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Reviews, features, author interviews and book excerpts from the the publications I enjoy most.

Grow It * Prepare It * Eat It : My Motto when Gardening

P.Allen Smith Brings Garden To The Table

As we dive into the sometimes exhausting chores of spring cleaning here in the Midwest, there is one thing going through my head that helps keep me energized: ‘Grow It * Prepare It * Eat It’. Could Gardening get any better then that….
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Small Budget Big Blooms

Winter is usually the time of year that I use to organize and get caught up on any reading I have collected during the year.   For Christmas I received ‘The Small Budget Gardener’ by Maureen Gilmer as a gift.    I’m enjoying the book even though I’m not reading every word.   It doesn’t mean it isn’t […]
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Chris McLaughlin: Heirlooms and Bunnies

Just when I thought there couldn’t possibly  be another thing I could  love about Chris Mclaughlin, one of my favorite garden writers : I read her favorite quote on facebook which states: “I can’t wait to turn 50. That day I become a respectable heirloom.” ~ me OH MY WORD…how cute is that?! I am […]
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Landscape Design Book that Keeps on Giving

  The small collection of books that never make it to the shelf in my office. Is there anyone who can say they don’t own a few good books that are hard to part with?  Coming from me, that is a major statement because I’m not a huge fan of just ‘whipping’ out a book […]
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Grocery Gardening

Grocery Gardening Brings Summer to My Midwest Winter Kitchen

Like most of the Midwest, this true Northerner spent most of yesterday preparing for what is being called the ‘BIGGEST STORM OF THE SEASON’.  This Garden Girly says ‘ BRING IT ON’ after spending the day before shopping for supplies and returning home to find Mr. UPS man had left me a wonderful surprise! My […]
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