Gardening Titles 2000
Compiled by Robert Dahlin -- 3/6/00
The aesthetic flair of designers Bill Blass, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy and many others is reflected in Private Gardens of the Fashion World (Mar., $50) by Francis D'Orleans, with photos by Claire de Virieu.
Relaxing sites with rural ambiance can be created with Country Gardening: Design Ideas and a Practical Guide (Apr., $39.95) by Theodore James Jr., with photos by Harry Haralambou. How-to advice blends with social history in Flora Domestica: A History of British Flower Arranging 1500“1930 (June, $49.50) by Mary Rose Blacker and photography by Andreas von Einsiedel.
A stirring of the senses is a goal of the full-color photographs illustrating how to create The Bold & Brilliant Garden (Mar., $29.95) by Sarah Raven.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Gertrude Jekyll's Lost Garden: An Edwardian Masterpiece (Apr., $55) by Rosamund Wallinger chronicles the painstaking restoration of the garden at the Manor House, Upton Grey in Hampshire, England. From Frances Lincoln: Penelope Hobhouse on Gardening (Feb., $35) by Penelope Hobhouse reveals the secrets behind her distinctive style. A month-by-month format with reference to his own garden provides the know-how in Christopher Lloyd's Gardening Year (Apr., $45) by Christopher Lloyd. English Plants for Your Garden (Apr., $35) by Jill Duchess of Hamilton promotes ornamental gardening with English native plants. From Umberto Allemadi & C.: Gian Lupo Osti portrays 152 different varieties in The Book of Tree Peonies (Feb., $45. om Alain de Gourcuff: Watercolors in two April books depict outdoor enhancements in Garden Seats by Mattei Popovici and Garden Urns by Andrew Zega ($25 each).
In the face of genetic manipulation, mounting safety and health concerns and evidence of the deleterious effects nonorganic systems can have on natural terrain, Gardening for the Future of the Earth (Jan., $19.95 paper) by Howard-Yana Shapiro and John Harrisson lets the backyard gardener employ techniques perfected by innovators of organic gardening.
Parents and kids can build safe spots and find fun outdoors with Family Garden (Jan., $13.95 paper) by Lucy Peel. Prickly plants become friendlier in Cactus (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Elizabeth Manke. Barbara Ellis defines more than 2500 botanical terms and garden-related words in Complete Gardener's Dictionary (Mar., $13.95 paper).
Michael Weishan, garden editor of NPR's Living on Earth, edits The Literary Garden (Mar., $13.95 paper), which combines literary inspiration with practical instruction enabling readers to construct their favorite fictional gardens.
Sarah Shepard and Lauren R. Stevens help gardeners determine just what's appropriate for their own geographical settings with Down to Earth: Environmental Landscaping (Nov., $18.95 paper). Brooklyn Botanic Garden (IPG, dist.). For those who might like some tunes with their petunias, there's Hummingbird Gardens: Turning Your Yard into Hummingbird Heaven (June, $9.95 paper), edited by Stephen W. Kress. Tovah Martin rediscovers captivating plants from the past in Old-Fashioned Flowers: Classic Blossoms to Grow in Your Garden ((Mar., $9.95 paper). Beth Hansom heats things up with Chile Peppers: Hot Tips and Tasty Picks for Gardeners and Gourmets (Mar., $9.95 paper).
"Free Soil & Lawn Care Help," "Free Help for Organic Gardners" and "Free Stuff from Web Sites of Garden Magazines" are just three of the chapters in Free Stuff for Gardeners on the Internet (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Judy Heim and Gloria Hansen.
Gardening in the Shade (May, $19.95 paper) by Margery Fish is a new edition of this practical classic by the late English writer. Fish also addresses the garden that can bloom year round in A Flower for Every Day (May, $19.95 paper). The growing habits of herbs are provided among other information in Blackberry Cove Herbal: Healing with Common Herbs in the Appalachian Wise-Woman Tradition (May, $18.95) by Linda Ours Rago, with illustrations by Diana Suttenfield and Antonia Walker.
