Good Books For Gardeners

Having a good gardening book is like having a good friend that’s there when you need them. In an unknown situation,  it’s nice to know they’re only a phone call text message away. These are my 3 favorite gardening books at the moment.



You’ve Got to Start Somewhere


Knowing where to start with gardening can be intimidating since you could fail and kill every plant you come into contact with.

The best thing I did was take a beginning gardening course. The second best thing I did was check out a boatload of books from the library. The third best thing I did was start gardening.

My instructor said, “I’ve killed more plants than I’ve kept alive.” That being said, school yourself and go play in the dirt!

Start Here: Gardening Resource List

  • Local Extension Office (GREAT in-person & online resoruce located in every country & state)
  • Horticultural Societies (Classes/Events)
  • Library (Books/Videos/ Events)
  • College & University Horticultural & Agricultural Programs (Classes/Events/Online Resources)
  • Local Radio and Television (Garden Programs & Podcasts)
  • Google “Gardening Course/Event” in your zip code
  • LOCAL Garden Stores. The employees at these gardener centers are knowledgeable about your local area.
  • Pinterest