If you have questions about growing vegetables, check out "The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book." Award-winning garden writer Barbara Ellis offers advice on everything from seed starting to controlling pests organically.
Ellis covers the following:
The book costs $14.95.
Another book by this author is "Covering Ground" ($19.95), a beautiful book describing groundcovers as a way to bring variety, texture and durability to open sweeps of lawn.
I read "Plants for Places," which answers the age-old question "Which plant where?" It's packed with color photos and information on more than 1,000 plants for any spot in the garden.
My family thinks I'm strange, but I loved "A Short History of the Honey Bee," by E. Readicker-Henderson, with images by Ilona (Timber Press, 2009). The amazing photography and the engaging text are fabulous, and a portion of the sales will be donated to The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.
And finally, if you're looking for garden-related fun, try "The Garden Lover's Puzzle & Quiz Book," which includes crosswords, quizzes, word searches and more. Grab a pen and prepare to be challenged.
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.