A Journey in Time: Mendocino Country Wildflowers (Oct., $65) by Peter W. Stearns is a 12-month guide to California's north coast wildflowers. Advertising. Author tour.
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Roses: A Celebration (Oct., $30), edited by Wayne Winterrowd, paintings by Pamela Stagg. Thirty-two gardeners write about their favored rose.
Plant Discoveries: A Botanist's Voyage Through Plant Exploration (Sept., $60) by Sandra Knapp tells of botanists who braved hardship and danger to collect now commonly grown plants and examines more than 20 plant-family histories. BOMC, Garden Book Club selections.
The Rose: An Illustrated History (Sept., $60) by Peter Harkness is divided into three sections: Roses of Nature, Roses and History and Roses by Design.
The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years of Horticultural Excellence (Nov., $44.95) by Raymond Rogers and Adam Levine takes readers on a tour of the world's largest indoor flower show; tie-in to the anniversary celebration in March 2004. 35,000 first printing.
Small Space Gardening (Oct., $29.95) by David Stevens walks gardeners through the entire planning sequence.
Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (Oct., $50), edited by Frances Tenenbaum, recommends flowers, trees and shrubs for North American gardens. Advertising.
How to Be a Gardener: Creating a Garden Using Your Five Senses (Oct., $39.95) by Alan Titchmarsh. The host of BBC America's Ground Force shares his knowledge in an accessible guide for beginners and experts. Advertising.
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Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Oct., $60) by Charles Jencks features the exquisite Scottish garden, which combines landscape design with aspects of science and philosophy.
Wedding Flowers (Jan., $29.95) by Paula Pryke offers inspiration from the queen of English floral design, plus a history of wedding customs and more.
Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia (Sept., $99.95, 2 vols., slipcased with CD-ROM) by Sean Hogan, consultant, contains information on more than 20,000 plants found worldwide.
Water Features for Small Gardens: From Concept to Construction (Sept., $29.95) by Keith Davitt offers suggestions for many garden styles and budgets.
Landscape as Spirit: Creating a Contemplative Garden (Oct., $40) by Martin Hakubai Mosko and Alxe Noden. Landscape architect and Zen teacher Mosko explains how to create a meditative garden.