|Hot off the press! Andrew Keys wonderful new book!|
I'm trying very hard to keep Christmas as uncommercial as possible and I am determined (stubborn) to do most of my shopping locally (can't get more local than a big pile of aged manure!!). That said, I also feel that it's my duty to support my local bookshops and have added a small (large) pile of books to my own Christmas list.. In my current article in the Halifax News, I profiled some of my favourite gardening books to hit the stores in the past year or so - mostly Canadian - and thought I'd share the list with you..
Which leads me to ask.. what have been some of your favourite garden books - old or new?
Read my article Here!
|Award winning and slightly naughty!|
|Love Liz and loved this book.. interesting and|
|A Maritime classic full of Jodi's top plant suggestions|
|A fun and informative read from|
Marjorie Harris! Great tips combined
with her wonderful sense of humour!
|Figs in Canada? Yep! Steven Biggs of Toronto|
details his sneaky (and easy!) techniques
for growing a bumper crops of figs in the north.
|Not released yet (Jan 2013) - BUT, this will be the big book of|
2013!! Love love love Amanda and I've had
the privilege of previewing. Read my mini review below:
Here is my review 'blurb' from Amazon.com of Kiss My Aster -
Amanda Thomsen is a quirky, badass landscape genius! This is the first time I've read a garden book (or heck, any book for that matter!) that required me to use 'jazz hands'. And I liked it. Kiss My Aster is cavity-inducing eye-candy, but it's also packed with solid information that covers all aspects of crafting a stylish, yet stainable landscape. The choose your own adventure form is easy to follow and allows the would-be gardener to change direction when new inspiration strikes or a project seem overwhelming ("call a guy!"). Thanks to Amanda, I'm no longer ashamed of my love for garden gnomes and my new landscape goals include sculpting a life-sized topiary of Mr. T from boxwood. If I plant it near the veggie garden, will it keep the deer away? ("I pity the deer that tries to eat my pole beans!") . Kiss My Aster is THE new bible for anyone who wants to learn, laugh and landscape.
(Niki Jabbour, author of The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener )