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Bamboo and More
The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

I’ve read countless book on plants and gardens, and I’ve reviewed a few for this blog. Many of them struck a chord with me for one reason or another. But no book has even been as personal as the one I’m reviewing today, The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the...

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Bamboo and More
Book review: A Botanist’s Vocabulary

Book review: A Botanist’s Vocabulary

If I had a I’m a Plant Geek t-shirt, I’d wear it proudly. But my geekery goes beyond the plants themselves. I also love the language that goes with it. Not necessarily the hardcore science of botany—that can make my eyes glaze over just as easily as an explanation of string theory—but the...

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Bamboo and More
Book review: The Drought-Defying California Garden

Book review: The Drought-Defying California Garden

The longer you garden, the more you learn. That goes without saying. But with that experience sometimes comes a certain arrogance. Usually you’re not even aware of it. It may express itself in rolling your eyes when you hear or read something that you think is obvious. Occasionally, you may also have an overinflated...

Bamboo and More
Book review: Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties

Book review: Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties

Writing more book reviews is always near the top of my want-to-do list for this blog. I don’t have a good reason why I haven’t followed through, but I promise that I’m going to do better. And it will start right now.

Years ago I became interested in the protea family...

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The Blue Muse
Luckiest Girl Alive: An emotional thriller

Nov 8, 2015
Luckiest Girl Alive: An emotional thriller

Starbucks launched the red cups and Target now drips with tinsel and lights. If you want a fast read to cut through the overwhelming sweetness of the apparently-already-here holiday season, look no further than Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive. Just make sure you have a strong stomach and tolerance for suspense. The …

MidLifeBloggers
The New One Minute Manager

May 20, 2015

What I was not expecting was to find that Blanchard and Johnson have, in this slim unadorned volume, encapsulated so much of what our country (our world!) needs to hear, to learn, to practice if we are to survive past the midpoint of the twentyfirst ce...

MidLifeBloggers
The New One Minute Manager

May 20, 2015

What I was not expecting was to find that Blanchard and Johnson have, in this slim unadorned volume, encapsulated so much of what our country (our world!) needs to hear, to learn, to practice if we are to survive past the midpoint of the twentyfirst ce...

MidLifeBloggers
The New One Minute Manager

May 20, 2015

What I was not expecting was to find that Blanchard and Johnson have, in this slim unadorned volume, encapsulated so much of what our country (our world!) needs to hear, to learn, to practice if we are to survive past the midpoint of the twentyfirst ce...

My 5 Monkeys
Book Reviews- Hold Me like a Breath, Black Iris, The Devil you know , Every Last word, All for you

Book Reviews- Hold Me like a Breath, Black Iris, The Devil you know , Every Last word, All for you

Penelope receives transfusions and very delicate. She has had a crush on gabe for the longest time. Carter is her brother and in the family business. They are both part of the body transplant Crime families. She finds out some of Carter secrets , and s...

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My 5 Monkeys
Book Reviews- Hold Me like a Breath, Black Iris, The Devil you know , Every Last word, All for you

Book Reviews- Hold Me like a Breath, Black Iris, The Devil you know , Every Last word, All for you

Penelope receives transfusions and very delicate. She has had a crush on gabe for the longest time. Carter is her brother and in the family business. They are both part of the body transplant Crime families. She finds out some of Carter secrets , and s...

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