Book Review: Talking Dirt

Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva’s Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening

If you’re interested in learning about organic gardening, this is the book for you.  Annie Spiegelman speaks in a modern, humorous tone as she explains everything from starting a compost pile to native plants to vegetable gardens to English roses.  This is a fantastic guide for both experienced gardeners and novices.  The book is neatly divided up into sections on sustainable gardening basics, garden maintenance, flower gardens, edible gardens, and a seasonal guide to help you know when to do what.  This book was such a fun an enjoyable read that I finished it in about two days, and I’m planning on re-reading it as I get ready to plant a butterfly garden and vegetable garden in my backyard.  Annie gives fantastic suggestions for easy, low-maintenance plants to grow as well as what seed catalogs are good, and what other gardening books you should be reading.  She can inspire even the most un-green thumb to try their hand at planting.  And really, even if you have no plans to ever plant a garden, this book would still be a fun read.


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