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Books: The New Garden Revolution by a True Revolutionary

I can't remember how many times over the years -- at conferences, lectures and the like -- that I asked Larry Weaner when he was going to write a book. Finally, it's here: Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change...
by Garden Design Online on Jul 19, 2016

Books: A Potpourri

This is an illlustrated guide to some of the great designers -- past and present -- and what we can learn from them today. In Lessons from the Great Gardeners: Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us (University of Chicago Press, 2016), author M...
by Garden Design Online on May 12, 2016

Books: Great Gardens, Great Stories, Great Illustrations

Keep this book by your bedside or tuck it into your luggage enroute to your next vacation ... it's the perfect little volume for garden lovers. In her latest book, Gardens of Awe and Folly: A Traveler's Journal on the Meaning of Life and Gardening (B...
by Garden Design Online on May 1, 2016

AHS Garden Book Awards 2016

The American Horticultural Society has announced its selection of top garden books for 2016. The American Horticultural Society has announced its selection of top garden books for 2016. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for R...
by Garden Design Online on Mar 29, 2016

Books: Plants & Plants!

Two new titles from Timber Press that you'll want this spring for your bookshelf. Even though the second is California-related, you might find it interesting anyway, and if you live in a state that's climate-compatible with parts of California, it's...
by Garden Design Online on Mar 13, 2016

Favorite Garden Books: Planting in a Post-Wild World

I am a long-time fan of Thomas Rainer’s garden design blog, Grounded Design (see Garden Blogs of the Month: May 2010), so when I learned that he had a book coming out, I was eager to read it. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communiti...
by Jean's Garden on Mar 9, 2016

Gardening : Writing

Is gardening like writing?This is what Carl Lennertz of HarperCollins Publishing wrote in his blog Publishing Insider:"....every 5 years or so, I get a truckload of topsoil dropped off so I can elevate a corner of the yard or start a new flower...
by serenity in the garden on Feb 22, 2016

Favorite Garden Books – Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden

Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden (St. Martin’s Press, 2014) is a collaboration of sorts between Vita Sackville-West, the creator of one of the world’s most-loved gardens, and Sarah Raven. The collaboration is a very...
by Jean's Garden on Jan 28, 2016

Books: Thinking of Veggies

Everyone who grows vegetables naturally wants the most out of each plant. Now, there is expert advice from Colin McCrate and Brad Halm, former CSA farmers and founders of the Seattle Urban Farm Company, a firm that designs, builds, and maintains edib...
by Garden Design Online on Jan 21, 2016

Favorite Garden Books: The Inspired Garden

One of the benefits of my $20 per year non-resident membership in the Portland (Maine) Public Library is access to the library’s wonderful collection of garden books. Recently, I’ve been enjoying The Inspired Garden: Twenty-Four Artists Share The...
by Jean's Garden on Dec 11, 2015

Christmas Books III - 2015

And here are my favorite titles from earlier this year -- any of them would make great presents. In no particular order. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes (Timber Press, 2015). The ultimate guide to s...
by Garden Design Online on Dec 11, 2015

Christmas Books II - 2015

Creating gardens can be a lifelong task, and there's nothing like a great relationship with a renowned horticulturist to bring about a landscape masterpiece. In On Walnut Hill - The Evolution Of A Garden (Hillside Press, 2015), writer Kathy Hudson lo...
by Garden Design Online on Dec 8, 2015

Books: Tropical Masterpieces by Jungles

Just wait. If The Colors of Nature: Subtropical Gardens by Raymond Jungles (Monacelli Press, 2008) is one of your favorite books -- it's certainly one of mine -- you will definitely want to add his latest to your collection. In his new book, The Cult...
by Garden Design Online on Nov 29, 2015

Middle School Nutrition and Garden Curriculum

  Diggin It! is a Middle School Nutrition and Garden Curriculum created by Nutritionist & Certified Health Coach, Jill Parsh. This 100+ page pdf is available as a free download by simply clicking the link above. As owner of Food for Health,...
by School Garden Weekly on Nov 21, 2015

Books: Two Terrific Titles from Timber Press

Designers: Two books you really can't do without -- and two that would make a fabulous holiday gift for any designer or sophisticated gardener on your list. Landscape architect Thomas Rainer is well-known to most of us through his very thoughtful, po...
by Garden Design Online on Nov 15, 2015

Favorite Garden Books: The Garden in Autumn

For several years, based on the recommendations of other garden bloggers, I have been wanting to read some of the garden writing of Allen Lacy. Many of his books are out of print and a bit difficult to find. But when I discovered in September that I...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 2, 2015

Books: Garden Beach Reads

I've had this book for years, and now it's been re-issued by the New York Review of Books. The author, of course, is Katherine S. White, long-time fiction editor for The New Yorker, and it contains a number of gardening-related columns that she wrote...
by Garden Design Online on Jul 7, 2015

Books: Grand Gardens & Grand Design

Landscape architects aren't generally known for their expert plant knowledge, but one of the great exceptions is Edmund Hollander, who's been designing grand gardens with his business partner Maryanne Connelly since 1989 at Edmund Hollander Design. I...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 28, 2015

Books: Great Design Ideas

Photographer Stacy Bass has been taking images of gardens and nature for a good many years. In this, her second book, Gardens at First Light (athome Books, 2015), she concentrates on 12 classic northeast gardens, all photographed at early dawn. They'...
by Garden Design Online on May 10, 2015

Books: Drought Tolerant Plants & Design

Sunset is not kidding when they say this is the ultimate guide to drought-tolerant plants and gardens. In the Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Water Beds, Borders, and Containers (Oxmoor House, 2015), the S...
by Garden Design Online on May 3, 2015


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