We've compiled the newest gardening books that caught our eye, as well as our favorite resources that will help you solve a problem, design your garden or grow delicious food. Happy reading!

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The Vegetable Gardening Book - Buy now on Amazon

Your complete guide to growing an edible organic garden from seed to harvest

A wheelbarow full of information from award-winning television and podcast host Joe Lamp'l, including layout and design ideas, plans for reducing maintenance, reference charts, tips on extending the growing season, profiles on 40 of Joe's favorite plants, and more!

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The Elegant & Edible Garden - Buy now on Amazon

Design a Dream Kitchen Garden to Fit Your Personality, Desires, and Lifestyle

Linda Vater shares her vision for gorgeous potager gardens, where flowers and food grow together. Learn how to create a garden that is not only beautiful, but also productive.

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Grow Now - Buy now on Amazon

How We Can Save OUr Health, Communities, and Planet—One Garden at a Time

Emily Murphy shares easy to follow tips on creating a more harmonious garden, including better soil, happier pollinators, and bountiful harvests of edibles and flowers.

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The New Heirloom Garden - Buy now on Amazon

Designs, Recipes, and Heirloom Plants for Cooks Who Love to Garden

Ellen Ecker Ogden shows you how to design a beautiful garden with heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Enjoy 55 recipes—entrees, sides, drinks and desserts—all using items straight from your own wonderful garden.

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Deer-Resistant Design - buy now on Amazon

Fence-Free Gardens that Thrive Despite the Deer

If you have the common problem of deer eating your plants, this book has the answers you've been looking for! Karen Chapman explores intentional garden design solutions and plants to use (there are zones listed, so you know they'll work in your garden!), all while showcasing beautiful gardens across the country—each with its own story of trouble and triumph.

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Nature's Best Hope - buy now on Amazon

A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard

If you've always wanted to turn your garden or yard into a wildlife habitat, what better time than now?! With these tips from Doug Tallamy, you'll be well on your way to providing a bustling home for local wildlife and helping save the planet.

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The New Gardener's Handbook - Buy now on Amazon

Grow a Beautiful & Bountiful Garden - Everything You Need to Know

This handy resource from Daryl Beyers, gardening expert and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden, will be something gardeners refer to again and again. From soil and mulching, to plant selection and watering tips, you'll feel confident in your garden and excited for what you can accomplish!

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Reimagining the California Lawn - Buy now on Amazon

Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs

Thinking about removing your lawn? This inspiring book will help you plan, install, and maintain a new water-wise yard with hundreds of plants to choose from! Create a meadow garden, welcome pollinators and birds, even have succulents or edible plants instead of grass.

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A Way to Garden - buy now on Amazon

A Hands-On Primer for Every Season

A practical guide filled with decades of knowledge on seasonal gardening, ornamental and vegetable plants, wildlife gardening, organic practices and more, from Margaret Roach. Learn what she calls "horticultural how-to and garden woo-woo" — her unique combination of practical information and garden intuition. A true must-have for passionate gardeners.

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50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants - buy now on Amazon

The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don't Eat

Are deer demolishing your garden? Learn how you can take action without hurting the deer, using chemicals, or adding fencing. Ruth Rogers Clausen has compiled a list of 50 of the best plants that deer just won’t eat, including annuals and perennials, shrubs, ferns, bulbs, grasses, and herbs. For each plant, Clausen offers growing advice and even design tips.

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Gardening Under Lights - buy now on Amazon

The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers

Gardeners continue to find creative ways to bring green indoors, as exemplified by Leslie Halleck’s book Gardening Under Lights. Halleck fully equips readers with the information necessary to grow a variety of plants indoors. Not only does she cover the critical aspects of growing-lighting, pests, care, and more—readers will be pleased to find that Halleck also has a passion for making sure it all looks fantastic, too: “Growing plants and food indoors doesn’t have to be utilitarian; it can be a beautiful practice that blends into our living space and lifestyles,” she notes.

