The Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening

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ISBN: 9780915731053
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Published: Whetstone Books - March 1st, 2005

A great book to inspire and instruct anyone who wants to "get back to the land" in Vermont. Packed full of wisdom and tried and true methods, this book takes some of the heartbreak out of trying to grow your own food in Vermont. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

The Intimate Garden

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ISBN: 9780393058932
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 17th, 2005

The season is about to get underway for those of us with itchy gardening fingers and a bit of land sorely in need of improvement. This beautiful book will have you dreaming by the fire, anticipating the spring. The authors share with us their experience turning a run down Vermont farm into a paradise that can be lived in and loved. The text is as intriguing as the photographs. You feel as if you would like to move right in with the Haywards and give them a hand. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer

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ISBN: 9781580175432
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - February 15th, 2005

If you are a newcomer to perennial gardening and a recipient of plants from well-meaning friends and neighbors, this book will interest you. The authors deal with problems and their solutions in an easy to follow format with splendid photographs of the real thing. You will find yourself chanting, "I can do this!" All that remains is to choose a project and wait for spring. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

Earth Ponds Sourcebook

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ISBN: 9780881506129
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Countryman Press - June 17th, 2004

This book is the worthy companion to "Earth Ponds." It goes into greater detail on topics ranging from building goldfish ponds to buying pumps for irrigation, fire protection or skating rink flooding. Each of the five sections--pond building; maintenance; activities and use; wildlife; and garden ponds--is followed by a list of resources. Photographs and diagrams add to the clarity of the excellent text.

The Invisible Garden

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ISBN: 9781582431277
Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 15th, 2001

The Invisible Garden by Dorothy Sucher is the confessional of a "fool of a flatlander" hoping to mold her Vermont land. It's a humorous, warm collection of gardening (or somewhat related to gardening) stories that is perfect for reading while you relax in the sun, or shade, or rain - and think about the weeding you should be doing. You'll soon forget the weeding. The book can be read as a whole, or just opened to whatever chapter suits your mood. Each chapter is prefaced with an intricate woodcut print by Vermont artist Mary Azarian that adds to the charm of this lovely little book.

The New Organic Grower

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By Eliot Coleman, Sheri Amsel (Illustrator), Molly Cook Field (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780930031756
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 1st, 1995

Coleman lives and farms in Maine and has traveled widely to refine his thinking and methods with regard to the growing of organic vegetables. This recently revised and expanded modern classic is very much for the serious gardener or small market farmer. Coleman has spent three decades working intensively to produce superlative results in the field and garden. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow


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