Month-By-Month Gardening in Pennsylvania
Many would-be green thumbs struggle with knowing when to do what for their plants and gardens. This book provides a quick and simple solution with its month by month format, organized by plant groups such as annuals, perennials, vegetables, lawns, trees, houseplants and so on. By following along, gardeners can easily fine tune their efforts. The entries serve as steady reminders of what comes next, and each step is explained in clear and concise terms. Helpful sidebar tips and pointers are also included. Both beginning and experienced Pennsylvania (and nearby) gardeners will find this book systematically demystifies gardening by breaking it out into detailed, practical and timely steps. Month-By-Month Gardening in Pennsylvania, by Liz Ball 2001 Cool Springs Press ISBN 1-930604-50-5 $24.95 paperback
Quill and Trowel Awards
Ken Druse's excellent book Making More Plants: The Science, Art and Joy of Propagation has just been announced winner of the prestigious Award of the Year by the Garden Writers Association of America (GWAA). (See the review I wrote back in August.) To review the listing of current winners in many categories of garden-oriented materials from books and calendars to magazine and television shows, visit the GWAA page devoted to the 2001 Quill and Trowel awards.