Pacific Northwest

January, 2012
Regional Report

Web Finds

Flower Ideas
Flower Possibilities is filled with ideas for decorating your home with fresh-cut flowers. You'll find helpful hints for harvesting and handling flowers from your garden, how to arrange them in vases or for give-away bouquets, and how to extend the life of cut flowers. This website is full of terrific ideas and advice.

Books

The Gardener Primer
The Gardener Primer (Workman Publishing, 2008, $19) is a completely revised edition of Barbara Damrosch's bestseller that was introduced 20 years ago. It is still a popular resource and is now completely organic in its theme. You'll find her down-to-earth approach and wonderful drawings helpful. The 26-page Appendix provides a comprehensive list of plant societies, including those geared toward native plants. You'll find inspiration and general gardening advice throughout this book. Add to that a workable index and it becomes one of the most useful books for any serious gardener. .

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