15 Editor-Approved Garden Books You Need in Your Collection
From landscaping inspo to the healing properties of herbs, these books are sure to inspire every gardener.
With the garden somewhat asleep this time of year (I say “somewhat” because in some parts of the West it’s nearly a year-round affair), the winter months are the perfect time to slow down and gain inspiration for the growing seasons ahead. For me, the joy of gardening is the continued learning curve, where you embrace the failures and then get excited about trying something new. Whether you want to try your hand at seed saving, plant an orchard, design a vibrantly colored native garden, focus on diversifying your habitat, or add better water saving systems into the mix, now is the perfect time to dive in!
While the year ahead has many promising new book releases (I can’t wait to tell you all about them), these are the books in my personal collection that I go back to for inspiration time and time again. I hope you take advantage of this quiet season to plot out projects and nourish yourself with new ideas.
Best Books About Landscaping Design
Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast by Jennifer Jewell, illustrated by Caitlin Atkinson
Hot Color, Dry Gardens: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener by Nan Sterman
Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape by Nora Harlow
Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-Conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O’Brien
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