Browsing through Swansons’ gift shop recently, I picked up The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking. Hygge is a term which is hard to translate exactly into English, but virtually any Dane (or northern European) knows hygge or its equivalent. It's what gets them through their chilly, gray winter months.
Today we are reviewing the book Wicked Plants: the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities by Amy Stewart. This is a sordid little tome about the ne'er-do-wells of the botanical world. Wonderfully written, it is comprehensive enough that one might even consider wearing gloves while perusing it!
Our annual veggie collection has arrived, and every year we receive more questions on porch and patio gardening: “I’d like to eat healthier by growing more fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs on my apartment balcony or windowsill, where do I start?” With so many varieties of plants and so little space, getting a successful start to container gardening can be daunting, but local landscaping and edible gardens consultant Amy Pennington has written Apartment Gardening to get you growing.