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The New Shade Garden - buy now on Amazon

Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change

Not only does Ken Druse offer advice on making a shady spot in your garden beautiful, he addresses some common problems gardeners face such as watering with limited resources and planting in our changing climate. Druse guides readers through the whole process: designing, preparing the soil for planting, pruning, and more.

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Making the Most of Shade - buy now on Amazon

How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

Find out how to create a lush garden that will thrive in the shade. In the first part of this book, readers will learn the nuts and bolts of shade gardening. The second part features nearly 300 shade-loving plants, including perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbers.

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Starting & Saving Seeds - buy now on Amazon

Grow the Perfect Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Garden

Whether you’re just getting into gardening or you’re a gardening pro, Starting & Saving Seeds will guide you through the process of saving your own seeds and helping them flourish into strong, healthy, happy plants.

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Garden Alchemy - Buy now on Amazon

80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More

If you've been wanting to try your hand at making your own potting soil or seed bombs, this book covers many topics and projects. If you're a fan of the Garden Therapy blog, you'll enjoy this collection of 80 recipes from Stephanie Rose.

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The Proven Winners Garden Book - buy now from Proven Winners

Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden

Expert plant knowledge and creative design ideas from America’s #1 plant brand. The Proven Winners Garden Book contains simple garden plans to add curb appeal to your home, including a welcoming entryway, pollinator garden, flower garden, shady summertime retreat and deer-resistant garden. Not sure what plants work together in a container? You’ll also get 25 recipes to add color to your patio, porch or balcony. The authors also share lessons on garden prep, design choices, and how to buy the right plants.

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The Cottage Garden - Buy now on Amazon

In his new book, Danish florist and gardener Claus Dalby takes us on a visual tour of generations of famous cottage gardens, such as those of William Robinson, Margery Fish, Gertrude Jekyll, and Vita Sackville-West. This journey is followed by stories and photos of his own personal visits to modern cottage gardens around the globe. Lots of ideas to glean here!

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Hot Color, Dry Garden — buy now on Amazon

Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener

Dry definitely doesn't have to mean drab or boring. Garden designer Nan Sterman will help you bring bright color to a low-water garden. You'll get introduced to 150 colorful, drought-tolerant plants, dozens of design ideas, and dry garden how-tos..

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Japanese Gardens - Buy now on Amazon.

A Journey

Popular British gardener and author, Monty Don, explores both the traditional and modern aspects of Japanese gardening. Don and photographer Derry Moore, traveled to some of the most beautiful gardens in Japan in spring and autumn, and the book contains over 200 photographs from their journey.

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Heaven is a Garden - buy now on Amazon

Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection

Have you ever stepped into a garden and immediately felt a sense of calm wash over you? In Heaven is a Garden, landscape designer Jan Johnsen explains the elements that create that sensation—from a chart that details the impact colors have on our psyches to explaining why trickling water gives us energy. Johnsen makes sense of the mysteries of a tranquil garden, inspiring us to create our own serene escapes.

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Spirit of Place - Buy now on Amazon

The Making of a New England Garden

Bill Noble, lifelong gardener and former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy, shares the connection between gardens and the places they're in, along with garden-making insights and a view into his stunning Vermont garden.

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The Modern Cottage Garden - Buy now on Amazon

A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style

Learn how to create a fusion between the classic cottage style and the new perennial movement! These gardens require little maintenance, but offer a long season of interest. See ideas from real gardens for container gardens, small gardens, and more.

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Small Garden Style - Buy now on Amazon

A Design Guide for Outdoor Rooms and Containers

Use this book as your guide for creating your own small garden escape. From patios and small yards to single-container gardens, the bright pictures and design tips will have you planning out your new outdoor space in no time!

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Gardentopia - buy now on Amazon

Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Landscape and garden expert Jan Johnsen provides inspiration and instruction with over 100 unique techniques to transform humble gardens and yards into magical outdoor spaces. Her tips are illustrated, specific and easily applied. She suggests simple changes and design strategies that can have big impact, such as accenting curves and cascading trimming techniques. Over 100 color photos bring her book to life and help you see just what is possible in your own yard or garden.

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The Spirit of Stone — buy now on Amazon

101 Practical & Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden

Do you know the best types of stone to use (or avoid) in your landscape? Learn how to incorporate stone of all types into your design from award-winning landscape designer Jan Johnsen. Discover creative ideas for stone walkways, steps, walls, accents and more.

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Fine Foliage — buy now on Amazon

Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container

Authors Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz share more than 60 examples of plant combinations for the home garden in this helpful book. For each combo, there's a "Why This Works" section along with a "Meet The Players" section showing each plant with highlights. Zones, site requirements, soil, and seasonal interest all are included to ensure from beginner to expert, your garden will be thriving!

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The Right-Size Flower Garden - buy now on Amazon

Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices

Do you ever feel overwhelmed at the task of maintaining your garden? Gardener, writer, and teacher Kerry Ann Mendez provides simple changes you can make that will help you make smarter use of the space you have, and make gardening feel more enjoyable and less like a daunting chore.

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The Budget-Wise Gardener - buy now on Amazon

With Hundreds of Money-Saving Buying & Design Tips for Planting the Best for Less

Get tips from savvy gardener Kerry Ann Mendez. Learn how and when to get the best deals, select plants that give you the most bang for your buck, and use design secrets to make your garden look like a million bucks.

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Fearless Gardening - Buy now on Amazon

Be Bold, Break the Rules, and Grow What You Love

From the first page, author Loree Bohl's message is clear: "To every gardener who has ever thought, but I can't or I shouldn't, yes you can and yes you should." If you think gardening should be an adventure, this book is for you! Get tips for creating a garden you love, with hardy plant choices, container gardening insights and 7 inspiring garden profiles.

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The Art of Outdoor Living - buy now on Amazon

Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends

If you’ve seen Shrader’s design work, you know he has a talent for extending the indoors outside to create stylish and enjoyable outdoor spaces. In his first book, he shares twelve beautiful properties and shows how to connect the landscape with a livable ease that is not only for entertaining, but for relaxing as well. Photography is captured by Lisa Romerein.

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Private Gardens of Santa Barbara - Buy now on Amazon

The Art of Outdoor Living

Highlighting 18 gardens in Santa Barbara, this coffee table book is full of stunning photos (190 to be exact) of the iconic design of Margie Grace—sophisitcated, sustainable, waterwise, and maintenance-smart. These private homes include beachfront, large estates, and modest homes, all adapted to the lifestyle of outdoor living.

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The Winterthur Garden Guide - Buy now on Amazon

Color for Every Season

This guide is for any gardener who longs for color in every season! Learn how to plant for a succession of blooms developed by American horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont in his garden. This book includes details on flowers, shrubs, and trees that have all stood the test of time. If you haven't been, Winterthur is in Philadelphia and is a beautiful garden to visit!

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Movement and Meaning — buy now on Amazon

The Landscapes of Hoerr Schaudt

Explore 45 public, private, and cultural projects designed by award-winning innovators in landscape architecture, Hoerr Schaudt. Readers will gain an understanding of both the art and science that goes into landscape design. Their plant-driven designs will inspire professionals and home gardeners alike.

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden — buy now on Amazon

The Essential Guide to Planning and Pruning Techniques

A valuable guide to planning, planting, and maintaining beautiful perennials that includes an A-Z encyclopedia of perennials and over 30 plant lists that break down choices for different needs and garden conditions. There's even a planting and maintenance schedule to keep you on track all year.

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Gardenlust - buy now on Amazon

A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens

Get inspired by Gardenlust, a book that showcases 50 beautiful modern gardens around the world. Guiding readers through each garden is the author-plant guru, and renowned garden designer Christopher Woods whose background makes him the ideal garden guide: former director and chief designer at Chanticleer, vice president for horticulture at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, director of the Van Dusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, executive director of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, and director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm. One reader gushes that “it could be awarded 5 stars just for the photography alone.”

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The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens
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Learn how the gardens of the past have influenced garden design today by exploring 100 of the most influential gardens in the world. Lecturer, teacher, and gardener Linda A. Chisholm, who teaches the history of landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden takes readers on this enchanting tour.

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Power of Gardens - buy now on Amazon

Santa Monica-based Nancy Goslee Power is an award-winning garden designer who has built numerous public and private gardens in California, the East Coast, Australia, and Europe. This book highlights some of her designs and even includes an extensive list of some of her favorite trees and plants.

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Gardens Are For People - buy now on Amazon

This is a must-read for any gardener. In Gardens are For People, revered garden designer Thomas D. Church shares his gardening philosophies and imparts his extensive knowledge upon readers. Readers will certainly benefit from learning the four principles of his design process: unity, function, simplicity, and scale.

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The American Meadow Garden - buy now on Amazon

Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn

In The American Meadow Garden, John Greenlee teachers us how to incorporate natural grassland ecological and design principles into home landscapes. Greenlee describes meadows, or grass ecologies, in their broadest sense as the grassy openings in landscapes with trees—“the relief of a sunny opening after the dark drama of trees.” He rhapsodizes on their beauty: “Alive with rhythmic movement, catching both wind and light.” And he touts their sustainability: “Meadows require less maintenance and consume significantly less resources than lawn or border.”

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Planting in a Post-Wild World - buy now on Amazon

Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Planting in a Post-Wild World calls on us to incorporate plants that are both reflective of our natural surroundings and can flourish in our built world. Thomas Rainer, a landscape architect, teacher, and writer; and Claudia West, with a background in horticulture, ecology, and environmental restoration, provide excellent guidance for anyone looking to bridge the gap between nature and their own garden.

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100 Plants to Feed the Bees - Buy now on Amazon

Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

This handy field guide from The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that support bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. Inside, you'll learn best garden placements, soil type and exposure recommendations, bloom time, varieties to try, and notable garden visitors per plant.

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How to Make a Plant Love You - buy now on Amazon

Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart

Take a step inside the world of plants with houseplant expert and environmentalist Summer Rayne Oakes and learn how nurturing plants can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve our overall health and well-being.

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Decorating with Plants - buy now on Amazon

What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive

A houseplant instantly adds life, style, and color to your home, but may seem overwhelming as to where to start. This book will help you with plant care and selection tips, along with design insights so even if your space is small, you’ll still have big style!

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Plant Parenting - buy now on Amazon

Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers

Horticulture expert Leslie F. Halleck shares ways how you can easily propagate your plants through cuttings, layering, dividing, and more. In this book you'll get beginner-friendly tips and techniques to aid in your passion for houseplants, growing your food, flower gardens, and more.

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Gardener's Guide to Compact Plants - buy now on Amazon

Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening

Our favorite thing about this book are the illustrated garden design plans with the accompanied plant lists. There's also a section on common challenges (like not having enough pollinators and what compact plants to use to invite them in), and how to create the garden you've always wanted. This is a great book for gardeners with raised beds, small yards, limited space, patios, community plots, and more.

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Dahlias - buy now on Amazon

Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden

Undeniably one of the most fabulous cutting flowers to grow at home—dahlias bloom late summer and into autumn when many other plants are done for the season. Well-known garden journalist Naomi Slade teams up with premier garden photographer Georgianna Lane, to bring you this beautiful book that will answer your questions about how to grow amazing dahlias. Get hands-on knowledge on growing and overwintering these tropical plants. Discover stunning specimens that bloom with flowers that range from tiny pompoms to dinner plate size.

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Peony - buy now on Amazon

The Best Varieties for Your Garden

Are you interested in growing your own peonies but don’t know where to start? Learn from peony experts David C. Michener and Carol A. Adelman. In addition to providing the basics about peonies (the history, the types available, etc.), they share growing information for 194 of the best varieties.

