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Award-winning books

Rock Garden Plants: A Color Encyclopedia by Baldassare Mineo

This authoritative text includes rare and unusual plants as well as proven, readily available garden performers. $59.95$41.97

The Garden Plants of China by Peter Valder

The definitive guide, from roses to peonies — no garden can thrive without plants from China. $49.95$34.97

Native American Ethnobotany by Daniel E. Moerman

An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. $79.95$55.97

Tree Bark: A Color Guide by Hugues Vaucher

Illustrates the rich variety of colors, patterns, and textures of bark from around the world.

Columbines: Aquilegia, Paraquilegia, and Semiaquilegia by Robert Nold

A gardener's guide to 65 species of the popular and lovely columbine.

Penstemons by Robert Nold

A look at 270 species of the beloved genus Penstemon, which is the largest genus endemic to North America.

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis by Mary Toomey and Everett Leeds

The first picture encyclopedia on the genus to encompass all the garden-worthy species and hybrids.

A Natural History of Ferns by Robbin C. Moran

An entertaining and informative look at why ferns and their relatives are unique among plants.

A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature by Bobby J. Ward

A survey of plants, with a multitude of references to myth and literature throughout the ages.

The Tropical Look: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants by Robert Lee Riffle

A unique compendium of nearly 2000 plants that thrive in USDA zones 8–10.

Bulbs of North America by North American Rock Garden Society

Explores the approximately four dozen native North American bulbous genera.