The folks at BetterWay Home Books have generously offered a giveaway for 2 sets of these 3 fabulous gardening books! That means 2 of you will be the lucky winners of these 3 books. Yay!
I Garden: Urban Style
The photos from this book are completely inspiring, and make me want to grow from every nook and cranny in my apartment. If you’re growing in small spaces, or trying to get the most out of the space you have, or you want to give your garden a fun urban twist, this is the perfect book.
It covers all sorts of things in a very short amount of time: lasagna gardening, companion planting, identifying your soil type, seed starting, creating a terrarium, guerrilla gardening, vermicomposting, and even planting to make your cat happy. A really nice addition to a gardener’s library.
Composting Inside & Out
If you are at all like me, you might be a tad bit afraid of composting. It’s a bit mythical, isn’t it?
This book does a great job of telling it to you in easy to understand terms. It’s also the first composting book I’ve read that is written by a woman, which I really enjoy. It’s written from a very conversational tone, covers indoor and outdoor composting (including worm bins), goes over all the equipment as well as how to test if it’s done. I’m impressed.
Rx From the Garden: 101 Food Cures You Can Easily Grow
I have a dream to one day be able to have this scenario:
Good friends Angela and Alex are over for dinner, and Angela complains that she has had a headache all day.
“Oooh,” I say. “Wait one minute!” I say as I disappear into the garden with some scissors.
Moments later I return with a handful of herbs, heat up some water, and 15 minutes later Angela is headache free and enjoying are home-cooked meal together.
It’s a dream for now, but I’m constantly looking for great tips and books to add to my future remedy garden (I’ve started planting a few herbs already). This book is another piece to that puzzle.
It’s much more of a “how to” gardening book than I expected, given the title – the first half to shows all the different remedies (not just herbs – also vegetables and fruits!), and the second half gets you out in the garden with gardening basics.
Want To Win 3 Great Gardening Books?
Tell me so – leave your name in the comments!
If you want to leave an extra tidbit about your own garden (or future garden), that would make me happy – but it won’t adversely affect your chances of winning.
I’ll draw TWO winners on Sunday, May 15, at 6pm PST.
Both winners will receive all 3 books. Good luck!!