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On Guerrilla Gardening

by Richard Reynolds Bloomsbury Publishing (July 31, 2014)

On Guerrilla Gardening is an activist's call to arms to all citizens - green-fingered, green-thinking or curious - to join the revolution of guerrilla gardening: transforming public space into oases of colour...


Why We Garden

by Jim Nollman Henry Holt and Co. (September 23, 2014)

The spirit of gardening is a deepening connection with nature that transforms the gardener into an adventurer encountering lessons great and small. Author Jim Nollman sees the connection to the garden as the...


Fairy Gardening 101

by Fiona McDonald Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Release your inner child and step into the fairy world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy gardens are increasing in popularity and Fairy Gardening 101 provides you...


Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

by Jeanine Davis & W. Scott Persons New Society Publishers (May 01, 2014)

The most comprehensive, truly practical guide to the cultivation of woodland botanicals


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

by Pam Dawling New Society Publishers (January 25, 2013)

Growing for 100 – the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.


Five Acres and Independence

by Maurice G. Kains Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures.


Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter

by David Buchanan & Gary Paul Nabhan Chelsea Green Publishing (October 25, 2012)

Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor.

In Taste, Memory author David Buchanan...


Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, 2nd Edition

by Creighton Lee Calhoun Chelsea Green Publishing (January 20, 2011)

A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out...


Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables

by Joan Dye Gussow Chelsea Green Publishing (October 21, 2010)

Michael Pollan calls her one of his food heroes. Barbara Kingsolver credits her with shaping the history and politics of food in the United States. And countless others who have vied for a food revolution, pushed...


The Garden Explored

by Mia Amato & The Exploratorium Henry Holt and Co. (November 05, 2013)

What makes your garden grow? Find out with author Mia Amato's The Garden Explored. This book offers a basketful of tips on understanding everything from basic soil chemistry to the inner life of plants. With...


Rocks, Dirt, Worms & Weeds

by Jeff Hutton Skyhorse (March 08, 2012)

Let writer and gardener Jeff Hutton show you and your kids how to grow your own food and your favorite flowers, attract butterflies, create crafts, and more. Teach your children how to start garden seeds indoors...


Healing Herbs

by Dede Cummings & Alyssa Holmes Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years, people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found...


Growing a Garden City

by Jeremy N. Smith, Bill McKibben, Chad Harder & Sepp Jannotta Skyhorse (October 06, 2010)

Fifteen people—plus a class of first graders—tell how local food, farms, and gardens changed their lives and their community...and how they can change yours, too.

Growing a Garden City includes:

  • Fifteen...


Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

by Josh VanBrakle Skyhorse (March 06, 2018)

Many people think of wildlife as something distant, creatures living in natural forests and remote public preserves. But most wildlife in the United States isn?t found in the distant wild. It lives on our private...


A Garden of One's Own

by Barbara Scott & Bobby J. Ward The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Gardening enthusiasts and those who love to read about gardening will be delighted by this new collection of Elizabeth Lawrence's work. A gifted landscape architect and writer, Lawrence (1904-85) chronicled...


Botany for Gardeners

by Brian Capon Timber Press (September 10, 2010)

“An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor.” —Bloomsbury Review

 

What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured?...


Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers

by Alan L. Detrick Timber Press (October 22, 2008)

Gardeners and nature lovers delight in taking pictures—especially close-ups of flowers, butterflies, and insects. And though advances in digital camera technology have made taking, storing, and sharing photos...


The Kingdom Fungi

by Steven L. Stephenson Timber Press (September 26, 2012)

The ubiquitous fungi are little known and vastly underappreciated. Yet, without them we wouldn’t have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the unique flavors of mushrooms, morels, and truffles. We can’t survive...


Roses Without Chemicals

by Peter E. Kukielski Timber Press (March 15, 2015)

“I wish I had this when I planted my rose garden twenty-five years ago. I am now about to plant another garden, full of wonderful rose varieties and I intend to follow Peter's advice wholeheartedly.” —...


Pretty Tough Plants

by Plant Select Timber Press (May 16, 2017)

Tough-but-beautiful plant picks

There’s a growing demand for dependably hardy plants that require less maintenance and less water, but look no less beautiful in the garden. Plant Select—the leading purveyor...


Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest

by Trisha Shirey Timber Press (March 15, 2015)

There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable...


Tips for Dirt-Cheap Gardening

by Rhonda Massingham Hart Storey Publishing, LLC (January 12, 1996)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


How Plants Work

by Linda Chalker-Scott Timber Press (April 15, 2015)

 “Makes the science of plant processes accessible to home gardeners.” —The American Gardener

Why do container plants wilt even when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived...


The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh

by Kathryn Aalto Timber Press (October 15, 2015)

Loved “Goodbye Christopher Robin”? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories.

Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores...


Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden

by Emily Whaley Algonquin Books (January 03, 1997)

In conversation with William Baldwin. Emily Whaley's garden on Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina, may be the most visited private garden in the country. And no wonder. It is the life's work of a vibrant,...


Understanding Garden Design

by Vanessa Gardner Nagel Timber Press (September 10, 2010)

Designing a garden is a complex task. Where do you start? What kind of skills do you need? What are the logical steps in creating a design? How do you communicate your ideas to a client, and how do you accommodate...


Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture

by Linden Hawthorne Timber Press (September 01, 2009)

Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture bridges the gap between garden design books and plant reference encyclopedias. Leading landscaper Linden Hawthorne looks at plants from a designer's perspective (where...


Plant-Driven Design

by Scott Ogden & Lauren Springer Ogden Timber Press (September 01, 2009)

For too long, garden design has given pride of place to architecture, artifice, and arbitrary principles. The results? Soulless landscapes where plants play subordinate roles.

With passion and eloquence, Scott...


The Art of Gardening

by R. William Thomas Timber Press (October 15, 2015)

“Delightful!” —The New York Times Book Review

Discover a world of beauty and creativity! Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. It is a place...


One Magic Square Vegetable Gardening

by Lolo Houbein The Experiment (February 28, 2017)

All it takes to grow your own organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs is One Magic Square

Lolo Houbein has 40 years’ worth of gardening wisdom to share—on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot...


The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book

by Barbara W. Ellis Storey Publishing, LLC (March 26, 2008)

Barbara Ellis provides expert answers for all of your toughest vegetable-growing questions. Designed to be used as an in-the-garden reference, this sturdy little volume is packed with helpful information on...


What's Wrong With My Houseplant?

by David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth Timber Press (February 04, 2016)

This book will turn even the brownest thumbs green!

Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems—aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just...


French Dirt

by Richard Goodman Algonquin Books (February 13, 2012)

A story about dirt--and about sun, water, work, elation, and defeat. And about the sublime pleasure of having a little piece of French land all to oneself to till.

Richard Goodman saw the ad in the paper: "SOUTHERN...


Gardening Answers

by Editors of Storey Publishing Storey Publishing, LLC (January 03, 1982)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Let it Rot!

by Stu Campbell Storey Publishing, LLC (March 01, 1998)

Transform leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps into gardener’s gold! This easy-to-use guide shows you how to turn household garbage and backyard refuse into nutrient-filled compost that can nourish your soil...


Epic Tomatoes

by Craig LeHoullier Storey Publishing, LLC (January 16, 2015)

Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds...


The Garden Photography Workshop

by Andrea Jones Timber Press (March 08, 2017)

Learn to take better garden photos!

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of gardening is sharing its beauty, both physically with those who visit and virtually with those who only see it on a screen. But capturing...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias

by Andy Vernon Timber Press (April 22, 2014)

Dahlias are the showgirls of the garden. A favorite of floral and landscape designers, they come in a wide range of jewel-like colors—rich reds and vibrant oranges, shocking pinks—and an engaging variation...


Daffodil

by Noel Kingsbury & Jo Whitworth Timber Press (September 24, 2013)

There is no harbinger of spring like a field or garden filled with bright yellow daffodils. But the world of the daffodil is much more than just its place in the march of the seasons. It’s a plant whose history...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias

by John Whittlesey Timber Press (April 22, 2014)

Salvias are available in a huge range of sizes, colors, foliage, and hardiness, with over 900 species and hundreds of hybrids. Salvia’s popularity stems from how easy they are to grow, their multiple medicinal...


All the Presidents' Gardens

by Marta McDowell Timber Press (April 27, 2016)

A New York Times Bestseller and AHS Book Award winner

The 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history—kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed,...


Lives of the Trees

by Diana Wells Algonquin Books (January 19, 2010)

Diana Wells, author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now turns her attention to something bigger—our deep-rooted relationship with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling...


Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life

by Marta McDowell Timber Press (October 08, 2013)

A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the Garden Writers Association Gold Award

There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her characters—Peter...


A Guide to Bearded Irises

by Kelly Norris Timber Press (May 22, 2012)

The diversity of bearded irises rivals that of any other perennial grown in temperate climates. For some gardeners, they bring back warm memories of a grandparent's garden; for others, they're a cutting-edge...


The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Marta McDowell Timber Press (September 20, 2017)

If you loved Wilder’s books, or if you garden with a child who loves her books, you will enjoy the read.”—The San Francisco Chronicle

In this revealing exploration of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s deep connection...


The California Garden Tour

by Donald Olson Timber Press (August 09, 2017)

A fantastic garden journey that only California can provide

In The California Garden Tour, veteran travel writer Donald Olson highlights 50 outstanding public gardens and provides all the information you need...


Plants from Test Tubes

by Holly Scoggins & Mark Bridgen Timber Press (July 16, 2013)

Thirty years ago, in vitro propagation was a new technique for producing plants, and Lydiane Kyte’s Plants from Test Tubes became the standard work on the topic.

The new fourth edition has been thoroughly revised...


Fearless Color Gardens

by Keeyla Meadows Timber Press (September 01, 2009)

Renowned garden artist Keeyla Meadows sees the world in strong, saturated shades. Fearless Color Gardens brings this unique vision to life by showing how to use wild, uninhibited color to connect indoor and...


The Perennial Care Manual

by Nancy J. Ondra & Rob Cardillo Storey Publishing, LLC (July 15, 2009)

Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial...


The Living Landscape

by Rick Darke & Douglas W. Tallamy Timber Press (February 04, 2016)

Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it’s a tall order,...