A maximum-output/minimum-labor food-producing garden that grows everything from apples to mushrooms is outlined by Patrick Whitefield in How to Make a Forest Garden (Jan., $25 paper). Whitefield turns his attention to the ways in which permaculture works both in the city and the countryside with Permaculture in a Nutshell (Jan., $9 paper). Ken Fern shares his experiments and successes in Plants for a Future: Edible and Useful Plants for a Healthier World (Jan., $25 paper), which examines plants from temperate climes that require minimum maintenance.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
(IPG, dist.) Choosing and maintaining plants and compensating for a lack of sun are some of the matters tackled by Pam Wolfe in 200 Tips for Gardening in the Shade (Mar., $8.95 paper).
Susan Dooley and the Editors of Garden Design bring an air of international panache homeward in The World of Garden Design: Inspiring Ideas from Around the Globe to Your Backyard (Apr., $40). No complementary hues go undetected in The Garden Color Book: 340,000 Combinations for Your Garden (Apr., $27.50 spiral-bound) by Paul Williams. Pesky intruders strut their beauty in the photographic Weeds (June, $19.95 paper) by Howard Bjornson.
Plant pulchritude can be brought to narrow side yards, tiny city backyards, even rooftops with Gaining Ground: Dramatic Landscaping Solutions to Reclaim Lost Garden Spaces (Jan., $27.95) by Maureen Gilmer. That traditional turf lawns are impractical is just one declaration of The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature, Not Against Her (Feb., $27.95) by Andy Wasowski with Sally Wasowski. Resolving persistent problems, Douglas Green comes up with many folkloric answers that really work in Gardening Wisdom: Time-Proven Solutions for Today's Gardening Challenges (Feb., $14.95 paper).
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
A bible of turfgrass entomology first released in 1987 is available in a new second edition: Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada (Jan., $60) by Patricia J. Vittum et al.
Blossoms for all seasons -- regardless of the outdoor climate -- are cultivated in Year-Round Flower Gardener (Apr., $19.95 paper) by Anne Halpin. Subjects from design principles to construction projects and from plant selection to plant care are covered in Complete Home Landscaping (Feb., $24.95 paper) by Catriona Tudor Erler. 20Complete Guide to Water Gardens (Feb., $19.95 paper) by Kathleen Fisher assesses naturalistic and formal gardens, fountains, waterfalls, streams and bogs. Roger Holmes and Eleanore Lewis offer environment-friendly advice for getting started in Creating Good Gardens (Feb., $16.95 paper) by.
Assisting in the identification, treatment and prevention of more than 400 different plant w s, Pests & Diseases (Feb., $34.95) by Pippa Greenwood is a joint project with the American Horticultural Society. Perennials (Feb., $29.95) presents more than 1000 plants organized by size, season of bloom and color. Ultimate Rose (Apr., $19.95) by the American Rose Society illustrates every class of rose from ancient times up to the present day. Six new AHS Practical Guides were released in January: Annuals & Biennials, Arches & Pergolas, Fuchsias, Hanging Baskets, Small Trees and Walls & Fences ($8.95 each paper).
Eliminating unnecessary complications and minimizing laborious efforts, The Low-Maintenance Garden: A Complete Guide to Designs, Plants and Techniques for Easy-Care Gardens (Apr.; $29.95, paper $19.95) by Susan Berry and Steve Bradley tells how to utilize garden elements that take care of themselves. Living sculptures are the focus of Topiary and the Art of Training Plants (Mar.; $40, paper $24.95) by David Joyce, with illustrations by Laura Stoddart. Plans and examples are demonstrated in The Woodland Garden: Planting in Harmony with Nature (Mar., $19.95 paper) by R.Roy Forster and Alex M. Downie.
