Get Back to the Garden!

Get Back to the Garden!

Whether you have a big backyard garden or are exploring the thrills of urban gardening in cramped quarters, these gardening books will help your home look more vibrant. And, of course, you'll be able to feed your soul with lush vegetables, fruits, and herbs. 

Here is a round-up of the best books for aspiring and veteran green thumbs.

1. Indoor Edible Garden

Featuring more than 25 innovative step-by-step projects, Indoor Edible Garden is a highly visual guide full of practical tips and stylish ideas for how to create edible indoor gardens using whatever space you have availablefrom balconies and windowsills to countertops, walls, and even ceilings. Inspiring from the start, this book shows off its lush garden projects through beautiful design and full-color photographs.

2. Pruning & Training

Discover where, when and how to prune and train to get the best out of your roses, fruit trees, bushes, climbers and ornamental shrubs. With step by step tutorials for every technique, annotated illustrations showing exactly what to do and detailed instructions for over 800 garden plants, this definitive illustrated guide is an invaluable gardening tool.

3. Canadian Gardener's Guide

A one-stop practical illustrated handbook for Canadian gardeners, this second edition of the bestselling reference book includes virtually everything you want to do in the garden - from choosing tools and designing a plot to filling your beds with fruits and vegetables. Updated by renowned Canadian garden expert Lorraine Johnson to include a selection of plants specific to the needs and interests of Canadian gardeners, including Canadian native plants, fruits and vegetables for a short growing season, this is an inspiring aid for all Canadians wanting to bring year-round colour and interest to every part of the garden.

4. The Flower Book

Taking you from Spring tulips to Fall dahlias, flower farmer and floral designer Rachel Siegfried celebrates the loveliest of flowers with arrangements inspired by the changing seasons. The Flower Book shows you how to select the best flowers, keep them fresh and display each one to celebrate its natural beauty.

5. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century

Taking inspiration from John Seymour's classic, The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century tells what it's really like to aim for self-sufficiency in the 21st century, and brings the subject up to date by laying an emphasis on ways to live a more sustainable life that everyone can access, whether living in the city, the suburbs, or the country.

6.What Plant Where Encyclopedia

Planning your garden has never been easier! With a comprehensive range of more than 3000 plants organized by size and situation. this illustrated reference shows how to create beautiful beds, borders and garden designs for 30 different garden locations. Canadian hardiness zone ratings and map give all the information that Canadian gardeners need to choose plants that will thrive in their garden.


For more great DK books for gardeners, browse our full range of gardening titles.

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