“Gardening is medicine for our spirit, mind, and body. When we grow a garden that is in tune with the elements and the earth’s ebbs and flows, we’re cultivating more than meets the eye.” Juliet Blankespoor
It’s not too late in the season to start growing your own fresh veggies and herbs! In her latest book, “Raised Bed Gardening,” CaliKim shows you how to build, fill, and plant a raised bed garden. Her detailed instructions, helpful tips, and photos make this book a good choice for new gardeners.
A profusion of gorgeous flowers in bold colors await you inside “The Flower Yard” by Arthur Parkinson. Every bloom within this book, from tulips and hyacinths to sweet peas, dahlias, and sunflowers, were grown in a mass of large containers. This is a wonderful book for armchair gardeners as well as for those looking for fresh inspiration.
“The Healing Garden” by Juliet Blankespoor is your entrance into the world of herbal plants. Juliet assists curious gardeners to learn about choosing, growing, harvesting, drying, and using herbs in medicinal and culinary recipes. Juliet profiles 32 easy-to-grow plants including yarrow, hibiscus, calendula, and bee balm.
“How to Garden When You Rent” by Matthew Pottage encourages gardeners living in temporary dwellings to beautify their outdoor surroundings. Any sized space, be it a balcony or a backyard, can benefit from Matthew’s creative ideas and projects. Before you begin, be sure to check with your landlord first.