Gardening

Florida Gardening on the Go

Author: 
Lynette L. Walther
Publisher: 
University Press of Florida
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–0–813–03435–5

Paper, 183 pp., $22.95

This guide to gardening is keyed to the Florida climate, one that will keep dedicated gardeners busy all year long. After providing the fundamentals on plant culture for the region, author Lynette Walther turns to some of the challenges, such as weeds, insects, and diseases, as well as the extreme conditions that must be considered. The book is filled with ideas. Walther's theme is to encourage those with little time to seek respite in the garden through thoughtful planning as well as selecting appropriate plants.

Volume: 
12
Number: 
3

The City Gardener

Author: 
Matt James
Publisher: 
Collins
Publication Date: 
2003
ISBN: 
0–007–15568–9

cloth, 144 p., $29.95

Author Matt James, a most enthusiastic gardener, transfers that enthusiasm (first seen on British television) to the pages of his book The City Gardener. Never mind that you have a rubble-strewn, clay-packed alleyway, a condominium balcony or even a small yard: James can transform it.

Volume: 
6
Number: 
2

Gardening with Peter Dowdall: The Importance of the Natural World

Author: 
Peter Dowdall
Publisher: 
Atrium, an imprint of Cork University Press
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–1–855–94215–8

Cloth, 181 pp., $34.95

British television gardening expert Peter Dowdall offers valuable information to the novice gardener on the principles and techniques of plant selection, installation, and maintenance. As a garden center owner, the author has well-grounded knowledge of the subject. Dowdall discusses the fundamentals of gardening, offering special tips on planting; pruning; plant texture, color, and contrast, and much more. Unfortunately, some of the plants he mentions are not suitable or available on this side of the Atlantic.

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Volume: 
13
Number: 
1

Forever Green: Plants in the Dream Time

Author: 
Dave Pepler, Lein Botha, and Laurian Brown
Publisher: 
South Africa: Human & Rousseau
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–0–798–15094–1

paper, 160 pp., $35.95

The popular television celebrity Dave Pepler relates his current thoughts and memories of 25 fascinating plants of his homeland, South Africa, in this collection of essays. Accompanying his text are attractive images of nature’s wonders by photographer Lien Botha and valuable facts on plant culture by award-winning journalist Laurian Brown. This beautiful book is quite an impressionistic introduction to the fantastic flora of South Africa.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
3

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