Several years ago, I wrote a book called Passport to Gardening. Each chapter included a brief overview of a particular gardening topic (from annual flowers to water gardening) and recommendations for best books on the topic. In order to make these recommendations, I reviewed more than 400 gardening books. Most of them were sent to me free of charge because I was writing reviews. Can you imagine what fun it was to have 400 gardening books arrive at my front door?
Once I’d completed the research and the book had been published, I brought most of the review copies into the office and established a terrific reference library for our customer service team. But I must admit that a few of the books remained on my own bookshelf.
When I have a gardening question, these are some of the books I find myself turning to time and again:
- Rodale’s Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening
- Step By Step Organic Vegetable Gardening
- The Organic Gardeners’ Handbook of Insect and Disease Control
- Secrets to Great Soil
- The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
- Four Season Harvest
- The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers
- The Flower Gardener’s Bible
- The Greenhouse Gardener’s Companion
- The Flower Farmer
- Bulbs: Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooms
What gardening books do YOU turn to most often when you have a question?