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Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden Book Giveaway

Guess what! I’m doing another book giveaway with the help of Chronicle Books and Erin Benzakein of Floret Farm.  I love Erin’s work. Don’t know Erin? Well, where have you been? She’s an extremely popular flower farmer, cut-flower style setter, mother, seed purveyor, and so much more. Erin’s Instagram account boasts 389,000...

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Photographing the late summer garden

Good morning Sunshines! We’re going to do something a little different today on RDR. Saxon Holt is one of my favorite people and an extraordinary photographer. I am astounded by his work, and I think you will be too. Below is a guest post Saxon wrote for RDR’s readers on garden...

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Gifts for Gardeners: The British Book Edition

British garden books are a whole different flavor from American ones. I think the ones below would make great gifts for any gardener on your list. These books are my current British favorites. Some I was sent through the American arm of their publisher while others I purchased for myself....

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Where has Ray Bradbury been all my life?

Last night, I slapped a book closed and sighed with the satisfaction only a great novel can bring. Then, I turned to Bill who was reading Hemings Classic Car magazine. “That was awesome. Have you read much Ray Bradbury?” Words tumbled over my lips as I spoke. I still...

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Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway

One of my very, dear friends has written a book full of insight and inspiration. Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes, Plus Harvesting and Storage Tips, by Willi Galloway is a feast for the eyes. Willi has tapped into something I haven’t...

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Let’s talk lettuce

Perhaps the wind is still howling round your house, but . . . hallelujah, seed catalogs are also stuffing the mailbox. So, let’s talk lettuce. If this is your first season gardening, or your twenty-millionth, lettuce is one of those plants you should definitely try. Whether it’s going to...

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