Top 10 Gardening Books

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These best-selling garden books received two green thumbs up from Barnes and Noble. If you have a favorite that didn’t make the list, let us know!

photo_2009_12_12_new_encyclopedia_gardening_techniques1. The New Encyclopedia of Gardening

by American Horticultural Society Staff

A comprehensive guide to step-by-step gardening techniques for a new generation of gardeners.

photo_2009_12_12_bulb_by_anna_pavord2. Bulb

by Anna Pavord

A personal selection and authoritative guide to the most beautiful bulbs on the earth.

photo_2009_12_12_all_new_squarefoot_gardening3. All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!

by Mel Bartholomew

An easy-to-understand, how-to approach to the square-foot method of gardening.

photo_2009_12_12_DIY_grounds_for_improvement4. DIY Grounds for Improvement: 25 Great Landscaping and Gardening Projects

by Dean Hill and Jackie Taylor

Helps homeowners solve those landscaping problems and make over their outdoor space in style.

photo_2009_12_12_well_tended_perennial_garden5. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques

by Tracy DiSabato-Aust

This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.

photo_2009_12_12_vegetable_Gardeners_Bible6. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible

by Edward C. Smith; Foreword by John Storey

The last W.O.R.D. in vegetable gardening with Ed Smith’s amazing gardening system, using four principles: Wile beds, Organic methods, Raised beds, and Deep beds.

photo_2009_12_12_backyard_homestead7. The Backyard Homestead

by Carleen Madigan

How you can feed a family of four with fresh, organic food year-round, with just a quarter acres of land.

photo_2009_12_12_fourseason_harvest8. Four Season Harvest

by Eliot Coleman and illustrated by Kathy Bray; Foreword by Barbara Damrosch

How to harvest fresh organic vegetables from your home gardens all year long.

photo_2009_12_12_the_life_love_of_trees9. The Life & Love of Trees

by Lewis Blackwell

An elegantly written and highly accessible text is complemented by an extraordinary collection of images created by some of the world’s leading nature photographers.

photo_2009_12_12_flowerspirits_201010. 2010 Flower Spirits Wall Calendar

by Steven N. Meyers

Hand tinted x-ray photography reveals the beautiful textures, details and structures of plants not visible to the human eye.

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