Every now and then, someone will ask what books we recommend or use for our own reference materials. And fortunately we have industry magazines, emails, bulletins, manuals, etc that are available for our use. But, there are many great books available for anyone to use, not only for good reading, but for use as a reference. Now, we all have our preferences, but I thought I’d list a ‘few’ you may want to consider next time you’re considering purchasing books about gardening, landscaping etc for yourself or as a gift. And if you have a favorite, let us know. We’ll check it out and maybe add it to our list!
Kris Wetherbee “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and other Winged Wonders to Your Backyard”(www.kriswetherbee.com)
Tracy DiSabato-Aust “The Well-Designed Mixed Garden” (www.tracylive.com)
“50 High Impact Low care Garden Plants”
“The Well Tended
John Malins “The Pruner’s Handbook”
McGee & Stuckey’s “The
Edward Smith “Incredible Vegetables from Self Watering Containers”
Scott Zanon “Desirable Trees for the
Janice Doherty “A Calendar Year of Horticultural Therapy”
Michael A. Dirr “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants”
Steven Still “Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants”
Ashton Ritchie / Scotts “Lawns - Your Guide to a beautiful yard”
The OSU Extension “Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide” / Bulletin 940(estore.osu-extension.org)
Organic Gardening / Fine Gardening / Horticulture / Southern Living / Garden Gate
*These are just a few of the many books and magazines available that I use. Let us know if you have favorites!