Book Recommendations

This is a section we have reserved for our members to recommend gardening books to our readers which they have found extremely useful in their horticultural activities, recognizing, of course, that these represent personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of all Halton Master Gardeners! All of these, unless otherwise stated, are reviewed at websites such as and

The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control
by Barbara W. Ellis (May 28 1996)
ISBN-10: 0875967531 published by Rodale Books

Gardening Grief and Glory
by Ed Lawrence (Jan 1 2006)
ISBN-10: 0968121012 published by Tadlock Woods Publishing

Growing Trees from Seed
by Henry Kock, Paul Aird, John Ambrose, Gerald Waldron (Jun 15 2008)
ISBN-10: 1554073634 published by Firefly Books

The Homeowner’s Complete Tree& Shrub Handbook: The Essential Guide to Choosing, Planting, and Maintaining Perfect Landscape Plants
by Penny O’Sullivan (Nov 12 2007)
ISBN-10: 1580175716 published by Storey Publishing, LLC

100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones,
by Lorraine Johnson (Author), Andrew Leyerle (Photographer) Revised Edition (Feb 06/2009)
ISBN-10: 1554074533 published by Firefly Books

The Global Forest
by Diana Beresford-Kroeger (May 18 2010)
ISBN-10: 0670021741 published by Viking Adult

Diana Beresford Kroeger weaves a poetic and compelling story telling about the magic of trees, and of their importance to our very existence. Diana compels us to look at trees in all their complexity from their untapped ecological and pharmaceutical potential to producing food, shelter and medicine. We are warned of what may be lost if they disappear as we are still unaware of other important aspects there are to these wonderful plants. This is a book which is not only a delight to read but is also educational at a high level and will forever make one look at trees in an entirely different way, and with awe.

The Truth About Organic Gardening
by Jeff Gillman (Jan 4 2008)
ISBN-10: 0881928623 Publisher: Timber Press

RHS New Gardening: How to Garden in a Changing Climate
by Matthew Wilson (Mar 1 2006)
ISBN-10: 1845333055 Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding
by Patricia Lanza (Nov 28 1998)
ISBN-10: 0875969623 Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition