New Books: 2022 & 2023

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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February 2023

Encyclopedia of Gardening, Fifth Edition by DK, DK Publishers

Shade Gardening for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: A Guide to Planning the Ultimate Shade Garden by Lee Miller, Independently Published

The Climate Change Garden: Down to Earth Advice for Growing a Resilient Garden by Sally Morgan and Kim Stoddard, Quarto Books

Flower Porn by Kaiva Kaimins, Penguin Random House

100 Plants to Feed the Birds by Laura Erickson, Storey Publishing 

January 2023

Flower Arranging for Beginners: Learn How to Create Stunning Arrangements by Amy Barene, Rockridge Press

A Gardener’s Guide to Botany: The Biology Behind the Plants You Love, How They Grow and What They Need by Scott Zona, Cool Springs Press

Field Guide to Outside Style: Design and Plant Your Perfect Outdoor Space by Ryan McEnaney, Cool Springs Press

RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, New edition, by DK (Dorling Kindersley), 5th edition.

The Potager Gardener: Plating Your Table with Ingredients You Grow by Katie Namet, Mountain Page Press

Cut Flowers, Foliage and Fruits of the Southeast: Four Seasons of Floral Design by Lee Hemmings Carlton, Globe Pequot

From Scalpel to Spade: A Surgeon’s Road to Ithaka by Arthur van Langenberg, Aurum Publisher

Orchid Muse: A History of Obsession in Fifteen Flowers by Erica Hannickel, W.W. Norton & Company

Ranch Dressing: And a Few Words of Wisdom from the Sage by Brian M. Biggs, Hellgate Press

December 2022

How to Plant a Room and Grow a Happy Home by Morgan Doane and Erin Harding, Lawrence King Publishing

How to Become a Gardener: Finding Empowerment in Creating Your Own Food Security by Ashlie Thomas, Cool Springs Press

The Complete Guide to Growing Fuchsias: How to Cultivate Fuchsias with Practical Gardening Advice and an Illustrated Directory of 500 Varieties by John Nicholass, Lorenz Books

Wild Edens: The History and Habitat of our Most Loved Garden Plants by Chris Gardner and Toby Musgrave, Kyle Books

In the Name of Plants: From Attenborough to Washington, the People Behind the Plant Names by Sandra Knapp, University of Chicago Press

The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing!) More Than 100 Indoor Plants (paperback version) by Barbara Pleasant, Storey Publishing

The Practical Art of Bonsai: Establishing, Cultivating and Refining Your Living Collection by John Hanby, The Crowood Press

Lawns into Meadows, Growing a Regenerative Landscape, Second edition by Owen Wormser, Stone Pier Press

I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise: A Life of Bunny Mellon by Mac Griswold, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Urban Gardening: How to Set up the Perfect Indoor Gardening Environment to Grow Luscious and Healthy Plants Hydroponics by Cherish Henderson, Readers First Publishing Ltd.

Plant Words: 250 Terms for Plant Lovers by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Welbeck Publishing

Wild Plant Culture: A Guide to Restoring Edible and Medicinal Native Plant Communities by Jared Rosenbaum, New Society Publishers

From Scalpel to Spade: A Surgeon’s Road to Ithaka by Arthur van Langenberg, Aurum Publishers

November 2022

Hortus Curious: Discover the World’s Most Weird and Wonderful Plants and Fungi by Michael Perry (aka Mr. Plant Geek), DK Publishers

Bloom: Flowering Plants for Indoors and Balconies by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan, Smith Street Books

American Roots: Lessons and Inspiration from the Designers Reimaging our Home Gardens by Nick McCullough, Allison McCullough, and Teresa Woodard, Timber Press

We Are the ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness by Mary Reynolds, Timber Press

Terrain: The Houseplant Book: An Insider’s Guide to Cultivating and Collecting the Most Sought-After Specimens by Melissa Lowrie, Artisan Publishers

A Plant for Every Day of the Year by Phil Clayton, DK Publishers

Beyond the Garden: Designing Home Landscapes with Natural Systems by Dana Davidsen, Princeton Architectural Press

Dwarf and Median Bearded Irises: Jewels of the Iris World by Kevin Vaughn, Schiffer Craft

