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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 flower hunter and the people: William Bartram's writings on the Native American Southeast 16 4
The wildflowers of Ireland: A field guide 16 4
Leaf defence 16 4
Florida's edible wild plants: A guide to collecting and cooking 16 4
Sowing the seeds of victory: American gardening programs of World War I 16 4
Grass, soil, hope: A journey through carbon country 16 4
Views of nature 16 4
Around the world in 80 plants 16 4
Pollen: The hidden sexuality of flowers 16 4
Field guide to Wisconsin grasses 16 4
Sustainable homebrewing: An all-organic approach to crafting great beer 16 4
The Tao of vegetable gardening 16 4
Catching nature in the act: Réaumur and the practice of natural history in the eighteenth century 16 4
The wilderness writings of Howard Zahniser 16 4
Green walls green roofs: Designing sustainable architecture 16 4
Whispering flowers 16 4
Saving vegetable seeds: Harvest, clean, store, and plant seeds from your garden 16 4
How the Earth turned green: A brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants 16 4
Saving container plants: Overwintering techniques for keeping tender plants alive year after year 16 4
The working man’s green space: Allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919 16 4
The glory of the tree 16 4
Technology and the garden 16 4
The bee: A natural history 16 4
The Loudons and the gardening press: A Victorian cultural industry 16 4
Native plants of the Southeast 16 3
Gardening with perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden 16 3
Pleasures of the garden: A literary anthology 16 3
The gift of a garden 16 3
Ecology of plant derived smoke: Its use in seed germination 16 3
Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens 16 3