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.

Title Volume Number
Leaf defence 16 4
Sowing the seeds of victory: American gardening programs of World War I 16 4
Views of nature 16 4
Pollen: The hidden sexuality of flowers 16 4
Sustainable homebrewing: An all-organic approach to crafting great beer 16 4
Catching nature in the act: Réaumur and the practice of natural history in the eighteenth century 16 4
The wilderness writings of Howard Zahniser 16 4
Green walls green roofs: Designing sustainable architecture 16 4
Whispering flowers 16 4
Saving vegetable seeds: Harvest, clean, store, and plant seeds from your garden 16 4
Saving container plants: Overwintering techniques for keeping tender plants alive year after year 16 4
The working man’s green space: Allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919 16 4
The glory of the tree 16 4
How the Earth turned green: A brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants 16 4
The flower hunter and the people: William Bartram's writings on the Native American Southeast 16 4
Pleasures of the garden: A literary anthology 16 3
The gift of a garden 16 3
Ecology of plant derived smoke: Its use in seed germination 16 3
Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens 16 3
Kew's global kitchen cookbook 16 3
Cumin, camels. and caravans: A spice odyssey 16 3
Bumble bees of North America: An identification guide 16 3
Floral journey: Native North American beadwork 16 3
Grasses 16 3
Espalier fruit trees for wall, hedge, and pergola 16 3
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the modern landscape 16 3
Edible Spots & Pots 16 3
How to make a Japanese garden 16 3
Lady Mayo's Garden 16 3
A history of the garden in fifty tools 16 3