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E-Garden Almanac: Recent reading

E-Garden Almanac

The E-Garden Almanac is the push-button, real human journal of Kelly D. Norris. All errors, grammatic grievances, and opinions are that of the author. Kelly is a freelance writer and Master Gardener from southwest Iowa. His passion and obsession with horticulture, plants, and gardening embodies nearly every function of his life. The E-Garden Almanac serves as the web extension of his columns, articles, and lectures.
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Recent reading

As Ethne Clark as so aptly observed, autumn is the forgotten season in the garden. Recent reading has found me investigating the importance of all of our seasons in our dyadic garden. Aesthetically, fall is visually rewarding and hard to beat. Rich drupes adorn shrubbery. Golden coins dangle from tall trees. Sunsets blaze from canopies along the highways and byways. But the garden also rewards us with sustenance. Bountiful bevies of apples, pears, and grapes colorfully grace the table and offer delicious rewards for a season's tending.

Here's what has been in the stack recently:
Autumn Gardens (republished as The Garden in Autumn) by Ethne Clarke, Johnathan Buckley
Wonders of the Winter Landscape: Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Garden by Vincent Simeone
The Winter Garden: Planning and Planting for the Southeast by Peter Loewer & Larry Mellichamp
Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens by Douglas Tallamy
The Education Of A Gardener by Russell Page
Jewels of the Plains by Claude Barr

Spend some time raking leaves, enjoying fall-blooming crocus or colchicums, or watching the migrating birds feast on the fruits of your yard in the next few weeks.


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