Savannah Reading in the Butterfly Garden - Painting by  Natalie Buske Thomas

Savannah Reading in the Butterfly Garden - Painting by Natalie Buske Thomas

Featured This Month: Books for Youth
(Possible holiday gifts?)


Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, illus. by David Small

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle


Gardening Projects for Kids by Jenny Hendy

Fairy Houses and Beyond! by Barry & Tracy Kane

Fairy Houses Everywhere! by Barry & Tracy Kane

Books for Adults


Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
by Edith Holden

English Garden Mystery Series
by Anthony Eglin

(The Blue Rose, The Lost Gardens, The Water Lily Cross, The Trail of the Wild Rose, Garden of Secrets Past, & The Alcatraz Rose)

Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy & the Indolent
by Ruth Stout

The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See



A Gardener Touched with Genius: The Life of Luther Burbank
by Peter Dreyer

A Gardener’s Guide to Wildlife & Birds And How to Attract Them
by Christine & Michael Lavelle

An Empire of Plants: People and Plants That Changed the World
by Toby & Will Musgrave

Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness
by Dr. Qing Li

How to Window Box: Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out
by Chantal Aida Gordon & Ryan Benoit

Paradise Gardens: Spiritual Inspiration and Earthly Expression
by Toby Musgrave

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
by Phaidon editors

Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education
by Michael Pollan

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms
by Livia Cetti

The Food Lovers Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well
by Jenni Blackmore

The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature
by David George Haskell

The New Seed-Starters Handbook
by Nancy Bubel with Jean Nick

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
by Susan Orlean

The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species
by Carlos Magdalena

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors
by David George Haskell

The Virago Book of Women Gardeners
by Deborah Kellaway (ed.)

The Well-Tempered Garden
by Christopher Lloyd

* Several of these books may not be available in the Wake County library system. The public library can request an interlibrary loan (unless the book was published within the last six months) and get the book for you that way, if it’s available. In addition, you can “Suggest a Purchase” Even if they deny the request, at least they will be aware what the public is interested in.