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The Beautiful Edible Garden - Buy now on Amazon

Design a Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

Have you always wanted your vegetable garden to have the beautiful and bountiful all-season look you see online and on tv? With this book you'll learn how to not just have edibles to enjoy, but also an added design element so your outdoor space is the best of both worlds! Get ready to be inspired and look at your plain ol kitchen garden in a whole new light.

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Around the World in 80 Plants - Buy now on Amazon

An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure for Temperate Climates

If you're interested in edible gardening, this book belongs on your bookshelf! Showcasing traditions, recipes, sources for seeds and plants, plus general information and inspiration so you can grow your own perennial vegetables in no time and with confidence.

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The Vegetable Gardening Book - Buy now on Amazon

Your complete guide to growing an edible organic garden from seed to harvest

A wheelbarow full of information from award-winning television and podcast host Joe Lamp'l, including layout and design ideas, plans for reducing maintenance, reference charts, tips on extending the growing season, profiles on 40 of Joe's favorite plants, and more!

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The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener - buy now on Amazon

How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

In this timeless guide to vegetable gardening, Niki Jabbour shares insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia. Get tips for succession planting and growing vegetables year round, no matter how cold it gets!

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens - buy now on Amazon

73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

This beautifully illustrated and fun-to-read book guides gardeners in creating imaginative, beautiful food gardens. You’ll get a variety of ideas that range from creating an edible garden that incorporates free-range chickens to designing a garden focused on growing chiles. You’ll also get a plethora of tips, including how to garden on patios and other small spaces and how to keep critters away from your food.

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Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix - buy now on Amazon

224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun

A great book for garden lovers, you'll expand your garden and get detailed growing information for each plant, along with fun facts and plant history. There's even “Like this? Then try this!" like swapping spring radishes for winter radishes.

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Growing Under Cover - Buy now on Amazon.

Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden

Get tips on how to use protective covers so you can plant earlier, help keep pests away, and grow a healthier harvest. This new in-depth guide will help all your vegetable gardening dreams come true-no matter your growing zone!

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The New Heirloom Garden - Buy now on Amazon

Designs, Recipes, and Heirloom Plants for Cooks Who Love to Garden

Each seed tells a story! Inside you'll see 12 original themed gardens, plant keys, gardening tips, over 50 recipes for after the harvest, plus enjoy reading interviews from fellow seed-savers who are working to inspire more heirloom gardens.

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Grow What You Love - buy now on Amazon

12 Food Plant Families To Change Your Life

Creator of the celebrated blog, Pass the Pistil, Emily Murphy shows how easy it is to grow your favorite produce. She shares how to fit gardening into modern life with little time or effort, as well as some of her favorite seasonal recipes.

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Kitchen Garden Revival - Buy now on Amazon

A modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden

Join the revival! In this beautifully photographed book, you'll learn how to design and install raised beds-plus what to grow in them, with your own seasonal growing plan.

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Growing Beautiful Food - buy now on Amazon

A Gardener's Guide to Cultivating Extraordinary Vegetables and Fruit

Author Matthew Benson lives on Stonegate Farm in New York. The farm functions as a CSA, but its purpose is to get more people growing their own food. “I’m always delighted when CSA customers apologize for not renewing their memberships because they’ve decided to grow their own gardens,” Benson told Garden Design. “That means they want to bring the beauty they see at the farm back to their own garden. When that happens I feel like I’ve done my work.” In his book, Benson inspires us to eat better, be healthier, and live more sustainably by growing our own delicious food.

