Spirit of Gardening

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Animals     Birds     Crafts     Dogs     Flowers     Gardening     Healing     Herbs     Home

Spirituality        

 

Compiled by Karen and Mike Garofalo

Last Updated: March 23, 2011


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Animals, Dogs, Cats, Gophers


The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions by Arden Moore 

Clever Raccoons by Kristin Nelson 

Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Living with Wildlife in Suburbia by Stephen DeStefano

The Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming by Shreve Stockton 

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron 

A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron

A Field Guide to Cows: How to Identify and Appreciate America's 52 Breeds by John Pukite

Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book 2) by Arnold Lobel

Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden by Rhonda Massingham 

Deer-Resistant Landscaping: Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 Other Pesky Mammals by Neil Soderstrom

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin

Perfect Puppy-Newly Revised & Updated: How to Raise a Well-Behaved Dog by Gwen Bailey

The Secret Life of Cows by Glen Wexler

What Is My Cat Thinking?: The Essential Guide to Understanding Pet Behavior by Gwen Bailey

Why Is My Dog Doing That? by Gwen Bailey

What Is My Dog Thinking?: The Essential Guide to Understanding Pet Behavior by Gwen Bailey

Wildlife in the Garden, Expanded Edition: How to Live in Harmony with Deer, Raccoons, Rabbits, Crows, and Other Pesky Creatures by Gene Logsdon 

 

 

Birds


The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens by Robert Burton

The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible: The A-to-Z Guide To Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects, And Treats by Sally Roth

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season: Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding, and Singing Birds Year-Round by Sally Roth

Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays by Candace Savage

Caw of the Wild: Observations from the Secret World of Crows by Barbara Kirpluk

Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lynda Lynn Haupt

Crows! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle

Doves (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) by Gayle A Soucek

A Hummingbird in My House: The Story of Squeak by Arnette Heidcamp

In the Company of Crows and Ravens by JohnMarzluff

The Mockingbird (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) by Robin W. Doughty

Northern Cardinal (Wild Bird Guides) by Gary Ritchison

Ringneck Doves: A Handbook of Care and Breeding by K. Wade Oliver

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series) by Donald Stokes and Lillian Stokes

That Quail, Robert by Margaret Stanger

Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard and Balcony Habitats for Wildlife by Catherine J. Johnson

Wildlife in the Garden, Expanded Edition: How to Live in Harmony with Deer, Raccoons, Rabbits, Crows, and Other Pesky Creatures by Gene Logsdon 

 

 

Crafts, Arts and Crafts, Fine Arts, Creativity


Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by Mary C. Richards

 

 

Flowers, Wildflowers, Annuals, Blossoms

 

Annuals for Washington and Oregon by Alison Beck

Black Turkish Somniferum Poppy 200 Seeds - Papaver

Bloom by Ron van Dongen

Botanica by Harold Schatz

Daffodils for North American Gardens (Gardening Flowers) by Becky Heath.

Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer by Scott Calhoun

50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants by Tracy DiSabato Aust 

Flower by Christopher Beane

Flowers and Fables: A Welsh Herbal by Jocelyne Lawton

The Flower Gardener's Bible: Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Designs, and Perfect Plants for Colorful Gardens by Lewis and Nancy Hill.

The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom: 576 annuals, perennials, and bulbs in full color (Potting-Bench Reference Books) by Eileen Powell 

Gardening with Tulips by Michael King

Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design Nancy J. Ondra

Growing Hardy Orchids by John Tullock

Hollyhocks and Honeybees: Garden Projects for Young Children by Sara Starbuck

The Infinite Rose by Harold Feinstein

The Infinite Tulip by Harold Feinstein

Intimacy: The Sensual Essence of Flowers by Joyce Tenneson

Month by Month Gardening in Washington & Oregon: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year by Mary Robson

One Hundred Flowers by Harold Feinstein

100 Organic White Afgan Poppy Seeds Papaver Somniferum

1000 Poppy Flower Seeds. Papaver somniferum. Giganteum Poppies

Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication (Feral House) by Jim Hogshire

