New Books: 2020

This is my monthly compilation of new gardening books based on notices from publishers and news from colleagues and authors. This is not meant to represent all gardening books but certainly provides one an idea of the variety of gardening books that are published. Use this list to keep abreast of current trends and practices as well as a resource for gifts.

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November 2020

Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon by Linda Jane Holden, Bryan Huffman, Thomas Lloyd, (publisher) Gibbs Smith

American Gardens by Monty Don, Prestel

The Spirit of Botany: Aromatic Recipes and Rituals by Jill McKeever, Andrews McMeel

Charles Dowding’s No Dig Gardening Course 1: From Weeds to Vegetables Easily and Quickly by Charles Dowding, No Dig Garden

The Complete Gardener’s Guide: The One-Stop Guide to Plan, Sow, Plant, and Grow Your Garden by DK Publishers

Landscaping for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Create the Perfect Garden Design by Roger French, Alexandru Molosnic

Raised Bed Gardening by Jackie Samuel Green, Charlie Creative Lab

Hydroponics for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Hydroponics and Aquaponic Gardening by Tom Garden, Charlie Creative Lab

Hydroponics for Advanced: The Ultimate Hydroponic and Aquaponic Gardening Guide by Tom Garden, Charlie Creative Lab

Hydroponics Systems by Jackie Samuel Green, Charlie Creative Lab

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: A Beginner’s Guide to Home Gardening in Urban Contexts, Grow Fresh and Organic Vegetables Indoors in Kitchens or Planting in Your Backyards by Barbara Smith, Charlie Creative Lab

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: 2 books in 1: Starter Vegetable Gardens and Organic Gardening for Beginners: Find Out Everything You Need to Cultivate Your Fruit and Grow More Using Less Space by Aida Campbell, Aloha Publishing

Starter Vegetable Gardens: A Practical Guide to Grow Your Vegetables and Fruit: Discover the Effectiveness of Growing your Garden by Using the Raised Bed Technique by Aida Campbell, Aloha Publishing

Organic Gardening for Beginners: Everything You Need to Start Your Organic Garden and Grow your Fruits, Vegetable and Herbs by Aida Campbell, Aloha Publishing

Kitchen Gardening: 35 Genius Gardening Hacks that Actually Work: How to Grow Vegetable and Fruits Even in Small Spaces by Lisa Clark, Charlie Creative Lab

Container Gardening for Beginners: Dress up Your Garden with These Ideas for Gorgeous Plants Full of Flowers, Veggies, Berries and More by Lisa Clark, Charlie Creative Lab

Container Gardening for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Grow Vegetables, Herbs, Plants, Organic, Microgreens, Flowers in Pots and Containers at Home by Richard Cerot, Charlie Creative Lab

October 2020

Gardening with Drought-Friendly Plants by Tony Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens

The Botanical Adventures of Joseph Banks by Christina Harrison, Royal Botanic Gardens

Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again by Page Dickey, Timber Press

Native Ferns, Moss and Grasses by William Cullina, Echo Point Books

Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers by Jessica Roux, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style by Greg Loades, Timber Press

Succulents and All Things Under Glass: Ideas and Inspiration for Indoor Gardens by Isabelle Palmer, CICO Books

The Rose in Fashion by Amy de la Haye, Yale University Press

Kew: The Witch’s Garden: Plants in Folklore, Magic and Traditional Medicine by Sandra Lawrence, Welbeck Publishing

A Curious Garden of Herbs: Cultivated and Wild: Culinary, Medicine, Cordial, and Amusing; of the 18th Century by Kay K. Moss and Suzanne S. Simmons, University of Georgia Press

Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom by Phaidon editors

Killer Plants: Growing and Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Other Deadly Flora by Molly Williams, Running Press Adult

Royal Gardens of the World: 21 Celebrated Gardens from the Alhambra to Highgrove and Beyond by Mark Lane, Kyle Books

September 2020

Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens by Daniel Hinkley and photographs by Claire Takacs, Timber Press

The Story of Gardening by Penelope Hobhouse with Ambra Edwards, Princeton Architectural Press

Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers by Jessica Roux, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style by Greg Loades, Timber Press

