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
The Essential Naturalist: Timeless Readings in Natural History 13 6
Knowing Nature: Conversations at the Intersection of Political Ecology and Science Studies 13 6
The Bad Tempered Gardener 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
Grow Your own Flowers 13 5
Brenda Colvin: A Career in Landscape 13 5
Contemporary Color: Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations 13 5
Weeds: An Environmental History of Metropolitan America 13 5
Inventing the Garden 13 5
Plants for Atlantic Gardens: Handsome and Hard-Working Shrubs, Trees, and Perennials 13 5
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
Restoring Disturbed Landscapes: Putting Principles into Practice 13 4
The Augustus Botanical Code Rome: Ara Pacis: Speaking to the People through the Images of Nature 13 4
A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens 13 4