Comments: Gardening Books

Id love to see what others think im interested too

Posted by Kelsey Smith at May 9, 2008 09:11 PM

Which catalogs WOULD you recommend using if I cannot find certain plants here in Texas? Just curious...

Posted by Tricia at May 12, 2008 09:42 AM

Tricia, I'd probably check High Country Gardens, since they specialize in western, dry gardening and plants.

Posted by Jordana at May 12, 2008 01:20 PM

Thanks for these tips, Jordana. I've requested the Dummies one and the Way We Garden Now. I'll see about a PA specific book, that's a good idea. I have a plant encyclopedia I use as a painting reference that was super cheap - I'll have to look at it more with planting in mind.

I've done well with asking people too. We got a couple plants from a great-uncle last week, and he's full of advice. I've been visiting and admiring public gardens (my favorite is Longwood Gardens) for years, so I've learned some of what I like through that.

I've heard the negatives about the cheapo places too, but since I don't want to put much money into this temporary home I tried Spring Hill. So far all but one of the plants look good. I'll have to consider some of the better sources when we get a more permanent home.


Posted by Jennifer at May 13, 2008 12:54 PM