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Great Gardening Books: A Year at North Hill

January 14th, 2009

Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd are gardeners on a whole different level than most people are, “fanatic” might be a good way to describe them. That being said, their books and very in depth and full of much useful information for the less “fanatical” gardener.
A Year at North Hill : Four Seasons in a Vermont Gardenis a great book. It’s not a quick easy read being filled with many latin names for plants. It is full of ideas for new plants to purchase (I keep a notebook close by for taking notes and writing down plant names & descriptions). This book is arranged chronologically by month, which makes it a great reference. You can read each month before the month to get ideas for plants to use in your garden. All-in-all it’s a great book to read if you want some meat in your gardening books. This book doesn’t have a ton of photos and it’s filled with plant cultivars & the best growing conditions for them. Joe & Wayne’s writing style makes it easy to stay interested, they are talented at throwing in little stories here and there, in just the right spot to keep you interested.

I don’t think I enjoyed this book quite as much as, Living Seasonally, perhaps since I am more interested in growing a few edibles at this point. But it is still a worthwhile read if you like trying new & different plants, not the typical big garden store kind of plants. I think that eventually this book will make it onto my gardening book shelf, it will be a good reference book when I want to try new & interesting plants.

Visit their website if you would like to see some photos of the gardens at North Hill.

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  2. organic candles on January 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Sounds like a really good book. Is this available now in bookstores?

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  4. Frugal Trenches on January 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Both need to go on my list- I’m really really hoping to get an allotment and will certainly need a lot of help!!

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