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Spring has sprung, and gardening season is here. It's time to start digging your new beds, sprouting seeds, and planting your annuals, vegetables and herbs. Discover a new technique, get answers to your gardening questions, or learn more about your favourite plants with this selection of gardening books. Thanks to our booksellers for their excellent recommendations!

 

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Lasagna Gardening by Patricia LanzaLasagna Gardening : A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
Patricia Lanza
Turn in your tiller for a stack of old newspapers! Replace your shovel with a layer of grass clippings! Let Ms. Lanza show you how you can create lush, successful, easy-care gardens in practically any location without hours of backbreaking digging or noisy tilling.

Square Foot GardeningSquare Foot Gardening
Mel Bartholomew
Mel Bartholomew, a retired engineer, found the answer to the frustrations of most gardeners. "I found a better way to garden," says Mel, "one that's more efficient, more manageable and less work." His method has received world-wide recognition for its simplicity and uniqueness and has been written up in every major newspaper and gardening magazine.

The Art of Growing Miniature Trees, Plants and Landscapes by Tatsuo IshimotoThe Art of Growing Miniature Trees, Plants and Landscapes
Tatsuo Ishimoto
Suggested by Lloyd Jeck at Majeck Books

 

Essential ToolsEssential Tools
Karan Davis Cutler

Suggested by Cezar Del Valle at Stagedoor Travels

 

Summer-Blooming BulbsSummer-Blooming Bulbs
Beth Hanson, editor

Suggested by Cezar Del Valle at Stagedoor Travels

 

War GardensWar Gardens
Rolly Langley

Suggested by Aric at Once Read Books

 

 

A Manual of Orchidaceous PlantsA Manual of Orchidaceous Plants
Veitch
Suggested by Aric at Once Read Books

 

 

Three Seasons of BloomThree Seasons of Bloom
Time-life Books
Suggested by Monica at Popp's Book Shop

 

 

Favorite Flowering ShrubsFavorite Flowering Shrubs
Marjorie Harris
Suggested by Monica at Popp's Book Shop

Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic GardeningRodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Resource for Every Gardener
Bradley, Fern M. & Ellis, Barbara W
This all-new, authoritative edition of the 1978 classic--which sold more than 625,000 copies--provides practical, up-to-date information for every gardener, beginner and veteran alike. Includes hundreds of how-to illustrations and step-by-step techniques, and features an easy-to-use A-to-Z format with more than 420 entries

 

The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and AnswersThe New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers
Leslie Land

Based on "Gardeners Q&A." the enormously popular syndicated column, 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers is like a passionate conversation between gardeners and gardening experts. Every week readers from around the country send in their most vexing problems-how to divide perennials, prune raspberry canes, grow basil that really tastes like basil, get rid of earwigs, find long-lost varieties of flowers, keep honeysuckle under control-and every week, the authorities at the Times write a column full of answers.

 

The Sunny BorderThe Sunny Border
C. Colston Burrell
Suggested by Cezar Del Valle at Stagedoor Travels

 

Natural Disease ControlNatural Disease Control
Beth Hanson, editor
Suggested by Cezar Del Valle at Stagedoor Travels

 

Anne CarsonHouses and Gardens
E. L. Lutyens

Suggested by Shirley Jacobson at Books Unlimited

 

Let it Rot! by Stu CampbellLet it Rot! The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Stu Campbell
Suggested by Monica at Popp's Book Shop

 

The American Fruit CulturistThe American Fruit Culturist
John J. Thomas

Suggested by Aric at Once Read Books