Books to read and get

Here is a new book just out that I think has some great information. Lone Pine Publishing has a great series of books for local gardeners.

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Many gardeners have a plot of land or a few containers into which they toss a few seeds every spring and later in the summer to enjoy some fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions and herbs. For other people, the vegetable garden occupies their thoughts year-round, from planning and propagating to digging and hoeing and then harvesting, preserving and enjoying, on to start the cycle the following year. This handy book features vegetables, herbs, fruits and seeds that Midwest gardeners commonly grow each year. The accounts include planting and growing tips, as well as recommended species and how to deal with pests and problems. Price: $21.95.

Basic Care & Instruction
Better Homes & Gardens New Garden Book, edited by Marilyn Rogers, Meredith, Corp, 2005
Illinois Gardener's Guide, James A. Fizzell, Cool Springs Press, 2002
Gardening Month by Month in Illinois, William Aldrich, Lone Pine Publishing, 2004
Midwest Cottage Gardening, Frances Manos, Trails Books, 2004
Creating A Perennial Garden in the Midwest, Joan Severa, Trails Media Group, Inc., 1999
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, Tracy DiSabato-Aust, Timber Press, 1998
The Low-Maintenance Garden, Susan Berry & Steve Bradley, Firefly Books, 2000
The Art of Perennial Gardening, Patrick Lima, Firefly Books, 2000

Design
A Garden Gallery, George Little and David Lewis, Timber Press, 2005
Continuous Bloom, Pam Duthie, Ball Publishing, 2000
Continuous Color, Pam Duthie, Ball Publishing, 2004
Homescaping, Anne Halpin, Rodale, 2005
fast custom essay writing serviceYour House, Your Garden, Gordon Hayward, W. W. Norton & Company, 2003

Specialty
Design Your Natural Midwest Garden, Patricia Hill, Trails Books, 2007
Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses, Rick Darke, Timber Press, 2004
The Water Garden Encyclopedia, Philip Swindells, Firefly Books, 2003
Native Plants in the Home Landscape for the Upper Midwest, Keith Gerard Nowakowski, University of Illinois Extension, 2004
Gardening on Pavement, Tables and Hard Surfaces, George Schenk, Timber Press, 2003
Allergy-Free Gardening, Thomas Leo Ogren, Ten Speed Press, 2000
Making More Plants, Ken Druse, Clarkson Potter, 2000

History
The New Traditional Garden, Michael Weishan, Ballantine Publishing, Group, 1999
Gardens Through Time, Jane Owen & Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Books, 2004

Reference
The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Christopher Brickell & H. Marc Cathey, DK Publishing, Inc., 2004

Fun Reading
Our life in Gardens, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, Michael Pollan, Grove Press, 2003
People with Dirty Hands, Robin Chotzinoff, MacMillan, 1996
Paths of Desire, Dominique Browning, Scribner, 2004
Passionate Gardening, Lauren Spring & Rob Proctor, Fulcrum Publishing, 2000
Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden, Emily Whaley with William Baldwin, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997

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