Planning an eventual total of 50 titles with four-color illustrations throughout, Kelli Dolecek continues to expand her state-by-state coverage with Month-to-Month Gardening Arizona (July), ...Nevada (Aug.) and ...Texas (Sept., $22.95 each spiral-bound hardcover).
In a generously proportioned 11"x14" volume, Lilies (May, $40) are glorified in both full-color photos and Scott Appell's introduction tracing their history and culture. Architectural details and naturalistic plantings mingle throughout the pages of In Harmony with Nature: Lessons from the Arts and Crafts Garden (May, $35) by Rick Darke. Twittering chums will be attracted to the ornamentals featured in The Bird Lover's Garden (Mar., $25) by Melinda Myers. A pair of April releases are A Garden in the Shade by Harriet Cramer and The Climbing Garden ($19.95 each) by Cathy Wilkinson Barash, who specifies more than 70 different plants to thrust the garden's dimensions upward.
Whatever the USDA hardiness zone considerations happen to be, Lauren Springer and Rob Proctor present words of wisdom in Passionate Gardening: Good Advice for Challenging Climates (May, $34.95). Those caught in hot spots can turn to Sunbelt Gardening: Success in Hot-Weather Climates (Apr., $29.95 paper) by Tom Peace. A riot of shapes, colors and textures is the hallmark to be realized in Creating a Cottage Garden in North America (Mar., $29.95) by Stephen Westcott-Gratton. Constance Hardesty has an appealingly named entry in Grow Your Own Pizza: Gardening Plans and Recipes for Kids (Mar., $16.95 paper). Indoor green thumbs have an ally in the revised second edition of Greenhouse Gardener's Companion: Growing Food & Flowers in Your Greenhouse or Sunspace (Apr., $21.95 paper) by Shane Smith, illustrations by Marjorie C. Leggitt.
HARTLEY & MARKS
Welcoming Wildlife: Creating Backyard & Balcony Habitats for Wildlife (Apr., $25.95 paper) by Edward R. Turner offers 65 projects to improve the invitations offered by outdoor environments.
HAZELDENA meaningful relationship with nature that can enhance one's well-being is the philosophy behind Tending the Earth Mending the Spirit: The Healing Gifts of Gardening (Feb., $14 paper) by Connie Goldman and Richard Mahler.
Launching a new series denoted by the subtitle, Pocket Gardens: Big Ideas for Small Spaces (Jan., $29.95) by James Grayson Trulove supplies design solutions from professional landscape architects for such small garden areas as patios, townhouse gardens or rooftops. Garden Almanac: A Month-by-Month Guide (Jan., $24.95) by Penelope O'Sullivan and the editors of Country Living Gardener comes equipped with to-do lists geared for zones three to six.
Hundreds of practical tips and step-by-step recommendations are gathered by Rosemary Gramatico in A Gardener's Work Is Never Done: Every Chore You Need to Do to Maintain Your Garden (Mar., $10.95 paper).
Discussing almost 1000 species from all over the continent, William Cullina speaks to beginners and experts alike in The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada (Apr., $40). Allen Lacy's ruminations and advice, which appear in his quarterly newsletter, are collected in In a Green Shade: Writings from Homeground (Apr., $24). Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping (Apr., $60) by Rita Buchanan, Taylor's Guide to Growing North America's Favorite Plants (Mar., $22 paper) by Barbara Ellis, ...to Perennials (Nov., $TBA) by Barbara Ellis and ...to Shrubs (Nov., $TBA) by Kathleen Fisher are the latest entries in the Taylor series. Robert Dash brings his painter's sensibility to Notes from Madoo: Making a Garden in the Hamptons (June, $24). Kieran Egan tells about Building My Zen Garden (Nov., $TBA), while Warren Schultz says it's a guy thing in A Man's Garden (Sept., $TBA).
Paul Gervais, a New Englander who has lived in Italy for the past 18 years, chronicles his eclamation setbacks and successes in A Garden in Lucca: Finding Paradise in Tuscany (Mar., $23.95).
