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A CT Garden Coach and Master Gardener Library

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The list author says: "My favorite books about gardening - design, maintenance, history and fiction."
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques
"MAINTENANCE: This is the best reference book for caring for perennials."
Continuous Bloom: A Month-by-Month Guide to Nonstop Color in the Perennial Garden
Continuous Bloom: A Month-by-Month Guide to Nonstop Color in the Perennial Garden
"DESIGN: Along with its partner book, Continuous Color, a great design idea guide."
Continuous Color: A Month-by-Month Guide to Shrubs and Small Trees for the Continuous Bloom Garden
Continuous Color: A Month-by-Month Guide to Shrubs and Small Trees for the Continuous Bloom Garden
"DESIGN: Along with its partner book, Continuous Bloom, a great design idea guide."
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
"HISTORY: A must read."
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
"ECOLOGY: Learn how Big US agriculture has shifted our eating.  Corn, Corn and more Corn!!"
Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
"ECOLOGY: Learn why your backyard should support more biodiversity."
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded
"ECOLOGY: Understand why we need to plant natives in our gardens."
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition
"MAINTENANCE: Learn that gardening is all about the soil."
Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start (Rodale Garden Book)
Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start (Rodale Garden Book)
"DESIGN: Get help with plant selection."
Seedheads in the Garden
Seedheads in the Garden
"DESIGN: BEAUTIFUL!!"
Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening & Conservation
Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening & Conservation
"DESIGN: A helpful list."
Creating Beds and Borders: Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners (Fine Gardening Design Guides)
Creating Beds and Borders: Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners (Fine Gardening Design Guides)
"DESIGN: All the Fine Gardening Design Guides are great"
Virgin Earth: A Novel (Earthly Joys)
Virgin Earth: A Novel (Earthly Joys)
"FICTION: More about gardening for the Kings!! Great Fiction!"
Earthly Joys: A Novel
Earthly Joys: A Novel
"FICTION: Gardening for Kings and Queens.  Learn about the Tulip craze."
The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans
The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans
"HISTORY: A great book about gardening cultures by a CT author."
Garden Color Book
Garden Color Book
"DESIGN: This book will help you decide on a color scheme"
Weeds of the Northeast
Weeds of the Northeast
"MAINTENANCE: We have so many weeds!!!"
Perennials All Season : Planning and Planting an Ever-Blooming Garden
Perennials All Season : Planning and Planting an Ever-Blooming Garden
"DESIGN"
1,000 Garden Ideas: The Best of Everything in a Visual Sourcebook
1,000 Garden Ideas: The Best of Everything in a Visual Sourcebook
"DESIGN: Styles of fences, steps, walkways etc. Great composite pictures."
The value of trees in Connecticut's urban forest
The value of trees in Connecticut's urban forest
"ECOLOGY: Written by a UCONN urban forester"
Perennial All-Stars: The 150 Best Perennials for Great-Looking, Trouble-Free Gardens
Perennial All-Stars: The 150 Best Perennials for Great-Looking, Trouble-Free Gardens
"DESIGN: Great resource for finding plants for certain conditions."
Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates
Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates
"DESIGN: Add wild plants to your New England gardens!!!"
The Garden Primer: Second Edition
The Garden Primer: Second Edition
"MAINTENANCE: A How To book"
A Shared Landscape: A Guide & History of Connecticut's Parks & Forests
A Shared Landscape: A Guide & History of Connecticut's Parks & Forests
"HISTORY: CT Parks"
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Know-How for Keeping  (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor Plants
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor Plants
"HOUSEPLANTS"
Annuals for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste (A Rodale Organic Gardening Book)
Annuals for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste (A Rodale Organic Gardening Book)
"DESIGN"
Logee's Greenhouses Spectacular Container Plants
Logee's Greenhouses Spectacular Container Plants
"HOUSEPLANTS: A CT greenhouse - great place to visit in the winter"
Taylor's 50 Best Perennials for Shade: Easy Plants for More Beautiful Gardens
Taylor's 50 Best Perennials for Shade: Easy Plants for More Beautiful Gardens
"DESIGN"
The Gardener's Book of Charts, Tables and Lists: A Complete Gardening Guide (Capital Lifestyles)
The Gardener's Book of Charts, Tables and Lists: A Complete Gardening Guide (Capital Lifestyles)
"DESIGN: A CT author from Ballek's Garden Center in East Haddam CT"
The New England Gardener's Book of Lists
The New England Gardener's Book of Lists
"DESIGN"
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition
"ECOLOGY: Understand why your garden is more than plants, it needs to be a part of supporting and sustaining our natural world."
Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England
Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England
"HISTORY: Use clues in the forest to learn about its history. You can read a forest as you walk through it - fascinating."
Green Gardener's Guide: Simple, Significant Actions to Protect & Preserve Our Planet
Green Gardener's Guide: Simple, Significant Actions to Protect & Preserve Our Planet
"ECOLOGY: An A-Z of things to do to save the earth."
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
"Ecology:  History of New England"
Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape
Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape
"Ecology:  A simple guide to read the forest history.  Very cool."
The Pruning Book: Completely Revised and Updated
The Pruning Book: Completely Revised and Updated
"Maintenance: A great pruning book"
Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener's Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees (Storey's Gardening Skills Illustrated Series)
Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener's Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees (Storey's Gardening Skills Illustrated Series)
"Maintenance: Pruning How to's"