Seeking recommendations for books about plants and gardening
March 12, 2013 9:35 AM Subscribe
This past week I was at a job interview and was asked what my favorite book on gardening was and I had trouble answering. I eventually said Dirr, but felt that my answer was kind of boring; this led to the realization that I should probably do some reading. Please help me find some good books about plants.
posted by sciencegeek to home & garden (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I work in the field of ornamental horticulture, so I would prefer books that are not so much about the joys of veggies. I live in NYC so if the book you suggest only has plants that work in CA or WA or the UK (a quick trip to my local library found a lot of these) I'm happy to hear about them, but would like to know about their geographical focus before I try to hunt down copies.
I'm interested in: practical/reference books, garden memoirs, garden history, and gorgeous photography coffee table style books (as long as those photos have some captions).
That said, if the book doesn't fit my criteria and is really, really excellent, go ahead and let me know about it.
I've looked at this question from last year
and it is targeted to the beginning gardener.
Hope all you northern hemisphere gardeners are enjoying the beginnings of the season.