Current Books & Book Reviews

Current Books on Gardening & Botany is an Internet-only journal reviewing new books and other media about gardening, horticulture, and botany. Reviews cover a wide range of new literature in print and digital form and are written primarily by the staff of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Title Volume Number
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents 14 5
Women in Landscape Architecture: Essays on History and Practice 14 5
Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids, Weeping Willows, Prickly Pears, Pineapples, and Many More .... 14 5
Pruning Plant by Plant 14 5
Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The Origin and Spread of Domesticated Plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin 14 5
Growing Thoughts: A Garden in Andalusia 14 5
Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market 14 5
The Book of Books: 500 Years of Graphic Innovation 14 5
Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania 14 5
On the High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park 14 5
My Ikebana 14 5
Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany 14 5
The Complete Guide to Working with Worms 14 5
International Floral Art 2012 – 13 14 5
Gardening Shortcuts 14 5
Fine Bonsai: Art and Nature 14 5
Scent in the Islamic Garden: A Study of Literary Sources in Persian and Urdu 14 5
Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees & Shrubs 14 5
Andrew Jackson Downing: Essential Texts 14 5
Native Wildflowers and Other Ground Covers for Florida Landscapes 14 5
Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture 14 5
The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics Since 1964 14 5
Walking Seasonal Roads 14 5
Sir John Vanbrugh and the Vitruvian Landscape 14 5
Sow Simple: 100+ Green and Easy Projects to Make Your Garden Awesome 14 5
Impressionists in their Gardens 14 5
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: A People’s Garden 14 5
Native Orchids of Minnesota 14 5
The Fruit Gardener’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden 14 5
Locally Grown: Portraits of Artisanal Farms From America’s Heartland 14 5