Everything Elderberry: How to Forage, Cultivate, and Cook with this Amazing Natural Remedy by Susannah Shmurak, Skyhorse Publishing

Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook: Projects and Inspiration to Grow Food Year-Round by Elizabeth Millard, Cool Springs Press

Doctor Houseplant: An Indispensable Guide to Keeping Your Indoor Plants Healthy and Happy by William Davidson, Cool Springs Press

Backyard Pharmacy Mini: Plants as Medicine by Elizabeth Millard, Cool Springs Press

Ferns Mini: Indoors, Outdoors, Growing, Crafting by Mobee Weinstein, Cool Springs Press

Grow Your Own Tea: The Complete Guide to Cultivating, Harvesting and Preparing by Christine Parks and Susan M. Walcott, Timber Press

August 2020

The Joy of Dahlias by Linda van der Slot and Katja Staring, Lannoo Publishers

Perishable Poetics: Manifesting Emotion Through Contemporary Floral Design, by Jenny Thomasson, Schiffer Publishing

Houseplants for All: How to Fill Any Home with Happy Plants by Danae Horst, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houseplant Party: Fun Projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, Cool Springs Press

Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity by Dan Jason, Harbour Publishing

The Southeast Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden by Larry Mellichamp, Paula Gross, and Will Stuart (photographer), Timber Press

The Homesteader’s Guide to Growing Herbs: Learn to Grow, Prepare, and Use Herbs by Kristine Brown, Rockridge Press

July 2020

Complete Container Herb Gardening: Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herb-Filled Pots by Sue Goetz, Cool Springs Press

Planting for Butterflies: The Grower’s Guide to Creating a Flutter by Jane Moore, Quadrille Publishing

In and Out of the Garden by Jennifer Bartlett and Pierre Bonnard, GILES Publisher

Pots for all Seasons by Tom Harris, Pimpernel Press

Japanese Gardening: A Practical Guide to Creating a Japanese-Style Garden with 700 Step-by-Step Photographs by Charles Chesshire, Lorenz Books

Secrets of Small Gardens by Sue Allison and Juliet Nicholas, New Holland Publishers

David Austin’s English Roses by David Austin and Michael Marriott, Acc Art Books

Shrubs for Gardens, Agroforestry and Permaculture by Martin Crawford, Permanent Publications

June 2020

Lawns into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape by Owen Wormser, Chelsea Green Publishing

Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature by Brigit Strawbridge Howard, Chelsea Green Publishing

Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair by Gary Paul Nabhan, Chelsea Green Publishing

Green by Ula Maria, Mitchell Beazley

Creative Garden Design: Patterns Inspiring Ideas for Creating Mood, Proportion, and Scale for Every Landscape by Jack Wallington, Penguin Random House

Crafting with Flowers: Pressed Floral Jewelry, Herbariums, Decorations, and Gifts for Every Season by Katie Meadow, Skyhorse Publishing

Northeast Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest and Use 111 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness by Liz Neves, Timber Press

May 2020

Kitchen Garden Revival: A Modern Guide to Creating a Stylish Small-Scale, Low-Maintenance Edible Garden by Nicole Johnsey Burke and Eric Kelley, Cool Springs Press

Hydrangeas: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden by Naomi Slade and Georgianna Lane, Gibbs Smith

Happy Bonsai: Choose It, Shape It, Love It by Michael Tran, DK Publisher

Grow Food at Home: Simple Methods for Small Spaces by John Tullock, Countryman Press

The Language of Houseplants: Harness Healing and Energy in the Home by Cheralyn Darcey, Rockpool Publishing

Ultimate Guide to Deer-Proofing Your Yard and Garden: Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 Other Pesky Mammals by Neil Soderstrom, Skyhorse Publishing

How to Create an Eco Garden: The Practical Guide to Sustainable and Greener Gardening by John Walker, Lorenz Books

Growing Your Own Cocktails, Mocktails, Teas and Infusions: Gardening Tips and How-To Techniques for Making Artisanal Beverages at Home by Jodi Helmer, Companion House Books