Opium Poppy Garden The Way of a Chinese Grower by William Griffith

Orchidelirium by Harold Feinstein

The Perennial Care Manual: A Plant-by-Plant Guide: What to Do and When to Do It by Nancy J. Ondra

Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start (Rodale Garden Book) by C. Colston Burrell

Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste (Rodale Organic Gardening Books) by Larry Hodgson

Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers by Louise Riotte

Spring Bulbs: Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths by Geoff Stebbings

Tulip Anthology by Ron van Dongen

Washington & Oregon Gardener's Guide: Proven Plants for Inspired Gardens  by Debra Prinzing

The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition by William Robinson

 

 

Gardening, Gardens


All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space! by Mel Bartholomew

The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor Plants by Barbara Pleasant

Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman

Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind by Gene Logsdon

How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office by B. C. Wolverton

Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants by Grahame Clarke

The Indoor Plant Bible: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Indoor, Greenhouse, and Patio  Plants by Dorte Nielson

Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home (Susanka) by Julie Moir Messervy and Sarah Susanka

The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times by Carol Deppe

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners by Susanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy

Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate  Over 8,000 plants described. 

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible (10th Anniversary Edition) by Edward C. Smith

The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers by Edward C. Smith

 

 

Healing, Self-Help, Self-Healing


 

Common Herbs for Natural Health (Herbals of Our Foremothers) by Juliette de Bairacli

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments by Andrew Chevallier

The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann

Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons compiled by Mike Garofalo.  Wisdom from around the world.   

Native Wisdom: Seven Keys to Health & Happiness by Kenneth S. Cohen  

The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing by Kenneth S. Cohen

 

 

Herbs, Culinary Herbs, Medicinal Herbs

 

Burpee : The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener : A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically by Karan Davis Cutler

Common Herbs for Natural Health (Herbals of Our Foremothers) by Juliette de Bairacli

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat by Juliette de Baiarcli

Cuisipro Herb Keeper

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Cunningham's Encyclopedia Series) by Scott Cunningham

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments by Andrew Chevallier

From Earth to Herbalist: An Earth-Conscious Guide to Medicinal Plants by Gregory L. Tilford

Growing & Using Herbs Successfully (Garden Way Book) by Betty E.M. Jacobs

Growing 101 Herbs That Heal: Gardening Techniques, Recipes, and Remedies by Tammi Hartung

Healing Wise (Wise Woman Herbal Series) by Susun S. Weed

Hempz Herbal Moisturizer, 17-Fluid Ounce (500 ml)

Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria by Stephen Harrod Buhner 

The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann

Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar 

The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green

Herbal Prescriptions after 50: Everything You Need to Know to Maintain Vibrant Health by David Hoffmann FNIMH AHG

The Herb Book: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to More Than 500 Herbs by John Lust

The Herb Gardener: A Guide for All Seasons by Susan McClure 

Herbs & Spices: The cook's reference by Jill Norman

Herbs: Cultivation and Usage by John and Rosemary Hemphill

How to Grow Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing 18 Essential Culinary Herbs, with Step-by-Step Techniques and 200 Colour Photographs by Richard Bird 

Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit- Start Growing Fresh Cooking Herbs & Spices- Great Gift Idea!- Seeds: Parsley, Thyme, Cilantro, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Sweet Marjoram, Chives, Savory, Garlic Chives, Mustard, Sage

Italian Herb Garden Trio: Indoor Garden Gift Set incl. 3 planters, dip tray, seeds, peat soil pellets.

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family by Rosemary Gladstar

Jude's Herbal Home Remedies: Natural Health, Beauty & Home-Care Secrets (Living With Nature Series) by Jude C. Todd

Making Plant Medicine by Richo Cech 

Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine by David Hoffmann 

The Northwest Herb Lover's Handbook: A Guide to Growing Herbs for Cooking, Crafts, and Home Remedies by Mary Preus

Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar 

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs Edited by Claire Kowalchik 

Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener's Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More by Miranda Smith  

Zyliss Herb Snippers  

 

 

Home, House, Apartment, Dwelling


The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor Plants by Barbara Pleasant

Fresh Air: 50 Ways to Experience the Best Things about Country Life Wherever You Live!

