Gardening Book Reviews

Find Kylee Baumle’s latest gardening book reviews here and then visit Kylee’s Corner at Gardener’s Hub to see which of her reviewed gardening books are available (and often on sale). For even more from Kylee, visit her blog, Our Little Acre.

Book Review: Backyard Foraging

Backyard Foraging

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat by Ellen Zachos 240 pages, softcover Storey Publishing, 2013 List price: $16.95 I’ve read several books on edible plants and I thought I at least knew what was edible …

Book Review: Lawn Gone!

Lawn Gone

Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives For Your Yard by Pam Penick 184 pages Ten Speed Press, 2013 List price: $19.99 Austinite Pam Penick has a landscape design business and having read her blog, Digging, for many years, when she …

Book Review: Powerhouse Plants

powerhouse plants

Powerhouse Plants 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty by Graham Rice 284 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $24.95 After the brutal summer we experienced last year here in the U.S., many gardeners are looking to garden a little differently. …

Book Review: Fine Foliage

Fine Foliage

Fine Foliage Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container by Karen Chapman & Christina Salwitz 140 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2013 List price: $16.95 Besides being a neat little package of horticultural eye candy that could stand on this merit …

Book Review: Kiss My Aster

Kiss My Aster

Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You by Amanda Thomsen 160 pages Storey Publishing, 2012 List price: $16.95 Your life isn’t complete until you’ve met Amanda Thomsen. She’s one of a kind …

Book Review: Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Alethea Morrison 159 pages Storey Publishing, 2013 List price: $14.95 If you’re thinking of keeping bees (and don’t think I haven’t!), then Morrison’s new book for beginners will be invaluable in two …