Deborah Anne Broocker

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Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

Sure to appeal to a broad range of gardeners and cooks, including those who live in urban areas where dedicating room to gardening is often challenging.

Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm

Staub and Reynolds provide gardening inspiration, entertaining reading, and horticultural education in a title that a wide range of hobbyists, garden historians, and design professionals should enjoy.

Marfa Garden: The Wonders of Dry Desert Plants

Readers will be attracted to the surprising beauty of these dry desert plants and should consider using them to promote water conservation. An appealing choice for garden artists, landscapers, and home gardeners in the Southwest and elsewhere.

Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill

Christopher successfully brings the unique aspects of Wave Hill to life. This recommended book, part of a Timber Press series that spotlights outstanding public gardens, will appeal to garden historians, hobbyists, and landscape designers.

The Unexpected Houseplant

As the title suggests, this is not a typical facts-only presentation of how to cultivate houseplants. All indoor plant hobbyists in every geographic area will enjoy and learn from this book. Its fresh approach deserves a thumbs-up.

Sugar Snaps and Strawberries

This book is creative and fresh. Bellamy accomplishes her aims, as readers will be able to transform cramped outdoor spaces into edible gardens. Urban gardeners and garden landscape designers will enjoy this book, which would nicely round out many gardening collections. A green thumbs up.


This book would be useful to dedicated collectors, growers, and landscape professionals. Garden hobbyists will gather useful information here as well. It belongs in general collections strong in horticulture and gardening topics and will be indispensable in specialized libraries that focus on gardening and botanical interests. The volume's quality of distinction justifies its price. Recommended.

Homegrown Harvest

This comprehensive and well-organized text will be useful to both beginners and experienced gardeners, good for both public and school and college libraries. Thumbs up!

How To Grow a School Garden

The authors make a compelling case for "garden based learning" as a truly worthwhile investment because it generates a higher level of academic achievement among students who are happier and healthier from their exposure to gardening. This book will be a well-thumbed resource in many school and public libraries. Parents of school-age children, caregivers, and childhood educators will find it especially useful, and children are likely to be engaged by it as well. Strongly recommended.

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