Dried Flower Embroidery

An introduction to the art of flowers on tulle Reviewed by Lorraine Hunter Looking for a new hobby? Well, if you like working with dried flowers and you enjoy doing …

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Botanical Soaps

A modern guide to making your own soaps, shampoo bars and other beauty essentials Reviewed by Lorraine Hunter Marta Tarallo is a soap maker with a mission. Her book Botanical …

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Fall Scaping

Extending your garden season into autumn Reviewed by Lorraine Hunter Whether you are creating a new garden site or preparing your plants for winter, fall—when the garden is in full …

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The Living Landscape

Designing for beauty and diversity in the home garden Reviewed by Georgie Kennedy What a collaboration! Two of the most highly respected plantspersons in North America created The Living Landscape, …

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Regrown

How to Grow Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps Reviewed by Veronica Sliva In their book Regrown, How to Grow Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps, Paul Anderton …

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Herb: A Cook’s Companion

Review by Carol Gardner If you enjoy growing, eating and cooking with herbs, I can’t think of a better cookbook recommendation than herb/a cook’s companion by food writer Mark Diacomo. His book is so comprehensive, it won’t leave you with …

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The Layered Garden

DESIGN LESSONS for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage Reviewed by Lorraine Hunter We all want a gorgeous, textured, colourful garden all year round — one in which the plantings are …

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Lilies

Beautiful varieties for home and garden  Reviewed by Lorraine Hunter   A symbol of sex and passion, of goddesses and virgins, the lily is a flower with 1,000 stories to tell …

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