Giving life more spice is encouraged by Herb Gardening for Dummies by Karan Davis Cutler, Kathleen Fisher and the National Gardening Association. The NGA is also a joint producer of Trees & Shrubs for Dummies by Ann Whitman and the second edition of Roses for Dummies by Lance Walheim. All are March paperbacks ($16.99 each).
INNER TRADITIONS INT'L
Seeking to save 30 herbs that are at risk at a time when herbal remedies have grown increasingly popular, Rosemary Gladstar edits Planting the Future (Aug., $22.95 paper).Interweave Press (IPG, dist.) Updated information and an expanded format are the features of Growing Herbs from Seed, Cutting & Root: An Adventure in Small Miracles (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Thomas DeBaggio.
Readers who have energy in reserve after a long work week can find ways to expend it in Garden Projects in a Weekend (Apr.) and Pots and Planters in a Weekend (Apr.,20 $14.95 each paper) by Julie London.
Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and Kentucky are among the 10 states (plus the District of Columbia) that are covered in Southern Gardenwalks: A Guide to the Most Beautiful Gardens of the South (Mar., $17.95 paper) by Marina Harrison and Lucy D. Rosenfeld.
The latest installment in the Blessing Books series is A Garden Blessing (Feb., $18.95) by Welleran Poltarnees, which underscores the profound satisfactions that gardens can provide through p tic reflections and paintings by such masters as Monet, Childe Hassam and Diego Rivera.
LONE STAR BOOKS
Profiling 399 plants ranging from ground covers to shade trees, Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (Feb., $24.95 paper) by Sally Wasowski and Andy Wasowski is in its second edition.
Mosaics, metal, glass, pebbles, wood and more are among the materials that can help make outdoor beauty spots with Garden Crafts: A Practical Guide to Creating Handcrafted Features for Your Garden (Mar., $35) by Geraldine Rudge, with photos by Jacqui Hurst. Practitioners of natural medicine will be interested in The Healing Garden: How to Create Lovely Gardens for Health and Relaxation (Aug., $29.95) by Keith Mitchell.
Better Homes and Gardens Perennials for Today's Gardens (Mar., $29.95) by C. Colston Burrell features lush portraits of 100 top plants as well as growing advice and information on plant requirements for both old favorites and new varieties to spark the creative impulse. Fundamentals are spotlighted in Better Homes and Gardens Step-by-Step Garden Basics (Jan.) and ...Yard Care (Jan., $16.95 each paper), both by Liz Ball. The former is organized by season, the latter by such plant groups as lawn, lawn alternatives and trees & shrubs.
New aesthetic principles and materials as well as new functions and contexts for plantings themselves produce non-traditional gardens that dare to be different. London landscape designers Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor show how such locations can be artistic outlets, healing sanctuaries or extensions of the home in Gardens for the Future: Gestures Against the Wild (Mar., $50).
Asserting that gardening can be more than just a hobby, Patricia Barrett demonstrates its spiritual components in The Sacred Garden: Soil for the Growing Soul (Feb., $9.95 paper).
The elegant intimacy of British rusticity can be replicated here with the revised and expanded edition of English Cottage Gardening for American Gardeners (Apr., $50) by Margaret Hensel.
Rosalind Creasy returns with four additions to the Edible Garden series: The Edible Mexican Garden, ...Pepper Garden, ...Rainbow Garden and Asian Garden (Mar., $14.95 each paper).
History, lore, rituals and personal reflections on such issues as the significance of basil and the genealogy of roses come together in The Echoing Green: The Garden in Myth and Memory (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Jennifer Heath.
