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
Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects 13 5
Galanthomania: Sneeuwlokjes, Snowdrops 13 5
Vincent’s Gardens 13 5
Succulent Flora of Southern Africa 13 5
Coffee Talk: The Stimulating Story of the World’s Most Popular Brew 13 5
Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care, and Preservation 13 5
Public Garden Management: A Complete Guide to the Planning and Administration of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta 13 5
The Armchair Book of Gardens: A Miscellany 13 5
At Home with Flowers: Beautifully Simple Arrangements for Every Room in the House 13 5
The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening 13 5
In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry and his Chinese Plant Collectors 13 5
Envisioning the Garden: Line, Scale, Distance, Form, Color, and Meaning 13 5
Bromeliads for Home and Garden 13 5
Grow Your own Fruit 13 5
Green Harvest: A History of Organic Farming and Gardening in Australia 13 5
The Pruning Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face, Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask 13 5
Orra White Hitchcock (1796 – 1863): An Amherst Woman of Art and Science 13 5
Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More Than 100 Herbs 13 5
Grow Your own Flowers 13 5
Brenda Colvin: A Career in Landscape 13 5
Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History 13 4
Scent of the Vanishing Flora 13 4
Planting Paradise: Cultivating the Garden 1501–1900 13 4
Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World’s Flora 13 4
How to Grow Food: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing all Kinds of Fruit, Vegetables, Salads and More 13 4
Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden 13 4
Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands: Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods 13 4
Botanical Essays from Kent: Some Botanical Features of a University Town in Ohio 13 4
The Artful Garden: Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design 13 4
Sustainable Landscape Management: Design, Construction, and Maintenance 13 4