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
Willow 16 3 Alison Syme 2014
Whispering flowers 16 4 Mit Ingelaere-Brandt 2014
White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes 15 1 Raymund Ryan 2012 White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes
Water Plants : An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care, with Step-by-Step Instructions and Over 110 Beautiful Photographs 15 4 Andrew Mikolajski 2013
Wild Food: Nature’s Harvest: How to Gather, Cook & Preserve 15 4 Biddy White Lennon and Evan Doyle 2013
Water Landscapes 15 6 Song Jia (Chief Editor) 2013
Window-Box Allotment 14 5 Penelope Bennett 2012 Window-Box Allotment
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses 14 4 Daniel Chamovitz 2012 What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
Wildflowers of California: A Month-by-Month Guide 14 4 Laird R. Blackwell 2012 Wildflowers of California: A Month-by-Month Guide
Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America 14 4 Alan E. Bessette, William C. Roddy, Walter E. Sturgeon, and Arleen R. Bessette 2012 Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America
Which Seed is This? 14 4 Lisa J. Amstutz 2012 Which Seed is This?
Wading for Bugs: Exploring Streams with the Experts 14 2 Judith L. Li and Michael T. Barbour (editors) 2011 Wading for Bugs: Exploring Streams with the Experts
Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine, The Portland–Vancouver Region’s Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas 14 2 Michael C. Houck and M.J. Cody (editors) 2011 Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine, The Portland–Vancouver  Region’s Net
Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park 14 1 Ann and Rob Simpson 2011 Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park
Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateur 14 1 Gertrude Jekyll 2011 Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateu
Webb’s An Irish flora 14 5 John Parnell and Tom Curtis 2012 Webb’s An Irish flora
Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World 14 1 Bob Gibbons 2011 Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World
Women in Landscape Architecture: Essays on History and Practice 14 5 Louise A. Mozingo and Linda Jewell, editors 2012 Women in Landscape Architecture: Essays on History and Practice
Walking Seasonal Roads 14 5 Mary A. Hood 2012 Walking Seasonal Roads
Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects 13 5 Amy Stewart 2011 Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects
Weeds: An Environmental History of Metropolitan America 13 5 Zachary J.S. Falck 2010 Weeds: An Environmental History of Metropolitan America
Weed Biology and Climate Change 13 3 Lewis H. Ziska and Jeffrey S. Dukes 2011 Weed Biology and Climate Change
Walls: Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture 13 3 Günter Mader and Elke Zimmermann 2011 Walls: Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture
Why People Need Plants 13 2 Carlton Wood and Nicolette Habgood (editors) 2010 Why People Need Plants
World Atlas of Mangroves 13 1 Mark Spalding, Mami Kainuma, and Lorna Collins 2010 World Atlas of Mangroves
Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont 13 6 Timothy P. Spira 2011 Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont
Water-Efficient Gardening 12 5 John Marder 2009 Water-Efficient Gardening
Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide 12 4 Peter Del Tredici 2010 Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide
Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities 12 1 Amy Stewart 2009 Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother  & Other Botanical Atrociti
Wildlife Gardening 12 1 Rhoda Nottridge 2009 Wildlife Gardening
When the Rains Come: A Naturalist's Year in the Sonoran Desert 12 1 John Alcock 2009 When the Rains Come: A Naturalist's Year in the Sonoran Desert
What Can I Do With My Herbs? How to Grow, Use & Enjoy These Versatile Plants 11 4 Judy Barrett 2009 What Can I Do With My Herbs? How to Grow, Use & Enjoy These Versatile Plants
