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Literally – Check it Out!

By: | 10/01/2018

Did you know that our administration building houses a huge library of horticulture books?  These books are free for members to check out.  Here is a list of recommended reads by our wonderful and dedicated volunteer, Janet Davis.

Book Name – Author – IBG Library Reference Number

  • The daylily – John Plat –  635.9343
  • The foliage garden: creating beauty beyond blooms – Angela Overy – 635.975
  • Planting green roofs and living walls – Nigel Dunnett – 635.9671
  • Gardening for a lifetime: how to garden wiser as you grow older – Sydney Eddison- 635
  • Reflecting nature: garden designs from wild landscapes – Jerome Malitz – 719
  • Natural landscaping: gardening with nature to create a backyard paradise – Sally Roth- 712.6
  • Serene gardens: creating Japanese design and detail in the western garden – Yoko Kawaguchi – 712.6
  • Designing borders – Noel Kingsbury – 635.963
  • The natural habitat garden – Ken Druse – 635.951
  • Outside the not so big house – Julie Messervy – 712.6
  • Beyond the lawn: unique outdoor spaces for modern living – Keith Davitt – 635.9
  • Planting design: gardens in time and space – Piet Oudolf – 712
  • Designing with grasses – Neil Lucas – 716
  • Herbs in bloom: a guide to growing herbs as ornamental plants – JoAnn Gardner – 646.7
  • Water-wise gardening – Thomas Christopher – 635.917

There is a large collection of children’s books related to gardening. Two new ones are classic:  Inch by inch by Leo Lionni and Leaflets three, let it be! by Anita Sanchez – J581.6.