Best New England Region Gardening Books
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1. Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast
Author: by Ruth Rogers Clausen
Published at: Timber Press (February 16, 2021)
Fill your garden with native plants, not deer The benefits of growing natives are plentifulless upkeep, more pollinators, and a better environment. In Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast, Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregory D. Tepper provide a list of natives that have one more benefitthey are proven to help prevent your garden from becoming a deer buffet.
From annuals and perennials to grasses and shrubs, every suggested plant includes a deer-resistance rating, growing advice, companion species, and the beneficial wildlife the plant does attract. Let these beautiful natives help your landscape flourish! For gardeners in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.
2. Northeast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition: Including Southeast Canada (Creative Homeowner) 54 Landscape Designs, 200+ Plants & Flowers Best Suited to CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT, NB, NS, ON, PE, & QC
Author: by Roger Holmes
Published at: Creative Homeowner; Third edition (December 1, 2006)
Find inspiring ideas to make your home landscape more attractive and functional! 54 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for the Northeast U.S. And Southeast Canada Over 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain them Nearly 400 photos and illustrations to help envision your results Step-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises Creative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and more Northeast Home Landscaping shows you how to beautify 27 common landscape situations, such as front and back entries, walkways, borders, slopes, and patios.
The 54 featured design variations are created by landscape professionals from the region and incorporate more than 200 region-specific plants that thrive in the Northeast U.S. Included are detailed instructions to install the paths, fences, walls, arbors, and trellises that make up the designs, concise information for gardening techniques, and easy-to-follow plans.
3. Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation
Author: by Donald J. Leopold
Published at: Timber Press, Incorporated; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2005)
Written by Donald J. Leopold, expert in horticulture, botany, forestry, and ecology No other single volume on native plants has such comprehensive horticultural coverage as Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation. Nearly seven hundred species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from the northeastern quarter of the United States and all of eastern Canada are included.
Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. An appendix recommends particular plants for difficult situations, as well as attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.
4. Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden
Author: by Bill Noble
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (June 23, 2020)
Delve into this beautiful book. You’ll come away sharing his passion for the beauty that gardens bring into our lives. Sigourney Weaver, environmentalist, actor, trustee of New York Botanical Garden How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape?
How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In Spirit of Place, Bill Noblea lifelong gardener, and the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancyhelps gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his garden in Vermont.
Throughout, Noble reveals that a garden is never created in a vacuum but is rather the outcome of an individual’s personal vision combined with historical and cultural forces. Sumptuously illustrated, this thoughtful look at the process of garden-making shares insights gleaned over a long career that will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit.
5. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast (Regional Vegetable Gardening Series)
Author: by Marie Iannotti
Published at: Timber Press (December 31, 2013)
Grow your own food in the Northeast! Growing vegetables requires regionally specific informationwhat to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Marie Iannotti.
Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more. This must-have book is for gardeners in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The southernmost parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Novia Scotia, and Quebec are also included.
6. New England Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Author: by Charlie Nardozzi
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2016)
Gardening in New England presents its own set of challenges and rewards. New England Month-by-Month Gardening is your guide to successful growing in the northeast. Whether home is in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont, get all the how-to and when-to information needed to grow, care for, and maintain your garden.
Included is advice on growing annuals, perennials, ground covers, trees, shrubs, vines, and turf grass from author and acclaimed New England garden pro Charlie Nardozzi. Step-by-step seasonal, region-specific instructions give you the confidence you need to make your garden successful, fruitful, and beautiful, no matter the time of year.
Offered in a chronological, straightforward way, this seasonal garden guide hands you the tools and know-how required for success, especially for beginner and intermediate gardeners as well as those new to the region and its challenges.The ?? Month-by-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening.
7. Native Plants for New England Gardens
Author: by New England Wild Flower Society
Published at: Globe Pequot; 1st edition (March 1, 2018)
The essential gardener’s guide to growing native in New EnglandPlants native to New England evolved to thrive in local conditions and survive harsh seasons. Native Plants for New England Gardens culls the expertise of the New England Wild Flower Society to help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease and encourage biodiversity.
This handy guide to 100 great native flowers, ground covers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses that will thrive in New England gardens features practical information accompanied by beautiful color photography. Find and nurture the native plants that your garden is missingthe planet will thank you.
8. Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide
Author: by Lorraine Ballato
Published at: B&B Publications (November 29, 2017)
Lorraine Ballato is a well known garden writer and speaker. She is also the resident hydrangea expert at the New York Botanical Garden where she has been teaching hydrangea classes for over 10 years. Finally, a Book with All the Secrets to Growing Great Hydrangeas!
This book reveals all the ins and outs to growing hydrangeas. If you’re at all confused about pruning this shrub – and who isn’t? This book will clear things up. If you’re worried about how much water to give it especially when it droops in the sun, this book explains it all.
And what about transplanting: when is the best time to do that? Chapter four has the answers to that one and covers it all. How to get your plant to bloomLet’s not forget the most common issue people have with this plant: how can I get it to flower reliably?
You’ll get the scientific insight needed to better site your plant, and how to care for it. Then you can just sit back and watch it flower for you. How is the info presented? You’ll have the benefit of over 150 photos and illustrations that are used to cover the subject; Thirteen color coded chapters delve into propagation, fertilizing, pruning, pests and diseases (those ugly black spots!, flower color, and so much more; In case you need it, several pages are devoted to how to use these shrubs in your garden; The handy index gets your hydrangea questions answered on the spot when you need them in a quick and easy way.
9. Easy Coloring Book for Adults: Simple Large Print Designs for Seniors and Beginners with Flowers and Animals
Author: by Deena Stone
Published at: Independently published (November 28, 2020)
Color your worries away and embrace your inner artist with these fun and simple illustrations! Are you a beginner and want to find the best way to get started with coloring? Or do you want to find a stunning selection of easy, stress-free designs so you can color at your leisure?
Then this book is for you! Packed with 50 simple, one-of-a-kind illustrations, this beautiful book is designed to make coloring easy! Featuring tons of flourishing flowers, adorable animals, and so much more, inside you’ll be taken on a journey into coloring as you let go of the day’s stress and spark your imagination.
Specially created for beginners, seniors, and children alike, these coloring pages will inspire you to explore your inner artist and breathe life into charming illustrations. Plus, coloring is a proven way of experiencing mindfulness, improving your focus and concentration, and keeping your brain active and healthy.
Book details:A Collection of Heartwarming, Stress-Free Illustrations of Plants, Flowers, and AnimalsSingle-Sided Paper Which Is Perfect for All Kinds of Pens, Pencils, and CrayonsSimple Images Which Are Ideal for All Ages and Skill LevelsA Large 8. 5 X 11 inch page sizeBoosts Your Creativity, Keeps Your Brain Healthy, and Helps You RelaxA Great Gift for Birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Celebrations, Holidays, Special Occasions, and More!
10. The Garden Tourist's New England: A Guide to 140 Outstanding Gardens and Nurseries
Author: by Jana Milbocker
Published at: Enchanted Gardens; 1st edition (November 20, 2019)
New England has a rich gardening heritage. In The Garden Tourist’s New England, garden designer Jana Milbocker takes you on a fantastic tour of 140 gardens and nurseries and provides all the information you need to make the most of your visit.
From the breathtaking flower gardens of Mount Desert Island in Maine, to Colonial Revival gardens in Connecticut, topiary gardens in Rhode Island, and botanical gardens in Vermont, there is something for every gardener to enjoy in a tour of the region.
A companion to the Northeast edition of The Garden Tourist, this guide features notable private gardens, specialty nurseries, and off-the-beaten-path destinations for the passionate gardener. Preview 140 outstanding gardens including 34 specialty nurseries in 264 pages richly illustrated with 700 photos. Enjoy the best botanical, historic, and private gardens in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Plan your trips with regional maps, contact information, sample itineraries, and garden amenities.
