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The Drunken Botanist
The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart
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Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans... (read more)

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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan
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In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant -- though this... (read more)

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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart
by Carol Wall
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A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common. Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children... (read more)

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Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World
Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World
by Wendy Johnson
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An indispensable guide filled with useful information culled from a lifetime of experience. Reading Johnson's delightful book is a Zen-like experience in itself.... (read more)

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The Gardener's Year (Gardening)
The Gardener's Year (Gardening)
by Karel Capek
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Karel Capek's delightful book, divided chronologically into chapters for each month, paints a comically self-effacing and impressionistic picture of a gardener's ups and downs as he negotiates the unpredictable forces of nature that govern the life of... (read more)

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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (and They Will)
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (and They Will)
by Chuck Sambuchino
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Move over zombies and adolescent vampires. There's a new threat in town--and it's only twelve inches tall. "How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack" is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home... (read more)

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The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden
The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden
by Stanley Kunitz
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Throughout his life (1905-2006) Stanley Kunitz created poetry and tended gardens. This book is the distillation of conversations, none previously published, that took place between 2002 and 2004. Beginning with the garden, that "work of the imagination,"... (read more)

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Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
by Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan may be incapable of uninteresting writing. Discerning and lucid, his works tend to provoke the reader to engage themselves (at least in thought, if not deed) well beyond the final page. Second Nature: A Gardener's Education is Pollan's... (read more)

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The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
by Susan Orlean
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orleans wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. From Floridas swamps to its courtrooms, the New Yorker writer follows one... (read more)

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Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
by Marta Mcdowell
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There aren't many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters--Peter... (read more)

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The Gardener's Bed-book
The Gardener's Bed-book
by Richardson Little Wright
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From the renowned editor of "House and Garden" magazine in the 1920s and 1930s comes an engaging and amusing collection of 365 short essays, one for each night of the year.... (read more)

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Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm
Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm
by David Mas Masumoto
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As pleasurable as a perfect peach, Epitaph for a Peach tells the passionate story of one farmer's attempt to rescue one of the last truly sweet and juicy fruits from becoming obsolete in a world that increasingly values commerciality over quality. The... (read more)

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Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
by Diane Ackerman
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In the mode of her bestseller A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman celebrates the sensory pleasures of her garden through the seasons. Whether she is deadheading flowers or glorying in the profusion of roses, offering sugar water to a... (read more)

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Sunlight on the Lawn
Sunlight on the Lawn
by Beverley Nichols
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Sunlight on the Lawnbrings to a close Beverley Nichols's delightful Merry Hall trilogy describing the renovation of his run-down Georgian mansion and its garden.... (read more)

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Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
by Amy Stewart
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It's not easy being green. Mostly, everything else eats you. But some plants fight back with thorns and poisons. Some plants are: Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart.... (read more)

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Down the Kitchen Sink
Down the Kitchen Sink
by Beverley Nichols
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The phrase "kitchen sink" may suggest squalor and disillusionment, but Beverley Nichols transforms it into a symbol of merriment and adventure. With a new foreword by Roy Dicks and Val Biro's charming drawings, the Timber Press edition of Down the... (read more)

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Wicked Bugs
Wicked Bugs
by Amy Stewart
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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes — creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From... (read more)

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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names: Flowers That Grow on You
100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names: Flowers That Grow on You
by Diana Wells
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Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known... (read more)

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The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72
The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72
by Molly Peacock
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In 1772, upon the death of her second husband, Mary Delany arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985... (read more)

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My Garden (Book)
My Garden (Book)
by Jamaica Kincaid
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One of our finest writers on one of her greatest loves.Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In... (read more)

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