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Kim Eierman

Kim Eierman

Founder of EcoBeneficial!

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Tough Natives

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Guides

Sometimes you need a gardening resource that is a quick read, providing distilled information that is useful, interesting, and well-written.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) has excelled in publishing such books in the form of their garden guides.

Over the years, BBG has published several dozen Garden Guides on topics ranging from Native Plants for Tough Spaces, to The Wildlife Gardener’s Guide to  The Gardener’s Guide to Healthy Soil.  Each book is packed with information, written by experts in their fields.

At a price of $12.95 or less, with many older guides available for even less on, they are an excellent investment.  I own quite a few of these guides and have never been disappointed in the quality of information, succinctly packaged so I can learn exactly what I need to know in an evening’s reading.   Each guide provides just enough information to enlighten you about a certain gardening topic and arms you with enough information so that you can implement your new knowledge.

Here is a sampling of the BBG garden guide titles:

  • Bird Gardens
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Woodland Gardens
  • Wildflower Gardens
  • Starting from Seed
  • Easy Compost
  • Community Gardening
  • Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens
  • Bulbs for Indoors
  • Native Perennials
  • Native Plants for Tough Spaces
  • Invasive Plants
  • Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants
  • The Tree Care Primer
  • Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Vines
  • The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Orchids
  • Intimate Gardens
  • Fragrant Designs
  • The Winter Garden
  • Designing Borders for Sun and Shade
  • The Wildlife Gardener’s Guide
  • The Gardener’s Guide to Healthy Soil

In addition to these great books, BBG also has a treasure trove of online information on plants and gardening:  Regardless of your style of gardening,  you will find Brooklyn Botanic Garden to be a great gardening resource!

From Kim Eierman at EcoBeneficial!


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