Current Books & Book Reviews

Current Books on Gardening & Botany is an Internet-only journal reviewing new books and other media about gardening, horticulture, and botany. Reviews cover a wide range of new literature in print and digital form and are written primarily by the staff of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Title Volumesort ascending Number Author Publication Date
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the modern landscape 16 3 Susan Herrington 2014
Cumin, camels. and caravans: A spice odyssey 16 3 Gary Paul Nabhan 2014
Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World 16 2 Ben-Erik van Wyk 2013
Creative Water Effects in the Garden 15 1 Gilly Love 2012 Creative Water Effects in the Garden
Cooking with Flowers 15 3 Miche Bacher 2013
Coastal Garden Plants: Maine to Maryland 15 4 Roy Heizer 2013
Christmas Arrangements 15 4 Daniel Santamaria 2012
Clematis: An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care 15 5 Andrew Mikolajski 2013
Conifers: An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care 15 5 Andrew Mikolajski 2013
Contemporary Designers’ Own Gardens 15 6 Barbara Baker 2013
Create Your Own Japanese Garden: A Practical Guide 15 6 Motomi Oguchi with Joseph Cali 2013
Canyon Country Wildflowers: A Guide to Common Wildflowers, Shrubs, and Trees 14 4 Damian Fagan 2012
Captured Landscape: The Paradox of the Enclosed Garden 14 4 Kate Baker 2012 Captured Landscape: The Paradox of the Enclosed Garden
Continuous Container Gardens: Swap in the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-round 14 3 Sara Begg Townsend and Roanne Robbins 2011 Continuous Container Gardens: Swap in the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh D
Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Course 14 6 Charles Dowding 2012 Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Course
Collins Fungi Guide 14 6 Stefan Buczacki 2012 Collins Fungi Guide
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: A People’s Garden 14 5 William Cullina, Dorothy E. Freeman, and Barbara Hill Freeman 2012 Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: A People’s Garden
Colorado Flora, Eastern Slope: A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants Fourth edition 14 4 William A. Weber and Ronald C. Wittmann 2012 Colorado Flora, Eastern Slope: A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants
California Native Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide 14 4 Helen Popper 2012 California Native Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide
Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden 13 6 Laura Mayer 2011 Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden
Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways 13 6 Tony Hill 2010 Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways
Chatham Village: Pittsburgh’s Garden City 13 6 Angelique Bamberg 2011 Chatham Village: Pittsburgh’s Garden City
Contemporary Color: Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations 13 5 Andrew Wilson 2011 Contemporary Color: Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations
Coffee Talk: The Stimulating Story of the World’s Most Popular Brew 13 5 Morton Satin 2011 Coffee Talk: The Stimulating Story of the World’s Most Popular Brew
City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing 13 2 Lorraine Johnson 2010 City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing
Correas: Australian Plants for Waterwise Gardens 13 2 Maria Hitchcock 2010 Correas: Australian Plants for Waterwise Gardens
Cloudehill: A Year in the Garden 13 2 Jeremy Francis 2010 Cloudehill: A Year in the Garden
Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops 13 1 Martin Crawford 2010 Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops
Charcoal’s Potential to Reverse Climate Change and Build Soil Fertility 12 3 James Bruges 2009 Charcoal’s Potential to Reverse Climate Change and Build Soil Fertility
Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening 11 6 Robert Morris Copeland 2009 Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening
Conservation and Biodiversity Banking: A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodiversity Credit Trading Systems 11 6 Nathaniel Carroll, Jessica Fox, and Ricardo Bayon (editors) 2009 Conservation and Biodiversity Banking: A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodive
Collins Flower Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Flowers of Britain and Europe 11 5 David Streeter, C. Hart-Davies, A. Hardcastle, F. Cole, and L. Harper 2009 Collins Flower Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Flowers  of Britain and Eur
California Plant Families: West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts 11 4 Glenn Keator 2009 California Plant Families: West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts
Cities and Water: A Handbook for Planning 11 2 Roger L. Kemp, editor 2009 Cities and Water: A Handbook for Planning
Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Economic, Institutional and Social Changes 11 3 K.N. Ninan (editor) 2009 Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity:  Economic, Instituti
Creating Your Eco–Friendly Garden 11 2 Mary Horsfall 2008 Creating Your Eco–Friendly Garden
Chocolate: A Healthy Passion 11 1 Shara Aaron and Monica Bearden 2008 Chocolate: A Healthy Passion
Conserving the Commonwealth: The Early Years of the Environmental Movement in Virginia 11 1 Margaret T. Peters 2008 Conserving the Commonwealth: The Early Years of the Environmental Movement in Vi
Chinoiseries 10 3 Bernd H. Dams and Andrew Zega 2008 Chinoiseries
Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens 10 2 Timothy C. Hohn 2008 Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens
Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests. Second edition 10 2 R. Kenneth Horst and Raymond A. Cloyd 2007 Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests. Second edition
Covering Ground: Unexpected Ideas for Landscaping with Colorful, Low–Maintenance Ground Covers 10 1 Barbara W. Ellis 2007 Covering Ground: Unexpected Ideas for Landscaping with Colorful, Low–Maintenance
Container Gardening through the Seasons 10 1 Jim Keeling 2007 Container Gardening through the Seasons
Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California 10 5 Jan Timbrook 2008 Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern Califo
Conservatory Style: Garden Rooms, Glasshouses, and Sunrooms 9 2 Jackum Brown 2007 Conservatory Style: Garden Rooms, Glasshouses, and Sunrooms
Compost 9 2 Ken Thompson 2007 Compost
Conversations With My Gardener 9 3 Henri Cueco 2006 Conversations With My Gardener
Conservation of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Saving North American’s Western Grasslands 9 3 John L. Hoogland (editor) 2006 Conservation of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Saving North American’s Western Gr
Carnivorous Plants 9 5 Rebecca L. Johnson 2007 Carnivorous Plants
Conservatories: A Complete Guide: Planning, Managing and Completing Your Conservatory 8 2 Julian Owen 2005 Conservatories: A Complete Guide:  Planning, Managing and Completing Your Conser
Courtyard Gardens 8 3 Toby Musgrave 2000 Courtyard Gardens
Changes in Landscape: The Beginning of Horticulture in the California Mission 8 4 Michael R. Hardwick 2005 Changes in Landscape: The Beginning of Horticulture in the California Mission
Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History 8 4 David L. Wagner 2005 Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural His
Chalk and Limestone Gardening: A Guide to Success on Alkaline Soils 8 5 Sarah Coles 2005 Chalk and Limestone Gardening: A Guide to Success on Alkaline Soils
Curb Appeal Idea Book 8 6 Mary Ellen Polson 2006 Curb Appeal Idea Book
Containers with Style 8 1 Jeff Day 2005 Containers with Style
Colonizing Nature: The Tropics in British Arts and Letters 1760–1820 8 1 Beth Fowkes Tobin 2005 Colonizing Nature: The Tropics in British Arts and Letters 1760–1820
City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening In America 8 3 Laura J. Lawson 2005 City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening In America
California’s Wild Gardens: A Guide to Favorite Botanical Sites 7 1 Phyllis M. Faber 2005 California’s Wild Gardens: A Guide to Favorite Botanical Sites
Cultivated Power: Flowers, Culture and Politics in the Reign of Louis IV 7 2 Elizabeth Hyde 2005 Cultivated Power: Flowers, Culture and Politics in the Reign of Louis IV
Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World 7 3 Londa Schiebinger and Claudia Swan (editors) 2005 Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World
Climbing Gardens: Adding Height and Structure to Your Garden 7 5 Joan Clifton 2003 Climbing Gardens: Adding Height and Structure to Your Garden
Colorado Home & Garden Lover’s Guide 6 3 Niki Hayden (editor) 2003 Colorado Home & Garden Lover’s Guide
Container Topiary 6 5 Susan Berry 2003 Container Topiary
Chinese Medicinal Herbs: A Modern Edition of a Classic Sixteenth-Century Manual 6 5 Shizhen Li 2003 Chinese Medicinal Herbs: A Modern Edition of a Classic Sixteenth-Century Manual
Choosing and Using Climbing Plants 6 6 Barbara Abbs 2003 Choosing and Using Climbing Plants
Consider the Leaf: Foliage in Garden Design 6 6 Judy Glattstein 2003 Consider the Leaf: Foliage in Garden Design
Changing Landscapes: The Development of the International Tropical Timber Organization and its Influence on Tropical Forest Management 6 2 Duncan Poore 2003 Changing Landscapes: The Development of the International Tropical Timber Organi
Clivias 5 1 Harold Koopowitz 2002 Clivias
Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden 5 6 Peter Willis 2002 Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden
Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe 4 6 Thies Schröder 2001 Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe
Crystal Palaces: Garden Conservatories of the United States 4 1 Anne S. Cunningham 2000 Crystal Palaces: Garden Conservatories of the United States
Compost 4 1 Editors of Rodale's Organic Gardening Magazine and Books 2001 Compost
Choosing Small Trees 4 1 Peter McHoy 2000 Choosing Small Trees
Color for Adventurous Gardeners 4 2 Christopher Lloyd 2001 Color for Adventurous Gardeners
Creating Good Gardens 3 2 Roger Holmes and Eleanor Lewis 2000 Creating Good Gardens
Container Gardens: Simple Steps to Beautiful Potted Plants 3 2 Rosemary McCreary 2001 Container Gardens: Simple Steps to Beautiful Potted Plants
Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers 3 3 Christopher Lloyd 2000 Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers
Carrots and Related Vegetable Umbelliferae 3 4 V.E. Rubatzky, C.F. Quiros and P.W. Simon 1999 Carrots and Related Vegetable Umbelliferae
Computer Gardening 3 5 Susan Young 2000 Computer Gardening
Conifers of California 2 6 Ronald Lanner 1999 Conifers of California
Creating a Cottage Garden in North America 2 6 Stephen Westcott-Gratton 2000 Creating a Cottage Garden in North America
Continuous Bloom 2 4 Pam Duthie 2000 Continuous Bloom
Container Gardening 2 3 Rich Binsacca 2000 Container Gardening
Cottage Gardens 2 3 Teri Dunn 1999 Cottage Gardens
Clematis for All Seasons 1 3 John Feltwell 1999 Clematis for All Seasons
Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage 1 4 Robert Michael Pyle 1999 Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage