Gardening the Mediterranean Way (Sept., $35) by Heidi Gildemeister teaches how to create lush gardens in Mediterranean climate regions worldwide.
The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World (Dec., $60) by Jacques Bosser, photos by Alain Le Toquin, features 31 public and private gardens from Versailles to Huntington Gardens, Calif.
Topiary (Sept., $35) by Jenny Hendy illustrates topiary with techniques, recommendations, history and more than 300 color photographs.
BBC BOOKS (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Gardens Through Time: 200 Years of the English Garden (Oct., $45) by Jane Owen and Diarmuid Gavin traces the history of garden design through Britain's Royal Horticultural Society from its inception in 1804 to the present.
CASSELL ILLUSTRATED (dist. by Sterling)
How to Make Your Garden Grow: A Beginner's Guide to Popular Garden Plants (Sept., $29.95) by Toby and Lisa Buckland suggests plants that transform a garden, from year-round flowers to living carpets.
No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence (Oct., $27.50) by Emily Herring Wilson introduces a renowned Southern gardening writer.
Edible Forest Gardens: Ecological Vision, Theory, and Practice for Temperate Permaculture (Feb., $60) by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier offers a manual on the concept of forest gardening ecology using edible perennials in temperate climates.
EXHIBITIONS/WIRTZ INTERNATIONAL (dist. by D.A.P.)
The Wirtz Gardens (Sept., $20) by Patrick Taylor features, in text and photos, gardens created by the noted landscape architecture firm founded by Jacques Wirtz.
Best Rose Guide: A Comprehensive Selection (Sept., $45) by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix describes and illustrates more than 850 varieties.
FRANCES LINCOLN (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
The Best Flowers to Grow and Cut (Sept., $39.95) by David Joyce identifies 250 varieties for gardens and arrangements.
LORENZ (dist. by NBN)
A Gardener's Guide to Annuals & Perennials (Sept., $35) by Richard Bird offers vital statistics on annuals and perennials with 1,000 color photographs.
P. Allen Smith's Container Gardening: 80 Recipes to Accent Your Garden Home (Feb., $29.95) by P. Allen Smith provides recipe-format instructions for growing container gardens in all four seasons.
Flowers: The Complete Book of Floral Design: Choosing, Creating, Presenting (Oct., $45) by Paula Pryke, photos by Kevin Summers, gathers more than 80 step-by-step projects.
Beautiful by Design: Stunning Blueprints for Harmonious Gardens (Jan., $24.95) by Tara Dillard reveals the secrets of elegant placement that maintain their loveliness all year long.
THAMES & HUDSON
Secret Gardens of London (Sept., $45) by Caroline Clifton-Mogg peeks behind London walls at landscapes seldom seen by passersby.
Garden Plants of Japan (Oct., $59.95) by Ran Levy-Yamamori and Gerard Taaffe provides an overview of Japanese garden flora.
Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas (Sept., $49.95) by C.J. van Gelderen and D.M. van Gelderen and
Encyclopedia of Dahlias (Sept., $39.95) by Bill McClaren offer complete information on cultivation, propagation, pest control and diseases.
Variegated Trees & Shrubs: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Sept., $49.95) by Ronald Houtman in association with the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society describes nearly 800 variegated trees, shrubs and vines.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History (Feb., $39.95) by James Alexander Fowler studies 55 orchid species native to the Palmetto State.