Once upon a time I didn’t think garden gloves were an important tool of the garden, let alone essentials. Oh my, how times have changed for me.
One place you really need to have high quality is in your garden tools. They get a hard workout over a long period of time- for me, all season long every year.
Too many times the ones offered in many garden centers- and most certainly the discount stores where we so often get our garden gear- are made cheaply in China.
In the new efforts to make reviews that are simple to post, help my readers the most, and integrate more into my garden site, Ilona’s Garden, there have been big changes in the Garden Librarian.
…if you would like a to simply find the best picks without a detailed review, this page is one you might bookmark for a reference as you build a library to guide your creation of a perennial garden
An oversized book reads like a delightful course in landscape design; perhaps not surprising, since the authors are renowned in the fields of landscape architecture. Filled with beautiful photos, as are many lovely garden books, but with the additional inclusion of many illustrated design concepts. It is a book that brings learning design into a form that is easy to grasp.
The Garden in Winter by Suzy Bales, who is a contributing editor to Better Homes & Gardens, is more a “decorating” book than a garden book. It has garden information, for sure, but primarily focuses on How to brighten up a winter garden or house with arrangements of evergreens and berries, containers and sculpture. For those who live in the deep freeze parts of the USA, many of the plants will bloom more in the early spring, rather than truly in winter.