Give an Award-Winning Gardening Book for the Holidays

Also include in your list of Christmas gardening books, our local author and friend, Kerry Mendez “The Right-Size Flower Garden,” “Top Ten Lists for Beautiful Shade Gardens,” “The Ultimate Flower Garden’s Top Ten Lists,” and “The Smart Shopper’s Top Ten Lists.”

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9781604695533r A great source of gift ideas for the gardeners in your life is the American Horticultural Society’s annual book award program. The American Horticultural Society is an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens.  Over the last two decades, they have been recognizing outstanding gardening books published in North America. Books are judged by the AHS Book Award Committee on qualities such as writing style, authority, originality, accuracy, and design quality. The five recipients for 2016 are:

  • The Art of Gardening by the Chanticleer Gardeners and R. William Thomas (Timber Press)
  • How Plants Work by Linda Chalker-Scott (Timber Press)
  • Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West (Timber Press)
  • The Seed Garden edited by Lee Buttala and Shanyn Siegel, with contributors Micaela Colley and Jared Zystro (Seed Savers Exchange)
  • Seeing…

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One Response to Give an Award-Winning Gardening Book for the Holidays

  1. Peggy Riccio says:

    Thank you for re posting my article on books, you have a great blog!

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