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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
Vegetables: A Biography 14 4
Urban Farms 14 4
Italian Kitchen Garden 14 4
Wildflowers of California: A Month-by-Month Guide 14 4
A Short Visit in Mistra on May 1: Mistra Estates Flora 14 4
The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City 14 3
Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your own Green Walls 14 3
Edible Wild Plants 14 3
The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the far Corners of the Earth 14 3
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East 14 3
Growing Hardy Orchids 14 3
Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate: Promises and Perils 14 3
Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America 14 3
Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens 14 3
Herbs: The Complete Gardener’s Guide 14 3
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing up in Small Spaces 14 3
Edible Plants for Prairie Gardens: The Best Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs 14 3
Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation 14 3
Continuous Container Gardens: Swap in the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-round 14 3
Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide 14 3
Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha 14 3
Ancient Trees in the Landscape: Norfolk’s Arboreal Heritage 14 2
Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America 14 2
Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own, a Memoir 14 2
Growing Food in Small Gardens 14 2
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 14 2
Exploring Gardens & Green Spaces: From Connecticut to the Delaware Valley 14 2
The New Ornamental Garden 14 2
The Paper Road: Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet 14 2
Wading for Bugs: Exploring Streams with the Experts 14 2