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
Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide 14 3
Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha 14 3
The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City 14 3
Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America 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
Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens 14 3
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape 14 2
Herb Gardening from the Ground Up 14 2
The Guide to Oklahoma Wildflowers 14 2
Petal & Twig: Seasonal Bouquets with Blossoms, Branches, and Grasses from Your Garden 14 2
Hand Printing from Nature: Create Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials 14 2
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
Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine, The Portland–Vancouver Region’s Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas 14 2
The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies 14 1
Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington 14 1
Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateur 14 1
The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs: Discover Amazing Butterflies, Moths, Spiders, Dragonflies, and Other Insects! 14 1

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