Welcome to the Garden Librarian

Welcome To The Garden Library

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.

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Books To Read

We all need resource info, and sometimes it is just fun to read other gardeners experiences. Whatever your desire or need, let’s explore some of the tomes, venerable and new, that help us take pleasure in our gardens.

Plants To Grow

Not all plants are equal… and new ones are introduced all the time. Though I started out reviewing books, there is a time to review the plants themselves.

Garden Librarian

reviewing the best in garden books


Thoughts and Essays relating to the books and reviews or general trends in garden writing…

Locating Products

Product reviews that will interest gardeners and homeowners. Yes, it is JMO, but that is the point!


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.


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Reviewing Garden Books

Timeless Landscape Design

Timeless Landscape Design

An oversized book reads like a delightful course in landscape design; perhaps not surprising, since the authors are renowned in the fields of landscape architecture. Filled with beautiful photos, as are many lovely garden books, but with the additional inclusion of many illustrated design concepts. It is a book that brings learning design into a form that is easy to grasp.

The Garden in Winter

The Garden in Winter

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.

Review Shorts: Gardening For A Lifetime

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...

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