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
A–Z of Flower Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour 13 6
A Veritable Eden, The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History 13 6
Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for all Senses and Seasons 13 6
Plant Arrangements: Creativity with Flowers 13 6
Sonoran Desert Life: Understanding, Insights, & Enjoyment 13 6
Chatham Village: Pittsburgh’s Garden City 13 6
Realizing Nature’s Potential: Proceedings of the William L. Brown Symposium Honoring Gordon Cragg 13 6
Draw Flowers: Using Pencils, Pastels, Crayons and Charcoal 13 6
Making Craft Cider: A Ciderist’s Guide 13 6
The Modern Kitchen Garden: Design, Ideas, Practical Tips 13 6
Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden 13 6
Bedouin Ethnobotany: Plant Concepts and Uses in a Desert Pastoral World 13 6
Growing Fruit Trees: Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care & Management 13 6
Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways 13 6
The Essential Naturalist: Timeless Readings in Natural History 13 6
The Bad Tempered Gardener 13 6
Knowing Nature: Conversations at the Intersection of Political Ecology and Science Studies 13 6
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
Brenda Colvin: A Career in Landscape 13 5
Grow Your own Flowers 13 5
Weeds: An Environmental History of Metropolitan America 13 5
Contemporary Color: Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations 13 5
Plants for Atlantic Gardens: Handsome and Hard-Working Shrubs, Trees, and Perennials 13 5
Inventing the Garden 13 5
Galanthomania: Sneeuwlokjes, Snowdrops 13 5

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