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Plan for Growth

It's about this time of year that gardeners everywhere start itching to get their hands in the dirt. But in Colorado, the ground is still frozen, and snow is still possible. Instead of itching, start planning! Here are three new gardening books to enjoy while you wait for the warmth of spring.

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2023 
by Old Farmer's Almanac
The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been recognized as North America’s most beloved and best-selling annual since 1792. The 2023 edition contains the fun facts, predictions, and feature items that have made it a cultural icon: traditionally 80-percent accurate weather forecasts; notable astronomical events and time-honored astrological dates; horticultural, culinary, fashion, and other trends; time- and money-saving garden advice; recipes for delicious dishes; and so much more. A must-have for every home gardener.
$8.95 | store.almanac.com

Gardening for Everyone
by Julia Watkins
Growing food in your backyard (or porch or windows is one of the simplest and most rewarding ways to feed yourself, be self-sufficient, and connect with nature in a hands-on way. This book covers all the nuts and bolts of creating and caring for your garden—planning, building, planting, tending, and harvesting—followed by a deeper dive into the plants themselves: demystifying annuals vs. perennials, cold-weather vs. warm-weather veggies, and profiles of favorite crops.
$18.19 | amazon.com

Rocky Mountain Month-by-Month Gardening
by John Cretti
Rocky Mountain Month-by-Month Gardening offers current information on the best gardening practices for the region through each month of the year. With step-by-step seasonal tasks and full-color photographs, and complete with specific advice on growing annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses, roses, ground covers, trees, shrubs, and vines, this book takes the guesswork out of high-altitude and the perfect reference guide for growing a successful and beautiful garden, lawn, and landscape. 
$26.99 | amazon.com

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