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 Volume Number Author Year
Deep in a Rainforest 1 3 Gwen Pascoe 1999 Deep in a Rainforest
Designing with Bulbs: The Joy of Gardening 1 4 Richard Rosenfeld 1999 Designing with Bulbs: The Joy of Gardening
Dan Kiley: The Complete Works of America's Master Landscape Architect 2 2 Dan Kiley and Jane Amidon 1999 Dan Kiley: The Complete Works of America's Master Landscape Architect
Designing With Plants 2 5 Piet Oudolf with Noël Kingsbury 1999 Designing With Plants
Dandelions 2 3 Kathleen V. Kudlinski 1999 Dandelions
Diarmuid Gavin's Irish Garden 3 5 Diarmuid Gavin 2001 Diarmuid Gavin's Irish Garden
Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation 4 1 Peter Feinsinger 2001 Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation
David Nash at Kew Gardens 14 6 David Nash 2012 David Nash at Kew Gardens
Digital Landscape Architecture Now 14 6 Nadia Amoroso 2012 Digital Landscape Architecture Now
Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The Origin and Spread of Domesticated Plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin 14 5 Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf, and Ehud Weiss 2012 Domestication of Plants in the Old World
Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees & Shrubs 14 5 Michael A. Dirr 2011 Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees & Shrubs
Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture 14 5 R. Ford Denison 2012 Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture
Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids, Weeping Willows, Prickly Pears, Pineapples, and Many More .... 14 5 Lee J. Ames with P. Lee Ames 2012 Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids,
Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies For Small-scale Sites and Residential Landscapes 14 4 Heather Venhaus 2012 Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies For Small-scale Sit
David Austin’s English Roses 14 4 David Austin 2012 David Austin’s English Roses
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East 14 3 Dennis Paulson 2011 Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East
Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noösphere 14 1 Richard M. Doyle 2011 Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noösphere
Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis 6 1 Michael Williams 2003 Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis
Draw Flowers: Using Pencils, Pastels, Crayons and Charcoal 13 6 Anne Pieper 2011 Draw Flowers: Using Pencils, Pastels, Crayons and Charcoal
Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine 13 6 George Gale 2011 Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine
Dream Gardens across America 13 3 2010 Dream Gardens across America
David Hicks: My Kind of Garden 12 5 Ashley Hicks (editor) 2010 David Hicks: My Kind of Garden
Dream Gardens of England: 100 Inspirational Gardens 12 5 Barbara Baker 2010 Dream Gardens of England: 100 Inspirational Gardens
Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East 12 3 Carolyn Summers 2010 Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East
Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design 12 3 Bradley Cantrell and Wes Michaels 2010 Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools fo
Desert Gardens: A Photographic Tour of the Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum 12 3 Richard C. Brusca, Mark A. Dimmitt, and George M. Montgomery (editors) 2010 Desert Gardens: A Photographic Tour of the Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum
Decolonizing Nature: Strategies for Conservation in a Post-colonial Era 6 3 William M. Adams and Martin Mulligan 2003 Decolonizing Nature: Strategies for Conservation in a Post-colonial Era
Directions for the Gardiner and other Horticultural Advice 12 2 John Evelyn 2009 Directions for the Gardiner and other Horticultural Advice
Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials 11 5 Mark Gleason, Margery L. Daughtrey, Ann R. Chase, Gary W. Moorman, and Daren S. Mueller 2009 Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials
Designs upon the Land: Elite Landscapes of the Middle Ages 11 5 Oliver H. Creighton 2009 Designs upon the Land: Elite Landscapes of the Middle Ages
Durable Plants for the Garden: A Plant Select Guide 11 3 James E. Henrich (editor) 2009 Durable Plants for the Garden: A Plant Select Guide
Design With Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage 7 5 Charles A. Birnbaum and Mary V. Hughes (editors) 2005 Design With Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage
Designing and Creating Water Gardens 7 6 Peter J. May 2004 Designing and Creating Water Gardens
Delia’s Kitchen Garden: A beginner’s guide to growing and cooking fruit and vegetables 7 6 Gay Search 2004 Delia’s Kitchen Garden: A beginner’s guide to growing and cooking fruit and vege
DDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism 10 6 Thomas R. Dunlap 2008 DDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism
Don't Throw It, Grow It: 68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps 10 5 Deborah Peterson and Millicent Selsam 2008 Don't Throw It, Grow It: 68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps
Design Your Natural Midwest Garden 10 3 Patricia Hill 2007 Design Your Natural Midwest Garden
Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners 11 2 Margot Rochester 2009 Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners
Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People 9 4 Paul Cawood Hellmund and Daniel Somers Smith 2006 Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People
Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest 9 5 Kevin R. Marsh 2007 Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest
Down and Dirty: 43 Fun & Funky First-Time Projects & Activities to Get You Gardening 9 5 Ellen Zachos 2007 Down and Dirty: 43 Fun & Funky First-Time Projects & Activities to Get You Garde
Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer 11 1 Scott Calhoun 2008 Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer
Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes 8 3 Ellen Wohl 2004 Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes
Darwin’s Harvest: New Approaches to the Origins, Evolution, and Conservation of Crops 8 5 Timothy J. Motley, Nyree Zerega, and Hugh Cross (editors) 2006 Darwin’s Harvest: New Approaches to the Origins, Evolution, and Conservation of
Designing and Creating Japanese Gardens 8 5 Penny Underwood 2005 Designing and Creating Japanese Gardens
Designing and Creating a Mediterranean Garden 8 6 Freda Cox 2005 Designing and Creating a Mediterranean Garden
Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns 8 6 Ann Forsyth and Laura R. Musacchio with Frank Fitzgerald 2005 Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns
Demons in Eden: The Paradox of Plant Diversity 8 6 Jonathan W. Silvertown 2005 Demons in Eden: The Paradox of Plant Diversity
Diseases of Trees and Shrubs 8 6 Wayne A. Sinclair and Howard H. Lyon 2005 Diseases of Trees and Shrubs
Dryland Gardening: Plants That Survive and Thrive in Tough Conditions 7 4 Jennifer Bennett 2005 Dryland Gardening: Plants That Survive and Thrive in Tough Conditions
Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Management of Edible Landscapes 15 4 April Philips 2013
Designing Wildlife Habitats 15 4 John Beardsley (editor) 2013
David Nash: A Natural Gallery 15 4 Michelle Payne (editor) 2013
Daffodil: The Remarkable Story of the World’s Most Popular Spring Flower 15 5 Noel Kingsbury 2013
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden: Over 1,200 Beautiful and Reliable Plants for a Natural Garden 15 5 Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen 2013
Domestication of Plants in the Old World 16 1 Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf, and Ehud Weiss 2013