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Recommended books

Posted by gineesha CT (My Page) on
Tue, May 24, 05 at 10:04

What books are recommended for gardening in new england? I am new to the area.

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RE: Recommended books

  • Posted by BSG1 z7 NY (My Page) on
    Sun, May 29, 05 at 21:47

Great all around book - A Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch. I believe she was from Connecticut. It's the first book I reach for for everything from improving the soil to perennials to disease control.

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gineesha -
You will find some great hort book reading info here, I think:

RE: Recommended books

C. L Fornari, who lives on Cape Cod, has a great book for coastal gardening...can't remember the name, though!

RE: Recommended books

Sunset publishes Northeastern Garden Book, edited by Anne Halpin, which I've found to be useful. (They also publish Sunset Northeastern Landscaping Book, edited by Ken Druse - which I don't have, but which is probably good ... Druse also has a book entitled, Natural Garden/Natural Shade which is just gorgeous).

I've also gotten a lot of use out of Home Landscaping: Northeast Region : Including Southeast Canada (Home Landscaping) by Roger Holmes, Rita Buchanan
and also
New England Gardener's Guide (Gardener's Guides (Cool Springs Press)) by Jacqueline Heriteau, Holly Hunter Stonehill. It doesn't cover as many types of plants, but does give companion planting suggestions, which I really enjoy.

I find myself turning to these books again and again.

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