Make 2022 your best garden year yet with some inspiration from Cool Springs Press. Whether it’s vegetable gardening, creative projects, hydroponics, growing herbs, or a focus on ecological growing practices, it’s your time to dig in.
For more book ideas also see recommended garden books here.
10 Top Garden Books
Ready to make 2022 your best garden year yet?
Our friends at Cool Springs Press have the inspiration you need.
Look over these ten popular titles and enter (below) for a chance to win your top pick.
Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden
by Kelly D. Norris
In New Naturalism, horticulturist and modern plantsman Kelly D. Norris shares his inspiring, ecologically sound vision for home gardens created with stylish yet naturalistic plantings that mimic the wild spaces we covet, such as meadows, prairies, woodlands, and streamsides—far from the contrived, formal, high-maintenance plantings of the past.
2A Woman’s Garden
A Woman’s Garden
Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things
by Tanya Anderson
Inspiring ways to use the power of plants for home and health—with helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 inspiring projects, edibles, and art from your garden.
3The First-Time Gardener’s Guide to Growing Vegetables
The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables
All the know-how and encouragement you need to grow – and fall in love with your brand new food garden
by Jessica Sowards
You’re excited to plant your first vegetable garden—but where to start? In The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables, you’ll find the answers you’re looking for.
Homesteader Jessica Sowards, the warm and energetic host of YouTube’s Roots and Refuge Farm, is the perfect teacher for new gardeners, offering not just know-how but inspiration and time-management tips for success.
4Grow Bag Gardening
Grow Bag Gardening
The Revolutionary Way to Grow Bountiful Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers in Lightweight, Eco-friendly Fabric Pots
by Kevin Espiritu
Grow oodles of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers with no heavy lifting or digging required! Grow bag gardening utilizes lightweight, eco-friendly, fabric planter bags to grow great plants with minimal space and care. Get all the know-how you need to successfully grow a hearty homegrown harvest in Grow Bag Gardening.
5Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden
Planting and Tending Small Fruit Trees and Berries in Gardens and Containers
by Christy Wilhelmi
Forget the farmer’s market. Grow your own delicious, organic apples, figs, peaches, plums, strawberries, blackberries, citrus fruits, and more with Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden. No green thumb required.
Grow beautiful herbs – indoors! For flavor, fragrance, and fun
by Susan Betz
Hey, houseplant lovers: Are you ready to up your growing game? Whether your green thumb is weathered and worn or shiny and new, get ready to branch out and step into the world of growing your own herbs—indoors! There’s no better place to start this adventure than with Herbal Houseplants.
7Tropical Plants and How to Love Them
Tropical Plants and How To Love Them
Building a relationship with heat-loving plants when you don’t live in the tropics
by Marianne Willburn
Tropical plants are energizing. They awaken a tired summer garden with lush, sensuous foliage and fascinating flowers and turn a suburban patio into a sophisticated, late-night paradise. But if you garden in a temperate climate and have been reluctant to commit to what you’re sure will be too much work, it’s time to let Tropical Plants and How to Love Them author Marianne Willburn act as your tropical matchmaker.
8Audubon Birdhouse Book
Audubon Birdhouse Book, Revised and Updated
Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds
by Margaret A. Barker, Elissa Ruth Wolfson, National Audubon Society
The Audubon Birdhouse Book is the most authoritative book available for creating safe, sturdy, and easy-to-build homes for many of North America’s favorite birds. This updated second edition includes important new and timely topics including impacts of climate change on birds, nestbox monitoring for community science, native plants, and how birders can help birds.
9The Plant Propagator’s Bible
The Plant Propagator’s Bible
A Step-by-Step Guide to Propagating Every Plant in Your Garden
by Miranda Smith
With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, veteran horticulture teacher Miranda Smith provides a complete reference showing every step for cultivating new plants—whether from seed or cuttings or with techniques such as layering, grafting, and budding.
Small-space DIY growing systems for the kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, and bath
by Tyler Baras
Grow your own delicious food literally anywhere. In Home Hydroponics, hydroponic-growing pro Tyler Baras (aka Farmer Tyler) shows you how easy it is to build your own soilless growing systems to cultivate greens, veggies, herbs, and more.
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