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Another Book Give-Away, and it’s a Twofer!

To win these two very cool books, just leave a comment to this blog story and we’ll choose a winner at random.  Entries close midnight Sunday, August 21 (2011).  The winner can pick up the books at either Behnkes location.

Eat Your Roses..Pansies, Lavender and 49 other Delicious Edible Flowers is written by Denise Schreiber, who’s an adventurous cook and expert horticulturist.  It’s a light-hearted guide to the culinary delights of edible flowers that includes  50+ kitchen-tested recipes, plus edible-flower history and proper preparation and handling techniques.  According to this review, it’s must-reading for anyone interested in edible flowers.

And The Inspired Gardener: What Makes Us Tick? contains more than 50 garden quotes taken from centuries of writings.  The quotes are far-ranging – from Thomas Jefferson to Claude Monet and Chinese Proverbs.  Authored by the editors of St. Lynn’s Press, the small colorful book is a great gift book.

Here’s my article on GardenRant about St. Lynn’s Press and its one-of-a-kind editor, Paul Kelly.   There you’ll see why he’s uniquely qualified to collect inspiring quotes.

by Susan Harris

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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  1. I grow a lot of edible flowers, but I never actually get around to eating them. It would be great to have a book to inspire me.

  2. Ah, I can see me know lounging in the backyard with a bowl of edible flowers, reading inspirational garden quotes. A nice way to enjoy the dog days of summer, I think. 🙂

  3. Growing tomatoes in the Garden Kit plastic system of watering only thru the roots, and locating the container on my porch in full sunlight eliminates weeding and produces the highest yield yet…

  4. Candied violets, stuffed squash blossoms, nasturtium blossoms sprinkled through a fresh green salad, dill flowers sprinkled on cool soups, lavendar creme brulee……..these are a few of my favorite things!

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