Great gardening reads
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities By Amy Stewart
If you are a fan of Agatha Christie you will know that the garden was often used as her “murder weapon” of choice. Learn about how different plants affect us, from the deadly, illegal, intoxicating and dangerous, to the painful, destructive and offensive. From keeping your children and pets safe to interesting stories that made these plants infamous, this is an entertaining read from cover to cover.
The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds By Robert E. Gough and Cheryl Moore-gough
This comprehensive guide offers all you need to know about gathering, preparing and planting your seeds. Explained in simple language, gardeners of any experience will understand the entire process, from basic plant biology to appropriate seed storage and propagation. This husband and wife team have a wealth of education and experience to share, so that you can enjoy your favourite garden plants year after year.
Vertical Vegetables and Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up In Small Spaces By Rhonda Massingham Hart
Take your gardening to a higher level! We’ve always known how to grow tomatoes and pole beans vertically but there are many other plants that you can grow vertically to save on horizontal space. Full of helpful tips on protecting from insects and making harvesting easier, this book definitely makes you rethink how you can grow your own food.
The Canning Kitchen By Amy Bronee
A fresh look at the tradition we all love! This book gives you all the confidence you need to take on every canning idea that you could imagine. Step-by-step instructions with beautiful photography makes your canning experience a complete success. Includes 101 recipes, from classics like Strawberry Rhubarb Jam to newer trending recipes like Salted Caramel Pear Butter.
Living With Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening By Sophie Lee
Go Green with this informationpacked book on houseplants. Learn how to pick the right plant for each room in your home and to recognize early signs of plant trouble and how to deal with them. DIY projects like macramé hangers to make your own terrariums are scattered throughout the pages. Living With Plants is a beautiful manual that will inspire you to bring the beauty of nature indoors.
The Plant Recipe Book By Baylor Chapman
A great addition to any gardener’s library. Mini-container gardens have a longevity that cut flowers cannot beat. Follow clearly numbered instructions that will have you creating stunning, living plant décor in no time. The book offers 100 “recipes”, from traditional pots to planting under glass.