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Going Native: Small Steps to a Healthy Garden

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Please note: This second edition of Going Native is in black and white format. For the full color version of the book, please take a look at the book's first edition.

Does a garden that requires little work, saves you money and protects the environment sound good? Would you also like a garden that’s healthy and thriving year round? Then Going Native is for you.

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Paperback, Second, 105 pages
Published February 18th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published August 30th 2013)
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Skylar
Dec 20, 2013 Skylar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'll be honest: this is the first book I ever read about gardening. I feel like that's a necessary disclosure here. But I loved it. It was short and to the point with great examples. I expected the book to be more narrowly-focused to changing over your garden, but the book addressed the benefits of native species at every stage of the garden and discussed the factors to keep in mind, like soil types. For someone new to the subject, this was a great introduction and will help make sure I start ...more
Beth
Sep 19, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am an avid gardener. I usually find out stuff the hard way by making the mistakes myself. Although a book about natives, it is also a very good book on other handy things like knowing your soil, planning your garden, and how to get rid of stuff you don't want without hurting the stuff you do. Thinning how to's and other important stuff like pruning is mentioned as well. These are all things I learned with trial and error but would be great for those starting out in gardening or having trouble. ...more
Susan
Sep 17, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book builds a strong scientific foundation for choosing and nurturing native plants coupled with a reader friendly writing style which makes the information accessible to gardeners with varied levels of expertise. I received e-book copies from the author, Tammie Painter. I lived for several years on a ranch in western Colorado, and was charmed by the wildflowers that grew on the property with such constancy and exuberance. As the author points out, a gardener doesn't need to transform their ...more
Carla Peele
Sep 30, 2013 Carla Peele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Painter sent me a free e-book (my FIRST!) of this and it was absolutely amazing. There are tips for every stage of gardening-- including the preparation, killing/deterring weeds, planting, ect. It's wonderfully detailed and helpful, and I'm so grateful to have it. Hopefully, as she says, it will turn my brown thumb into a green one, as I have many grand gardening plans! Thank you, Ms. Painter.
Robert Stewart
Sep 21, 2013 Robert Stewart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is chock-full of information on how to incorporate native plants in the garden. It would be a great help to any new gardener who wishes to achieve the obvious benefits of going native: lower maintenance, lower impact on the environment, and to me most important, the beauty of the natural look.
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Tammie Painter grew up in the creative world of Portland, Oregon, and she continues to call the City of Roses home. Although she spent years working as a chemist in a behavioral neuroscience research lab, she could never quite tame her desire to express herself through words and images. When circumstances provided her the chance to pursue an artistic career, she seized it and has never looked ...more
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