Books on Garden Design
A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
The American Hort. Society’s A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants deserves to be in every gardener’s library because it can pretty much answer any question you have on any plant you might be inclined to grow. Whether there’s a question on hardiness, when to prune or propagate or how large to expect it to grow, you will find the answer here.
Armitage's Garden Perennials
Dr. Allan Armitage writes from his own personal experience growing perennials and luckily for us, he has grown many. His very specific advice on the toughest species to choose or the sprawler to avoid is unlike most plant reference books that simply list the facts and features of plants.
Container Garden Book - Container Gardening for Canada
Container gardening allows you to experiment with plants and to grow plants in small areas and problem sites. This handbook on container gardening gives tips for making the most of potted plants, combining containers and choosing plants for color and interest.
Did You Know...? Wise Words & Advice for Gardeners
This book is a real treat. It reads like swapping stories at a community garden. There are sure to be several tips for even the most experienced gardener to learn from. I especially appreciated how practical and easy the advice is and how garden friendly. This is a great gardening companion.
Gardening for Dummies
Written for the beginner, “Gardening for Dummies” does a great job of covering the basics: zones, choosing plants, weeding, pruning... It also lives up to its subtitle, “A reference for the rest of us.” The section on pesticides is one of the easiest to grasp in print. But novice gardeners will appreciate it most for it’s ability to get them up...
The Gardener's Palette - Creating Color in the Garden (Book Review)
Combining color in the garden is half the fun of gardening. Designing with color is a gardening art form. In Sydney Eddison's The Gardener's Palette seeks to make the skill of combining flower colors within the grasp of every avid gardener.
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
This is the kind of bottom line practical information that every gardener looks for. New gardeners will take the fast track to learning about staking, deadheading and divisions. Experienced gardeners will be treated to the inside track on expanding your gardens bloom season through creative pruning.
Wonders of the Winter Landscape (Book Review)
Winter interest in Northern gardens is often left to evergreens. However there are many trees and shrubs that offer fascinating structure, bark and berries, to add a subtle interest through all four seasons. Wonders of the Winter Landscape explores the many choices available as winter garden treats, if you know where to look.
Gardening Magazines - Top Picks
Gardening magazines are like a monthly dose of inspiration. These are some of my favorites.