In celebration of the 2nd annual National Gardening Day (April 14 – #nationalgardeingday), we are featuring some new garden books.
Discover some new favorites and get growing.
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This celebration of National Gardening Day (April 14) is sponsored by Quarto Publishing Group.
National Gardening Day is all about encouraging you to dig in, grow a garden, and—most importantly—love the goodness nature has to offer. There’s contentment to be found while digging a garden!
If you’re sharing your love of gardening on social media, the hashtag for April 14 is #nationalgardeningday. Add it so we can find each other!
New Garden Books
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1Organic Gardening for Everyone
Organic Gardening for Everyone
Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy—No Experience Required
If you want to grow healthy vegetables at home, but have hesitated because it seems too hard and time consuming, Organic Gardening for Everyone is your perfect hands-on guide—an “if I can do it, you can do it” case study that addresses your concerns and gets you started.
80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More
by Stephanie Rose
Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for do-it-yourself gardeners who want to turn their garden into gold using natural recipes and herbal concoctions (while saving both time and money).
3Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening
A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Flowers, from Today’s Favorites to Unusual Varieties
by Matt Mattus
A comprehensive and highly practical study of the art of growing flowers, Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening presents expert tips on growing both annuals and biennials (including native and heirloom species) alongside hundreds of lush photographs.
4Gardening Your Front Yard
Gardening Your Front Yard
Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces
by Tara Nolan
Gardening Your Front Yard is an active, inspiring resource that shows you how to treat your front yard like a backyard without sacrificing beauty, from choosing the right plants to building front patios and walkways.
5The Pollinator Victory Garden
The Pollinator Victory Garden
Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats, and Other Pollinators
by Kim Eierman
Excerpt: Welcome Bees—But Don’t Forget Other Pollinators
The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment—the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these essential animals.
6No-Waste Organic Gardening
No-Waste Organic Gardening
Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve any Garden
by Shawna Coronado
In No-Waste Organic Gardening, author Shawna Coronado guides you toward a more sustainable landscape with dozens of tips, tricks, and solutions that save you time and money—all while saving the planet, too! A revision of Shawna’s previous title, 101 Organic Gardening Hacks, this new book tackles waste-reducing gardening in a clever, accessible way.
7The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Vegetables
The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Vegetables
The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Vegetables
by Helen Dove and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
The Kew Guide to Growing Vegetables looks at some of the most common vegetables grown, and also some more unusual edibles. It gives easy to follow instructions on how to be a successful vegetable gardener, plus 12 exciting projects to try throughout the year. From sowing, to planting young plants, to hardening off and harvesting, Helena Dove, Kew’s Kitchen Gardener shows what can be achieved with a few packets of seed and some fertile ground.
8Kitchen Garden Revival
Kitchen Garden Revival
A modern guide to creating a stylish, small-scale, low-maintenance, edible garden
by Nicole Johnsey Burke
Elevate your backyard veggie patch into a work of sophisticated and stylish art. Kitchen Garden Revival guides you through every aspect of kitchen gardening, from design to harvesting—with expert advice from author Nicole Johnsey Burke, founder of Rooted Garden, one of the leading US culinary landscape companies, and Gardenary, an online kitchen gardening education and resource company.
9The Complete Book of Ferns
The Complete Book of Ferns
Indoors • Outdoors • Growing • Crafting • History & Lore
by Mobee Weinstein
The Complete Book of Ferns is filled with botanical information, indoor and outdoor growing and care information, details on propagation, display ideas, and even craft projects. This gorgeous book is authored by Mobee Weinstein, the Foreman of Gardeners at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and a veteran guest on the Martha Stewart Living TV show and other media outlets.
10Shrubs and Hedges
Shrubs and Hedges
Discover, Grow, and Care for the World’s Most Popular Plants
by Eva Monheim
A practical, ordinary person’s guide to choosing, planting, and caring for the world’s most popular plants, Shrubs & Hedges delivers all the know-how you’ll need to grow beautiful, healthy shrubs.
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Good luck and happy gardening!
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