Book Review:: Real Gardens Grow Natives

We're lucky to live in a region with bountiful books on creating wildlife habitat and Pacific Northwest gardeners now have one more choice to add to their bookshelves. Real Gardens Grow Natives: design, plant & enjoy a healthy northwest...

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Book Highlights 2013

This post was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. This year I had the opportunity to read several excellent books ranging in topics from vampire squids to garden insects. Here are five of my favorites, some which are...

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Nature Picture Books:: As The Crow Flies

All day long you're on the go, you don't have time to watch a crow... So begins one of my favorite picture books, As the Crow Flies, by Sheila Keenan and illustrated by Kevin Duggan. Crows are one of my...

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Nature Picture Books:: Lizi Boyd

Over the last two and a half years I've read a staggering number of picture books to my daughter, a large percentage of them nature themed. In this new column feature I'm going to highlight some of our favorite authors,...

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Book Review:: Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

As one who spends a fair amount of time crawling around my yard in search of interesting insects, I was, needless to say, excited to see a new book from Timber Press with the title Attracting Beneficial Bugs to...

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Book Review:: Gardening for the Birds

Whenever I see another book about landscaping or gardening for the birds come out, I'm usually dubious. My shelves are full of generic guides on how to attract birds and unsurprisingly, they're much the same. They usually focus heavily...

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