What began as a simple brochure has grown into a 112-page, full-color Martha Stewart Living Book called Gardening from Seed: The Keys to Success with Flowers and Vegetables (Jan., $8.95 paper). Gardening 101: Learn How to Plan, Design, Plant and Maintain a Garden (Apr., $22 paper), with tips for tyros and veterans, is the 15th book in the Best of Martha Stewart Living series. Rebecca Cole reveals how to approach a tiny terrace or an overgrown wilderness in Paradise Found: Gardening in Unlikely Places (Mar., $35). How to reproduce rare plants and how to fill a meadow inexpensively and beautifully are among the information Ken Druse passes along with Making More Plants: The Art, Science and Joy of Propagation (Nov., $45). Besides providing decorating inspiration, Barbara Milo Ohrbach tours the best rose gardens in the U.S. and Europe in Roses from the Scented Room: Beautiful Ideas for Entertaining, Gift-Giving, and the Home (Mar., $25).
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
The Garden Lover's Guide to the South (Mar.) by Paul Bennett, ...the Midwest (Mar.) by Paul Bennett and ...the West Coast (July, $21.95 each paper) by Kathleen McCormick usher visitors into hundreds of public and semi-public gardens to find ideas they can apply at home.
Having sold three million copies worldwide, the Random House Garden Plant series by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix swells in size with The Random House Book of Climbers, ...Plants for Pots and Patios, ...Summer Annuals and ...Plants for Shade (Feb., $12 each paper).
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS
Reader's Digest New Illustrated Guide to Gardening (Apr., $35) by the Editors of Reader's Digest, which has sold more than 202.5 million copies since its original 1981 publication, is revised and updated with new tips and techniques for growing healthy plants.
The aromatherapy craze may get yet another boost from A Garden of Fragrance (Feb., $35) by Suzy Bales, who discloses how to design a sensual garden that is both visually appealing and romantically fragrant.
Cacti, succulents and other flora suited to arid climates are the denizens of Desert Gardens (June, $50) by Gary Lyons, photos by Melba Levick, which includes both a guide to 18 public and private desert gardens and a bibliography of sources for creating an oasis of one's own. Living with Flowers (July, $45) by horticulturalist and florist J. Barry Ferguson is a newly revised edition.
Gardeners can keep notes about their own handiwork in Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening Companion (Jan., $19.95 paper) by Maria Rodale. The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (Jan., $25), edited by J.I. Rodale, is the original 1959 manifesto issued by the late organic gardening pioneer. With antique plants much in vogue, Heirloom Country Gardens: Timeless Treasures for Today's Gardeners (Jan., $27.95) by Sarah Wolfgang Heffner offers a plan for growing them to advantage. Larry Hodgson addresses requirements, problems and restrictions in Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Plants You Need for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste (Feb., $29.95). Roses, Lawns, Soil and Vegetables (Mar., $14.95 each paper) are four new titles in the Organic Gardening Basics series by the editors of Organic Gardening magazine. Among other new paperback reprints are Great Garden Companions: A Companion Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden (May, $16.95) by Sally Jean Cunningham and Rodale'20s Pest and Disease Problem Solver: A Chemical-Free Guide to Keeping Your Garden Healthy (June, $18.95) by Linda Gilkeson et al.
Marianne Binetti's mantra, "Enjoy your garden more, worry less and don't work too hard," is at the core of Easy Answers for Great Gardens: 500 Tips, Techniques, and Outlandish Ideas (Feb., $14.95 paper). Mary Preus covers 50 popular species in The Northwest Herb Lover's Handbook: Growing Herbs for Cooking, Crafts, and Home Remedies (Feb., $16.95 paper). Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Natural Gardening (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Steve Solomon is in its fifth edition.
SIERRA CLUB BOOKS
Personal essays about the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of gardening accompany the tips and recipes in Gardening by Heart: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Garden (May, $19) by Joyce McGreevy.
SIMON & SCHUSTER/FIRESIDE
Window boxes, patio pots and raised beds are among the fertile sites that can be utilized with The Edible Container Garden: Growing Fresh Food in Small Spaces (Mar., $16 paper) by Michael Guerra.
