(Cool Springs Press, $19.99)
THE guide for anyone who wants to grow vegetables in a small space. Essential.
100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants by Lorraine Johnson
(Firefly Press $22.95)
My favorite feature is the suggested companions, which make for dazzling floral displays.
Wildflowers: a Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America by William Cullina
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $40)
This book is gorgeous...and indispensable for anyone who wants to plant a variety of native plants to support wildlife. I cuddle with it day and night as I make my spring plans. I dream of acquiring his other volumes to round out my garden planning:
Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines and Native Ferns, Moss & Grasses
(also $40 each from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
May 2010, Jennifer Woodfin
(Editor's Note: She's not kidding about the book cuddling.)