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  Cover Art: Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden Ackerman, Diane
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
Ackerman's diverse background as a naturalist, poet, and gardener provides a unique perspective on gardening and what it can do for a person's soul. Publishers Weekly describes the book as "a generous and jauntily haphazard excursion through the four seasons of her Ithaca, NY backyard landscape and the innumerable interests of her fertile mind."
2001
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement Browning, Dominique
Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement
Depressed when her 15-year marriage ends in divorce, the author acquires solace and sense of self when tending her neglected house and garden. Personal stories and reflections on the simple joys of domestic life illustrate the healing of both heart and home.
2002
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer Carpenter, Novella
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy but is also drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency and hopes that it might be possible to have it both ways. Urban and rural collide in her wry and inspiring memoir of turning a vacant lot in Oakland into a thriving farm.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Roots of My Obsession: 30 Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden Cooper, Thomas C., ed.
The Roots of My Obsession: 30 Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden
A collection of brief essays from world-famous gardeners--some are professionally employed while others are spare-time enthusiasts. Reflecting on why they garden, they focus on little things like family relations, finding peace through discipline, producing healthy and tasty food, caring for a living project, and other simple pleasures.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Gardening Among Friends: 65 Practical Essays By Master Gardeners Euser, Barbara J., ed.
Gardening Among Friends: 65 Practical Essays By Master Gardeners
Master gardeners share insider knowledge in this useful collection of conversational essays. Topics include design and maintenance, flowers, garden produce, habitat gardens, weeds and pests.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Growing Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables Gussow, Joan Dye
Growing Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables
After the death of her husband, Gussow embraces life through the hard labor of growing her own food. With humor and wit she shares her insight on gardening, the envirnoment, aging, and grieving.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Intimate Garden: Twenty Years and Four Seasons in Our Garden Hayward, Gordon
The Intimate Garden: Twenty Years and Four Seasons in Our Garden
A multi-year overhaul of a plot filled with junk and brambles into a spectacular garden affords ample lessons for creating unique and personal outdoor spaces. Numerous color photographs supplement the descriptions to provide an intriguing view of this fantastic project.
2005
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Suburban Safari: a Year On the Lawn Holmes, Hannah
Suburban Safari: a Year On the Lawn
Science and travel writer, Holmes, investigates her own suburban backyard and discovers a community of wildlife working to survive in the world of urban sprawl. Science and humor provide an effective base for this interesting presentation of environmental concerns.
2005
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned his Big-city Backyard into a Farm: A Cautionary Tale Howard, Manny
My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned his Big-city Backyard into a Farm: A Cautionary Tale
An entertaining and unsentimental memoir describing the chaos of various horticultural and animal husbandry projects involved in the author's attempts to live off the food he grows in his backyard in Brooklyn. Readers will be captivated as Howard
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: My Garden (Book) Kincaid, Jamaica
My Garden (Book)
A native of Antigua now living in Vermont, Kincaid blends memory with history to express personal insights on gardening. Worries, hopes, disappointments, and joys are intertwined throughout writings on topics such as seed catalogs, plant hunting in China, gardens in winter, and Monet's garden.
1999
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Animal Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life Kingsolver, Barbara
Animal Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Kingsolver chronicles the year when her family made a commitment to live a rural life—vowing that they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves on their family farm, or learn to live without it.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Seven Deadly Sins of Gardening: and the Vices and Virtues of Gardeners Musgrave, Toby
Seven Deadly Sins of Gardening: and the Vices and Virtues of Gardeners
The vices, virtues, and quirks of the eccentrics who shaped the grand gardens of Britain’s National Trust are the subject of this amusing history of British gardening over the centuries.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Down the Garden Path Nichols, Beverley
Down the Garden Path
Originally published in 1932, this classic narrative has become one of the world's best-loved and most-quoted gardening books. A timeless account of a gardener’s education with deep undercurrents of emotion and obsession make this a pleasurable read.
2005
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Green Grows the City: The Story of a London Garden Nichols, Beverley
Green Grows the City: The Story of a London Garden
In this 1939 book, Nichols writes with wit and charm about making a new garden in a London suburb in the years just before World War II.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World Pollan, Michael
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World
Pollan focuses on the histories of apples, tulips, potatoes, and marijuana in order to illustrate the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. Engaging personal anecdotes and accessible science combine to demonstrate how these plant species and humans have domesticated each other.
2001
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening Price, Susan Davis
Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening
Several ethnically diverse gardeners tell how they imported the plants, techniques, and traditions of their native or ancestral lands to their Minnesota gardens. The breadth is remarkable and includes gardeners of all ages, in all parts of the state, and from countries as varied as Korea, Finland, the Bahamas, Nigeria, Mexico, Laos, and Russia. An inspiration to all gardeners and garden lovers.
2000
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Minnesota Gardens: An Illustrated History Price, Susan Davis
Minnesota Gardens: An Illustrated History
Focusing on "pleasure-grounds' rather than food crops, this comprehensive history traces gardening in Minnesota from 1840 to the present. The well-researched text, historical documents, and photographs illustrate Minnesota gardeners' passions for creating beautiful landscapes.
1995
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Backyard Parables: Lessons On Gardening and Life Roach, Margaret
The Backyard Parables: Lessons On Gardening and Life
An author, editor, blogger, and self-taught gardener reflects upon the life-affirming effects that gardening has had on her life, offers meditations on the spirituality of the natural world, and encourages everyone to get outside and start digging.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Walk Through My Garden Scott, Whitney, ed.
A Walk Through My Garden
A garden-themed collection of poetry, essays and short fiction penned by a variety of authors.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms Stewart, Amy
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
An enlightening and earthy examination of a creature playing a vital role in our planet’s ecosystem. A common sight in all gardens, earthworms possess the amazing ability to plow soil, fight plant diseases and pests, detoxify polluted soil, and process raw sewage into fertilizer.
2004
Adult Nonfiction Book
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