So the big thaw is on, Spring has sort of sprung (ish), and if you’re now thinking about turning your attention to your garden, we have a few titles that may just be of interest:
Mel Bartholomew’s classic Square Foot Gardening.
They’re in AngloStore priced at $21.95 (we actually sell these year round, they’re so popular).
One of the bestselling garden books ever is fresher than ever! Ready to inspire a whole new generation of gardeners.
When he created the “square foot gardening” method, Mel Bartholomew, a retired engineer and efficiency expert, found the solution to the frustrations of most gardeners. His revolutionary system is simple: it’s an ingenious planting method based on using square foot blocks of garden space instead of rows. Gardeners build up, not down, so there’s no digging and no tilling after the first year. And the method requires less thinning, less weeding, and less watering.
“I found a better way to garden, one that’s more efficient, more manageable, and requires less work,” Bartholomew explains. Not surprisingly, his method quickly received worldwide recognition and has been written up in every major newspaper and gardening magazine. His book, which served as the companion to the nationally acclaimed television series, has sold over 800,000 copies. Now freshened with new illustrations, the book Ingram calls “the largest selling garden book in America” is reissued for the delight of a whole new generation of gardeners.
Paperback, Pages: 352, ISBN 978-1579548568
The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada
By Larry Hodgson
Known as a land of great natural beauty, Canada is home to some of the most extraordinary man-made gardens in North America. The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada takes the reader to more than 100 gardens across the provinces from Fredericton Botanic Garden in New Brunswick to Vandusen Botanical Gardens in British Columbia.
Paperback, Pages: 194, ISBN 978-1568982793, $22.50
Making the Most of Shade
By Larry Hodgson
A gorgeous celebration of the shade garden – featuring nearly 300 perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants that will thrive without direct sunlight
A shaded garden can be a soothing sanctuary that even the most dedicated sun worshipper can welcome on a hot summer day. But how do you get plants to grow in a spot where trees and shrubs hide the sun? In this stunning volume, garden expert Larry Hodgson shows how to create a lush and lovely garden filled with plants that will flourish in the shade.
The first part covers the basics of shade gardening, including planning, planting, and problem-solving. Here readers will find out how to use shade-tolerant grasses and groundcovers for the root-filled areas under trees; discover solutions for dry shade and heavy needle and leaf drop; and learn what to do if a tree should fall and a shade garden is suddenly thrust back in the sun. The second part is devoted to an encyclopedia of shade-loving plants.
Complete with expert designs for five different kinds of shaded gardens, Making the Most of Shade is a splendid new gardening title by the popular author of Perennials for Every Purpose.
Paperback, Pages: 380, ISBN 978-1579549671, $26.95