Proceeds from the book and calendar sales benefit the activities of the Island County Master Gardener Foundation.


Carol AdelmanPeony: The Best Varieties for Your Garden - $22 

The bold blooms, pretty colors, and heady fragrances of peonies make them one of the most popular flowers, both in gardens and floral arrangements. Peony—by leading experts David Michener and Carol Adelman—makes it easier than ever to grow them at home. This lush book shares the history of the plant, explores the different types available, and includes complete growing information for 194 of the best varieties. Helpful lists detail the best peonies for specific needs.  

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Dan Hinkley - Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens - $25 

Daniel Hinkley is widely recognized as one of the foremost modern plant explorers and one of the world’s leading plant collectors. He has created two outstanding private gardens—Heronswood and Windcliff. Both gardens, and the story of how one begat the other, are beautifully celebrated in Hinkley’s new book, Windcliff. In these pages Hinkley recounts the creation of his garden, the stories of its plants and shares his sage gardening advice. Filled with Claire Takacs’s otherworldly photography, Windcliff is spectacular for both its physical beauty and the quality of information it contains.

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Linda Chalker-Scott - Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest - $35  

The Pacific Northwest abounds with native plants that bring beauty to the home garden while offering food and shelter to birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Elegant trilliums thrive in woodland settings. Showy lewisias stand out in the rock garden. Hazel and huckleberry number among the delights of early spring, while serviceberry and creek dogwood provide a riot of fall color. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest is the essential resource for learning how to best use this stunning array.

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At last! We are verified that the book signing times are as follows:
  • Dan Hinkley - 10:15 - 10:30 after the keynote at the Bookstore,  and 11:30 - 11:45 at the Teacher’s Lounge

  • Linda Chalker-Scott - 12:00 - 12:30 pm

  • Carol Adelman - 12:45 - 1:15 pm


Karen ChapmanDeer-Resistant Design - $23

Deer are one of the most common problems a gardener can face. In Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman describes intentional design choices that result in beautiful gardens that coexist with wildlife. Deer-Resistant Design showcases real home gardens across North America that have successfully managed the presence of deer. Each homeowner also shares their top ten deer-resistant plants, all welcome additions to a deer-challenged gardener's shopping list. A chapter on making deer-resistant container gardens also is included. Lushly illustrated and filled with practical advice and inspiring design ideas, Deer-Resistant Design covers everything you need to confidently tackle this challenging problem.

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Toni Gattone - The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age - $15   

You can keep gardening for life, you just need to make adjustment as you age. In The Lifelong Gardener, adaptive gardening expert Toni Gattone shares her proven methods for making your favorite hobby easier on your aging body—techniques that will help you garden smarter, not harder. This helpful guide includes dozens of tried-and-true methods that help eliminate the physical strain of gardening, like buying ergonomic tools, using raised beds, and moving tools around in bins on wheels. The Lifelong Gardener celebrates the joy of gardening, and Gattone’s message of empowerment will stir you to find joy in your garden for years to come.

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Sue Goetz — Complete Container Herb Gardening - $16 

In Complete Container Herb Gardening, herbal guru and certified horticulturist Sue Goetz walks you through the ins and outs of growing these fragrant and flavorful plant treasures in containers. Discovering which herbs grow best in pots, how to select the ideal containers for the job, and how to tend your container herb garden to maximize production (and flavor!) is key to your success.

Highlighted by gorgeous photography, Sue also presents over a dozen container “recipes” for mixing and matching your favorite herbs to create stunning and useful combinations. Friendly, accessible, and packed with practical information, growing herbs has never been easier—even if you have just a small corner of space to spare.

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Rhonda Fleming Hayes - Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators - $15 

Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden that protects your local environment and helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? Pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees are under threat, and more and more gardeners want to do all they can to create a hospitable space for them. Pollinator Friendly Gardening identifies the most visible and beloved pollinators: bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and the more unlikely candidates: -- ants, wasps, and beetles.  The synergy between plants and pollinators, plant selection, hardscape choices, habitat building (both natural and manmade), and effective growing practices are all covered in detail. Plant lists organized by category, helpful tips, and expert spotlights make it an enjoyable read too. This vital information makes it a unique sourcebook to share the ways that anyone can make a yard a more friendly place for pollinators.

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Emily MurphyGrow Now: How to Save Our Health, Communities, and Planet – One Garden at a Time - $23  

Available for pre-order. Publication date February 1, 2022. Orders will be shipped upon receipt from the publisher.

Did you know you can have a garden that’s equal parts food source and wildlife haven? In Grow Now, Emily Murphy shares principles for regenerative gardening that foster biodiversity, improve soil health and connects to the greater ecosystem around us.
The book covers common-sense techniques like no-dig growing, composting and mulching smartly, and planting a variety of edible perennials that attract bees and butterflies. Also included is detailed advice on increasing your nature quotient, choosing plants that cycle more carbon back into the soil, selecting a broader variety of vegetables and fruits to improve overall soil fertility, rethinking space devoted to lawns, and adding companion plants for pollinators to rewild any plot of land.

Exquisitely photographed and filled with helpful lists and sidebars, Grow Now is an actionable, hopeful, and joyful roadmap for growing our way to individual climate contributions. Gardening is climate activism!

Christina Pfeiffer - Pacific Northwest Month by Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year - $22

Pacific Northwest Month-by-Month Gardening is the definitive guide to successful gardening year-round in the Pacific Northwest:  states include Washington, Oregon, British Columbia (Canada), and Northern California. This book takes the guesswork out of gardening for anyone living in the region, providing critical gardening advice on the when-to's and how-to's, along with illustrated step-by-step instructions that will keep your garden thriving all year round.

Authors Christina Pfeiffer and Mary Robson are Pacific Northwest gardening experts who know this cool, wet, vivacious region inside and out. Month-by-Month Gardening Pacific Northwest combines the shared knowledge of Pfeiffer and Robson in one easy-to-read guide illustrated with brilliant Pacific Northwest garden photography.

You won't find a better, more complete reference book for your region, so look no further!

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