Gardening

Grandpa's Garden

Author: 
Shea Darian
Publisher: 
Nevada City, Calif.: Dawn Publications
Publication Date: 
1996
ISBN: 
1-883-22041-6

paper, 32 p., $7.95

This book is a philosophical story about a young child working with her grandfather in a garden. They share much between them in conversation regarding the garden and other aspects of life. He is a very special person, very understanding, wise and loving. He teaches the little girl to appreciate the garden, to understand the tasks that need to be done and to gather the harvest. But above all, the story reflects the wisdom and love in the heart of the grandfather.

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Volume: 
2
Number: 
2

The New Central Texas Gardener

Author: 
Cheryl Hazeltine and Barry Lovelace
Publisher: 
College Station: Texas A&M University Press
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-890-96871-3

paper, 204 p., $14.95

Cheryl Hazeltine and Barry Lovelace have written a wonderfully informative book for a region of the country with great gardening potential and challenges. As identified in the preface, this book is of a practical nature, and I found it to succeed in its intention to transmit to fellow gardeners a wealth of information gathered over a half century of gardening experience.

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Volume: 
1
Number: 
4

High Desert Yards & Gardens

Author: 
Lynn Ellen Doxon
Publisher: 
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-826-31910-6

paper, 230 p., $14.95.

Cheers to Lynn Ellen Doxon for writing a gardening book for one of the least understood North American environments, the high deserts of New Mexico, Arizona and west Texas. This environment features scorchingly hot summers, cold dry winters and incredibly fierce spring wind/dust storms. It presents a real challenge for most avid and amateur gardeners.

Volume: 
1
Number: 
4

This Rambling Affair: A Year in a Country Garden

Author: 
Des Kennedy
Publisher: 
Seattle, Wash.: Sasquatch Books
Publication Date: 
1998
ISBN: 
1-570-61182-3

paper, 241 p., $15.95.

Gardeners are pilgrims on a purposeful venture, maintains Des Kennedy in This Rambling Affair in describing his rambling and undisciplined garden in British Columbia. While the gardening life is one of virtues, quiet contemplation, delight in beauty and the tranquility of the moment, whimsy is the lifeblood of ornamental gardening. He writes of the making and unmaking of a garden he and his wife have built over 30 years.

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Volume: 
1
Number: 
2

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