WesternGardener, contributor | December 20th, 2013
If you like vegetable gardening, and you appreciate history, you’ll enjoy getting lost in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. This online collection of antiquated gardening books is a fascinating look into the rich history of vegetable gardening.
cookinwithherbs, contributor | December 15th, 2013
There is a plethora of books out there. I am an avid reader and have both new and old books piled high awaiting my perusal. It is hard to choose just a few, however I am limiting myself to just a handful of recommendations for gardening and cooking-related books. Herein are my top 5 books for 2013, plus an herbal calendar.
WesternGardener, contributor | December 7th, 20131 comment
The National Garden Bureau has christened 2014 as “The Year of the Cucumber,” selecting this edible for recognition in its annual program. There are plenty of ways for gardeners to celebrate with this basket of new varieties to try.
cookinwithherbs, contributor | November 25th, 2013
Well, it is too cold to garden anymore this season... last night it was 18 degrees F in my zone 7 garden. Therefore, this gardener has moved indoors--now is the time to take care of the indoor projects that have piled up while we were outside--and also take some time to appreciate what we have accomplished.
WesternGardener, contributor | November 21st, 2013
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has produced the “World’s Largest Seed Catalog” for 2014. The catalog is much more than a list of seeds for sale, it’s like a must-have heirloom vegetable encyclopedia for gardeners everywhere.
WesternGardener, contributor | November 13th, 2013
In 1792, when Robert B. Thomas published the first edition of the Farmer’s Almanack, he couldn’t have imagined it would still be going strong 222 years later. New editions of the book continue to live up to his original promise of providing “new, useful and entertaining matter.”
As the harvest season slows considerably, the autumnal colors abound. Here are some colors and textures in the fall garden accompanied by why and how leaves change colors and fall from the trees, as well as thoughts of the season.