Those whose gardens have gotten out of control can find help in Rejuvenating a Garden (Jan., $25) by Stephen Anderton. Terence Conran pinpoints more than 100 fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers that can be nurtured in containers in The Chef's Garden (Jan., $25).
Designing Water Gardens: A Unique Approach (Apr., $27.95) by Anthony Archer-Wills will turn fountains into springs and waterfalls into cascades. On a smaller scale, Cultivating Bonsai (Apr., $12.95 paper) tells how to select the perfect tree. From Mitchell Beazley: Will Giles advocates rain forest lushness in our own backyards in The New Exotic Garden: Creating an Exotic-Style Garden in a Temperate Climate (Apr., $24.95). Essential Gardening Techniques: Over 1,500 Step-by-Step Illustrations (Apr., $24.95 paper) by the Royal Horticulture Society includes tips on soil management, plant propagation and pruning. From Cassell: Twelve notable landscape artists assemble their work in The Modern Garden Makers (May, $34.95) by Sally Court. Kathryn Bradley-Hole explains what to do with the unavoidable in Stone, Rock & Gravel Gardens (May, $29.95). From Collins & Brown: The mini-garden comes to light with The Container Kitchen Garden (May, $24.95) by Anthony Atha. From Conran: Rosemary Verey salutes gardeners who plant year-round in The Flower Arranger's Garden (May, $17.95 paper). The Conran Beginner's Guide to Gardening (May, $19.95 paper) by Stefan Buczacki is aimed at those who've never held a trowel. From David & Charles: Taming vines and letting them prosper are dual goals spreading through Ramblers, Scramblers & Twiners: Over 500 High-Performance Climbing Plants and Wall Shurbs (May, $34.95) by Michael Jefferson-Brown. From Hamlyn: Stefan Buczacki's Gardening Dictionary: Gardening Techniques/Guide to Cultivation and Planting/Comprehensive Glossary (Apr., $24.95 paper) by Stefan Buczacki is an informative source book. From Ph nix Illustrated: Winner of two gold medals from the Royal Horticulture Society, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall now offers Gardening Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning, Preparing, Planting, Maintaining, and Enjoying Your Garden (Mar., $24.95 paper). The famous garden nurtured by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson is portrayed in Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden (Mar., $17.95 paper) by Jane Brown, with photos by John Miller. From Seven Dials: The evolution of garden history is traced in Great Gardens, Great Designers (May, $21.95 paper) by George Plumptre. From Ward Lock: Quick fixes and fast transformations are the revelations in Short Cuts to Beautiful Gardens (May, $27.95) by David Squire. Zen Gardens (May, $29.95) by Erik Borja provides a brief history and philosophy behind each landscape. From Weidenfeld & Nicholson: Nine Welsh gardens that are more than 500 years old can be visited in A Garden Lost in Time: The Mystery of the Ancient Gardens of Aberglasney (Mar., $34.95) by Penny David.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Organized by season to highlight the varieties in bloom, Bouquets: A Year of Flowers for the Bride (Feb., $19.95) by Marsha Heckman features photographs by Richard Jung. Texts by Richard Bird and photos by Jonathan Buckley map out two very different achievements: The Scented Garden and The Kitchen Garden (Mar., $22.50 each).
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
Leonard Koren takes a philosophical inquiry into Japanese dry landscaping with Gardens of Gravel and Sand (Apr., $19.95 paper).
Whatever the crop and whether the technique involves composting, broad-forking or soil preparation, Edward C. Smith can teach how to get the best results with The Vegetable Gardener's Bible (Feb.; $35, paper $24.95). Lewis and Nancy Hill offer their expertise in The Lawn & Garden Owner's Manual: What to Do and When to Do It (Feb., $21.95 paper). Medicines for good health and recipes for ointments and theraputic dishes fill Growing 101 Herbs that Heal: Gardening Techniques, Recipes and Remedies (Feb., $24.95) by Tammi Hartung.
