My Friends’ Books

The books listed below are NOT published by Timber Press (although I wish they were). There’s a lot of good reading here — do peruse. You’ll find regional books, beginner’s books, plant-nerd books, garden history . . . all sorts of entertaining and enlightening stuff for your reading delectation. Of course, some of these folks are also Timber Press authors; there’s an asterisk (*) after their names. Be sure to check them out on the Timber Press website, where you’ll find scores of other books by people I like and admire.

Barbara Blossom Ashmun
Married to My Garden
Garden Retreats: Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary
Doug Brenner
A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names (with Stephen Scanniello)
Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O’Brien
California Native Plants for the Garden
Marion Brenner
New Garden Design: Inspiring Private Paradises (with Zahid Sardar)
Cole Burrell*
Encyclopedia of Annuals and Perennials
The Sunny Border: Sun-Loving Perennials for Season-Long Color
The Shady Border: Shade-Loving Perennials for Season-Long Color
Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants
Wildflower Gardens: 60 Spectacular Plants and How to Grow Them in Your Garden
Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start
Cole Burrell and Lucy Hardiman
Intimate Gardens
Scott Calhoun
Yard Full of Sun: The Story of a Gardener’s Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand
Chasing Wildflowers
Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer
Hot Pots: Container Gardening in the Arid Southwest
The Hot Garden: Landscape Design for the Desert Southwest
Tom Christopher
In Search of Lost Roses
Tom Cooper
Odd Lots: Seasonal Notes of a City Gardener
Rick Darke*
In Harmony with Nature: Lessons from the Arts and Crafts Garden
Helen Dillon*
Garden Artistry: Secrets of Designing and Planting a Small Garden
Helen Dillon on Gardening
The Flower Garden: A Practical Guide to Planning and Planting
Ken Druse*
Planthropology: The Myths, Mysteries, and Miracles of My Garden Favorites
Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation
The Natural Shade Garden
The Passion for Gardening
Val Easton*
Plant Life: Growing a Garden in the Pacific Northwest
Artists in Their Gardens (with David Laskin)
Joe Eck
Elements of Garden Design
Wayne Winterrowd
Annuals and Tender Plants for North American Gardens
Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd
Our Life in Gardens
A Year at North Hill: Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden
Living Seasonally: The Kitchen Garden and the Table at North Hill
Sydney Eddison
The Gardener’s Palette
Gardens to Go: Creating and Designing a Container Garden
A Passion for Daylilies
The Self-Taught Gardener
A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden
The Unsung Season: Gardens and Gardeners in Winter
Nancy Goodwin
Montrose: Life in a Garden
A Year in Our Gardens: Letters of Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy (with Allen Lacy)
John Greenlee*
The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses
Brent and Becky Heath
Daffodils for North American Gardens
Tulips for North American Gardens
Dan Hinkley*
Winter Ornamentals for the Maritime Northwest Gardener
Tom Hobbs*
Shocking Beauty
Panayoti Kelaidis
Flourish: A Visionary Garden in the American West
Joe Lamp’l
The Green Gardener’s Guide: Simple, Significant Actions to Protect and Preserve Our Planet
Over the Fence with Joe Gardener
Ketzel Levine
Plant This! Best Bets for Year-Round Gorgeous Gardens
Carleen Madigan
The Backyard Homestead
Tovah Martin
The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature
Tasha Tudor’s Garden
Keeyla Meadows*
Making Gardens Works of Art: Creating Your Own Personal Paradise
Starr Ockenga
Earth on Her Hands: The American Woman in Her Garden
Eden on Their Minds: American Gardeners with Bold Visions
Lauren Springer Ogden*
The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty
Passionate Gardening: Good Advice for Challenging Climates (with Rob Proctor)
Scott Ogden*
Gardening Success with Difficult Soils: Limestone, Alkaline Clay, and Caliche Soils
The Moonlit Garden
Ray Rogers*
Crazy about Cacti and Succulents
The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years (with Adam Levine)
Felder Rushing
Tough Plants for Southern Gardens
Scarecrows: Making Harvest Figures and Other Yard Folks
Passalong Plants (with Steve Bender)
Dennis Schrader*
Extraordinary Leaves
Jack Staub
75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden
75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden
75 Exceptional Herbs for Your Garden
Amy Stewart
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden
Roger B. Swain
Earthly Pleasures
The Practical Gardener: Mastering the Elements of Good Growing
Field Days: Journal of an Itinerant Biologist
Groundwork: A Gardener’s Ecology
Judith Tankard
Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes
Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement: Reality and Imagination
A Place of Beauty:The Artists and Gardens of the Cornish Colony (with Alma M. Gilbert)
The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman (with Leslie Rose Close)
Gertrude Jekyll: A Vision of Wood and Garden (with Michael Van Valkenburgh)
Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood (with Martin A. Wood)
Paul Tukey
The Organic Lawn Care Manual
Marty Wingate
Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens
The Big Book of Northwest Perennials: Choosing, Growing, Tending