My Garden Reading

Quiet Moment Reading in the Garden, by Irina Sztukowski

One of my favorite things to do is read books about gardens, gardeners, and gardening! I find these books endlessly fascinating and inspiring. Many of the ideas for our own yard and garden have come from the books I read. A good example is the fence my husband has designed and will be building for the perimeter of our yard — his inspiration came from a photo in a book on Eudora Welty’s garden.

I’ve been keeping track of all these books on my garden blog, My Garden in the Grove, but I decided to duplicate the list here, although I hope you’ll visit my garden blog to see what occupies much of my not-reading time!

A List of some books I’ve read and reviewed with GARDEN at the heart...

  1. Renoir’s Garden: A Celebration of the Garden that Inspired One of the World’s Greatest Impressionist Painters, by Derek Fell
  2. Kitchen Gardens, by Mary Mason Campbell, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
  3. Barnheart, by Jenna Woginrich
  4. The White Garden, by Stephanie Barron
  5. One Writer’s Garden, by Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown
  6. Elizabeth and her German Garden, by Elizabeth Von Arnim
  7. The Secret Garden, by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  8. The Morville Year, by Katherine Swift
  9. Seedfolks, by Paul Fleishman
  10. Vincent’s Gardens, by Ralph Skea
  11. Emily Dickinson’s Gardens: A Celebration of a Poet and Gardener
  12. Tasha Tudor’s Garden, text by Tovah Martin
  13. An Island Garden, by Celia Thaxter
  14. Plant Dreaming Deep, by May Sarton
  15. In the Land of the Blue Poppies, by Frank Kingdon-Ward
  16. The Rose Girls, by Victoria Connelly
  17. A Year in the Big Old Garden, by James D. Witmer
  18. Gardenlust, A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens, by Christopher Wood
  19. How My Garden Grew, by Anne & Harlow Rockwell
  20. The Lost Garden, by Helen Humphreys