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101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden by Shawna Coronado

In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.

-From the publisher

 

Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces by Michelle Slatalla

This book by Slatalla (editor-in-chief of the website Gardenista) consolidates years of research and practical experimentation for transforming the basic garden or back yard into an extension of indoor living space. More than mere garden planning, the book explores the additional elements of furnishings, accessories, accoutrements and color, integrating nature and luxury to create an outdoor home setting as a place of personal retreat. Horticultural advice is also woven into the plan. . . . Aided by 480 color photographs, this beautiful book showcases innovative gardening concepts based upon real homes, highlighting details the placement of beeswax tea candles, tablecloth clamps, and butterfly chairs in harmony with shade trees, hedge shrubs, and stone walls. The end result is a display of outdoor living space that integrates plants, color, balance, design, and also functionality. Color photos. 
-Publishers Weekly 

 Simple by Diana Henry

Food writer Henry ("A Bird in the Hand") has a knack for genius flavor combinations, and her latest doesn't disappoint. This follow-up to her 2009 cookbook "Pure Simple Cooking" features a low-effort style of cooking suitable for weeknights and spur-of-the-moment occasions. Recipes such as cumin-coriander roast carrots with pomegranates and avocado, honeyed pork loin with plum and lavender relish, and sherry-roasted pear and chocolate sundaes have relatively short ingredient lists and call for minimal to moderate chopping and active cooking. VERDICT Those looking to enliven their daily toast, eggs, pastas, and salads will find particularly fabulous choices here, along with other delicious mains and desserts.

-Library Journal