11. New England Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (Garden Guides)
Author: by Charlie Nardozzi
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (October 14, 2014)
The only garden guide with a plant selection as diverse as New England weather. To say that the climate in the northeastern United States is diverse would be an understatement. We’ve seen football games played in blizzards, been caught in jungle-like rain showers, and shaded ourselves from the humid summer rays.
With ever-changing conditions, the thought of growing a healthy home garden can be daunting … But with such a varied landscape comes an equally varied mix of wonderful plants, including many native ones. You simply need to know which plants belong where, and in New England Getting Started Garden Guide, lifelong New Englander and Master Gardener Charlie Nardozzi tells you exactly that.
Featuring more than 150 plants across six states – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont – this straightforward manual makes it easy to research, choose, plant, and care for species handpicked exclusively for their ability to thrive in climates across New England.
12. Bonsai Book For Beginners: Learn How To Plant, Grow and Care a Bonsai Tree Step By Step
Author: by Roberth Smith
Published at: Independently published (April 17, 2020)
Would you like to grow a beautiful bonsai in your house but are unsure of where to start? Or perhaps you are yearning to master this ancient art, but feel hesitant about getting started? In that case, get ready to start your bonsai journey.
In this basic guide, you are going to get all the pertinent information necessary to help you understand the world of bonsai. You will: Understand why bonsai is popular and delve into its rich history. Be able to recognize the different styles of bonsai, allowing you to pick the one that fits your preference.
Find out what you can do to pick up a bonsai plant or alternatively, understand what you should do with seeds. Recognize pests and get rid of them in the best way possible!And so much more. It does not matter if you are new to the world of bonsai or just new to gardening in general.
You don’t need to have prior experience in raising plants, though if you do, then it will come in handy. This book will guide you through many of the beginner steps required to turn you into a bonsai enthusiast.
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14. Sand & Soil: Creating Beautiful Gardens on Cape Cod and the Islands
Author: by C. L. Fornari
Published at: David R. Godine, Publisher (May 30, 2019)
The perfect how-to guide for gardening on Cape Cod and the islands. Plants for screening, blue hydrangeas, salt tolerant plants, gardening for the seaside and sandy soilthe author deftly disentangles the many idiosyncrasies and potential pitfalls of growing a healthy and beautiful garden, both on the Cape and on the surrounding islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, a climate in equal measure challenging and rewarding.C.L.
Fornari has herself lived and gardened on the Cape for twenty-five years and is the author of many acclaimed gardening books, quite a number of them focusing on the Cape’s growing conditions. Complete with an index to help you navigate the parade of flowers, fungicides, and footstools, Sand & Soil will help you bring forth beautiful blooms from this legendary landscape.
15. The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast
Author: by Jana Milbocker
Published at: Enchanted Gardens; Reissue, Updated edition (January 1, 2018)
Get Inspired!Whether you’re a weekend gardener, landscape professional, or vacation traveler, you will enjoy discovering new gardens in The Garden Tourist. From gardens of natural splendor, whimsical sculptures, or historic formality, The Garden Tourist will guide you on an inspiring trip!
Preview 120 botanical gardens, historic estates, and destination nurseries in this richly illustrated guide Travel to destinations in New England, Hudson River Valley in New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Plan your trips with regional maps, contact information and suggested itineraries Make the most of your visit with at-a-glance symbols that illustrate garden amenities
16. Growing the Northeast Garden: Regional Ornamental Gardening (Regional Ornamental Gardening Series)
Author: by Andrew Keys
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (February 21, 2015)
Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography. Gardeners in the northeast are luckythe regular summer rain, gorgeous summer blooms, and stunning fall color make it an ideal place to garden.
But there are drawbacks, like hot and humid summers, bitterly cold winters, and mosquitos. TThe practical and beautiful Growing the Northeast Garden starts with a comprehensive overview of the weather and geography of the area, along with regionally specific advice on zones, microclimates, soil, pests, and maintenance.
Profiles of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs offer hundreds of plant suggestions, along with complete information on growth and care.