Endless Florescence: Transformative Contemporary Dried Floral Design by Jenny Thomasson, Schiffer Craft

An Affair of Flowers by John Rodrigues, Stephen Buchmann and Patricia Smith, Goff Books

The Tree in My Garden: Choose One Tree, Plant it and Change the World by DK Staff, DK Publishers

Experiencing Olmsted: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted’s North American Landscapes by the Cultural Landscape Foundation, Charles Birnbaum, Dena Tasse-Winter, and Arleyn Levee, Timber Press

The Complete Book of Groundcovers: 4000 Plants that Reduce Maintenance, Control Erosion and Beautify the Landscape, by Gary Lewis, Timber Press

October 2022

Taming the Potted Beast: The Strange and Sensational History of the Not-So-Humble Houseplant by Molly Williams, Andrew McMeel Publishing

The Power of Flowers: Turning Pieces of Mother Nature into Transformative Works of Art by Vicki Rawlins, Rock Point

365 Days of Colour in Your Garden by Nick Bailey, Kyle Books

Kew Pocketbooks: Festiva Flora published by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

The Seed Detective by Adam Alexander, Chelsea Green Publishing

A Food Forest in Your Garden by Alan Carter, Chelsea Green Publishing

The Vegetable Gardening Book: Your Complete Guide to Growing an Edible Organic Garden from Seed to Harvest, by Joe Lamp’l, Cool Springs Press

What is My Plant Telling Me? An Illustrated Guide to Houseplants and How to Keep Them Alive by Emily L. Hay Hinsdale and Loni Harris, S&S, Simon Element

September 2022

Blooms and Dreams: Cultivating Wellness, Generosity and a Connection to the Land by Misha Gillingham, Gibbs Smith

The Collected Cottage: Gardening, Gatherings and Collecting at Chestnut Cottage by Kathryn Crisp Greeley, Greenleaf Book Group Press

The Modern Flower Press: Capturing the Beauty of Nature by Amy Fielding and Melissa Richardson, Harry N. Abrams

Celebrating Home: A Time for Every Season by James T. Farmer, Gibbs Smith

The Crevice Garden: How to Make the Perfect Home for Plants from Rocky Places by Paul Spriggs and Kenton Seth, Filbert Press

Vegan Gardener: Using Vegan-Organic Techniques for a Plant-friendly, Wildlife Abundant and Productive Garden by John Walker, Lorenz Books

Bloom: The Secrets of Growing Flowering Houseplants Year-Round by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, Cool Springs Press

A Beginner’s Guide to House Plants: Creating Beautiful and Healthy Green Spaces in Your Home by Ryusuke Sakaino, Tuttle Publishing

The Perfect Bite: Focus on Flavor by Susan Belsinger, Balboa Press

Botany for Gardeners, fourth edition, by Brian Capon, Timber Press

August 2022

The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide by Jenny Rose Carey, Timber Press

Garden as Art: Beatrix Farrand at Dumbarton Oaks by Thaisa Way and Sahar Coston-Hardy, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Houseplant Oasis: A Guide to Caring for Your Plants + Styling Them in Your Home by Melissa Lo, Page Street Publishing

Growing Joy: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla and Samantha Leung, St. Martin’s Essentials

Plant Science for Gardeners: Essentials for Growing Better Plants by Robert Pavlis, New Society Publishers

Let’s Wildflower the World: Save, Swap and Seedbomb to Rewild Our World by Josie Jeffery, Leaping Hare Press

The Gardener’s Palette: Creating Colour Harmony in the Garden by Jo Thompson and the Royal Horticultural Society, Timber Press

The Garden Refresh: How to Give Your Yard Big Impact on a Small Budget, by Kier Holmes, Timber Press

The Home-scale Forest Garden by Dani Baker, Chelsea Green Publisher

July 2022

From Seed to Bloom: A Year of Growing and Designing with Seasonal Flowers by Milli Proust, Quadrille Publishing

The Unkillables: 40 Resilient House Plants for New Plant Parents by Jo Lambell, OH Editions

Gardening by the Book: Celebrating 100 years of Garden Club of America by Arete Swartz Warren, Leslie K. Overstreet and Denise Otis, Grolier Club

English Garden Eccentrics: Three Hundred Years of Extraordinary Groves, Burrowings, Mountains and Menageries by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Paul Mellon Centre

