Book Review: Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds: A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants by Rachel Lanicci

I almost didn’t get to this book from the large stack of books I checked out of the library, but I’m glad I did.  Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds: A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants by Rachael Lanicci is an excellent resource for gardeners wishing to bring birds into their garden.  It is organized, informative,Continue reading “Book Review: Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds: A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants by Rachel Lanicci”

Book Review – The Growing Season by Sarah Frey

I’m a fan of memoir, especially by people with a great story to tell, and that is the case with Sarah Frey’s The Growing Season:  How I Build a New Life–and Saved an American Farm.  While I think parts of this book probably ventured into the realm of “creative” non-fiction, as some of the storiesContinue reading “Book Review – The Growing Season by Sarah Frey”

Book Review – Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast

Here in Western Pennsylvania, gardeners face an enormous problem.  It’s a problem that can easily kill or ruin plants that gardeners have put lots of time and money into.  I have personal experience with this nuisance.  One year I planted 75 tulip bulbs in the fall and the following spring only about 5 tulips showedContinue reading “Book Review – Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast”

Book Review: Back to Eden: Landscaping with Native Plants

Back to Eden: Landscaping with Native Plants by Frank W. Porter is a great introduction to using native plants in the landscape.  It touches on several topics relating to landscaping and native plants that you would expect, and several that surprised me. The book starts with the “whys” of landscaping with native plants.  From havingContinue reading “Book Review: Back to Eden: Landscaping with Native Plants”

Book Review – Discovering Your Soul Signature by Panache Desai

Disclaimer:  This book review is about a book that has nothing to do with gardening, the nursery, or anything related to plants or horticulture! Discovering Your Soul Signature:  A 33 Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy by Panache Desai is one of the most unique self-help or spiritual books I’ve read, and probably theContinue reading “Book Review – Discovering Your Soul Signature by Panache Desai”