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Urban Jungle. Living and Styling with Plants by Igod Josifovic & Judith De Graff

Urban Jungle. Living and Styling with Plants by Igod Josifovic & Judith De Graff is a wonderful book on indoor plants. This is a great book for some of us who are looking for creative ways to use plants in our home decor.  With the upcoming winter months, what better time to add more greenery and plants in our homes for a natural calm inside our home when it’s too cold to get outside in nature. Continue reading Urban Jungle. Living and Styling with Plants by Igod Josifovic & Judith De Graff

Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale

Love flowers? Love nature? Love vibrant colors? Love photography? Then you will love this book!  Titled Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale is for those of us who can get lost in the pages of a beautifully photographed book on nature and flowers.

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Foraged Flora is one eye-popping eye-candy of a book for any flower and nature lover.  From the moment you see the cover it will grab your attention and entice you to open the pages and explore the wonders inside. Continue reading Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale

Harvest. Unexpected Projects Using Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis

Harvest. Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis is a fun, beautiful, inspiring, and informative gardening cookbook I recently bought.

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I pre-ordered this book and I never pre-order a book.  I like to read the reviews and have the book be out for a while to see what people think of it before I get it. But the name of this book got me hooked – Harvest!  What a lovely name for a gardening book.  Harvest speaks volumes just by the meaning of the word – the feel good images it conjures of fields and farms, of flowers and nature.

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I ordered the book not knowing if I would like it, but that’s the beauty of Amazon. I figured if the book didn’t live up to my expectations I could easily return it. I finally got a copy of Harvest in the mail about a month ago, and with an open mind started perusing this book.  Let me give you just a few of the many reasons why this is a wonderful book to add to your gardening and cookbook collection. Continue reading Harvest. Unexpected Projects Using Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis

A Craving for Flowers. Fun Few Books on Flowers

I love flowers. Love, love, love them. If I could, I would eat flowers for dessert and live in a greenhouse surrounded by them. Sometimes I actually crave flowers. A craving for their lovely colors, textures, fragrance, and myriad flowerfull  beauty. I especially crave flowers in the winter and early spring when my garden is still half-dormant. When I get a flower craving what I turn to are my books on flowers and gardening. Continue reading A Craving for Flowers. Fun Few Books on Flowers

Gray Mountain, by John Grisham

It’s chilly and dreary in Los Gatos, California. What? You say? In sunny California? Yes! It is winter after all.  I see grey clouds today as we are expecting another bout of rain. A perfect day to read a book with a hot cup of tea.

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Speaking of grey and book, here is a suggestion for a good read – Gray Mountain, by John Grisham. Hitesh recommended I read this book, but then he is a big fan of John Grisham.  He has read every single book John Grisham has ever written. He said he likes Grisham’s style of writing because “he has a dry sense of humor and wit.” Continue reading Gray Mountain, by John Grisham

Uma Aunty’s Book Signing Tea

My Aunty Uma (my Mom’s younger sister) recently published a book on Indian herbs and their healing properties. Her book titled Herbal Transformations. Ancient Wisdom Revealed for Health and Longevity took years of research to compile, and has plenty of anecdotes and personal experiences to make the stories and information on herbs come alive. Uma aunty’s book is a treasure for anyone wanting to learn about Indian herbs and their healing properties. Continue reading Uma Aunty’s Book Signing Tea