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 Publication Date
Futurescapes: Designers for Tomorrow’s Outdoor Spaces 14 1 Tim Richardson 2011 Futurescapes: Designers for Tomorrow’s Outdoor Spaces
Future Nature: A Vision for Conservation 6 2 W.M. Adams 2003 Future Nature: A Vision for Conservation
Fungi of Australia: The Smut Fungi 12 2 Kálmán Vánky and Roger G. Shivas 2008 Fungi of Australia: The Smut Fungi
Fungi in Ecosystem Processes 6 5 John Dighton 2003 Fungi in Ecosystem Processes
Fungal Biology and the Origin and Emergence of Life 15 3 David Moore 2013
Fundamentals of Weed Science 1 2 Robert C. Zimdahl 1999 Fundamentals of Weed Science
Fundamental Soil Science 9 1 Mark S. Coyne and James A. Thompson 2006 Fundamental Soil Science
Fun Gardening for Kids: 30 Creative Outdoor Projects 15 1 Jenny Hendy 2012 Fun Gardening for Kids: 30 Creative Outdoor Projects
Fuchsias: A Colour Guide 7 3 George Bartlett 1996 Fuchsias: A Colour Guide
Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible 15 6 Wolfgang Stuppy and Rob Kesseler 2013
Fruit in Graphic Art 16 1 Michael B. Emery and Irwin Richman 2013
Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass 7 4 Liz Primeau 2003 Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass
From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine 1 2 Jeff Cox 1999 From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide  to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own W
From Seed to Pumpkin 7 1 Wendy Pfeffer 2004 From Seed to Pumpkin
From Bud to Seed: Great Perennials 4 2 Clare Foster 2001 From Bud to Seed: Great Perennials
Freshwater Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment 3 1 Robin A. Abell (Editor) 2000 Freshwater Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment
Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America 14 2 Myra B. Young Armstead 2012 Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley  in Ante
Frederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts 12 6 Robert Twombly (editor) 2010 Frederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts
Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life 7 5 Laurie Lisle 2005 Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life
Four Seasons of Orchids 10 1 Greg Allikas and Ned Nash 2007 Four Seasons of Orchids
Fountains and Water Features: From Ancient Springs to Modern Marvels 11 6 Rosalind Hopwood 2009 Fountains and Water Features: From Ancient Springs to Modern Marvels
Fossil Plants 8 1 Paul Kenrick and Paul Davis 2004 Fossil Plants
Forever Green: Plants in the Dream Time 13 3 Dave Pepler, Lein Botha, and Laurian Brown 2009 Forever Green: Plants in the Dream Time
Forever Green: A Landscape Architect’s Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love and Delight 15 1 Mario Nievera 2012 Forever Green: A Landscape Architect’s Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to
Forests and Chases of England and Wales c. 1500 – c. 1850: Towards a Survey & Analysis 9 4 John Langton and Graham Jones (editors) 2005 Forests and Chases of England and Wales c. 1500 – c. 1850: Towards a Survey & An
Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses 7 3 James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller 2005 Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses
Forest Phoenix: How a Great Forest Recovers from Wildfire 13 3 David Lindenmayer, David Blair, Lachlan McBurney, and Sam Banks 2010 Forest Phoenix: How a Great Forest Recovers from Wildfire
Forest in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability 8 4 Jeffrey A. Sayer and Stewart Maginnis, editors 2005 Forest in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability
Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The Politics of Environmental Knowledge in Northern Thailand 10 3 Tim Forsyth and Andrew Walker 2008 Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The Politics of Environmental Knowledge in
Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscap 2 2 Robert Hart 1996 Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscap
Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market 14 5 Tama Matsuoka Wong with Eddy Leroux 2012 Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market
Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation 3 5 Ian Bowles and Glenn T. Prockett (editors) 2001 Footprints in the Jungle:  Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biod
Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets 7 5 Tim Lang and Michael Heasman 2004 Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets
Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming 6 6 Patrick Herman and Richard Kuper 2003 Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
Food for All: The Need for a New Agriculture 5 1 John Madeley 2002 Food for All: The Need for a New Agriculture
Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Journal 11 6 David M. Carroll 2009 Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Journal
Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers 9 5 Nancy J. Ondra 2007 Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers
Flowers: How They Changed the World 9 1 William C. Burger 2006 Flowers: How They Changed the World
Flowers in the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens 15 1 Yves-Marie Allain 2012 Flowers in the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens
Flowers in Acrylics: Ready to Paint 12 1 Wendy Jelbert 2009 Flowers in Acrylics: Ready to Paint
Flowers for the Home: Influences From the World Over by Prudence Designs 11 6 Grayson Handy and Tracey Zabar 2009 Flowers for the Home: Influences From the World Over by Prudence Designs
Flowers & Imagination 15 5 Gillian Wheeler and Alan Wheeler 2013
