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Best Sellers: Gardening, April 1, 2014

This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor six months prior to the week ending March 8, 2014. (c) Copyright 2014 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.


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1 Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants That Spread, 
Self-Sow, and Overwinter. [P] Kristin Green. Timber. 2014. 
ISBN 9781604693874. $24.95.
2 Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible. [P] Jorge Cervantes. Van Patten. 2006. 
ISBN 9781878823236. $29.95.
3 The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener: How To Grow Food 
in Harmony with Nature. [P] Tammi Hartung. Storey. 2013. 
ISBN 9781612120553. $16.95.
4 Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural 
Approach to Pest Control. [P] Jessica Walliser. Timber. 2013. 
ISBN 9781604693881. $24.95.
5 Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together. [P] Sylvia Bernstein. New Society. 2011. ISBN 9780865717015. $29.95.
6 All New Square Foot Gardening: The Revolutionary Way To Grow More in Less Space. 2d ed. [P] Mel Bartholomew. Cool Springs. 2013. ISBN 9781591865483. $24.99.
7 What’s Wrong with My Fruit Garden? 100% Organic Solutions for Berries, Trees, Nuts, Vines, and Tropicals. [HC] David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber. 2013. ISBN 9781604694888. $34.95; pap. ISBN 9781604693584. $24.95.
8 Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks. [HC] Tom Burford. Timber. 2013. 
ISBN 9781604692495. $29.95.
9 Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding. [P] 
Joel Karsten. Cool Springs. 2013. ISBN 9781591865506. $19.99.
10 The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World’s 
Grandest Garden. [HC] Alain Baraton. Rizzoli Ex Libris. 2014. 
ISBN 9780847842681. $26.95.
11 Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. 2d ed. [P] Toby Hemenway. Chelsea Green. 2009. ISBN 9781603580298. $29.95.
12 Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World. [P] Janit Calvo. Timber. 2013. ISBN 9781604693720. $19.95.
13 Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide. [P] Rosemary Gladstar. Storey. 2012. ISBN 9781612120058. $14.95.
14 Small Space Garden Ideas. [P] Philippa Pearson. DK. 2014. 
ISBN 9781465415868. $22.95.
15 Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 
100 Easy-Care Varieties. [P] Debra Lee Baldwin. Timber. 2013. ISBN 9781604693935. $24.95.
16 The Manual of Seed Saving: Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits. [HC] Andrea Heistinger. Timber. 2013. ISBN 9781604693829. $39.95.
17 Planting: A New Perspective. [HC] Noel Kingsbury & Piet Oudolf. Timber. 2013. ISBN 9781604693706. $39.95.
18 Grow More with Less: Sustainable Garden Methods; Less Water—Less Work—Less Money. [P] Vincent A. Simeone. 
Cool Springs. 2013. ISBN 9781591865513. $21.99.
19 The New English Garden. [HC] Tim Richardson. Frances Lincoln. 2013. ISBN 9780711232709. $60.
20 Seedswap: The Gardener’s Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds. [HC] Josie Jeffery. Roost. 2014. ISBN 9781611800913. $16.95.

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