There are a lot of great books available to help get your garden growing too. At NOPL, we have a convenient “Gardening and Landscaping” category in our non-fiction area for easy browsing. There you’ll find books about gardening with various types of plants, creating wildlife gardens, outdoor projects for your garden, and more. Here are a few recommendations to help get you started with your garden, and they’re all linked to our catalog so you can put them on hold:
Beginner Gardening Step by Step by DK Publishing
This book shows you the basics you need to get your yard or green space under control and keep it that way, and gives you lots of garden ideas you can do yourself–all with step-by-step photographs. Take the anxiety out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your lush lawn, beautiful landscape, and bountiful garden.
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust
This hardworking guide includes thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for specific species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife.
Crops in Pots by Bob Purnell
A guide to growing edible produce in containers makes recommendations for a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in spite of space constraints, in an illustrated reference that provides step-by-step instructions for forty projects.
Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden; but there’s more to the method than you might think. Vegetables Love Flowers walks you through the ins and outs of companion planting, from how it works to which plants go together and how to grow the best garden for your climate.
101 Organic Gardening Hacks by Shawna Coronado
In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you’ll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions author Shawna Coronado has dreamed up in her career as one of America’s most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to “upcycle” everyday items in your garden.
Garden Renovation by Bobbie Schwartz
The sage advice in Garden Renovation will help you turn a problem-filled yard into a paradise. Learn how to evaluate your yard, determine what to keep and what to remove, choose the right plants and design plans for successful remodels, and know when to hire help. A gallery of before-and-after photos provides ideas and inspiration for turning a tired garden into an enlivening retreat.