Waking up in Eden: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island 11 5 Lucinda Fleeson 2009 Waking up in Eden: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island
Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters: Hiking Through the Seasons 11 4 Betty Vos Hemstad 2009 Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters: Hiking Through the Seasons
Wildflowers of Southern Western Australia Third Edition 11 4 Margaret G. Corrick and Bruce A. Fuhrer 2009 Wildflowers of Southern Western Australia Third Edition
Wildflower Gardens: 60 Spectacular Plants and How to Grow Them in Your Garden 10 5 C. Colston Burrell (editor) 2007 Wildflower Gardens: 60 Spectacular Plants and How to Grow Them in Your Garden
Wild Orchids of the Prairies and Great Plains Region of North America 9 2 Paul Martin Brown 2006 Wild Orchids of the Prairies and Great Plains Region of North America
Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians 8 1 Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart (editors) 2005 Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians
Witch Hazels 8 1 Chris Lane 2005 Witch Hazels
Wildflowers of Montana 8 2 Donald Anthony Schiemann 2005 Wildflowers of Montana
Wild Flowers of North Carolina 7 3 William S. Justice, C. Ritchie Bell, and Anne H. Lindsey 2005 Wild Flowers of North Carolina
Wisconsin’s Champion Trees 7 2 R. Bruce Allison 2005 Wisconsin’s Champion Trees
Wetland and Riparian Areas of the Intermountain West: Ecology and Management 7 4 Mark C. McKinstry, Wayne A. Hubert, and Stanley H. Anderson (editors) 2004 Wetland and Riparian Areas of the Intermountain West: Ecology and Management
Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity 7 4 Gary Paul Nabhan 2004 Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity
Wildflowers of Unalaska Island: A Guide to the Flowering Plants of an Aleutian Island 6 5 Suzi Golodoff 2003 Wildflowers of Unalaska Island: A Guide to the Flowering Plants of an Aleutian I
Whose Garden Is It 6 5 Mary Ann Hoberman 2004 Whose Garden Is It
Win–Win Ecology: How the Earth’s Species Can Survive in the Midst of Human Enterprise 6 2 Michael L. Rosenzweig 2003 Win–Win Ecology:  How the Earth’s Species Can Survive in the Midst of Human Ente
Weeds in My Garden: Observations on Some Misunderstood Plants 6 3 Charles B. Heiser 2003 Weeds in My Garden: Observations on Some Misunderstood Plants
Weathering Winter: A Gardener’s Daybook 6 1 Carl H. Klaus 2003 Weathering Winter: A Gardener’s Daybook
What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean? 5 1 Lauren Child 2002 What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?
Window Gardens for Windows, Walls, Decks, and Balconies 5 1 Jane Forster and Stephen Roberts 2002 Window Gardens for Windows, Walls, Decks, and Balconies
Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays 5 1 Henry David Thoreau 2002 Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays
Wildflowers 5 3 Marfe Ferguson Delano 2002 Wildflowers
Winter Gardening. 3 1 Steven Bradley 2000 Winter Gardening
Wildflowers of the Eastern United States 3 1 Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan 1999 Wildflowers of the Eastern United States
Windy City Wild: Chicago's Natural Wonders 3 3 Robert Shaw and Jason Lindsey 2000 Windy City Wild: Chicago's Natural Wonders
Wildflowers of the Fairest Cape: The Wildflowers of the Western Cape, South Africa 3 5 Peter Goldblatt and John Manning 2000 Wildflowers of the Fairest Cape: The Wildflowers of the Western Cape, South Afri
Weed Risk Assessment 3 5 R.H. Groves, F.D. Panetta, and J.G. Virtue (editors) 2001 Weed Risk Assessment
Wildlife Sanctuaries & The Audubon Society: Places To Hide & Seek 3 6 John M. "Frosty" Anderson 2000 Wildlife Sanctuaries & The Audubon Society: Places To Hide & Seek
Wildflowers of Door County: Wisconsin's Unique Floral Preserve 3 6 Paul and Marilyn Mahlberg 2000 Wildflowers of Door County: Wisconsin's Unique Floral Preserve
Weeds of the Northern U.S. and Canada: A Guide for Identification 2 2 France Royer and Richard Dickinson 1999 Weeds of the Northern U.S. and Canada: A Guide for Identification
Weslandia 1 2 Paul Fleischman 1999 Weslandia