Gardening

Growing Joy

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Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) By Maria Failla, Samantha Leung (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Failla, Samantha Leung (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250814890
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: St. Martin's Essentials - June 28th, 2022

Hot tip from a former plant-killer: learning to keep your lil green friends alive doesn't have to be overwhelming! Fellow former plant-killer Maria Failla has advice that makes it pretty fun self-care. :) If you, like me, have a meditation app on your phone you never use & a houseplant, this book is for you!

Murphy


An Island Garden

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An Island Garden By Celia Thaxter, Childe Hassam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Celia Thaxter, Childe Hassam (Illustrator)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781567926439
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 27th, 2019

I'm a plant lover, grower, and gardener, but I have never really thought of myself as a garden writing reader. Then Robin and Dale introduced me to the Victorian writings of Celia Thaxter. I was immediately struck with the calming and eloquent writing. Despite the time she was writing, her writing is lyrical and not flowery or weedy. A huge garden on a quiet island off the coast of Maine: my new mental retreat when I need some internal calm.

Stacey


Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias

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Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms (Floret Farms x Chronicle Books) By Erin Benzakein, Chris Benzakein (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Erin Benzakein, Chris Benzakein (By (photographer))
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452181752
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Chronicle Books - March 9th, 2021

 

Dahlias are a trendy flower, but with so many different varieties, colors, and shapes, it's easy to see how incredible they are. This book is an excellent guide to planting, growing, and harvesting dahlias, with beautiful photos to boot. If you're local and are interested in planting from tubers in the future, be sure to check out the family-owned and operated FiveFork Farms in Upton, MA.

Heather


Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville West and the Creation of a Garden

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Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden By Vita Sackville-West, Sarah Raven Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250060051
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - November 4th, 2014

Borrowing generously from Sackville-West’s own writings, Sarah Raven gives us a detailed look at the creation of the famous garden in Kent. Though bear in mind southeastern England is not Massachusetts, you’ll still want to keep a notebook handy to jot down all the plants you’ll want to add to your own garden.A perfect antidote for our horrible winter.

Dale


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