Inspired by this article about garden books, I thought I’d post a list of the books I own, and the books I’d like to own. I get a lot of amazing gardening books from the library branch down the street, but there are a few that are so awesome, I’d like to have my own copy!
|Grow Great Grub – One of the first gardening books I ever purchased. Beautiful photos, and thorough information about various kinds of plants. I also have Gayla’s book You Grow Girl, which has projects and great advice. Gayla’s site – www.yougrowgirl.com – is wonderful too.|
|Botany for Gardeners – How does a garden grow? This book dives into the biology of gardening. Knowing the mechanics of plants can help you deal with problems, and further appreciate the miracle of the garden!|
|Gardening in Idaho – Month by month guide to growing a garden in Idaho. It is a helpful resource with sections on vegetables, flowers, and lawns. Includes advice on planning your garden.|
|Horticulture Magazine – Of course, this isn’t actually a book. But this magazine offers some really great tips and inspiration, and I highly recommend it.|
|Garden Anywhere – A guide to growing things anywhere with any amount of space.|
|Homegrown Herbs – Beautiful pictures and drawings, and in-depth charts make this the best herb book I’ve ever seen.|
|The Way We Garden Now – This book has more than 40 yard projects ranging from simple to complex.|
|The Backyard Homestead – Having a self sustaining “homestead” is really appealing these days!|
|From Seed to Skillet – I’d like to be able to use all my vegetables and herbs to cook delicious and healthy meals!|
Just as a sidenote, my birthday is coming up. Just kidding. Sort of. 🙂
What books do you have that you love?