Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Gardening & Landscape Design. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 1,001 Gardening Tips & Tricks: Timeless Advice for Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Shrubs, and More (1,001 Tips & Tricks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

Over 1,000 Tips for Planting Vegetables, Flowers, Houseplants, Shrubs, Herbs, and Trees! This comprehensive collection of practical tips covers all aspects of gardening, from flowers and houseplants to planting shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and trees. In addition, find advice for dealing with garden pests, learn about the tools that will make your life much easier, and find valuable ways to avoid the aches and pains that often go along with the hard work of gardening. Woven throughout are poems and proverbs, legends and lore, making this an enjoyable read and a perfect gift for the gardener in your life.  "Put broken eggshells in a watering can, fill with water, and leave overnight. This will extract the nutrients making an excellent and cheap plant feed." "To improve the growth of leeks, add a little soot to the soil." "Weeding between onion rows should be done by hand, as hoeing will damage the shallow roots." "An old wheel rim makes an ideal storage place for a garden hose when not in use. Hang on a garage or shed wall." "For organic insecticide spray, boil a whole bulb of chopped garlic until it's soft. Put it into 1 gallon of water and add 1 tablespoon of biodegradable detergent. Leave for a day, strain, and use as required." Full of fascinating tidbits and brilliant suggestions, this book may transform the way you garden! Complete with lovely color illustrations throughout, this is a delightful and useful read for new and seasoned gardeners alike.

  • Author: Mary Rose Quigg
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (March 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

                 

2. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

If you're in search of natural remedies for common ailments, this comprehensive guide has over 550 healing herbs to promote health and well-being. Invite Mother Nature into your garden! Learn how to cultivate, harvest and make your own treatments with this definitive reference book for medicinal plants. From ginger to lavender, thyme, and even the little dandelion, this book is a complete encyclopedia of herbs, plants and their healing properties. Learn about the chemistry of the plants and how they act as a medicine. Create alternative treatments for nearly 200 common health concerns in the comfort of your home.  Treat yourself with the most natural medicine and become your own herbalist. The helpful instructions are easy to follow so you can start your own medicinal garden with the best know-how. Create the ideal habitat for planting, practice careful cultivation and know the best time to harvest. The well-thought-out format of the book means you can look up information by plant names or by ailments. There are 550 essential herbs with a beautiful photographic plant index discussing their different uses. Learn how to safely and effectively process the correct parts of the plants to encourage holistic and healthy healing.  Traditional Medicine with Modern Research A treasure trove of information on the history of natural remedies and the many uses of plants. An essential index for any level of herbal expertise and supportive advice for beginners.    • Extensive photographic index of over 550 herbs and plants.    • Description of the plants, their active constituents and therapeutic properties.    • Advice on how to cultivate your own herb garden.

  • Author: Andrew Chevallier
  • Publisher: DK; 3rd edition (July 5, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1465449818
  • Dimensions: 9.31 x 1.13 x 11.13 inches

                 

3. Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms (Gardening Book for Beginners, Floral Design and Flower Arranging Book)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

The Cut Flower Garden : Erin Benzakein is a florist farmer, leader in the locaflor farm to centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley. A stunning flower book: This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms and cut flowers to create show stopping arrangements. It makes a beautiful gift for any occasion, for friends, loved ones and gardening lovers alike! Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book: • Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms • Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates • Step by step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and décor for every season A perfect gift: Flower lovers, avid and novice gardeners, floral designers, wedding planners, florists, small farmers, stylists, designers, crafters, home decor aficionados, and those passionate about the local floral movement will love this book. • For those who loved Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers by Erin Benzakein, The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampol, Seasonal Flower Arranging by Ariella Chezar, and The Flower Chef by Carly Cylinder.

  • Author: Erin Benzakein
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (March 7, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1452145761
  • Dimensions: 7.63 x 1.13 x 10.25 inches

                 

