Archive for the ‘gardening’ Category

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“We live in a very ‘instant’ society where quick fixes, instant meals, on-line shopping, and even the opportunity to be an instatnt millionaire surround us every day.  Our working patterns are increasingly influenced by change and by giant issues such as the global economy, worldwide travel, telecommunications, international computer networks, and the like, leading to a faster and faster pace of life.  I hope this book helps you to call a ‘time out’ now and again to leave your fax machine, cell phone and e-mail account behind to escape the daily pressures we all face and be at one with nature.” – Dave Joyce

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“The perfect companion to California Gardener’s Guide.  Authors are among the most highly respected gardening experts in California, and appear twice weekly on “Garden Compass” radio program that is broadcast throughout California.  The key to a rewarding home landscape is properly timed maintenance. Plants thrive when they receive the attention they need—at the right time.   Authors share their unparalleled expertise in all phases of California gardening, from ornamentals, to fruit and vegetables.  Each plant category is detailed with the appropriate maintenance function for each month of the year. – From the Publisher

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Learn what plants will attract hummingbirds, orioles and other migratory songbirds to your garden paradise.  – R. Kutler

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Tired of East Coast-centric gardening books that tell you to put away your tools for the winter?  This is the book for you. –

R. Kutler

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“With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that’s better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.” – Book Description

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“In this beautifully illustrated book, Bartley describes how to create an American adaptation of a type of domestic garden that has long been part of European culture. The potager (a word that derives from the French potage, a broth from vegetables) is a kitchen garden well integrated into the home landscape as a source of food and inspiration.” – Choice Magazine

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