Books. If you’re as passionate about gardening as I am, you’ll want some gardening books to reference or to sit back and read for the sheer pleasure; however, you could spend a fortune buying garden books. If I could purchase only one garden book, it would be the American Horticulture Society’s A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Not only will you have access to over 15000 plants and 6000 color photographs, there is also a reference to some of the garden basics such as pruning and propagation. A good book for organic vegetable gardening is Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener, by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara Ellis, and Ellen Phillips. For pure enjoyment and information I recommend Michael Pollan’s books, including Botany of Desire and Omnivore’s Dilemma. You can also pick up a lot of good garden reference books at thrift stores. And of course, for cold climate gardeners, I’d have to recommend my book, North Country Gardening: Simple Secrets to Successful Northern Gardening.
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