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8 Great Gardening Books For Mom!

Mother’s Day is this weekend and Brantim has got you covered!

We think a Brantim Gift Certificate paired with one of these great 8 gardening books, would make any Mom swoon.
So head over to the greenhouse this week to pick up a gift certificate in any denomination and click the links below to buy these great books online.

Brantim’s 8 Great Books for Mom:

Northern GardenerThe Northern Gardener: Perennials That Survive And Thrive
by Barbara Rayment

Rather than fighting nature by trying to raise plants unsuited for a northern climate, master gardener Barbara Rayment, who has grown–and in some cases killed–nearly all of the plants in this book, helps readers get maximum results with minimum effort by selecting the right plants for their conditions. There are literally thousands of beautiful, interesting and garden-worthy perennials perfectly suited to northern conditions.

 

 

 

FrankieFlowers

Pot It Up: 150 Fresh Ideas For Beautiful Easy-To-grow Containers
by Frankie Flowers, Shannon Ross
This book has an amazing 150 inspiring, beautiful and sometimes surprising container ideas. Each plays with Frankie’s signature technique of using a thriller, a filler and a spiller to make sure your pot will have maximum impact. Frankie gives you the breakdown on which plants he’s used, and to which conditions they’re best suited. Lots of great ideas!

 

 

 

sqauremeterSquare Metre Gardening for Canada
by Alan Jackson
Raised beds make it easier to garden for many reasons: you can control the soil, the plants are easier to reach, you can grow quite a lot more plants and you can put the garden wherever you have at least six hours of sunlight. They are easy to build and they”re great for large or small lots. Alan Jackson takes you through all the steps and all of the seasons of a Canadian year.

 

 

 

ediblegarden

Edible Landscaping: Urban Food Gardens That Look Great
by Senga Lindsay
This great book includes advice on the most resilient and rewarding edible plants and detailed plans for fifteen types of urban gardens–from green roofs, community gardens and children”s gardens to hanging container gardens–enabling anyone with an interest in growing their own food to design a space to perfectly match their environment and needs.

 

 

 

grassesbookGrasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design
Photographed by Saxon Holt
by Nancy J. Ondra
Although ornamental grasses are widely available, few books advise the gardener on how to use them in the garden – and especially how to combine them with perennials and other plants. GRASSES features plans and practical advice for more than 24 unique gardens. It’s complete with an identification and growing guide to the plants, and it features more than 150 full-color photographs, illustrations, and landscape plans. A great practical gardening book.

 

 

flowerrecipesThe Flower Recipe Book
by Alethea Harampolis, Jill Rizzo
This book is simply stunning. The flower arrangements are so so so gorgeous and each one is paired with a “flower recipe”; ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step; and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem. You will learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, and to create vases overflowing with layered blooms. The photos alone are worth it.

 

 

herbsbookHomegrown Herb Garden: A Guide To Growing And Culinary Uses
by Ann Mccormick, Lisa Baker Morgan
This book proves you don’t need lots of space for a huge herb garden, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money on fresh herbs at the grocery store or farmers’ market. With Homegrown Herb Garden, you can choose the herb or herbs you will use the most and build your herb garden around them. Start with an overview of how to grow, harvest, and store herbs. Then, learn how to handle each herb and what flavors they work well with.

 

 

compostbookCompost City: Practical Composting Know-how For Small-space Living
by Rebecca Louie
Ok – so this book won’t be out in time for Mother’s Day but we thought we’d include it anyways since it looks very promising. You may think you need a big yard to compost. Think again. Compost City teaches you how to easily choose and care for a compost system that fits perfectly into your (tiny) space, (busy) schedule, and (multifaceted) lifestyle. This book provides simple and effective indoor and outdoor composting options.

 

 

What’s your favorite gardening book? Share it with us in the comments below! Happy Mother’s Day!

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