4. Relaxing Flowers: Coloring Book For Adults With Flower Patterns, Bouquets, Wreaths, Swirls, Decorations.


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

More information about our coloring book can be found on our website www.coloringbookkim.com . Or on our author's page on Amzoan Flower coloring book for adults. 50 beautiful flower patterns in various arrangements. Perfect for beginners as well as advanced home artists who like peace and quiet accompanying coloring. Originality: All drawings are hand drawn and the models were real bouquets of flowers, which guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the work. Quality: Various designs, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high quality of workmanship. Diversity Every project is different so it guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors. Single Sided Pages: Each image is placed on a separate page to reduce the problem of color bleeding. Such a solution is also perfect when we want to hang a given picture on the wall, or give a gift. Relax: Coloring book for adults with floral motifs is a great way to escape from any problems because you may enter the world of relaxing colors.Flower coloring pages are perfect for a great fun of relaxing coloring. Creativity Coloring stimulates creativity and stimulates out of the box thinking, leads to new original ideas and strengthens self-confidence. A great gift: A flower coloring book is a great gift for any person and for any occasion. It relaxes, strengthens the feeling of self-confidence and stimulates creativity.This adult coloring book is perfect for people who like flowers. If you are just starting your adventure with coloring, check out our blog and learn how to color. Specifications: Adults coloring book Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 50 individual projects.

  • Author: Coloring Book Kim
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8566353050
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches

                 

5. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.   The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).   In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Landscape Design
  • ISBN: 978-1580085793
  • Dimensions: 7.44 x 0.88 x 8.98 inches

                 



6. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. “Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms.”—David Arora, author of  Mushrooms Demystified   With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide.   More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 3rd Revised edition (October 25, 2000)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1580081757
  • Dimensions: 7.49 x 1.5 x 9 inches

                 

7. Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.

  • Author: Rosemary Gladstar
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1612120058
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 9 inches

                 

8. Amazing Patterns: Adult Coloring Book, Stress Relieving Mandala Style Patterns


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

For more information on this book, visit our author profile on Amazon. Relaxing adult coloring book with hand-drawn mandala style patterns. Fantastic and relaxing patterns will allow you to break away from the chaos of everyday life and plunge into the land of peace and relaxation. Originality. All drawings are hand drawn. Individual patterns are always created with passion. This guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the performance. Quality 50 different models, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high-quality workmanship. Diversity Every project is different. Which guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors. Single-sided pages Each image is placed on its own page. Relax Coloring amazing patterns is a great way to get away from any problems and enter the world of colors. Creativity Creating the world with your own colors creates a sense of independence and fosters creativity, improves self-esteem and builds confidence. A great gift This coloring book is a great gift for anyone who needs a moment of peace and relaxation. Specifications: Premium Soft Cover Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 50 individual projects.

  • Author: Coloring Book Kim
  • Publisher: Independently published (September 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 979-8682830084
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches

                 

9. The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible details every step of the complex mushroom cultivation process, making it hands down the largest and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject. Readers will learn how to produce their own magic mushrooms quickly, safely, and effectively. The book features over 40 step-by-step photographic instruction guides to each step of the process, including: sterilizing the equipment to produce mushrooms; how to build the containers used during home mushroom cultivation; safety measures for preventing contamination of the mushroom cultures; and a guide to consuming magic mushrooms safely and enjoyably. Dr. Mandrake uses his doctoral studies in mycology to detail the history and botany of psilocybin mushrooms to give readers an idea of their prevalence throughout human history. The book is highly detailed and comprehensive, allowing readers to learn the entire process required to produce perfect magic mushrooms every time.

  • Author: Dr. K Mandrake PhD
  • Publisher: Green Candy Press; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2016)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1937866280
  • Dimensions: 6.06 x 0.94 x 9 inches

                 

10. The Old Farmer's Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook (Old Farmer's Almanac (Paperback))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Gardening & Landscape Design - August 2021

This book is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! The practical advice presented in the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook demystifies gardening by providing the best, most proven methods for sowing, growing, and harvesting.   Highlights include …   Step-by-step advice for success with more than 30 vegetables in any zone The dirt on soil: why testing is so important—and how to do it Easy techniques for growing in-ground, plus alternatives to traditional raised beds Seed-starting and -saving methods simplified Gardeners’ friends and foes: which plants help (or hinder) vegetables Enlightening (and humorous!) anecdotes from fellow gardeners Space for noting observations and experiences More than 150 full-color photos Essential reference tables and charts Much, much more!   Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.   Only The Old Farmer’s Almanac has the experience and longevity to offer the very best tried-and-true information, tips, and advice about all things gardening and growing. With the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook , we are a patient master gardener passing down the secrets of growing great food to every gardener.

  • Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac
  • Publisher: Old Farmer's Almanac; Illustrated edition (November 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Landscape Design
  • ISBN: 978-1571988454
  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 0.75 x 8.75 inches