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The Complete Kitchen Garden - buy now on Amazon

An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs and 100 Seasonal Recipes

In her book, author and gardener Ellen Ecker Ogden fills us in on the basics of getting started with a kitchen garden, provides planting plans for kitchen gardens, and shares more than 100 recipes. If you’ve been on the fence about trying your hand at kitchen gardening, there’s no time like the present. As Ogden told Garden Design, “At a time when we are losing the genetic diversity of our food crops at an alarming rate, it’s vital we understand what we eat, grow it ourselves, know how to cook with it and preserve it, and then repeat the cycle.”

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The Gardens of Mackinac Island - buy now from Proven Winners

Autographed and Personalized Edition

If you haven't been able to attend the Grand Garden Show, this book will whisk you away-and inspire you to attend! Who better than Jack Barnwell (Mackinac's premier landscape architect) to share nearly 100 public and private, humble and grand gardens of the island, along with interwoven narratives, poetry, history, and horticulture.

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Windcliff - Buy now on Amazon

A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens

With stunning photography by Claire Takacs, this book by Daniel J Hinkley about his private garden will simply "wow" you across 280 pages. Not only will you take in the beauty of this thoughtfully crafted garden, but also enjoy his accounts about the plants filling the space (every plant has a story, you know), along with Dan's priceless gardening advice. A perfect book for all those who appreciate gardening.

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Nature into Art - buy now on Amazon

The Gardens of Wave Hill

Embracing not only classic, but also daring and innovative designs, Wave Hill is a world-renowned 28-acre pubic garden in the Bronx, New York. Explore the beauty of the plants, flowers, and design with photographs by Ngoc Minh Ngo along with author's Thomas Christopher insights as you tour the iconic garden overlooking the Hudson River.

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Patina Living - buy now on Amazon

You are going to fall in love with Patina Farm! This book takes an intimate look at the farm the Giannetties built, why they built it, and how they realized there is not only one way to live. There’s gardens, sheds, outbuildings, sheep, donkeys, dogs, chickens-and goats, don’t forget the goats!

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Adventures in Eden - Buy now on Amazon.

An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe

Be whisked away to stunning gardens of Belgium, Ireland, Scandinavia, Wales, and more. You'll love learning a brief history and seeing the beautiful photos of 50 gardens across Europe-all without getting on a plane!

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The High Line - buy now on Amazon

In 2001, the Highline was on its way to being demolished. It was once an elevated stretch of freight railway that serviced the West Side of Manhattan but was abandoned when manufacturing businesses left the area and the last train ran on its overgrown tracks in 1980. Thanks to two local residents, Friends of the High Line was established. Fast-forward to the present: The High Line is now a beautiful, beloved attraction. This book shares how the project came to fruition, and gives the inside scoop on the planting design by Piet Oudolf, James Corner Field Operations, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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Hummelo - buy now on Amazon

A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life

World-renowned landscape designer Piet Oudolf has designed some of the most admired gardens in the world, including the High Line in New York, the Lurie Garden at Chicago’s Millennium Park, and Hauser and Wirth in the UK. Hummelo is the story of the evolution of Oudolf’s personal garden, Hummelo, in the Netherlands. Readers will gain insights into Oudolf’s planting philosophies and techniques, allowing them to learn from the leader of garden design’s New Perennial movement.

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The Gardens of Bunny Mellon - buy now on Amazon

The late Rachel “Bunny” Mellon designed some of the most renowned gardens in the world, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House (at the request of President Kennedy) and the gardens at the home and chateau of Hubert de Givenchy. Along with photography of the gardens Mellon designed, The Gardens of Bunny Mellon includes Mellon’s garden plans, sketches, and watercolors, as well as archival photographs. The text is based on extensive interviews author Linda Holden held with Mellon before her death.

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Honeybee Hotel - buy now on Amazon

The Waldorf Astoria's Rooftop Garden and the Heart of NYC

Honeybee Hotel tells how chef David Garcelon spearheaded the restoration of the rooftop at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, creating home to some 300,000 honeybees that provide unique flavor to his restaurant. The book details how the rooftop apiary came about, explains how a community was formed around the bees, and shows us that nature can thrive—even in urban environments.

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