Flowers Forever: Sustainable Dried Flowers by Bex Partridge, Hardie Grant

The Plant Hunter’s Atlas by Ambra Edwards, Mobius

The Joy of Gardening by Ellen Mary, Greenfinch

How to Create a Wildlife Garden by Christine and Mick Lavelle, Lorenze Books

Succulents: Everything You Need to Select, Pair and Care for Succulents by Cassidy Tuttle, Alpha

A Food Forest in Your Garden by Alan Carter, Chelsea Green Publishing

The Month-by-Month Gardening Guide by Franz Bohmig, Timber Press,

The Garden Refresh: How to Give Your Yard Big Impact on a Small Budget, by Kier Holmes, Timber Press

June 2022

The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening by Amy Ziffer, Comstock Publishing Associations, second edition

Rewild Your Garden: Create a Haven for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies by Frances Tophill, Greenfinch

Welcome to the Jungle: Rare Tropical Houseplants to Collect, Grow and Love by Enid Offolter, Ten Speed Press

How to Grow: Nurture Your Garden, Nurture Yourself by Marcus Bridgewater, HarperOne

The Plant Hunters Atlas by Ambra Edwards, Mobius

What to Sow, Grow and Do: A Seasonal Garden Guide by Benjamin Pope, Frances Lincoln

The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden by Uli Lorimer and the Native Plant Trust, Timber Press

Weed-Free Gardening: A Comprehensive and Organic Approach to Weed Management by Tasha Greer, Cool Springs Press

Saving Nature One Yard at a time: How to Protect and Nurture Our Native Species by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, Countryman Press

Now Is the Time for Trees: Make an Impact by Planting the Earth’s Most Valuable Resource, by Dan Lambe, Lorene Edwards Forkner, Workman Publishing

May 2022

The Seasonal Gardener: Creating Planting Combinations, by Anna Pavord, Phaidon

Borde Hill Garden: A Plant Hunter’s Paradise by Vanessa Berridge, Merrell Publishers

Lilacs: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden by Naomi Slade, Gibbs Smith

The Modern Gardener: A Practical Guide to Houseplants, Herbs and Container Gardening by Sonys Patel Ellis, Thunder Bay Press

Flea Market Garden Style by Caroline McKenzie, Centennial Books

Native American Herbalist’s Bible: 10 books in 1, over 300 Medicinal Plants and Ancient Herbal Recipes to Improve Wellness and Heal Naturally by Lyotanka Sioux, independently published 

Wreaths: 150 Ideas for Every Season by Laura Marx, Wildflower Media

The Elegant and Edible Garden: Design a Dream Kitchen Garden to Fit Your Personality, Desires and Lifestyle Linda Vater, Cool Springs Press

Freestyle Bonsai: How to Pot, Grow, Prune, and Shape by Jerome Kellerhals and Mariannjely Marval, Cool Springs Press

The Little Flower Recipe Book: 148 Tiny Arrangements for Every Season and Occasion, Jill Rizzo, Artisan

The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty in the City by Kathy Jentz and Teri Speight, Cool Springs Press

The Garden Diary of Doctor Darwin by Susan Campbell, Unicorn Publishing Group

The Healing Garden: Cultivating and Handcrafting Herbal Remedies by Juliet Blankespoor, Harvest

The Ornamental Wilderness in the English Garden by James Bartos, Unicorn

The Modern Gardener: A Practical Guide for Creating a Beautiful and Creative Garden by Frances Tophill, Kyle Books

A Sustainable Future: Urban Parks and Gardens by Philip Jodidio, Prestel

Gardening by Month: A Monthly Guide to Planning the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Garden by Lee Miller, Independently Published

April 2022

Plant, Grow, Harvest, Repeat: Grow a Bounty of Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers by Mastering the Art of Succession Planting by Meg McAndrews Cowden, Timber Press

Lotusland by Lisa Romerein and Marc Appleton, Rizzoli

The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-Sustaining Garden Ecosystem by Stephanie Rose, Cool Springs Press

Four-Season Food Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs year round by Misilla dela Llana, Cool Springs Press

Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farms and Florists by Teresa Speight, Bloom Imprint LLC

The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food by Justin Rhodes, Worthy Books

Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Handbook: All you Need to Know to Plan, Plant and Maintain a Mid Atlantic Garden, second edition, Katie Elzer-Peters, Cool Springs Press

Tiny Space Gardening: Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Small Outdoor Spaces by Amy Pennington, Sasquatch Books

How to Garden Indoors and Grow Your Own Food Year-Round: Ultimate Guide to Vertical, Container, and Hydroponic Gardening by Kim Roman, Creative Homeowner

No Dig Gardening: Raised Beds, Layered Gardens and other No-Till Techniques by Bella Linde and Lena Granefelt, Skyhorse Publishers

Permaculture for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living by Nicole Faires, Skyhorse Publishers

The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut by James McWilliams, University of Texas Press

Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect by Judith Tankard, The Monacelli Press

Wild: The Naturalistic Garden by Noel Kingsbury, Phaidon

The Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening: How to Grow an Abundance of Herbs, Vegetables and Fruits in Small Spaces by Mark Ridsdill Smith, Chelsea Green Publishing

Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts: 50 Easy-to-Grow Plants for the Organic Home Garden or Landscape by Scott Serrano, Allyson Levy, Chelsea Green Publishing

March 2022

Grow Curious: A Journal to Cultivate Wonder in Your Garden and Beyond by Gayla Trail and Davin Risk, Chronicle Books

Gardening Complete: How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers and Other Outdoor Plants by Editors of Cool Spring Press, Chartwell Books

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden, revised and updated second addition, by Jessica Walliser, Cool Springs Press

Small-Plot, High Yield Gardening: Grow Like a Pro, Save Money, and Eat Well from Your Own Organic Home Garden by Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan, Brown Books Pub Group

Herb Gardening from the Ground Up: Everything you Need to Know About Growing Your Favorite Herbs by Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan, Brown Books Pub Group

Herbal Handbook: 50 Profiles in Words and Art from the Rare Book Collections of the New York Botanical Garden, by the New York Botanical Garden, Clarkson Potter

Gardening by the Book: Celebrating 100 Years of the Garden Club of America by Arete Swartz Warren, Leslie Overstreet, and Denise Otis, Grolier Club

Charles Dowding’s Skills for Growing: Sowing, Spacing, Planting, Picking, Watering and More by Charles Dowding, Chelsea Green Publishing

February 2022

Crinum: Unearthing the History and Cultivation of the World’s Biggest Bulb, by Augustus Jenkins Farmer (Jenks Farmer), self-published

150 Gardens You Need to Visit Before You Die by Stefanie Waldek, Lannoo Publishers

Garden Maker: Growing a Life of Beauty and Wonder with Flowers by Christie Purifoy, Harvest House Publishers

The Garden Diary of Doctor Darwin by Susan Campbell, Unicorn Publishing Group

Grow Now: How We Can Save Our Health, Communities, and Planet – One Garden at a Time by Emily Murphy, Timber Press

Grow Organic Salad Leaves by Charles Dowding, Green Books, second edition

Where We Bloom: Thirty-seven Intimate, Inventive and Artistic Studio Spaces Where Floral Passions find a Place to Blossom by Debra Prinzing, Bloom Imprint

Folk Tales from the Garden by Donald Smith, The History Press

Plants are my Favorite People: A Relationship Guide for Plants and Their Parents by Alessia Resta, Clarkson Potter

January 2022

Beth Chatto’s Green Tapestry Revisited: A Guide to a Sustainably Planted Garden by Beth Chatto, Steven Wooster and Julia Boulton, Pimpernel Press, updated edition

The Green Witch’s Garden: Your Complete Guide to Creating and Cultivating a Magical Garden Space by Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Adams Media

The Hidden Histories of Houseplants: Fascinating Stories of Our Most-Loved Houseplants by Alice Bailey, Hardie Grant Publishing

Winter Gardens: Reinventing the Season by Cedric Pollet, Frances Lincoln

Growing Wonder by Felicia Alvarez, Bloom Imprint

The Homesteading Encyclopedia: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize Your Self Sufficient Life by Amy Brooks, Independently Published

The Jungle Garden, by Philip Oostenbrink, Filbert Press

Take it Outside: A Guide to Designing Beautiful Spaces Just Beyond Your Door by Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, and James DeSantis, Clarkson Potter