Recommended Reading

Great gardening books, websites and other resources to help you become a better gardener.

Recommended Reading: Ornamental Grasses

The American Meadow Garden—if you’re ready to trade your turfgrass lawn for a diverse carpet of color and texture, you need this book. Ornamental grasses expert John Greenlee recommends grasses plus flowering plants for your own personal meadow.

Deer-Resistant Landscaping

It is far beyond frustrating to spend good time, energy and money planning and planting a beautiful garden only to watch deer treat it as a personal all-you-can-eat buffet.

Recommended Reading: Shrubs

A good book can be a great help in choosing just the right shrub for your situation and desires. Want to improve your winter view? See Wonders of the Winter Landscape, which is all about trees and shrubs with compelling …

Your Edible Landscape

This week we’re featuring an oldie-but-goodie. Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally, by Robert Kourik, was first published in 1986, but as edible gardening is enjoying a steady uptick in interest, this book should be finding renewed popularity as …

Gardening in 1935

Ever wonder what American gardening was like decades ago? What were the popular plants, the challenges facing gardeners, the methods they relied upon? Horticulture has been in publication since 1904, and our back issues give a glimpse at the gardening life of old.

Sunflower Houses

In many ways, Christmastime is for children, and so is the book Sunflower Houses. But just as adults can’t help but enjoy the magic of Christmas—and appreciate it better than kids—so too do grown-up gardeners fall in love with this classic book by Sharon Lovejoy.