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
A Short Visit in Mistra on May 1: Mistra Estates Flora 14 4
The Complete House and Grounds: Learning from Andrew Jackson Downing’s Domestic Architecture 14 4
Captured Landscape: The Paradox of the Enclosed Garden 14 4
Living Monet: The artist’s gardens 14 4
Led by the Land: Landscapes by Kim Wilkie 14 4
David Austin’s English Roses 14 4
Landscaping: The DIY Guide to Planning, Planting, and Building a Better Yard 14 4
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use 14 4
Which Seed is This? 14 4
Mediterranean Landscape Design: Vernacular Contemporary 14 4
Colorado Flora, Eastern Slope: A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants Fourth edition 14 4
Tenryū–ji: Life and Spirit of a Kyōto Garden 14 4
Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1875–1935: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson 14 4
Trace & Paint Flowers 14 4
Into the Garden with Charles: A Memoir 14 4
A World of Gardens 14 4
Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies For Small-scale Sites and Residential Landscapes 14 4
Healing Ground: Walking the Farms of Vermont 14 4
A Guide to Moist-soil Wetland Plants of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley 14 4
A Practical Guide to Topiary 14 4
Canyon Country Wildflowers: A Guide to Common Wildflowers, Shrubs, and Trees 14 4
Growing California Native Plants 14 4
Joseph Hooker: Botanical Trailblazer 14 4
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses 14 4
Exploring Nature’s Bounty: One Hundred Outings Near New York City 14 4
Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History 14 4
Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement 14 4
Out of Nature: Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity 14 4
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide 14 4
Vegetables: A Biography 14 4

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