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Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition)

by Stu Campbell

In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system,...


Improving Your Soil: A Practical Guide to Soil Management for the Serious Home Gardner

by Keith Reid

Valuable advice from an expert in soil science.

Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With...


Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

Fairy Gardening 101: How to Design, Plant, Grow, and Create Over 25 Miniature Gardens

by Fiona McDonald

Release your inner child and step into the fairy world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy gardens are increasing in popularity and Fairy Gardening 101 provides you...


Garden Voices

by Carolyn Freas Rapp

Countless garden books tell us what, when, where and how to plant.

Few explore the reasons why gardening becomes central to so many people's lives.

In Garden Voices, Carolyn Rapp explores the relationships of...


Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

by Jeanine Davis & W. Scott Persons

The most comprehensive, truly practical guide to the cultivation of woodland botanicals


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

by Pam Dawling

Growing for 100 – the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.


Henry Mitchell on Gardening

by Henry Mitchell, Susan Davis & Allen Lacy

Gardeners disagree about many things—cannas, double petunias, the color magenta—but on one subject they are unanimous. Henry Mitchell was simply the best garden writer this country has ever produced. As...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops

by Naomi Slade

Snowdrops (whose Latin name is Galanthus) have a delicate, quiet beauty. Their white bell-shaped petals are striking alone and in a swath, and they are a harbinger of spring. They are hugely popular in the United...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums

by Brent Horvath

Sedums are easy-to-grow flowering perennials with succulent foliage. They are available in hundreds of varieties, and gorgeous in gardens and containers. Their color changes dramatically with the seasons-in...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias

by John Whittlesey

Salvia is a family of flowering plants that can be grown in all regions, either as perennials or annuals. The range of sizes, colors, foliage, and hardiness within the genus is substantial, with over 900 species...


Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise between the Sidewalk and the Curb

by Evelyn Hadden & Joshua McCullough

The hellstrip-the space between a street and a public sidewalk, also known as a tree park, boulevard, meridian, and planting strip-is finally getting the attention it deserves! Gardeners everywhere are taking...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias

by Andy Vernon

Dahlias are the showgirls of the garden. Their colorful blooms, from purple, pink, and white to yellow, orange, and red, come in a huge variety of sizes and shapes. They are also a favorite cut flower, adding...


Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners

by Augustus Jenkins Farmer

Augustus Jenkins Farmer (aka Jenks) started gardening in the third grade in a corner of the family farm filled with rocks, scrap metal, crinum, and spider lilies. He was free to dig, transplant, and design in...


Soil Mates: Companion Planting for Your Vegetable Garden

by Sara Alway & Kelle Carter

Matchmaking in the garden!

 

In this charming guide to companion planting for your vegetable-garden favorites, you’ll learn why Broccoli ♥ Rosemary and whether Cucumber + Corn = friends with benefits. (Just...


Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, 2nd Edition

by Creighton Lee Calhoun

A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out...


Plant Conservation: Why It Matters and How It Works

by Timothy Walker

Plants' ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source-they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals....


The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs

by Jim Gardiner

Rich attributes including vibrant color, fragrance, and sheer variety of form make flowering shrubs the most rewarding of garden plants, but this vast group with its scores of tempting plants — including abutilons,...


My Garden, the City and Me: Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London

by Helen Babbs

Helen Babbs is a self-proclaimed city girl who lives on the second floor of a flat in a chaotic corner of London. An urge to find more green in the city and a stronger connection to the natural world leads her...


The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening

by Thomas Christopher

Gardeners are the front line of defense in our struggle to tackle the problems of global warming, loss of habitat, water shortages, and shrinking biodiversity.  In The New American Landscape, author and editor...