• Marnie Owens

New Gardening Book Recommendations

In Better Homes & Gardens, Mike Irvine recommends five new books on gardening saying that '"the inspiration and practical ideas from experts in these five books will help you put your best boot forward once the soil warms."


By Page Dickey

In this deeply personal book, garden designer Page Dickey explores what it means to leave one home and its beloved garden after several decades to put down new roots. Follow her journey as she creates a garden on 17 acres in Connecticut, taking a lower-maintenance approach to landscaping. Published September 22, 2020.


By Daniel J. Hinkley

Reading this story about Daniel Hinkley’s Pacific Northwest garden is like talking with a witty friend who happens to be one of the world’s foremost plant collectors. Dreamy images by Claire Takacs fill the book. Published September 22, 2020.


By Kelly D. Norris

The director of horticulture at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden makes a compelling case (with lots of tips) for letting plants lead the way and creating a naturalistic garden. February 16, 2021 publication date.


By Bill Noble

Conservationist Bill Noble turns ruins into rock gardens and revives lost flowerbeds on his old Vermont farm. Learn how he drew on his property’s ecological past to build a thriving landscape. Published June 23, 2020.


By Monty Don & Derry Moore

British plantsman Monty Don tours America by way of gardens. Capturing his travels from Monticello in Virginia to Bob Hope’s home in Palm Springs, CA, this book celebrates what he calls the “sheer optimism of American horticulturists.” Published October 27, 2020.

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