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
Orchids of French Guiana 15 2 Dariusz L. Szlachetko, Yvonne Veyret, Joanna Mytnik–Ejsmont, Magdalena Sawicka, Piotr Rutkowski, and Przemyslaw Baranow 2012 Orchids of French Guiana
Origami Bonsai: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures 15 5 Benjamin John Coleman 2013
One Hundred Years in the Huntington’s Japanese Garden: Harmony with Nature 15 5 T. June Li (editor) 2013
On the High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park 14 5 Annik La Farge 2012 On the High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park
Out of Nature: Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity 14 4 Kara Rogers 2012 Out of Nature: Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity
Organic Management for the Professional 14 4 Howard Garrett, John Ferguson, and Mike Amaranthus 2012 Organic Management for the Professional
Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America 14 3 David L. Wagner, Dale F. Schweitzer, J. Bolling Sullivan, and Richard C. Reardon 2011 Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
Orra White Hitchcock (1796 – 1863): An Amherst Woman of Art and Science 13 5 Robert L. Herbert and Daria D’Arienzo 2011 Orra White Hitchcock (1796 – 1863): An Amherst Woman of Art and Science
Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care, and Preservation 13 5 Laurence R. Costello, Bruce W. Hagen, and Katherine S. Jones 2011 Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care, and Preservation
Out of the Scientist’s Garden: A Story of Water and Food 12 6 Richard Stirzaker 2010 Out of the Scientist’s Garden: A Story of Water and Food
On Landscape Architecture 12 6 Guido Hager 2009 On Landscape Architecture
Ornamental Grasses: Wolfgang Oehme and the New American Garden 11 2 Stefan Leppert 2009 Ornamental Grasses: Wolfgang Oehme and the New American Garden
Of Woods and Water: A Photographic Journey Across Michigan 11 2 Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan 2008 Of Woods and Water: A Photographic Journey Across Michigan
Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England: Sixteenth–century Plants and Print Culture 11 5 Leah Knight 2009 Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England:  Sixteenth–century Plants and Print
Olin: Placemaking 10 6 Marc Kristal (editor) 2008 Olin: Placemaking
On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries 10 5 Richard Reynolds 2008 On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries
Of Prairie, Woods, & Water: Two Centuries of Chicago Nature Writing 10 4 Joel Greenberg (editor) 2008 Of Prairie, Woods, & Water: Two Centuries of Chicago Nature Writing
Orchids to Know and Grow 10 1 Thomas J. Sheehan and Robert J. Black 2007 Orchids to Know and Grow
Old Roses 9 3 Graham Murphy 2006 Old Roses
Organ Pipe Cactus 9 3 David Yetman 2006 Organ Pipe Cactus
Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way 9 6 Charles Dowding 2007 Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way
Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion 8 5 Alan Burdick 2005 Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion
On the Great Plains: Agriculture and Environment 8 5 Geoff Cunfer 2005 On the Great Plains: Agriculture and Environment
Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home 8 5 Julie Moir Messervy and Sahara Susanka 2006 Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home
On the Wild Side: Experiments in New Naturalism 7 2 Keith Wiley 2004 On the Wild Side: Experiments in New Naturalism
Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge 7 3 Carol Ann Bassett 2004 Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge
Our Native Trees and How to Identify Them: A Popular Study of Their Habits and Peculiarities 7 2 Harriet L. Keeler 2005 Our Native Trees and How to Identify Them:  A Popular Study of Their Habits and
Outer Spaces 6 5 Diarmuid Gavin 2003 Outer Spaces
Ornamental Tropical Shrubs 6 5 Amanda Jarrett 2003 Ornamental Tropical Shrubs
Ornament in the Small Garden 6 1 Roy Strong 2002 Ornament in the Small Garden
Organic Gardening in Cold Climates 6 2 Sandra Perrin 2002 Organic Gardening in Cold Climates
Ozark Wildflowers: An Ecological Guide to Flowering Plants in the Region 5 2 Thomas E. Hemmerly 2002 Ozark Wildflowers: An Ecological Guide to Flowering Plants in the Region
Origami Flowers: Popular Blossoms and Creative Bouquets 5 6 Hiromi Hayashi 2003 Origami Flowers: Popular Blossoms and Creative Bouquets
On Other Grounds: Gardening and Nationalism in Eighteenth Century England and France 3 3 Brigitte Weltman-Aron 2001 On Other Grounds:  Gardening and Nationalism in Eighteenth Century England and F
Our Forests, Our Future 2 3 World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development 1998 Our Forests, Our Future
One Bean 1 4 Anne Rockwell 1998 One Bean
Orchids 1 2 John R. Dunmire and the Editors of Sunset Books 1998 Orchids
Orchids Simplified: An Indoor Gardening Guide 1 2 Henry Jaworski Orchids Simplified: An Indoor Gardening Guide
Ozark Wildflowers 1 3 Don Kurz 1999 Ozark Wildflowers