2. 61,633 ratings — HOME > Books > Plants. It is available from the Guardian bookshop for £15.57. published 2005, avg rating 3.80 — Suggest a Resource. published 1996, avg rating 3.56 — 499 ratings — published 2004, avg rating 3.83 — Jack and the Beanstalk Resources. T he problem with most garden books is that they are written by gardeners. Behind their backs is Mr Nichols, who lives for such scandals, stirring things up with his pronouncements on vulgar garden designs and tacky floral trends. 196,252 ratings — published 2017, avg rating 3.73 — 2,379 ratings — Garden Spells book. by Graham Stuart Thomas Frances Lincoln ISBN 978-0711224032. Five Great Novels about Gardens. Welcome back. 5. Grade s. K-4 Collection Ready-to-Go Book Lists for Teachers Find new titles and get fresh teaching ideas by exploring book lists organized by author, holiday, topic, and genre. 1. (Okay, technically some are fungi, so I cheated a little.) 28,327 ratings — Is she cultured and crotchety? 3 ratings — published 2004, avg rating 3.42 — Style: modern, fresh and casual. 4.8 out of 5 stars 143. published, avg rating 4.38 — 1,033 ratings — 828 ratings — But you probably did not know that Hodgson Burnett wrote this iconic English fable in the US, in her home on Long Island, less than three miles from where I live. published 2005, avg rating 4.06 — 4.8 out of 5 stars 223. But at this moment, these plants are soaring, even producing terrible mutations. As in the original, this is an exhortation to Britons to cherish and maintain their woodlands, with Hemery writing movingly about forests as both artefacts of civilisation and celebrations of tree-dom in your mystically green and astoundingly pleasant land. A little boy plants a carrot seed, but everyone else is quite sure a plant won’t come up. We have a diverse set of interviews recommending books on plants, trees and flowers, as well as gardening. on Amazon.co.uk. Digressive and droll? Especially nice for little learners, this one talks about the research and the work involved in planting a garden and the waiting that comes after the planting process. The problem with most garden books is that they are written by gardeners. published 2013, avg rating 4.02 — Gardeners have a habit of filling pages and pages with homework-sounding words such as rhizosphere and loamy and pH, which isn’t even a word. Wonder Plants presents 20 home interiors from all over the world in which plants play the leading role. published 1998, avg rating 4.07 — 7. Error rating book. The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World’s Grandest Garden by Alain Baraton, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan, Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden by Eleanor Perenyi, Our Life in Gardens by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, The Potting-Shed Papers by Charles Elliott, by Gabriel Hemery, illustrated by Sarah Simblet, It is available from the Guardian bookshop for £15.57. Trees: A Rooted History Piotr Socha. They’re all micro potted plants. There are also a variety of potted plants on the balcony and in the hall of the apartment. published 2004, avg rating 3.68 — First published in 1976, this comprehensive survey of perennial garden plants has been hailed as a classic since its initial publication. 1,861 ratings — 8. It is one of the most comprehensive of surveys ever undertaken and includes practical information about garden pests, plant needs, … And voila: the tale of the Rose, beloved of the title’s sensitive alien, was born. 9. Click the thumbnails to view and buy them. That’s because dirt, like every other topic Pollan addresses (roses, weeds, trees, etc), is only the jumping-off point for a flight of fancy that alights on political history, popular culture and class distinctions, all the while being both highly entertaining and deeply thought-provoking. 11. Get skilled up on beautiful ways to style indoor plants in your homes and find out how to care for popular indoor plants with these informative and beautiful books every indoor plant lover should own. 6. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryAnother classic tale from Long Island. Sunlight on the Lawn by Beverley NicholsAny of the dozen garden books written between 1932 and 1968 by England’s most lovable snob would have been a perfect fit for this list. Eddie learns how to plant seeds and patiently care for them, as his garden becomes filled with all sorts of plants, flowers and vegetables. Baraton is proof that there is such a thing as a debonair gardener. published, avg rating 3.91 — avg rating 4.05 — By Jason Chongue, 2018. The prunus family of plants includes peaches, plums, apricots, almonds and cherries. The plants and herbs Geralt can gather and use in The Witcher games are not unique to the game. 42,087 ratings — published 2019, avg rating 4.16 — Plants trees and flowers not only pre-date animal life but, through the release of oxygen into the earth’s atmosphere, made it possible. It all sounds as exciting as algebra. As the American ex-wife of a Romanian baron, Perenyi has gardened in both the old and new worlds, in war and poverty, peace and affluence, and, lastly, Connecticut. It all sounds as exciting as algebra. published, avg rating 4.03 — Is she ever. Discover the many ways plants (and their seeds) move. Buy or recommend to a friend: Plant Society You may also purchase hardcopy issues as well as other academic literature. Now I write novels inspired by plants. published 2003, avg rating 5.00 — Surprise surprise, there is a whole lot more to a garden than its planting list. 1,419 ratings — published 2008, avg rating 3.55 — published 2007, avg rating 3.65 — More Than 160 Indoor Plants, The Gardens of Covington (Ladies of Covington, #2), The Bluebonnet Betrayal (Potting Shed Mystery, #5), The Skeleton Garden: (Potting Shed Mystery, #4), Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Potting Shed Mystery, #3), The Red Book of Primrose House (Potting Shed Mystery, #2), And No Bird Sings (A Rosemary & Thyme Mystery), The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies (Hardcover), In the Garden Collection (In the Garden, #1-3), The Inward Garden: Creating a Place of Beauty and Meaning (Hardcover). Every month I send a digest of new posts, plant info, book, film & music finds, travel ideas, and inspiring discoveries. And that’s why I, a dedicated non-gardener, wrote Gardens of Awe and Folly: to show that gardens aren’t demure! Apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of civilization due to a potentially existential catastrophe such as nuclear warfare, pandemic, extraterrestrial attack, impact event, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity, dysgenics, supernatural phenomena, divine judgment, climate change, resource depletion or some other general disaster. Brainy and brash? But as competition among plants grew, trees evolved, almost certainly driven by the simple fact that the highest plant gets most of the light. When not doing any of that, I sit outside and stare at the sky. Choosing a favourite out of these 12 extraordinary novels is a tough task but for beautiful writing and characters you really care about Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance is in a league of its own. Hope you enjoy! published 2007, avg rating 3.94 — • Gardens of Awe and Folly by Vivian Swift is published by Bloomsbury, priced £18.99. This cosy memoir shows the authors to be the most companionable and down-to-earth of garden world paragons. published 2013, avg rating 3.66 — An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden (FIC Godden) Two tough street kids in postwar London cultivate a hidden garden in an otherwise drab neighborhood. These 20 plants challenge the mundane stereotype that plagues their kingdom. The Potting-Shed Papers by Charles ElliottI began my education as a garden writer by devouring this collection of 31 essays on gardens, gardeners, and garden history. Yeah, it’s bleak. Whether it’s a sunflower, a Venus flytrap, or an exotic plant like an exploding cucumber, this fascinating picture book shows just how excitingly active plants really are. 77,959 ratings — published 2016, avg rating 3.82 — 3. Our Life in Gardens by Joe Eck and Wayne WinterrowdNothing could convince me that I might be missing something by not having a garden of my own – except maybe this book. published 2017, avg rating 4.16 — VIEW BOOK ON AMAZON. 33,490 ratings — Exhibited in the pages are all sorts of plants from different habitats around the globe, displayed with beautiful botanical illustrations and informative text explaining the science behind how each plant looks and behaves. 2,401 ratings — Delicious. The spare and simple line drawings are by Crockett Johnson, well-known for Harold and the Purple Crayon.A little boy plants a carrot seed. 3,721 ratings — published 1999, avg rating 4.23 — You probably already know the story of the orphaned Mary Lennox, “the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen”, and her rehabilitation of the spooky walled-in garden with the killer tree (the one the late Mrs Craven fell out of). The perfect coffee table … VIEW BOOK ON AMAZON. Curare is a large-leafed vine that grows in the South American rainforest. She lived to be 91, which goes to show how healthful the gardening lifestyle must be. Eventually, plants colonised the land and there is a little tiny fossil, about the size of a moss, that is the first land plant. The plants and herbs Geralt can gather and use in The Witcher games are not unique to the game. and is utterly fascinating, even to a reader who has previously stated that this is the exact subject that she most dreads in garden books. The Carrot Seed, byRuth Krauss. published 1958, avg rating 4.42 — Hardcover. published 2005, avg rating 3.78 — published 2017, avg rating 3.64 — DK Eyewitness Books: Plant: Discover the Fascinating World of Plants from Flowers and Fruit to Plants That Sting David Burnie. Read this book and learn important stuff about the gardening mindset, such as how much determination it takes to grow a California sequoia in Gloucestershire, and how nutty and wonderful it is that anyone ever tried to do it in the first place. Rambunctious Garden by Emma MarrisThis book will set your hair on fire if you are the least bit sentimental about the sanctity of capital-n Nature. Most Interesting Plants and Fungi. Frontiers Books allows users to browse, free of charge, through the pages of Frontiers e-books and e-magazines or download the entire pdf. published 2015, avg rating 3.99 — published 2007, avg rating 4.14 — Wonder Plants. Vicky, Not exactly novels but if you haven't read them, I'd recommend the delightful series of books by Beverly Nichols. Planting the Wild Garden Told in more of a story format, this book starts with characters planting seeds. Focus: broad, mainly on indoor plant care, but also including styling tips and gorgeous photography. When I wrote Gardens of Awe and Folly this is the kind of value-added storytelling that I did my best to emulate, because outright plagiarism is wrong. This is an extremely simple story that has been popular for generations. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Here are our recommendations for great story books about plants. 61 ratings — This simple act transforms their neighbors’ lives in unexpected ways. published 1981, avg rating 4.04 — 17,588 ratings — The other problem with garden books is that so many of them blabber on about an idea of nature that came into fashion in the time of hoop skirts and whalebone corsets. Here is the ever-so-genteel Rose, thrusting honey-dipped insults at Miss Emily for her weeding methods, who parries with awe-inspiring sarcasm. Advertisements. A Pulitzer Prize winner, The Road tells the story of a father and son making their way across a United States now devoid of life, save for scattered bands of other people.Some of whom are cannibals. The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the 21st Century by Gabriel Hemery, illustrated by Sarah SimbletLucky you, Guardian readers, to have been born at the right time to feast your eyes on this highly anticipated followup to the illustrious Sylva of 1664! 419 ratings — Plants might not pick up their roots and walk away, but they definitely don’t sit still! The fun part is the walk through all the colors of the rainbow, with various plants and flowers as examples of those colors. published 2015, avg rating 4.07 — 12,418 ratings — $13.89 #45. Hardcover. Even more heartening to me, as a self-taught watercolourist, is Saint-Exupéry’s artwork, which is, frankly, terrible, and yet beloved around the world. The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World’s Grandest Garden by Alain BaratonBaraton has been tending the Grand Parc de Versailles for more than 40 years, beginning as a ditch-digging gardener’s assistant in 1976 and, since 1982, as its gardener-in-chief. Even in the first book translated to English, The Last Wish, there are mentions of numerous plants. published 2016, avg rating 4.04 — Even in the first book translated to English, The Last Wish, there are mentions of numerous plants. 193,102 ratings — Gazing at a portrait of artist Rubens Peale, the authors observe that the subject is holding one of the most beautiful flowerpots they’ve ever seen. published 2018, avg rating 3.64 — Elliott roams to wherever his hyperactive curiosity takes him, from the invention of the lawnmower in England to the discovery of the blue poppy in China, with stops in the gardening cultures of Holland and Japan and, oh, almost everywhere else. The Art of Racing in the Rain is one of the rare books about animals that does not come across as twee or written for little children (which is an art form in its own right). Related Items. 88,643 ratings — Well, if puttering about in a herbaceous border would make me half as refined, witty, and personable, then I’d gladly grab a hoe and have at it. published 2015, avg rating 4.18 — 3,325 ratings — From theatres of social snobbery to fiery manifestos for rewilding, these volumes show that gardening can be sexy, scary and sometimes scandalous, Last modified on Thu 22 Feb 2018 12.50 GMT. 802 ratings — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in exile from his native France at the outbreak of the second world war, found himself living here, “a haven for writing, the best place I have ever had anywhere in my life”. Indoor plants are no doubt one of the hottest interior trends right now. Refresh and try again. Lola Plants a Garden is a super cute book about a little girl who plants a garden in her yard. 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