Category Archives: Book Review

Last Child in the Woods to First Child in the Garden

Sometime ago, I read the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv.  I was concerned children were growing up indoors, eyes…

There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams

There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams The book I chose is one of my favorites for several reasons including the information is laid out in a…

Book Review: There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams

This book is a must read if you are designing your garden for the first time, or if you want to alter an existing bed. I found this book a…

Alaska Gardening Guide, Volume 1, by Ann D. Roberts

Over the summer I visited a friend’s house for the first time. As we stood in her backyard talking, I marveled at her beautiful lush lawn, raised garden beds exposing…

Book Review: “The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming” by Masanobu Fukuoka

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” – Masanobu Fukuoka As a 15-year old I moved from rural…

Book Review: Perennial Gardening “Easy to Follow Guide, Plant once and enjoy your plants, flowers, shrubbery, and vegetables forever” – Susan Hollister

I purchased and read this book for the assignment from Alaska UAF Master Gardening class.  It is applicable to my garden where I try to only plant perennials; and hopefully…

Gardening in Alaska just got cooler with “Cool Plants for Cold Climates” by Brenda C. Adams

Are you new to gardening in Alaska? Are you often overwhelmed by all of the possibilities when trying to select annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs? Do you enjoy spending winter…

Sometimes we just need a little inspiration…

Years ago, I was a late comer to a marvelous children’s book called The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, who also wrote A Little Princess, which was made into…