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Why We Garden

by Jim Nollman Holt Paperbacks (September 22, 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 Holt Paperbacks (November 04, 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...


My Life in Plants

by Katie Vaz & Taylor Meskimen Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 01, 2020)

From stumpy potted houseplants to intricate and delicate flower arrangements, My Life in Plants is a heartfelt, honest memoir that intertwines the complex nature of houseplants with a journey of self-discovery....


Plants That Can Kill

by Stacy Tornio Skyhorse (September 19, 2017)

Following the success of Plants You Can’t Kill, Tornio now takes a look at those plants that can actually kill you if you’re not careful. This book will offer up information to gardening enthusiasts of all...


The Triumph of Seeds

by Thor Hanson Basic Books (March 23, 2015)

As seen on PBS's American Spring LIVE, the award-winning author of Buzz and Feathers presents a natural and human history of seeds, the marvels of the plant kingdom.

"The genius of Hanson's fascinating, inspiring,...


The Big Book of Backyard Medicine

by Julie Bruton-Seal & Matthew Seal Skyhorse (March 03, 2020)

The Most Thorough Compilation of Home Cures and Remedies Yet!

Years ago, every household practiced natural healing by using what they had. Plants grow abundantly all over our roadsides, cities, and in your own...


How to Grow Marijuana

by Murph Wolfson Adams Media (January 07, 2020)

Grow your own marijuana at home with this straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to get you out of the weeds so you can get down to growing ganja--no green thumb required!

Have fun and save money with this...


Nature into Art

by Thomas Christopher & Ngoc Minh Ngo Timber Press (September 17, 2019)

 “Like Wave Hill itself, these pages make an indelible impression—wildly intimate, possibility-laden, provocative—leaving me wide awake and hungry for a visit.” —Margaret Roach, author of A Way to...


How to Grow Marijuana

by Murph Wolfson Adams Media (January 07, 2020)

Grow your own marijuana at home with this straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to get you out of the weeds so you can get down to growing ganja--no green thumb required!

Have fun and save money with this...


Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life

by Marta McDowell Timber Press (October 01, 2019)

“A visual treat as well as a literary one, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life will be deeply satisfying for gardeners and garden lovers, connoisseurs of botanical illustration, and those who seek a deeper...


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...


Hydroponics for Houseplants

by Peter Loewer Skyhorse (March 01, 2016)

Pick your container, fill it with water, and sit back and watch your plant grow!

This book is the answer to anyone who has ever shied away from growing house plants because of messy dirt or fear of things dying...


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...


Wicked Plants

by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs & Jonathon Rosen Algonquin Books (May 21, 2009)

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two...


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...


Flower Confidential

by Amy Stewart Algonquin Books (March 18, 2008)

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the...


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)

How to grow your own food in the Southwest!

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,...


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...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops

by Naomi Slade Timber Press (April 22, 2014)

Snowdrops have a delicate, quiet beauty. Their white bell-shaped petals are striking alone and in a swath, and they are a harbinger of spring. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops is the first book to make...


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...