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Book Review: Gardening the Amana Way

By dave
December 18, 2013

Hot off the presses is a new book by author and ATP member Larry Rettig, about gardening in the Amana Colonies. Let me share my review of this interesting and useful book.

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Dec 19, 2013 11:51 AM CST
Jill, glad you enjoyed your visits. The invitation to come visit us in our gardens applies to anyone and everyone. Please do stop by if you're ever in the area again.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Dec 21, 2013 1:19 PM CST
Wow, CONGRATS, Larry! Your book will be a nice treat I'll get for myself, a rare experience in my life! I'm looking forward to reading it. I'll probably feel like I'm reading yet another great post(s) of yours on ATP, and feeling right at home about it.

Dave, glad you did a review on this. Even more glad I get the ATP Newsletter on Saturdays, especially since I've not been online much this past week. Sure would hate to have missed out on this.

Again, way to go, Larry.

Shoe (off to buy a book...) Smiling
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Dec 21, 2013 4:27 PM CST
Many thanks for those kind words, Shoe. I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 25, 2013 12:54 PM CST
ATP newsletter? um....let me look that up...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: Texas Daylilies Lilies
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Marylyn
Dec 26, 2013 2:01 PM CST
http://garden.org/newsletter/ Smiling
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
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greene
Dec 27, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Thank you @Marylyn
I am now subscribed to the newsletter.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Dec 29, 2013 8:20 AM CST
Only get to this now.Congrats!
This will be a wonderful gift to my friend who is a gardener and bookclub member. (then she can lend it to me!)
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Dec 30, 2013 1:43 AM CST
Thanks, Anna. I tip my hat to you.
Enjoy!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Jeff
Perry Iowa (Zone 5a)
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PerryJeff
Jan 2, 2014 2:14 PM CST
Congradulations Larry,
Sounds like a great book...
Jeff
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Jan 8, 2014 12:21 AM CST
Many thanks, Jeff! I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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