Book Recommendations

Holistic Herbal by David Hoffman

Holistic Herbal

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: Complete Illustrated Guide to the Holistic Herbal by David Hoffmann    This book offers advice on how to gather herbs and prepare remedies. Also includes a lovely reference in an A to Z format. For each herb, it tells how to grow, harvest, dry store…

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The Evening Garden: Flowers and Fragrance from Dusk Till Dawn by Peter Loewer

The Evening Garden: Flowers and Fragrance from Dusk Till Dawn

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Evening Garden: Flowers and Fragrance from Dusk Till Dawn by Peter Loewer   This book reveals both the history and science of the night garden. The topic of night-blooming plants has always fascinated gardeners. For example, newspaper articles over the past two centuries have…

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The Herb Garden Cookbook by Lucinda Hutson

The Herb Garden Cookbook

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Herb Garden Cookbook by Lucinda Hutson Southern Livingsaid this about Lucinda Hutson’s book:   “Lucinda Hutson’s garden is something of a legend in Austin. An invitation from Lucinda, an authority on ethnic herbs and an accomplished cook, to sample a new dish or special…

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The Cook and The Gardener by Amanda Hesser

The Cook and the Gardener

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Cook and the Gardener : A Year of Recipes and Writings for the French Countryside by Amanda Hesser   This award winning book  offers a lovely blend of cookbook along with garden stories that allow you to live vicariously with Hesser on a culinary…

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The Garden Chef

The Garden Chef by Jeremy Fox

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Garden Chef: Recipes and Stories from Plant to Plate For many people gardens are just extensions of the kitchen. Today restaurants are utilizing rooftop gardens for growing herbs and spices and larger plots allow for cultivating vegetables along with fruit trees.   The garden…

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Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla

Gardenista

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces by Michelle Slatalla    Slatella’s book was named “the best gift book for gardeners” by the New York Times book review.   The book was put together by the team responsible for Gardenista and Remodelista. It’s chockfull…

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Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood by Judith Tankard and Martin Wood

Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood by Martin Wood and Judith Tankard Gertrude Jekyll was one of the most influential garden designers of the early 20th century. This wonderful book explores her life and work at the home she created for herself at Munstead Wood in…

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The Education of a Gardener by Russell Page

The Education of a Gardener

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Education of A Gardener by Russell Page Russell Page is one of the legendary gardeners and landscapers of the twentieth century. First published in 1962, this book shares his charming anecdotes and timeless gardening advice.   SI HORTUM IN HORTORUM PODCASTUM IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES,…

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The Rude Potato by Ruth Pitter

The Rude Potato

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Rude Potato by Ruth Pitter As a gardener herself, Ruth had a personal knowledge of flowers. She loved gardening and she wrote her poetry when she finished her chores and her gardening. The Rude Potato is a very witty entertaining collection of poems about…

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The Fragrant Path by Louise Beebe Wilder

The Fragrant Path

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Fragrant Path by Louise Beebe Wilder   This is a wonderful guide to the cultivation of scented flowers. The newly revised edition includes modern varieties as well. The late Louise Beebe Wilder is that rare figure, a garden writer from another era (she was…

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Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West

Planting in a Post-Wild World

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes Hardcover by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West  Rainer and West offer strong voices in ecological landscape design. The book is about how plants fit together in the wild and how we can use that…

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The Living Landscape by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy

The Living Landscape

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden Hardcover by Rick Darke and Douglas W. Tallamy    What if you’re looking for a landscape that’s not only beautiful, functional and productive, but also nourishes and fosters wildlife. That’s the aim of The…

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