10 Gardening Books to Grow On

Natural Home's favorite gardening guides

| March/April 2005

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1. Backyard Composting (Harmonious Technologies, 1995). To set up your first ­compost pile or refine your existing one, this is the guide.

2. Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte (Storey, 1998). Learn the secrets of ­companion planting. Published in 1975 and it’s been popular ever since.

3. The Findhorn Garden by the Findhorn Community (Findhorn Press, 2003). A timeless classic that celebrates earth and spirit.

4. Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway and John Todd (Chelsea Green, 2001). This permaculture guide helps you design a home garden that’s a complete ecosystem.

5. Gardening with a Wild Heart by Judith Larner Lowry (University of California, 1999). This poetic book takes you on the author’s journey to reestablishing California’s lost native species.

6. Landscaping Revolution by Andy and Sally Wasowski (Contemporary Books, 2000). Replace your labor-intensive lawn with native plants that will please even your neighbors.

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