Flowerpots: A Seasonal Guide to Planting, Designing, and Displaying Pots 7 3 Jim Keeling 2004 Flowerpots: A Seasonal Guide to Planting, Designing, and Displaying Pots
Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World’s Flora 13 4 Leon Gray (general editor) 2011 Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World’s Flora
Flower: Paintings by 40 Great Artists 14 6 Celia Fisher 2012 Flower: Paintings by 40 Great Artists
Flower Moments: Ten Years of Inspiration 15 1 Per Benjamin, Tomas De Bruyne, and Max van de Sluis 2012 Flower Moments: Ten Years of Inspiration
Flower and Garden Photography 3 5 Derek Fell 2000 Flower and Garden Photography
Flower 10 3 Christopher Beane and Anthony F. Janson 2008 Flower
Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide 15 3 Walter Kingsley Taylor 2013
Florida Gardening on the Go 12 3 Lynette L. Walther 2010 Florida Gardening on the Go
Flora’s Plant Names 6 1 Laura Barnard, Dannielle Doggett, Fiona Doig, and Kate Etherington (editors) 2003 Flora’s Plant Names
Floral journey: Native North American beadwork 16 3 Lois Sherr Dubin 2014
Floral Art by Sergey Karpunin 15 5 Sergey Karpunin 2013
Flora: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia 5 6 Sean Hogan (chief consultant) 2003 Flora: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia
Flora of the Santa Ana River and Environs With References to World Botany 9 6 Oscar F. Clarke, Danielle Svehla, Greg Ballmer, and Arlee Montalvo 2007 Flora of the Santa Ana River and Environs With References to World Botany
Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwestern Mexico 3 6 Richard Stephen Felger 2000 Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwestern Mexico
Flora of the Cayman Islands 15 1 George R. Proctor 2012 Flora of the Cayman Islands
Flora of North Lancashire 14 6 Eric Greenwood 2012 Flora of North Lancashire
Flora Britannica: The Definitive New Guide to Wildflowers, Plants and Trees 1 3 Richard Mabey 1997 Flora Britannica: The Definitive New Guide to Wildflowers, Plants and Trees
First Garden: An Illustrated Garden Primer 6 5 C. Z. Guest 2003 First Garden: An Illustrated Garden Primer
Firefly Guide to Wetlands 8 3 Patrick Dugan (general editor) 2005 Firefly Guide to Wetlands
Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees 7 5 Steve Cafferty (editor) 2004 Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees
Fine Bonsai: Art and Nature 14 5 William N. Valavanis (text) and Jonathan Singer (photographs) 2012 Fine Bonsai: Art and Nature
Fine Art Flower Photography: Creative Techniques and the Art of Observation 8 1 Tony Sweet 2005 Fine Art Flower Photography:  Creative Techniques and the Art of Observation
Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha 14 3 Jeff Crane 2011 Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha
Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History 13 4 Bill Laws 2010 Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History
Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges: An Introduction to the Genus Carex (Cyperaceae) 10 3 Andrew L. Hipp 2008 Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges: An Introduction to the Genus Carex (Cyperaceae)
Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa 15 6 Braam Van Wyk and Piet van Wyk 2013
Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City 14 1 Leslie Day 2011 Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City
Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington 14 1 Pamela Camp and John G. Gamon (editors) 2011 Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington
Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi 10 6 Matt Trappe, Frank Evans, and James M Trappe 2007 Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the W
Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants 10 6 Bradford Angier and David K. Foster 2008 Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants
Field Guide to Liverwort Genera of Pacific North America 4 6 W.B. Schofield 2002 Field Guide to Liverwort Genera of Pacific North America
Fiddleheads to Fir Trees: Leaves in all Seasons 15 5 Joanne Linden 2013
Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide 14 3 Neil R. Crouch, Ronell R. Klopper, John E. Burrows, and Sandra M. Burrows 2012 Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide
Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania 14 5 Sarah Whittingham 2012 Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania
Fern Ecology 13 1 Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, and Joanne M. Sharpe (editors) 2010 Fern Ecology
Fast Flowers 3 3 Jane Packer 2000 Fast Flowers
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer 11 5 Novella Carpenter 2009 Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Fallscaping: Extending Your Garden Season into Autumn 10 2 Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen 2007 Fallscaping: Extending Your Garden Season into Autumn
Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writings, 1781–1924 15 4 Karen Kilcup 2013
Fall Foliage: The Mystery, Science, and Folklore of Autumn Leaves 8 2 Charles W.G. Smith 2005 Fall Foliage: The Mystery, Science, and Folklore of Autumn Leaves
Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden 15 3 Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner 2013
Fair Bananas: Farmers, Workers, and Consumers Strive to Change an Industry 11 5 Henry J. Frundt 2009 Fair Bananas: Farmers, Workers, and Consumers Strive to Change an Industry
Facetten 14. Steffenschöni. Hatake: An Expedition into Japanese Gardening Culture 15 6 Christoph Neidhart and Martin Preisser 2013
Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden 12 2 Mary Horsfall 2009 Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden