Must-read books for the perennial gardener. Read Article
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.
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.
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 … Read Article
Here’s a great book to inspire anyone planning a mixed border.
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 … Read Article
I recommended two books on the Winter Blues podcast so I have listed the links to those two books below so you can find out more about them. Happy reading! #1 – Wonders of the Winter Landscape by Vincent Simeone … Read Article
The turn of the year always brings the same response—where does the time go? Here’s a really good book that relates to that same question. Read Article
A life without weekly mowing and watering can be a reality, and The American Meadow Garden can lead you to it. Read Article
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. Read Article
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. Read Article