Category Archives: Reviews & recommendations

Book Review: Garden Wisdom


Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening by Jerry Apps This book was a referral from a gardening group I follow on GoodReads.com, where one participant raved this was a must-read for Wisconsinites who garden. The book was published by … Continue reading

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A Book Review: Farm City by Novella Carpenter


As 2013 began, my neighborhood book club selected Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter to read and discuss. As an avid gardener I was feeling a bit smug, thinking that this was going to be a discussion where … Continue reading

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Dealing with post drought lawn


Like almost everyone in this area by lawn suffered horribly during the drought last summer. We had too little time, too few hoses and sprinklers and way too much acreage to even keep the worst of the damage at bay. … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Want


Sometimes knowing what you want out of a garden is the key to finding happiness there. Do you want to read on a garden bench in the shade with hostas around your feet and a maple above or do you … Continue reading

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