Mike’s top beginner gardening books


    What are the most essential gardening books for beginners? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will share his short list of treasured truck patch tomes. Plus; a new way to stop birds from crashing into your windows and your fabulous phone calls!

    Question of the Week:

    “Dear Mike: I’m a librarian with the Nashville Public Library, where we’re about to begin the second year of our community seed library. I’m looking for suggestions for a list of essential books for beginning backyard gardeners, including your excellent books of course!

    — Crystal

    See Mike’s recommended reading for beginner gardeners »

    Highlights from show for February 7, 2014:

    How to stop birds from flying into windows

    Mike speaks with Jeff Acopian, inventor of Acopian Birdsavers, which is a product that deters birds from crashing into windows. BirdSavers consist of 1/8 inch diameter nylon cords hanging about four inches apart in front of your window and is a warning to birds that they should stop their trajectory. The material is the same as what Parachutes are made from making these strips almost indestructible. They are also designed to seem invisible so they won’t be an eye sore.

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