November Gardening Tips

From Mélie’s Garden

With Thanksgiving fast approaching this month, it is time to start thinking about Christmas presents. Here are a few books, that I have found to be informative, and in many cases inspiring. I hope they will be helpful gift ideas for gardening people on your present list this year.

Bringing Nature Home – How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas W. Tallamy
Joe Henderson highly recommends this informative book. It is available on Amazon.

Eradicate Invasive Plants by Teri Dunn Chace
This book identifies invasive plants with excellent photographs and gives advice on how to get rid of them organically. This book is also available on Amazon.

The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch
The Garden Primer is one of the most comprehensive gardening reference books I have read. Barbara writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. She and her husband, Eliot Coleman, own Four Seasons Farm in Harborside, Maine, where they grow organic vegetables all year round. Available on Amazon and the NY Botanical Garden Shop website.

What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden? – Organic Solutions by David Dearclorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
I found this to be very useful this summer when I had some unexpected pests in my vegetable garden. The book is well illustrated and helpful with organic methods to solve your problems. Available on Amazon.

Container Plants by Byron Martin and Laurelynn Martin
My favorite “go to” book for container plants and houseplants. The Martins are the third generation owners of Logee’s in Danielson, CT that, in my opinion, is the best houseplant source. The book has good photographs and lots of practical knowledge. You can order it from Logee’s or Amazon.

A Singular Vision – Architecture Art Landscape by Tom Armstrong
A Singular Vision is wonderful book by Tom Armstrong about the creation of his glorious garden and house, “Hooverness”, on Fishers Island. You can buy the book on Amazon or at The Henry L. Ferguson Museum.

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