Garden Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide by David Stiles

Getting Back into Place, Second Edition: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World (Studies in Continental Thought) by Edward Casey

Green Living Home

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Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being by Ester M. Sternberg

Home: A Short History of an Idea by Witold Rybczynski

House As a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home by Clare Cooper Marcus  

How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office

Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants by Grahame Clarke

Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home by Julie Moir Messervy and Sarah Susanka

Paths of Desire: The Passions of a Suburban Gardener by Dominique Browning 

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions by Winnifred Gallagher

Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life by Winnifred Gallagher

Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide by David and Jeanie Stiles

Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience by Yi-Fu Tuan   

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Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate  Essential reference resource for all gardeners in the United States.  

Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp

Workshops You Can Build by David Stiles

 

 

Poetry


Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology by David Hinton

How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology by Zong-Qi Cai

The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

 

 

Sacred Gardens, Contemplative Gardens, Sacred Spaces  


The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation by the Findhorn Community

Feng Shui Garden Design: Creating Serenity by Antonia Beattie

Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden by Julie Messervy

Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love by Julie Messervy   

The Inward Garden: Creating a Place of Beauty and Meaning by Julie Messervy

Landscape as Spirit: Creating a Contemplative Garden by Martin Hakubai Mosko

All About Creating Japanese Gardens by Ortho

The Medicine Wheel Garden: Creating Sacred Space for Healing, Celebration, and Tranquillity by E. Barrie Kavasch

Spiritual Gardening: Creating Sacred Space Outdoors by Peg Streep

Sacred Circle Garden by Karen and Mike Garofalo

Sacred Gardens by Michel and Judy Marcellot

Spiritual Gardening: Creating Sacred Space Outdoors by Peg Streep

 

 

Seasons and Months

 

Ancient Ways by Pauline Campanelli.  Wonderful folk celebrations for all the seasons. 

Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays by Laurie Cabot and Jean Mills. 

Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Beltane to Mabon by Ashleen O'Gaea.  A good study of four spring and summer celebrations that is rich in details and ideas. 

Complete Seasons Cookbook by Joanne Weir

Creating Circles & Ceremonies: Rituals for All Seasons And Reasons by Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart. This is a valuable collection of information, poetry, rituals, songs, and craft activities for seasonal celebrations.     

Earth Bound: Daily Meditations for All Seasons by Brian Nelson

Exploring the Northern Tradition by Galina Drasskova  Seasonal celebrations from the Northern European folk traditions. 

The Green Man (Personification of the Powers of Spring and Summer): Lore, Quotes, Bibliography, Customs

Holidays and Holy Nights: Celebrating Twelve Seasonal Festivals of the Christian Year by Christopher Hill

In Nature's Honor: Myths And Rituals Celebrating The Earth by Patricia Montley

Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac: A Do-it-Yourself Guide for Health & Natural Living  Annual Editions

Llewellyn's Magical Almanac: Practical Magic for Everyday  Annual Editions

Llewellyn's Sabbats Almanac  Annual Editions    

The Magickal Year: A Pagan Perspective On the Natural World by Diana Ferguson

Months of the Year  Quotes, Poems, Sayings, Lore, Gardening Chores

Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith.  A wonderful collection of thoughtful prayers and reflections. 

Reasons for the Seasons: Origins of the Christian Holidays by Jason Hunt

Sabbats: A New Approach to Living the Old Ways by Edain McCoy.  Practical suggestions for seasonal holiday celebrations. 

Sacred Fire, Holy Well: A Druid's Grimoire by Ian Corrigan.  Thoughtful poems and rituals for seasonal holidays by a true Druid Bard.  

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess by Starhawk

Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus by Caitlin Matthews

Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli.  Excellent ideas for seasonal crafts. 

