The list author says: "Here are the books I think you should read if you want to garden. They cover both flower gardening and vegetable gardening. I garden organically with things I am going to eat. I'm not so fussy in the flower garden, where we use things like Preen to suppress the weeds.
"Henry Mitchell died a few years ago, but his columns from the Washington Post are collected here. He is a great writer and an inspiring gardener. This book is a must-have for both gardeners and literature lovers."
"Written by the poet laureate of England, this short book details the flowers he thinks every English garden should have. Great to read. I planted the majority of the seeds recommended here one year. What a riot of plants!"