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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
Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents 16 1
The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat It, Too 16 1
Life in the Cold: An Introduction to Winter Ecology 16 1
Louis Benech: Twelve French Gardens 16 1
Italy and the Potato: A History, 1550–2000 16 1
Medicinal Plants in Australia. Volume 4 – An Antipodean Apothecary 16 1
Plant This Instead! Better Plant Choices 16 1
The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World's Grandest Garden 16 1
Hanging Baskets 15 6
Yes, You Can Grow Roses 15 6
Create Your Own Japanese Garden: A Practical Guide 15 6
Travel Report: An Apprenticeship in the Earl of Derby’s Kitchen Gardens and Greenhouses at Knowsley, England 15 6
Grounds and Gardens: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 15 6
Hiroyuki Oka Monograph 15 6
The Bulb Hunter 15 6
Facetten 14. Steffenschöni. Hatake: An Expedition into Japanese Gardening Culture 15 6
The Secret Techniques of Bonsai: A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai 15 6
Browsing nature’s aisles: A year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs 15 6
Contemporary Designers’ Own Gardens 15 6
Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification 15 6
Gardening the Amana Way 15 6
Growing Garden Bulbs 15 6
Plants of Hawai’i: How to Grow Them 15 6
Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa 15 6
Zen Landscapes: Perspectives on Japanese Gardens and Ceramics 15 6
Water Landscapes 15 6
Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible 15 6
Practical Botany for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored 15 6
The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World’s Greatest Botanical Explorers 15 6
Fiddleheads to Fir Trees: Leaves in all Seasons 15 5