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

Wisdom of the Elements: The Sacred Wheel of Earth, Air, Fire and Water by Margie McArthur

 

 

Simplicity


Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World by Linda Breen Pierce

The Happy Minimalist: Financial independence, Good health, and a Better Planet by Peter Lawrence

Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay 

Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness by Cecile Andrews

Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update by Donella H. Meadows

Simple Living: The Path to Joy and Freedom by Jose Hobday

The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living by Janet Luhrs

Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered by E.F. Schumacher

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elgin 

 

 

Spirituality in Everyday Life and the Gardening Arts


The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living by the Dali Lama 

Chop Wood, Carry Water by Rick Fields

Dharmapada Sutra by the Buddha

The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth by John Michael Greer

A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman 

From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden by Amy Stewart

Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World by Wendy Johnson.  A wise woman in touch with Earth and Mind. 

The Gentle Path of Spiritual Progress by Hua-Ching Ni

Heart of Yoga: The Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism by Karuna Erickson

Humanistic Buddhism: A Blueprint for Life by Master Hsing Yun 

Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master's Lessons in Living a Life That Matters by Bernard Glassman and Rick Fields

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, 500 BCE. 

Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons compiled by Mike Garofalo, 2011. 

Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality by Matthew Fox

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa

The Solitary Druid: A Practitioner's Guide by Robert Lee Skip Ellison

Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp

Time and the Art of Living by Robert Grudin

The Tao of Daily Life by Derek Lin 

 

 

Taoism, Tao Te Ching      

 

The Whole Heart of Tao by John Bright-Fey

Dao De Jing: A Philosophical Translation by Roger Ames and David Hall 

Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way by Victor Mair

Lao Tzu: Te-Tao Ching - A New Translation Based on the Recently Discovered Ma-wang-tui Texts by Robert Henricks

Lao-tzu's Taoteching: with Selected Commentaries of the Past 2000 Years by Bill Porter 

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version by Stephen Mitchell

Taoism: An Essential Guide by Eva Wong 

 

 

Trees 


America's Famous and Historic Trees: From George Washington's Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley's Pin Oak by Jeffery G. Meyer and Sharon Linnea

Ancient Trees: Trees That Live For 1,000 Years by Anna Lewington

The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden by Stella Otto

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World's Trees Bark: An Intimate Look at the World's Trees by Cedric Pollet.    

Conifers of California Conifers of California by Ronald M. Lanner

Designing with Conifers: The Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden Designing with Conifers: The Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden by Richard L. Bitner

The Healing Power of Trees: Spiritual Journeys Through the Celtic Tree Calendar by Sharlyn Hidalgo

Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide To Eastern North America Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide To Eastern North America by Michael D. Williams

Japanese Maples: Momiji and Keade Japanese Maples: Momiji and Keade by J. D. Vertrees and Peter Gregory

The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell

Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History by Diana Wells

The Meaning of Trees: Botany, History, Healing, Lore by Fred Hageneder

Meetings with Remarkable Trees Thomas Pakenham

Oaks of California by Bruce M. Pavlik  

Oaks of North America by Howard A. Miller, Samuel H. Lamb

Oak Tree by Gordon Morrison. Great children's book. 

The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado

Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden by Yoko Kawaguchi

Western Garden Book Over 8,000 plants described.  Essential reference resource for all gardeners in the United States. 

Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest by Jim Balog

Tree For All Seasons by Robin Bernard  A children's book about a tree and and it's seasonal changes.

Tree Identification Book : A New Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Trees by George W. Symonds

Trees and Forests of America by Tim Palmer  

Trees: A Visual Guide by Tony Rodd

Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Whispers from the Woods: The Lore & Magic of Trees by Sandra Kynes

Winter Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter by May T. Watts

 

 

Wilderness and Spirituality 

 
Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery by Mark Coleman

Earth's Echo: Sacred Encounters With Nature by Robert M. Hamma 

Of Earth and Sky: Spiritual Lessons from Nature by Thomas Becknell

Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World by Bill Plotkin

 

 

 

Inserts for Months

 

 

 

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season: Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding, and Singing Birds Year-Round by Sally Roth

In Nature's Honor: Myths And Rituals Celebrating The Earth by Patricia Montley.  Respectful and engaging review. 

The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth by John Michael Greer

Reasons for the Seasons: Origins of the Christian Holidays by Jason Hunt

Creating Circles & Ceremonies: Rituals for All Seasons And Reasons by Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart. This is a valuable collection of information, poetry, rituals, songs, and craft activities for seasonal celebrations.     

