I don't know about you, but I am in full holiday shopping mode. We're just about finished shopping for the kids, and now my attention is turning to the gardeners on my shopping list.
Books are always a good choice, especially if you're buying for a gardeners who is just starting out. When I started gardening, Barbara Damrsoch's Garden Primer was my constant companion, as were the Lone Pine books dedicated to growing in my region. Other favorites came along: McGee and Stuckey's The Bountiful Container; Gayla Trail's You Grow Girl and (more recently) Grow Great Grub; and Stu Campbell's Let it Rot!
Here are some great gardening book reviews from the gurus here on the About.com Home and Garden channel. Happy shopping!
- What's Wrong with my Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) by David Deardorff
- Herbal Tea Gardens: 22 Plans for Your Enjoyment and Well-Being by Marietta Marcin
- Fresh Food From Small Spaces by RJ Ruppenthal
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Composting by Chris McLaughlin
- Succulent Container Gardens by Debra Lee Baldwin
- The Complete Compost Gardener's Guide by Barbara Pleasant and Deborah Martin
- Don't Throw It, Grow It! by Deborah Peterson and Millicent Selsam
What are your favorite books about gardening?
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