Everlastings: How to Grow, Harvest and Create with Dried Flowers by Bex Partridge, Hardie Grant

Urban Gardening for Beginners: Simple Hacks and Easy Projects for Growing Your Own Food in Small Spaces by Marc Thoma, Rockridge Press

Your Indoor Herb Garden: Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home by DJ Herda, Homegrown City Life

April 2020

A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty and Blooms by David Culp, Denise Cowie, and Rob Cardillo (photographer), Timber Press

Your Indoor Herb Garden: Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home by DJ Herda, New Society Publishers

Garden Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from the World’s Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden by Carl Dellatore, Rizzoli

My Wild Garden: Notes from a Writer’s Eden by Meir Shalev and Joanna Chen, Schocken

The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Maklouf, National Trust

Houseplants for All: How to Fill Any Home with Happy Plants by Danae Horst, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Moss Ball Bonsai: 100 Beautiful Kokedama That Are Fun to Create by Satoshi Sunamori, Tuttle Publishing

A Garden for All Seasons: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood by Kate Markert and Erik Kvalsvik, Rizzoli Electa

The Hidden Horticulturists: The Untold Story of the Men who Shaped Britain’s Gardens by Fiona Davison, Atlantic Books

100 20th Century Gardens and Landscapes by Twentieth Century Society (a British charity), Batsford

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Growing Vegetables at Home by Jill McSheehy, Rockridge Press

Soil Science for Gardeners: Working with Nature to Build Soil Health by Robert Pavlis, New Society Publishers

No-Waste Organic Gardening: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden by Shawna Coronado, Cool Springs Press

Grow Great Vegetables in Virginia by Ira Wallace, Timber Press

March 2020

Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces by Tara Nolan, Cool Spring Press

The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants by Jennifer Jewell, Timber Press

Shrubs and Hedges: Discover, Grow, and Care for the World’s Most Popular Plants by Eva Monheim, Cool Springs Press

Plants That Cure: Plants as a Source for Medicines, from Pharmaceuticals to Herbal Remedies by Elizabeth Dauncey and Melanie-Jayne Howes, Princeton University Press

Master the Art of Flower Gardening: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Flowers, from Today’s Favorites to Unusual Varieties by Matt Mattus, Cool Springs Press

A Year in My Garden by Jacqueline van der Kloet, Helene Lesger Books

Modern Container Gardening by Isabelle Palmer, Hardie Grant Publisher

The New Gardener’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden by Daryl Beyers, Timber Press

A History of Zinnias: Flower for the Ages by Eric Grissell, Purdue University Press

The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti by Misa Matsuyama, Tuttle Publishing

February 2020

Your Edible Yard: Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables by Crystal Stevens, New Society Publishers

Grow Your Soil! Harness the Power of Microbes to Create Your Best Garden Ever by Diane Miessler, Story Books

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard, by Douglas Tallamy, Timber Press

Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season by Erin Benzakein and Chris Benzakein, et. al, Chronicle Books

Small Garden Style: A Design Guide for Outdoor Rooms and Containers by Isa Hendry Eaton and Jennifer Blaise Kramer, Ten Speed Press

How to Create Your Garden: Ideas and Advice for Transforming Your Outdoor Space by Adam Frost, DK Publishing

Your Well-Being Garden: How to Make your Garden Good for You by DK Publishing

No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture: Pesticide-free Methods for Restoring Soil and Growing Nutrient-rich, High-yielding Crops by Bryan O’Hara, Chelsea Green Publishing

January 2020

The Oudolf Gardens at Durslade Farm: Plants and Planting by Rory Dusoir and Piet Oudolf, Filbert Press

Bouquets: With How-to Tutorials by Laura Dowling, Stichting Kunstboak

The Complete Book of Ferns: Indoor, Outdoors, Growing, Crafting, History and Lore by Mobee Weinstein, Cool Springs Press

Organic Gardening for Everyone: Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy (No Experience Required) by CaliKim, Cool Springs Press

The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardens by Kim Eierman, Quarry Books

The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year’s Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food by Melissa Norris, Harvest House Publishers

Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm by Jack Staub, Renny Reynolds and Rob Cardillo, Timber Press