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4/20/09 6:11 P

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Does anyone know of a good gardening book that has clear seedling pictures? I've got stuff coming up in my garden and would like to know if it's volunteer seedlings or weeds. I haven't come across a website with clear pictures and none of my books have seedling pictures either. Any advice?

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4/3/09 11:44 A

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My Sunset Western Garden Book is my favorite! It's not the best for veggie gardening, but everything else is ideal. Love it! The Sunset zones are so much more helpful than the USDA zones.

I also have a Burpee guide to growing vegetables and herbs that I've used for a few years and like that a lot too.

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2/23/09 1:24 P

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I started a great book over the weekend - A Growning Gardener by Abbie Zabar. It is reading like a journal and has some great artwork and interesting quotes.

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2/23/09 1:08 P

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Depending on what you want, some good magazines are; The Herb Quarterly and Better Homes and Gardens. I subscribe to both.

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2/20/09 10:20 A

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Organic Gardening by Geoff Hamilton

Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza

The Complete Book of Herbs by Lesley Bremness

Readers Digest; 1519 All-Natural All-Amazing Garden Secrets

These are some of my favorites.

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2/19/09 9:01 P

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I forgot MIDWEST LIVING - Great article last month about planting herbs inside.

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2/19/09 6:56 P

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I love Country Garden Magazine, Midwest Living
and Garden Gate. I like to look at the gardens
and dream.

My brother in Western New York had his garden chosen for "Best in Community" and he didn't even enter the contest. Master Gardners drive around his town and choose what they think is the best and he won. Pretty cool!

I will look for Fine Gardening/Fine Garden Design.

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2/19/09 6:26 P

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I have been gardening for over 15 years now and I must say I get the best information out of magazines and web pages.
Some of my favorite magazines that you will find in on my coffee table are:

Sunset Magazine
http://www.sunset.com/garden/

Southern Living Magazine
http://www.southernliving.com/home-garde
n/gardens/

Country Garden Magazine **** LOVE IT!!!!
http://www.bhg.com

Fine Gardening / FINE Garden Design
http://www.taunton.com/finegardening/

Garden Gate
http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/

I have many gardening books that I have collected over the year. Everything from Martha Stewart to Better Homes and Garden. I like magazines better because the information is always changing in the garden world. Magazines and blogs usually are up to date.

Hope this helps!


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CWAITES's Photo CWAITES Posts: 7,258
2/19/09 5:14 P

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My current favorite is 'Encyclopedia of Plant Care' put out by Miracle Gro. It's a huge book and I think the price on the back was $40 but I got it on sale for $10 at Books A Million last fall. It's very comprehensive and covers everything from flowers to vegetables to trees to lawns.

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2/19/09 12:06 P

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I would love to hear some suggestions gardening books, either for vegetables, flowers, or anything that grows. I am trying to build my library, and I would like to have a few key books I can look to for a quick reference, to learn new ideas, or just to thumb through.

So I thought I'd start a thread to ask what is your favorite gardening book and why (if you want to explain). emoticon emoticon

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