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
Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways 13 6
The Essential Naturalist: Timeless Readings in Natural History 13 6
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
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
Sustainable Landscape Management: Design, Construction, and Maintenance 13 4
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