Detailed landscape plans and plant lists accompanied by more than 600 color photos of area gardens assist gardeners with Northeastern Landscaping (Jan., $29.95 paper), edited by Ken Druse. Southern Living Landscape Book (Jan., $29.95 paper) concludes a regional trilogy. Problem areas and themed plots are among the 100 plans presented in Garden Designs (Jan., $12.95 paper). Feathered friends are welcomed with Attracting Birds (Jan.) and earthbound objects are made beautiful by Landscaping with Stone (Jan., $12.95 each paper). Apt utilization of accent pieces and accessories is explained in Ideas for Great Garden DÃ©cor (Jan., $12.95 paper). Perennials (Jan., $12.95 paper) is an A-to-Z reference to more than 120 plants.
Colorful and inexpensive plants are the celebrities in Annuals with Style: Design Ideas from Classic to Cutting Edge (Mar., $29.95) by Michael A. Ruggiero and Tom Christopher. Problem areas in older yards can be transformed by The Landscape Makeover Book: How to Bring New Life to an Old Yard (Feb., $21.95 paper) by Sara Jane von Trapp. Selection and maintenance are key elements in The Tree and Shrub Finder: Choosing the Best Plants for Your Yard (Mar., $27.95) by Robert Kourik.
The Bountiful Flower Garden: Growing and Sharing Cut Flowers for the South (Feb., $32.95) by Neil Odenwald and William Welch stresses how to extend the life of cut blossoms. New England Gardener's Book of Lists (June) by Karan Davis Cutler and Texas... (Nov., $17.95 each paper) by Lois Trigg Chaplin and William D. Adams note what, where and how to plant successfully. Jim Wilson's Container Gardening (Nov., $17.95 paper) by Jim Wilson illustrates many possibilities, and Liz Druitt's Guide to Little Roses (Dec., $29.95) by Liz Druitt focuses on design concepts for roses under three feet high.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Thomas L. Ogren strives to reduce exposure to irritating pollens with Allergy-Free Gardening: A Revolutionary Approach to Landscape Planning (Apr., $29.95). Dead Daisies Make Me Crazy: Garden Solutions Without Chemical Pollution (Apr., $11.95 paper) by Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor is a companion to Dead Snails Leave No Trails. New Hampshire is the setting for A Place of Beauty: The Artists & Gardens of the Cornish Colony (May, $29.95) by Alma Gilbert and Judith Tankard.
THAMES & HUDSON
Striking features of gardens found in Hawaii, Thailand, Malaysia and elsewhere are explored in The Tropical Garden (Apr., 20$29.95 paper) by William Warren, with photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni. The History of Garden Design (May, $44.95 paper), edited by Monique Mosser and Georges Tyssot, reaches from the 15th century to the present day.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Such issues as weeding, watering and choosing the perfect mowing machine are considered by Warren Schultz in A Man'20s Turf: The Perfect Lawn (Apr., $24.95 paper).
With 1400 photos and descriptions of plants in 136 genera, Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia (Mar., $49.95) 20by Allan Armitage also contains extensive lists of plants suitable for particular situations or uses. Joseph Hudak presents insights into form, texture, proportion and color harmony as well as considerations of surrounding landscapes and home architecture in Design for Gardens (Mar., $29.95). More specific titles include 20Rhododendrons in the Landscape (Mar., $29.95) by Sonja Nelson, Lavender: The Grower's Guide (Apr., $29.95) by Virginia McNaughton and Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide (Apr., $39.95) by Jim Gardiner. Martin Rickard shows how ferns can create widely varied and dramatic effects in Plantfinder's Guide to Garden Ferns (May, $34.95) and B. LeRoy Davidson 20studies the succulent plants first encountered in 1806 by Meriwether Lewis in 1806. Named after the explorer, they are the Lewisias (May, $39.95).
