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Old 06-05-2012, 09:47 AM
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Default Garden-savvy people...

... I'm looking for book recommendations. LOL!

I was at the bookstore yesterday to look for a good gardening book, but apparently I am much more methodical than the average gardener, because I just couldn't find anything that I was looking for. I was hoping to find a "pocket reference" sort of thing with detailed care/soil/water/sun/containter/etc. information.

However, all the books I came across were more like "why I love gardening" or "making your garden prettier than your neighbor's garden". LOL! I just want information on the plants themselves, and then I can figure out how I want to arrange them once I know what specific things need.

Does such a book exist? What do you recommend?

Of course I have the internet, and that is how I've gotten started with my little container herb gardens and my tomato. I'd just really like to have a reference in my hands... I just wrap my head around it better that way.

I also figure it would be easier for me to flip through options and then put together ideas with a book. When I'm browsing online, I kind of need to know what things are first before I search for information.

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:39 AM
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This is the one I go-to. It won't fit in your pocket, lol, but it will answer just about any question you care to know the answer to! And the photos are beautiful. You can leave it out on the coffee table

http://gardening.about.com/od/garden...denEncyclo.htm
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This is the one I go-to. It won't fit in your pocket, lol, but it will answer just about any question you care to know the answer to! And the photos are beautiful. You can leave it out on the coffee table

http://gardening.about.com/od/garden...denEncyclo.htm
Thanks! And it's okay that it won't fit in my pocket. LOL! Mostly I just meant I wanted a reference-type book rather than a how-to book.
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