 

 

Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays by Laurie Cabot 

Complete Seasons Cookbook by Joanne Weir.  Delicious recipes and party ideas for seasonal celebrations. 

Paths in the Valley Blog   Follow the seasons in the California garden of Karen and Mike with poetry, notes, resources, links, and photos.

Llewellyn's Magical Almanac: Practical Magic for Everyday  Detailed annual calendar and engaging short essays. 

The Best of Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations Magazine for Children, Grades 1-3   Great craft ideas. 

 

 

Celebrating the Seasons of Life by Ashleen O'Gaea.  A good study of four spring and summer celebrations that is rich with details and ideas. 

Months of the Year: Quotes, Poems, Sayings, Lore, Celebrations, Gardening Chores.  The Best on the Web! 

The Meaning of Trees: Botany, History, Healing, Lore by Fred Hageneder

Sabbats: A New Approach to Living the Old Ways by Edain McCoy.  Practical suggestions for seasonal holiday celebrations. 

The Best of Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations Magazines, Ages 3-6   Nice crafts and activities. 

 

 

Earth Bound: Daily Meditations for All Seasons by Brian Nelson

Holidays and Holy Nights: Celebrating Twelve Seasonal Festivals of the Christian Year by Christopher Hill

Sacred Fire, Holy Well: A Druid's Grimoire by Ian Corrigan.  Thoughtful poems and rituals for seasonal holidays by a lively and wise Druid Bard.  

Time and the Art of Living by Robert Grudin.  An inspiring study of the meaning of time in our lives. 

A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman 

 

 

The Healing Power of Trees: Spiritual Journeys Through the Celtic Tree Calendar by Sharlyn Hidalgo

In Celebration of Winter: A Book of Seasonal Indulgences by Helen Thompson

The Green Man (Personification of the Powers of Spring and Summer): Lore, Quotes, Bibliography, Customs, Poetry. 

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess by Starhawk.  A Classic! 

Seasonal Gifts & Festive Celebrations (Gifts from Nature) by Sarah Ainley.  Some good suggestions for beautiful gifts. 

 

 

Seasonal Celebrations: Inspirational Ideas to Mark the Changing Seasons by Tessa Evelegh

In Celebration of Summer: A Book of Seasonal Indulgences by Helen Thompson

Exploring the Northern Tradition by Galina Drasskova  Seasonal celebrations from the Germanic and Northern European folk traditions. 

Dancing with the Sun: Celebrating the Seasons of Life by Yasmine Galenorn.  Creative ideas for seasonal celebrations. 

 

 

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New Titles to Add

 

Gardening by Heart: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Garden.    By Joyce McGreevy.   Sierra Club Books, 

Breath from Elsewhere: Musings on Gardens.    By Mirabel Osler.  Arcade Publishing, 1999.   
224 pages.   ISBN: 1559704543.


Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening.  
By Fran Sorin.  Warner Books, 2004.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0446531669.

The Once and Future Gardener.  Garden Writing from the Golden Age of Magazines, 1900-1940.  Edited and 
with an introduction by Virginia Tuttle Clayton.   Jaffrey, New Hampshire, David R. Godine, 2000.  Bibliography, 
index, 312 pages.   ISBN: 1567921027. 


A Path in the Garden.  By Christopher Herod.  Watercolor illustrations by Ruth Yarrow.  Katsura Press, 
2000. 100 pages.


Plants of Love : Aphrodisiacs in Myth, History, and the Present.  
By Christian Ratsch.   Ten Speed 
Press, 1997.  
208 pages.   ISBN: 0898159288.  


The Sacred Garden: Soil for Growing the Soul.   By Patricia R. Barrett.   Morehouse Publishing Company, 2000.  
144 pages.   ISBN: 0819218316.

 

Sleeping with a Sunflower:  A Treasury of Old-Time Gardening Lore.    By Louise Riotte.  Edited by Deborah 
Burns.  Storey Books, 1995.    224 pages.   ISBN:  0882665022.


Spiritual Gardening.   By Peg Streep.  Photographs by John Glover.   Time Life, 2000.  192 pages. 
ISBN: 0737000600.   