Dozens of gardening experts proffer their advice on everything from lawn care to creating topiaries in The Complete Garden Guide: A Comprehensive Reference for All Your Garden Needs (Feb., $39.95). Before they purchase a single pot, readers can mix and match more than 300 plants to design the perfect space with The Garden Planner (Feb., $24.95) by John Walker. Pat Ross celebrates gathering places and retreats of green in A Ceiling of Sky: Special Garden Rooms and the People Who Created Them (Mar., $27.50). Remedial efforts can be furthered with Garden Makeovers: The Complete Guide to Reviving and Replenishing Your Garden (Mar., $29.95). Four March spiral-bound guides in the Time-Life Garden Factfiles series are Container Gardening by Jane Courtier, Easy Water Gardens by Alison Francis, Design Solutions for Small Gardens by Peter McHoy and The Busy Gardener's Problem Solver by Andrew Mikolajski ($12.95 each).
From Arrow: James Bartholomew peers at British garden snobbery in Yew and Non-Yew: Gardening for Horticultural Climbers (Feb., $13.95 paper). From Kyle Cathie: Bob Flowerdew's Organic Bible: Successful Gardening the Natural Way (Feb., $35) by Bob Flowerdew deals with flowers, fruits and vegetables. From Gaia: Suggesting ways to balance wider ecosystems, Peter Harper contributes The Natural Garden Book: Gardening in Harmony with Nature (Feb., $24.95 paper). From Michael O'Mara: Folk remedies for ailing plants and curious horticultural facts are conveyed by Maureen and Bridget Boland in Old Wives' Lore for Gardeners (Feb., $9.95). From Pavilion: Penelope Hobhouse surveys the past with Plants in Garden History: An Illustrated History of Plants and Their Influence on Garden Style -- From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day (Mar.), and she probes the origins of the natural gardening movement with Penelope Hobhouse's Natural Planting (Mar., $29.95 each paper).
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Eighty-six color photos show off Dixie loveliness in Wildflowers of Georgia (Apr., $29.95) by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse. UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS Landscape Gardening (Apr., $29.95) by Ossian Cole Simonds is a new edition of a classic work.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Many ways to attract beautiful winged creaures are specified by Jaret C. Daniels in Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening: A Guide for the Deep South (June, $14.95 paper). Less welcome entities are the subject of My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany (June, $16.95 paper) by Sarah B. Stein.
Hybridizer David Austin showcases 70 varieties in The English Rose (Feb., $14.95). The poorest of soils and the scarcest of rainfalls are no deterrents to developing a decorative garden according to Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden: Drought-Resistant Planting Throughout the Year (May, $35) by Beth Chatto. Straightforward techniques and troubleshooting tips are illustrated step-by-step in The Virgin Gardener: Everything the Beginner Needs to Know to Create, Maintain, and Enjoy a Garden (May, $25.95) by Jonathan Edwards. Four hundred years and 105 acres have led to The Garden at Chatsworth (Aug., $40) by The Duchess of Devonshire.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
When deer dine on shrubbery and rabbits snack on garden plants, George Harrison shares his methods of fighting back in Squirrel Wars: Backyard Wildlife Battles and How to Win Them (Apr., $14.95 paper).
"Equal parts wish book and how-to" is the publisher's description of Smith & Hawken Garden Structures (Apr., $35) by Linda Joan Smith, who demonstrates gates, fences, trellises, patios, arbors, hedges and more. Portlands, Bourbons, Gallicas and Damasks are among the classes of flower Clair G. Martin retrieves in 20100 Old Roses for the American Garden (Mar., $17.95 paper), with photos by Saxon Holt. Adding to Smith & Hawken The Hands-On Gardener series are Water (Mar.) by Susan McClure and Pests (Mar., $11.95 each paper) by Elizabeth and Crow Miller. Tussie-Mussies: The Language of Flowers (Mar., $15.95 paper) by Geraldine Adamich Laufer is a new reprint.
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