Nonfiction on Parenthood, Growing More Vegetables, and Hip-Hop Artist Gucci Mane | Xpress Reviews

Guaranteed to make any expectant mother weep but not a requirement for libraries; for a more productive garden that ultimately will lead to a more healthy environment for us all; recommended for rap music scholars and fans of Gucci Mane and trap music

Farm Letters| Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2017

Even though both books have a particularly strong focus on food, gardeners with a variety of interests will enjoy the advice that can be found in either one of these great reads

Gardening Trends | Collection Development

In a 2009 study, “Belt Tightening in Bad Times,” the Pew Research Center found that gardening had soared during the recession as Americans economized by growing food, firing groundskeepers, and staying home. Now, urgency over climate change, habitat loss, and struggling species (e.g., bees)—along with concerns over food security and obesity—are enticing newbies and prompting […]

Gardening | Best Sellers, March 2016

Gardening with Less Water; Plants from Pits; What’s Wrong with My Houseplant?

Gardens of the Rich and Powerful | LJ Reviews

Paradise and Plenty will satisfy garden historians and professional gardeners; McDowell unearths little-known stories and vivid details to illuminate important personalities and provide insight into our gardening past

Use Less, Grow More | LJ Reviews

A varied range of scalable options for growers of all types committed to the exploration and use of optimal water-sparing techniques, a guide for gardeners who are serious about vegetable production

Pepper Pot | LJ Reviews

Home gardeners as well as avid chili heads will appreciate the vast quantity of peppers covered in The Field Guide to Peppers; Maguire offers a taste of the spice culture that is sure to lure many to the hot side

Genealogical Research Practices, Cultivating Cannabis 101, and an Introduction to Islam | Reference Reviews, May 1, 2015

Baxter’s volume is great for genealogical collections; Cervantes’s Cannabis Encyclopedia is essential for those wishing to grow their own cannabis; Hillenbrand’s introductory text covering Islam is recommended

Gardening, April 2015 | Best Sellers

Petite growing with Small-Space Vegetable Gardens and The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

Nonfiction on John Stuart Mill, Religious Relics, Gardening, Anne Frank | Xpress Reviews

On Mill and foreign policy, for readers interested in Christian antiquities, snap up this book for their green-thumb patrons, a riveting, multidimensional portrait of Anne Frank