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LJ Best Sellers | Gardening, April 1, 2012

1

What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden? 100% Organic Solutions for All Your Vegetables, from Artichoke to Zucchini. [HC] David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber. 2011.
ISBN 9781604692839. $34.95.

2

Landscaping for Privacy: Innovative Ways To Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Peaceful Retreat. [PB] Marty Wingate. Timber. 2011. ISBN 9781604691238. $19.95.

3

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-To-Grow, Tastiest-To-Eat Vegetables for Your Garden. [PB] Marie Ionnotti. Timber. 2012. ISBN 9781604691887. $19.95.

4

The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally. [HC] Jere Gettle & others. Hyperion. 2011. ISBN 9781401324391. $29.99.

5

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. 2d ed. [PB] Toby Hemenway. Chelsea Green. 2009. ISBN 9781603580298. $29.95.

6

Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations. [PB] Jeff Gillman & Meleah Maynard. Timber. 2011. ISBN 9781604692204. $16.95.

7

The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs. [PB] Robert Gough &
Cheryl Moore-Gough. Storey. 2011. ISBN 9781603425742. $24.95.

8

All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space! [PB] Mel Bartholomew. Cool Springs. 2006. ISBN 9781591862024. $19.99.

9

Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs. [HC] Michael A. Dirr. Timber. 2011. ISBN 9780881929010. $79.95.

10

Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together. [PB] Sylvia Bernstein. New Society. 2011. ISBN 9780865717015. $29.95.

11

50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs That Deer Don’t Eat. [PB]
Ruth Rogers Clausen. Timber. 2011. ISBN 9781604691955. $19.95.

12

The Art of Creative Pruning: Inventive Ideas for Training and Shaping Trees and Shrubs. [HC] Jake Hobson. Timber. 2011.
ISBN 9781604691146. $34.95.

13

The Complete Gardener’s Guide: Everything You Need To Know
To Create and Care for Your Garden.
[HC] DK. 2011.
ISBN 9780756686741. $30.

14

Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How To Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard. [PB] Jessi Bloom. Timber. 2012.
ISBN 9781604692372. $19.95.

15

Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical
Grower’s Bible.
[PB] Jorge Cervantes. Van Patten Pub. 2006.
ISBN 9781878823236. $29.95.

16

Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement
Is Changing the Way We Eat.
[PB] Tanya Denckla Cobb. Storey. 2011. ISBN 9781603427999. $24.95.

17

Better Homes & Gardens Gardening Made Simple: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Gardening. [PB] Wiley. 2011. ISBN 9780470638545. $24.99.

18

Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for All Climates. [PB] Lauren Springer Ogden &
Scott Ogden. Timber. 2011. ISBN 9781604691696. $24.95.

19

Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers. [HC] Christopher Brickell. DK. 2011. ISBN 9780756668570. $60.

20

Armitage’s Garden Perennials. 2d ed. [HC] Allan M. Armitage. Timber. 2011. ISBN 9781604690385. $49.95.

 

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