From the article: Top 14 Gardening Books Worth Adding to Your Gardening Library
Every gardener needs a few good reference books on hand, if only for inspiration. What garden books do you reach for regularly and which would you recommend to other gardeners? Share Your Suggestions.
Season's on Henry's Farm
- by Terra Brockman. A year of Food and Life on an Organice Sustainable Farm. Some great recipes and really good organic farming ideas with the day to day life on the farm.
Sustainable Gardening Books
- For those who garden with the thought of putting only good back into the earth I would highly suggest " Composting " A Study Of The Process And Its Principles." And, any of the Rodale gardening books, and , the Horticulture Magazines. "The Garden At Eichstatt" For ones interest of a more in-depth study of many different plants and their parts. (beautiful drawings and colors.... )As for the history and the book, of which dates back to the 14th century...I can say it is one of the more pleasurable studies of my gardening career. The sheer beauty is something to motivate one to be a better steward of the act called "gardening."
- —Guest Bea Kunz
dog friendly gardens for garden friendly
- Great book to take in your pets patterns into account when setting up your sacred space.
- —Guest angel
Liz Primeau Books
- any books about the 'unlawn' garden, like those of liz primeau.
- —Guest jeanX
Southern Living Annuals & Perennials
- This book has helped me decide what plants I would like to use in every situation.It's informative and full of good advice.
- —Guest jajg53
Rodale's Organic Gardening Guide
- I have this book and also bought one for my brother, a very enthusiastic gardner, he loves it too. It answers any question that has ever come up.
Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening
- I love The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening book put out by Rodale. It seems like I have had this book forever and always go to it first to look anything up. I am sure that there are many new books on the market, but I find this one is the best so far that I have found besides the internet for looking up problems or how and what to plant.
- —Guest cheryl
Making More Plants, by Ken Druse
- I refer to this wonderful book year-round for information on propagation, even in the dead of winter one can make hardwood cuttings successfully. Druse' information is every bit as clear and concise as his title, and his photographs are beautiful as well as explanatory. My other choice is The Well Tended Perennial Garden for clear information on maintaining perennial plants.
- —Guest Gardiner
Horticultural Society's A-Z Encyclopedia
- I completely agree with Shelby24019; the American Horticultural Society's A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is one that I've read front to cover many times, and used as a reference over and over. It's absolutely my favorite.
- —Guest tiffawhise
A-Z Encyc. & "Right Plant, Right Place"
- My favorite gardening book is "The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants". Not only does it list every plant that grows, it tells you how to prune and propagate and divide your plants. My next choice is "Right Plant, Right Place". Here is a web site from which I have ordered lots of gardening books. They have super prices. Since I have quiet a few gardening friends I give gardening books for Christmas gifts. What gardener wouldn't want a new gardening book?? http://www.bookcloseouts.com/default.asp?N=0
- Nature- Friendly Garden: Creating a Backyard Haven for Plants, Wildlife, and People by Marlene A. Condon
- —Guest Doug Stockman
Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
- This book by Lawrence D. Hills is an absolute mine of information, written in an easy to follow style. I refer to it over and over again. If it has a problem, it is the depth of the information given!