The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Today’s book is a fiction book. Vanessa weaves the Victorian language of love into a love story: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. For the main character, Victoria Jones, flowers are more useful in communicating mistrust…

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The Herb Lover's Spa Book by Sue Goetz

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: The Herb Lover’s Spa Book by Sue Goetz This book came out in 2015, and the subtitle to this book is: Create a Luxury Spa Experience at Home with Fragrant Herbs from Your Garden. Sue shows us how easy it is to grow and prepare therapeutic herbs for…

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Murder Most Florid by Mark Spencer

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Murder Most Florid by Mark Spencer The subtitle to this book is: Inside the Mind of a Forensic Botanist Mark is a passionate plantsman, and he’s a champion of plants and the study of Botany. Mark is also passionate about connecting people with the natural world. Creating a…

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Cultivating Delight by Diane Ackerman

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Cultivating Delight by Diane Ackerman This book came out in 2002, and the subtitle to Cultivating Delight is “A Natural History of My Garden. This book was the sequel to Diane’s bestseller, “A Natural History of the Senses.” In this book, Diane celebrates the sensory pleasures of her…

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A Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: A Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger The subtitle to this book is: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants This book came out in April of 2015. Ruth Kassinger didn’t always have a green thumb. in this book, she’ll…

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Creating Sanctuary by Jessi Bloom

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Creating Sanctuary by Jessi Bloom This book is a favorite of mine. Rosemary Gladstar, the herbalist and author, said this about Jessi’s book: “In this beautiful, inspiring, and practical book, we are invited to look deeply at the landscape around us and create sacred respites from our busy…

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Emily Dickinson's Gardens by Marta McDowell

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Emily Dickinson’s Gardens by Marta McDowell Before Marta’s latest book on Emily Dickinson, she wrote this book. As Marta points out at the beginning of this book, Emily Dickinson was a gardener.  She grew up in a family of gardeners.  Emily herself would send bouquets to friends, and…

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The Lifelong Gardener by Toni Gattone

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: The Lifelong Gardener by Toni Gattone The subtitle to this book is: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age. Carl Honoré, the author of In Praise of Slowness, said this about Toni’s book: “The secret to making the most of later life is to keep doing what…

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Houseplants by Lisa Steinkopf

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Houseplants by Lisa Steinkopf The resurgent interest in houseplants is due primarily to Millennials who are filling every nook and cranny in their homes with houseplants. Those smart millennials! If you (like so many millennials) are filling your house with houseplants – especially during the winter season when…

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The Essential Earthman by Henry Clay Mitchell

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: The Essential Earthman by Henry Clay Mitchell Mitchell was a garden columnist for the Washington Post, and this book was the sharing of the many posts featured in his column. As a writer, Mitchell was down-to-earth and funny. As a gardener, Mitchell was down-to-earth and funny. This is…

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A Garden Miscellany by Suzanne Staubach

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: A Garden Miscellany by Suzanne Staubach The subtitle to this book is: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden Imagine a sweet garden dictionary that has the most adorable cover and is filled with beautiful illustrations and then throw in excellent garden history and botanical tidbits…

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Indoor Kitchen Gardening by Elizabeth Millard

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Indoor Kitchen Gardening by Elizabeth Millard The subtitle to this book is: Turn Your Home Into a Year-round Vegetable Garden – Microgreens – Sprouts – Herbs – Mushrooms – Tomatoes, Peppers & More. This book came out in 2014 and was named one of the “Best Garden Books…

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Leaf Supply by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Leaf Supply by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan The subtitle to this book is A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants, and it came out in April of 2018. I ran across this book in a gift store over Christmas break, and I absolutely love it. The cover…

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Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life by Carol J. Michel

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life by Carol J. Michel The subtitle to Carol’s book is Living a Gardening Life and it came out in February of 2017. Potted and Pruned won the 2018 Garden Media Awards Gold Medal for Best Overall Book. As someone who has…

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