May’s Hot New Gardening Books (Gardening Tips ‘n’ Ideas)

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May’s Hot New Gardening Books

Posted: 29 May 2008

I often find myself getting to a point in my gardening where I need some new challenges or inspiration. It usually comes after walking around some of the big-box nurseries where everything soon becomes blah! The same plants. The same features. Even gardening tools can become a little boring – and that’s saying something. So, it’s about time to take a look at some fresh gardening books that have just hit the shelves.

On Guerrilla Gardening
Richard Reynolds
On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries

Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition
Robert Pogue Harrison

Avant Gardeners
Tim Richardson – Foreword by Martha Schwartz

Creative Vegetable Gardening
Joy Larkcom
Joy Larkcom is no new-comer to vegetable gardening and has numerous books already written on the subject of her passion. This new issue is sure to be a best-seller with great ideas to incorporate vegetables into your garden beds in creative ways. It even comes with 5 plans for potager gardens that you can start building in your yard.

Working from the belief that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs, this colorful guide shows how to apply the principles of good design to a kitchen plot. Find out how to use the vibrant texture, colors, and forms of vegetables, herbs, and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. A range of gardening techniques are described and illustrated with full-color step-by-step images, and an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants to work with.

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.