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Helen Yoest, who writes at Gardening With Confidence and twice a month here at Diggin' It, says: “I would like to recommend Bobby J. Ward's book: 'Chlorophyll in His Veins; J.C. Raulston, Horticultural Ambassador' (BJW Books, $20). Dr. Raulton is the man for whom the North Carolina State University Arboretum is now named. He had great influence on gardening and horticulture over the past quarter-century. Click here to read Helen’s review of the book.

Helen's second recommendation is: “Rain Gardening in the South,” by Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford (Eno Publishers, $19.95), which won a prestigious "best gardening book" award from the Garden Writers Association.

Dee Nash, well known for her Red Dirt Ramblings blog and articles in gardening magazines, says: “I really like the writing in ‘Thoughtful Gardening,’ by Robin Lane Fox (Basic Books, $29.95). “He doesn't advocate organic gardening (in fact, he thinks it's ineffective), but his essays are great."

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