Featured Books for October:

 

Fruits and Vegetable Gardening: The Definitive Guide to Success
by Michael Pollock

 

Whether you have a kitchen garden, a spot in a community garden, a small vegetable patch, or just a collection of pots and window boxes, Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is an essential, comprehensive guidebook for growing your own fruits and veggies.

Offering all the basics, from soil preparation and organic manures, to authoritative advice on every aspect of productive growing, Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is a full-color expert handbook for all vegetable and fruit gardeners.

 

 

50 Beautiful Deer Resistant Plants
by Ruth Rogers Clausen

 

What’s the biggest problem facing gardeners? Drought, lack of sun, or the ever-present threat of disease? Nope, it’s deer. The beautiful animals immortalized in Disney’s Bambi are also the garden’s biggest pests. Increased hunting regulations have caused the deer population to swell to more than 30 million. At the same time, suburban expansion has led to a loss of natural habitat. The result? Deer are looking for food and finding it in gardens all across the country. 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants makes keeping deer away as simple as choosing the appropriate plant. Instead of the typical barriers and fencing, expert plantswoman Ruth Rogers Clausen has chosen the 50 most beautiful (and least palatable) annuals, bulbs, ferns, grasses, herbs, perennials, and shrubs. Whether it’s the charming snow crocuses that bloom each spring or the vibrant, long-blooming Texas Sage, these 50 plants provide gardeners a chance to design a deer-proof garden without sacrificing style. Each plant profile includes a deer-resistance scale, tips on growth and care, zone recommendations, and gorgeous color photos showing the plant up close and in the garden setting. Also includes dozens of companion planting ideas. With the helpful and trusted advice in 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, gardeners can finally garden without fear of deer.