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
Domestication of Plants in the Old World 16 1
Succulent Paradise: Twelve Great Gardens of the World 16 1
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
A Gardener's Guide to Wildlife & Birds and How to Attract Them 16 1
Louis Benech: Twelve French Gardens 16 1
Italy and the Potato: A History, 1550–2000 16 1
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
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
The Story of Kew Gardens in Photographs 15 5