cloth, 224 pp., $24.95
British garden writer and curator of two Royal Horticultural Society garden sites, Matthew Wilson provides advice on gardening activities when environmental conditions are altered. His instructions cover a range of subjects from how to cope with climate change to how to conserve the world's natural resources through conscientious good citizenship. Among his key points are for gardeners to consider sustainable plantings, to use water prudently, and to revise high-maintenance grounds for plantings in harmony with nature. Abundantly illustrated with color photographs and drawings, the text is notable for its practical gardening techniques and tips from a professional gardener, including a number of plants that can be found readily in the United States.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden