BOOK CLUB

Country Style - - IN THE GARDEN -

In­for­ma­tive and in­spir­ing man­u­als for those ded­i­cated to life out­doors. 1. Garden Plants & Flow­ers by Ian Spence (Dor­ling Kin­der­s­ley, $49.99) This handy ref­er­ence man­ual has re­cently been reis­sued as a land­scape edition. Pro­duced in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, it is packed with in­for­ma­tion (in­clud­ing tips on cul­ti­va­tion) and pho­to­graphs on thou­sands of plants in an easy-to-nav­i­gate A–Z for­mat. 2. Prac­ti­cal Self Suf­fi­ciency by Dick and James Straw­bridge (Dor­ling Kin­der­s­ley, $49.99) From de­sign­ing a per­ma­cul­ture garden to build­ing your own small-scale ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tems, an­i­mal hus­bandry and us­ing garden pro­duce in the kitchen, this com­pre­hen­sive guide by a fa­ther and son duo ad­vises on liv­ing lightly on the land and gettt­ting the most from your garden. Rich with in­for­ma­tion and pho­tographed step-by-step projects.

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