decorated boards, 152 pp., $32.95
This helpful manual explains with photographs and drawings every minute detail of landscaping, from planning and design to tools to lighting. Every step is considered in this work, as a helpful assistant throughout the process of transforming an outdoor space into a garden. This work is easy to read and full of details, and should be in every gardener’s library. You’ll learn all about the metric system as well, since this book is aimed at a British audience.
— Elaine Juhl, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden