolves, bears, and mountain lions, depending on where you live. Some welcome all kinds of wildlife into their gardens. Others, like my mom, think the critters are out to get them. Love 'em or hate 'em—or maybe even fear them—it’s their world, too, and we're all in this together.

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Garden-Variety/It-s-a-Wild-Life/ba-p/451535

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I suggested this book to go with the Garden Variety blog listed below, but the powers-that-be didn't go for it. I wonder why?

 

 

Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies

 

 

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OHHH I think I just cracked a rib!


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I suggested this book to go with the Garden Variety blog listed below, but the powers-that-be didn't go for it. I wonder why?

 

 

Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies

 

 


 

 

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Actually, I missed it the first time, but they did work the link into the last paragraph. :smileyhappy:

 

Tigger, you should know by now I have pretty weird taste in books. I had a whole slew of coyote books I wanted to include, but just couldn't make it work.

 

 

The Daily Coyote

 

 

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Five for Friday: Gardeners, In Their Own Write

 

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There are gardeners, and there are garden writers. And then there are writers like these five, who have such a masterful way with the written word that they’ve become as well known as authors and essayists as for their gardens.

 

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The Quirky Side of Gardening

 

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“Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t.” While these books may not be your typical garden fare, they’ll put a smile on your face.

 

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A ROSE IS A ROSE, BUT NOT NECESSARILY A ROMANCE

 

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Friday Five: 5 Books for Budding Gardeners (at $10 or Less!) 

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There was a time when I was more interested in pretty pictures of flowers than the real thing. Being a girly girl, digging in the dirt just seemed gross to me. But I grew up to be a lot more interested in snakes and snails and puppy dogs (tails and all) than in cooking with sugars and spice. Now, I’m always keeping an eye out for fun garden-related books for kids.

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Sticks and Bones

 

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"Gardeners and crime writers have quite a lot in common, not the least that they are both fond of a good plot." – attributed to Royal Horticultural Society member Jane Bowden, writing as Avon Curry.

 

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Got Dirt?

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Getting down and dirty is half the fun of gardening, but how well do you know your soil?

 

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