Cool Springs Press, which specializes in books from authors who are expert gardeners and professional horticulturalists, has a list of titles specifically geared for Georgia.
- Georgia Gardeners' Q&A: 501 Frequently Asked Questions
Walter Reeves provides the answers Georgia gardeners are looking for. After 15 years of receiving questions in his weekly column in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Reeves realized that many people ask the same questions year after year. He answers them in his new book, Georgia Gardeners' Q&A: 501 Frequently Asked Questions (Cool Springs Press, $17.95).
- Georgia Lawn Guide
Author and lawn expert Steve Dobbs shares advice that he has learned over the years in the Georgia Lawn Guide (Cool Springs Press, $12.95). Georgia Lawn Guide takes the mystery out of lawn care and maintenance. The book describes how to plant, fertilize and water. It also has recommendations on how to address lawn problems.
- Guide to Georgia Vegetable Gardening
Garden writers and enthusiasts Reeves and Felder Rushing's book, Guide to Georgia Vegetable Gardening (Cool Springs Press, $12.95), explores the world of vegetable gardening in the South, including advice on how to select, plant and grow the state's top edible plants. This easy-to-use guide tells gardeners when, where and how to plant. It also provides comprehensive recommendations on the best vegetables and herbs for a Georgia garden. In addition, charts are included with information on the number of days required from planting to harvest.
- The Green Gardener's Guide: Simple, Significant Actions to Protect and Preserve Our Planet
Author Joe Lamp'l is the host of GardenSMART on PBS, Fresh from the Garden on the DIY Network. The Green Gardener's Guide (Cool Springs Press, $16.95) provides tips on conserving resources, promoting healthy plant growth and preventing unnecessary damage to the earth. Lamp'l offers easy-to-follow suggestions that help readers lessen their environmental footprints. Printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, The Green Gardener's Guide is a first-of-its-kind guide to protecting the planet while working outside.
- Handy Mom's Guide to Grilling
Award-winning barbecue cook and former syndicated food writer Catherine Mayhew shows readers that grilling can be fun and easy. Handy Mom's Guide to Grilling (Cool Springs Press, $19.95) is great for moms who want to explore an easy and healthy way to cook for their families outside the kitchen. The recipes and other helpful tricks and tips cater to moms' busy schedules. In addition, the guide is designed to help inexperienced grillers approach this intimidating medium with confidence, providing information on the essential -- and not so essential -- tools of the trade.
- Just Ask Mom
Just Ask Mom (CPO Publishing, $19.95) is a handbook for anyone just starting out on their own. Nancy Malone's words of wisdom are an easy-to-use resource. Malone says it includes "everything your mother told you when you weren't listening."
All Cool Spring Press titles are available at www.gardenbookstore.net.
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