The Garden Librarian welcomes you- and you don’t need to remain quiet- no shushing here. Just opinions and introductions to the books, tools, and stuff that makes growing things easier and greener.
Thanks for dropping in. Reviewing garden books, products, and plants that I’ve read, used, and grown over the years and sharing the ones that I think you will like and find of the most benefit.
Make yourself at home, sign up for my newsletter, Garden Enthusiasm, and join me online.
Books To Read
Plants To Grow
Garden Librarianreviewing the best in garden books
My Book Reviews
What I have to say about the books I’ve read. I will tell you exactly why I like them and who will get the most value from them.
You or a gardener you love might like these. Gift ideas, stuff for gardeners, posts about this general topic.
Reviewing Garden Books
Above all, this paperback book from Taunton press is a picture book of ideas.
The Garden in Winter by Suzy Bales, who is a contributing editor to Better Homes & Gardens, is more a “decorating” book than a garden book. It has garden information, for sure, but primarily focuses on How to brighten up a winter garden or house with arrangements of evergreens and berries, containers and sculpture. For those who live in the deep freeze parts of the USA, many of the plants will bloom more in the early spring, rather than truly in winter.
Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Aspiring Designers by Vanessa Gardner Nagel touted itself as aspiring to be a “comprehensive resource”, and after reading it… I was surprised to find that a fairly accurate claim. Think of this book as a “mini landscape design course”.
Gardening For A Lifetime by Sydney Eddison Sydney Eddison has written a very readable book with many of the lessons I have already found true- or am in the midst of discovering in my own gardening life. Beginning with identifiable history, which could...
This is a book of brightly illustrated short plant profiles.
Get My Newsletter
Get some Garden Enthusiasm, Ilona’s Garden style.