The Spirituality of Gardening
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  By Donna Sinclair.  Kelowna, BC, Canada, Northstone Publishing, Wood Lake Book, 2005.  Bibliography, 159 pages.  ISBN: 1896836747.  MGC.  Themes treated include: connections, balance, memory, healing, hope, spiritual practice, and resistance.  This book includes substantial portions, with my permission, of my History of Gardening Timeline.  


Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit; The Healing Gifts of Gardening.    By Connie Goldman and 
Richard Mahler.  Hazelden Information Education, 2000.  240 pages.  ISBN: 1568383622.   Reflections 
and interviews. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dreamweaver CS5: The Missing Manual by David McFarland

Dreamweaver CS5 For Dummies by Janine Warner

 

 

 

The Dry Gardening Handbook: Plants and Practices for a Changing Climate by Oliver Flippi

Drought Resistant Planting by Beth Chatto 

Xeriscape Handbook: A How-to Guide to Natural Resource-Wise Gardening by Gale Weinstein

The Low-Water Flower Gardener by Eric Johnson

Western Landscaping Book by Kathleen Bresnel

All About Dry Climate Gardening by Ortho 

Plants For Dry Climates: How To Select, Grow, And Enjoy  by Mary Duffield 

Landscape Plants For Dry Regions: More Than 600 Species From Around The World by Warren Jones 

 

 

 

The Language of Spring: Poems for the Season of Renewal  Edited by Robert Atwan

Frost of Spring Green: A Collection of Poetry By Karen Matsuko Hood

Spring Garden: New and Selected Poems by Fred Chappell 

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

 

 

Ostara: Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring By Edain McCoy

Easter, Passover, and Other Spring Festivals by Ann Morrill 

Beltane: Springtime Rituals, Lore and Celebration by Raven Grimassi

In Celebration of Spring: A Book of Seasonal Indulgences by Helen Thompson 

Spring: Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty (Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration) by Joanne Weir

The Spring Equinox: Celebrating the Greening of the Earth by Ellen Jackson

 

 

Winter Poems Selected by Barbara Rogansky

A Mind of Winter: Poems for a Snowy Season Selected by Robert Atwan

Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season Edited by Gary Schmidt

Poetry for the Winter Season Selected by Christina Hardyment

In Celebration of Winter: A Book of Seasonal Indulgences by Helen Thompson 

The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice Selected by Carolyn Edwards

While the Bear Sleeps: Winter Tales and Traditions by Caitlin Matthews

 

 

Winter: Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty (Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration) 

Complete Seasons Cookbook by Joanne Weir.  Delicious recipes and party ideas for seasonal celebrations. 

Crafts to Make in the Winter by Kathy Ross  

Spring: Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty (Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration) by Joanne Weir

In Celebration of Winter: A Book of Seasonal Indulgences by Helen Thompson 

Stonewall Kitchen Winter Celebrations: Special Recipes for Family and Friends 

Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays by Laurie Cabot 

Winter Day Play!: Activities, Crafts, and Games for Indoors and Out by Nancy Castaldo 

 

 

Hydrofarm Hot House Seed Starter 11-by-22-Inch   

Secrets of Plant Propagation: Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Shrubs, and Trees 

Hydrofarm Jump Start Indoor Grow Light System 

Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free  

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners  

Hydrofarm Germination Station with Heat Mat  

American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual    

Burpee Seed Starter: A Guide to Growing Flower, Vegetable, and Herb Seeds Indoors and Outdoors

Plant Propagator's Bible

The New Seed Starter's Handbook

RION MLT3 Mini Lean-To Greenhouse

Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting and Growing  

 

 

Understanding Orchids: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants

Orchids For Dummies

Orchids: Resources, Poems, Quotes

Bloom-Again Orchids: 50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again and Again and Again

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids

Easy Orchids: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens--Indoors and Out

 

 

 

100 Old Roses For The American Garden    

Taylor's Guide to Roses: How to Select and Grow 380 Roses    

Roses: Quotes, Links, Notes

Complete Guide to Roses    

Best Rose Guide: A Comprehensive Selection