Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


August, 2001
Regional Report

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Drying Herbs, Seeds, and Nuts
Drying herbs, seeds, and nuts from Clemson University in South Carolina overs the basic concepts and helpful how-tos on drying your harvest at home so you can continue to enjoy those wonderful flavors throughout the coming winter season. From drying herbs the old fashioned way or in the microwave, to storing sunflower seeds or popcorn, you'll find what you need to get started here.


Making More Plants
Making More Plants: The Science, Art and Joy of Propagation by Ken Druse (Clarkson Potter, 2000; $45) is both a how-to manual and worthy of the coffee table. The photographs are consistently delicious as I have come to expect from Ken Druse, and the subject matter becomes ever more compelling through their beauty. Whether you're a greedy gardener looking for an education in plant propagation replete with inspiring (and revealing) shots of works in progress as well as the end results, or if you just love gorgeous horticultural photography, this is the book for you.


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