Gardening | Best Sellers, April 2016

This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor six months prior to the week ending February 11, 2017. (c) Copyright 2017 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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1 Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces. [HC] Michelle Slatalla. Artisan. 2016. ISBN 9781579656522. $40.
2 Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Gardens. [HC] Joseph Tychonievich. Timber. 2016. ISBN 9781604695878. $34.95.
3 The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden. [HC] Johanna Silver. Timber. 2016. ISBN 9781604696707. $34.95.
4 Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Bringing Nature into Your Yard 
and Garden. [HC] Nancy J. Hajeski. National Geographic. 2016. ISBN 9781426217418. $40.
5 The Garden Awakening: Designs To Nurture Our Land 
and Ourselves. [HC] Mary Reynolds. UIT Cambridge. 2016. 
ISBN 9780857843135. $29.99.
6 Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide 
to the Best 500 Species for the Garden. [HC] Alan Branhagen. Timber. 2016. ISBN 9781604695939. $39.95.
7 Planting Design for Dry Gardens: Beautiful, Resilient Groundcovers for Terraces, Paved Areas, Gravel and Other Alternatives to the Lawn. [HC] Olivier Filippi. Filbert. 2016. 
ISBN 9780993389207. $55.
8 Fresh from the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries, and Herbs in Cold Climates. [HC] John Whitman. 
Univ. of Minnesota. 2017. ISBN 9780816698394. $49.95.
9 101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions To Improve Any Garden. [P] Shawna Coronado. Cool Springs. 2017. 
ISBN 9781591866626. $19.99.
10 Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects. [P] Xerces Society. Timber. 2016. ISBN 9781604695984. $24.95.
11 Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens. [P] Lisa Steele. Voyageur. 2016. ISBN 9780760350478. $22.99.
12 Fix Your Garden: Get Your Outdoor Space Blooming in No Time 
at All. [HC] Jane Moseley & Jackie Strachan. Pavilion. 2016. 
ISBN 9781910232828. $16.95.
13 New Small Garden: Contemporary Principles, Planting 
and Practice. [HC] Noel Kingsbury. Frances Lincoln. 2016. 
ISBN 9780711236806. $29.99.
14 Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees. [P] 
Lori Weidenhammer. Douglas & McIntyre. 2016. 
ISBN 9781771620536. $22.95.
15 Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It…Garden Anywhere! [HC] Tara Nolan. Coll Springs. 2016. ISBN 9781591866503. $30.
16 Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants. [P] Robin Stockwell. Oxmoor House. 2017. ISBN 9780848749477. $24.95.
17 Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change. [HC] Larry Weaner & Thomas Christopher. Timber. 2016. ISBN 9781604696165. $39.95.
18 The Little Veggie Patch Co. DIY Garden Projects: Easy Activities for Edible Gardening and Backyard Fun. [P] Mat Pember & Dillon Seitchik-Reardon. Hardie Grant. 2016. ISBN 9781743790991. $34.95.
19 Herb Gardening: How To Prepare the Soil, Choose Your Plants, and Care for, Harvest, and Use Your Herbs. [P] Melissa Melton Snyder. Countryman. 2016. ISBN 9781581573121. $19.95.
20 House of Plants: Living with Succulents, Air Plants and Cacti. [HC] Rose Ray & Caro Langton. Frances Lincoln. 2016. 
ISBN 9780711238374. $29.99.

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  1. Absolutely thrilled and honored to be in the Top 10 on this list – THANK YOU Library Journal!!!

  2. Lisa Steele says:

    I too am honored to be included on this list! Thank you Library Journal and everyone out there buying and reading garden books!