No matter where you live, there are always things that are growing. Maybe they have to be indoors sometimes, depending on the climate! But gardeners aren’t limited just to warm months for growing things. And most home gardeners are always looking for new ideas all year long. Why not gift them a book or two help feed that hobby? We have put together several book selections for the gardener in your life.
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Book Selections for the Gardener
For anyone that wants to start a healthy, organic vegetable garden for their family, it can be overwhelming. But with this book, you get a helpful, step by step guide to the entire process! The author offers tips for how to get started, when to plant, how and when to harvest, and much more. Whether you’re a family of one or many, this is a great how-to guide to get started for organic backyard gardening.
If you ever wanted to get to know your garden and make it better, this is a wonderful place to start. This book helps the reader learn about the type of soil they have, and how to improve it in order to maximize their garden! Using natural ingredients, you learn how to make fertilizer, compost, seed starting kits, and more. Plus it’s filled with beautiful pictures to guide you in the entire process.
Ferns are one of the oldest types of plants on the planet. And whether you grow them indoors or out, they are easy to care for if you follow this book’s helpful suggestions. There are many varieties to choose from to suit every need. This picture-filled book teaches readers about the history, how to care for, and even how to display ferns to their full potential. And they even offer suggestions for crafts, like fern art and terrariums.
Choosing what type of shrubs or hedges to grow can be a daunting task. But this book teaches about the types of plants, how to select and care for them, and even how to design your layout of shrubs and hedges. Plus with a ton of pictures and illustrations, you can see exactly what the author has in mind.
Gardens can come in so many shapes and sizes. From a simple flower bed in the front yard, to a huge plot of land dedicated to fruits, vegetables, and herbs, gardens are a wonderful hobby as well as a plus to a healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, or if you grow indoors or out, the gardener in your life is likely always planning, planting, or harvesting. So why not help them learn about new ideas, plants, and techniques with a few new books? These are our book selections for the gardener we all know and love in our lives.
Part of a healthy lifestyle can involve eating a healthy diet. Organic fruits and vegetables are nothing new, but growing them at home can seem daunting. That’s one of the reasons I would highly suggest Organic Gardening for Everyone. It’s a great book that explains how to start a healthy, organic home garden. And it’s packed full of great advice, step by step instructions, full color photographs, and more. Learn about natural, healthy alternatives to chemicals, keep pests away, the soil healthy, AND involve the family in the process! It won’t be long before the gardener is showing off their harvest, and maybe sharing if we are all lucky.
Once you have a garden in place, wouldn’t you love to be able to make it run smoothly and at peak capacity? After reading Garden Alchemy, you’ll be very familiar with your particular soil, learn how to change it to suit your needs, and so much more. Then once you’re knowledgeable about your soil and how to care for it, you can start exploring how to make your own fertilizer, potting mixes, keep fungus and pests away, and other useful advice to follow. All of this is presented with clear, easy to follow guides along with pictures and illustrations for a complete idea of the process. There are over 80 ideas to “naturally beautify your garden.”
We all know people that desperately would love to have a garden, but maybe don’t have the space. Or have a black thumb, if you know what I mean. To that person, I say “learn about ferns!” Whether you want to grow them inside or out, The Complete Book of Ferns is a wonderful reference and beginner’s guide to the world of ferns. Not only do readers learn the history of ferns, but also how to care for them. And there are so many different breeds so no matter how much room or experience the gardener has, there is something perfect. And with this handy guide and practical advice, it’s like having an expert with you at all times! The author also includes some fun pieces like making your own “living wall” of plants, moss baskets, fern artwork and other great gift or decorating ideas.
Not all gardening is fruit and vegetables. There are plenty of gardeners who landscape instead! The most popular type of plants are shrubs and hedges of course as nearly every yard has some them. Whether they are evergreens, flowering bushes, bordering plants, each can serve not only as decoration, but even help the environment. By reading Shrubs and Hedges, we can learn which plants thrive in our climate, help stabilize the soil, feed the local wildlife, and more. This is a great book even for the weekend warrior who spends their free time in the yard. The ones who love to fix and fiddle with their plants.
So whether you have a whole backyard full of bountiful vegetable plants, or live with limited space, there is something here for everyone from Quarto Knows. These book selections for the gardener make great gifts, house warming presents, or even personal reference guides for the home gardener.
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