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The 5 best gardening books for beginners

An expert gardener recommends reads to help you get growing.

For anyone new to gardening, investing in a few well written gardening books can be invaluable. They can teach both fundamental concepts and specialized techniques and inspire with stories and pictures. Whether you’re a balcony gardener or a beginner who wants to grow cut flowers, here are some great book recommendations.

Sarah Nixon is an urban flower farmer and floral designer in Toronto. Since 2002, her flower company, My Luscious Backyard, has sustainably grown over 50 varieties of cut flowers in a micro-farm arising in many residential yards in Toronto’s downtown west side.

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