Forsyth EMGV Favorite Garden Books (Responses)
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FIND THIS LIST AT: go.ncsu.edu/forsyth-emgv-books
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What is your full name?Title of the gardening bookAuthor of the gardening bookWhy do you like this book? (1-2 sentences only, please.)ISBN number if you know it (check inside the cover).Year / Date of Publication
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Steve BarnesHalf EarthE.O. Wilsonreinforces why we work to support the earth's ecology978 - 16314908262016
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Steve BarnesDrawdownPaul HawkenNot really a gardening book but it extends the concept described in "Bringing Nature Home" by Tallamy of actions we can do to assist in supporting earth's systems for successful functioning. Extends the idea to all of human's arenas978 - 01431304442017
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Ann CashThe Grumpy Gardener: An A to Z Guide by Steve BenderSteve BenderThe isn’t the most comprehensive guide, but it is humorous (while still informative) and a book you will read cover to cover.
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Art KelleyArmitage's Native Plants for North American GardensAllan Armitagecomprehensiveness. helpful information on each plant. Color photos2006
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Rosemary Lorefice DippertWhat's Wrong with My PlantDavid Deardorff and Kathryn WadsworthHelps with diagnoses978-1-60529-126-02009
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Rosemary Lorefice DippertThe Complete Book of HerbsLesley BremnessIncludes care, uses, harvesting and propagating0-670-81894-11988
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Rosemary Lorefice DippertThe Well Tended Perennial Garden Tracy DiSabato-AustHas common and botanical names13:978-0-88192-803-72006
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Rosemary Lorefice DippertNative Plants of the SoutheastLarry MellichampSpecific to our area978-1-60469-323-22014
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Anne KennedyNorth Carolina Gardeners GuideToby BostIt's concise, comprehensive and easy to find the information you want. There are updated versions than the one I have which is autographed.1-888608-09-91997
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Art KelleyManual of Woody Lanscape Plants Michael A. DirrI like the line drawings of leaves and stems. This manual is packed with information--more that you could ever remember. particularly like the notes on propagation--a future goal of mine.1990
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Sheilah LombardoGathering MossRobin Wall KimmererThe subtitle, "A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses," sums it up. It's not so much a gardening book as a deep dive into the subject. 0-87071-499-62003
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Sheilah LombardoLooking for Longleaf, the Fall and Rise of an American ForestLawrence S. EarleyComprehensive look at the ecology, history and efforts to preserve the longleaf pine forest that once dominated the Southeast.0-8078-2886-62004
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Amy BridgesPerennialsEyewitness SeriesLots of good pictures, easy format, quick, short info. Terrific how-tos in the back. 0-7894-0430-31996
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Amy BridgesPerennialsEyewitness Series
Lots of good pictures, easy format, quick, short info. Terrific how-tos in the back.
0-7894-0430-31996
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Amy BridgesThe Successful Gardener's GuideToby BostMay be difficult to find
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Sheilah LombardoNoah's GardenSarah Stein
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Sheilah LombardoPlanting Noah's GardenSarah Stein
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Rosemary Lorefice DippertThe Brother's Gardeners
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Rosemary Lorefice DippertFounding Gardeners
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Bernd Heinrich
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The Secret Life of Trees
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Nature's Best HopeDoug Tallamy
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Wild Flowers of North CarolinaWilliam Justice, C. Richie BellWildflowers are divided by colors
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Month by Month Gardening in the CarolinasBob Polomski
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Perennials and Their Garden HabitsHansenMay be rare/difficult to find. German.
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Gardening in a Post Wild World
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Gardens of a Golden AfternoonJane Brown
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