GENERAL  GARDENING  AND

 SPECIFIC  PLANT  TITLES   

Diane  Ackerman, CULTIVATING DELIGHT: A Natural History of My Garden.  (NY: Harper Collins, 2001)  262 pp., plant lists.  A fascinating and highly readable new work by the author of the acclaimed book, A Natural History of the Senses.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Paul Aden [Editor], THE HOSTA BOOK.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1990 [1988])  second edition.  large format octavo, 133 pp., index, appendix, ill. with color photos; a useful comprehensive work with chapters by a number of expert growers.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

George Aiken, PIONEERING WITH WILDFLOWERS.  (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1968)  208 pp., indices, nice color and b&w photos by Charles Johnson.  a useful practical work, first issued in 1935 and subsequently revised, by a former Senator from Vermont.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mea Allan, WEEDS: The Unbidden Guests in Our Gardens.  (NY: Viking Press, 1978)  191 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with line drawings by Victoria Matthews and a few b&w photos.  An interesting work from the perspective of a garden historian that has become rather scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

C[harles] Allen, BULBS AND TUBEROUS-ROOTED PLANTS.  (NY: Orange Judd, 1917 [1893])  311 pp., index, ill. with attractive engravings.  a popular and influential work of its period.  a very good, clean, tight copy in dark green cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $10

C[harles] Allen, BULBS AND TUBEROUS-ROOTED PLANTS.  (NY: Orange Judd, 1899 [1893])  311 pp., index, ill. with attractive engravings.  a popular and influential work of its period.  hinges weakening, slightest cover wear at corner, o/w a very good copy in brown cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $10

Oliver Allen, GARDENING WITH THE NEW SMALL PLANTS: The Complete Guide to Growing Dwarf Miniature Shrubs, Flowers, Trees & Vegetables.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1987)  large format octavo, 196 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources.  ill. with color photos, b&w drawings useful for determining scale of plants, and a hardiness map.  one of the better recent works on planning and planting small gardens in cold and temperate climates.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

E[dward] Bertram Anderson, GARDENING ON CHALK AND LIMESTONE.  (London: Collingridge, 1965)  95 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  one of the better books on the subject, still useful and rather scarce.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Eric Anderton & Ron Park, GROWING GLADIOLUS.  (London: Helm, 1989)  166 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos & line drawings.  the only (and rather scarce) modern work on the subject, including historical information and covering gladiolus species.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Allan Armitage, ARMITAGE'S GARDEN PERENNIALS: A Color Encyclopedia.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  323 pp., indices, hardness map, plant lists, well ill. with 1500 color photos.  The updated, fully illustrated edition of a useful recent encyclopedic work that has become one of the better reference works on 136 genera of hardy perennials.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Allan Armitage, SPECIALTY CUT FLOWERS: The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Woody Plants for Fresh Dried Cut Flowers.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1993)  original edition, 372 pp., indices, hardiness map, tables, detailed bibliography for each plant covered.  ill. with 99 color photos and 50 b&w line drawings.  The most complete and detailed work ever issued on the cultivation of hundreds of plants specifically for cut flower production by the home gardener and the professional grower.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $15

Henry Art, THE WILDFLOWER GARDENER'S GUIDE: Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Great Plains and Eastern Canada Edition.  (Pownal, VT: Storey Publications, 1987)  quarto, 180 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, list of sources.  well. ill. with maps, color photos, and excellent b&w botanical drawings by Hyla Skudder.  A good basic guide with detailed information on some specific plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

David Austin, OLD ROSES & ENGLISH ROSES.  (Woodbridge, UK: Antique Collectors' Club, 1998 [1993])  pictorial boards, 223 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos.  an excellent introductory work to old roses by England's great modern shrub rose hybridizer.  very good copy in pictorial boards.  $10

Curt Backeberg, CACTUS LEXICON: With Additiona l Text by Wa l ter Haage.  (Poo l e, UK: B l andford Press, 1976)  #119 of a l imited de l uxe edition.  828 pp., distribution maps, g l ossary, c l assification key, i l l . with 543 co l or and b&w photos.  marb l eized end-papers.  The scarce and desirab l e revised edition of a c l assic reference work on cacti first issued in Germany in 1966.  a very copy in brown l eather binding in matching s l ip-case, in very good condition.  $50

Lionel Bacon, ALPINES.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973)  246 pp., index, bibliography, plant lists, ill. with drawings and photos;  a comprehensive, practical guide, becoming rather scarce.  very good in d.j.  $10

Harold Bagust, THE GARDENER'S DICTIONARY OF HORTICULTURAL TERMS.  (London: Cassell, 1992)  377 pp., ill. with 1200 useful line drawings; a very useful and surprisingly scarce work containing over 2900 entries.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Harold Bagust, MINIATURE AND DWARF GERANIUMS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press/Christopher Helm, 1988)  163 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  The best work on the subject to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christopher Bailes, HOLLIES FOR GARDENERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  287 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, hardiness maps, well ill. with b&w photos.  a refreshing new work on the wide variety of evergreen and deciduous hollies and their uses.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

L[iberty] H[yde] Bailey, THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1960 [1933])  404 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and excellent line drawings; a more detailed work than The Cultivated Evergreens, and dealing only with conifers.  a very good copy in a slightly worn, darkened d.j.  $15

L[iberty] H[yde] Bailey, THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1955 [1933])  404 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and excellent line drawings; a more detailed work than The Cultivated Evergreens, and dealing only with conifers.  a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $10

L[iberty] H[yde] Bailey, THE CULTIVATED EVERGREENS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1928 [1923])  434 pp., index, long check list; ill. with b&w photos and excellent line drawings; the standard work on the most important broad-leaved evergreens planted for ornament in the United States and Canada.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in dark green cloth binding.  $15

L[iberty] H[yde] Bai l ey, THE GARDEN OF LARKSPURS.  (NY: Macmi l l an, 1939)  116 pp., index, i l l . with 25 attractive l ine drawings and 2 co l or p l ates.  This is the scarcest of this series, and was the first significant monograph on the genus.  a very good in b l ue c l oth binding.  $10

L[iberty] H[yde] Bailey, THE GARDEN OF PINKS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1938)  142 pp., index, appendix, 45 ills. including colored frontis; still an important monograph on Dianthus;  darkening on endpapers (as usual), o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in torn, spotted d.j.  $15

Elsa Bakalar, A GARDEN OF ONE'S OWN, Making and Keeping Your Flower Garden.  (NY: Morrow, 1994)  square format octavo, 211 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources, ill. with color and b&w photos by Gary Mottau and line drawings by Elayne Sears.  An informative and entertaining book ny a transplanted Englishwoman who established this garden at her summer home in nearby Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

A[rchibald] P[ark] Balfour, ANNUAL AND BIENNIAL FLOWERS.  (London: Geoffrey Bles, 1963 [1959])  150 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos.  A scarce and valuable work issued for the Royal Horticultural Society; the author worked for many years for Suttons seedsmen.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Peter Barber & C.E. Lucas-Phillips, THE TREES AROUND US.  (Chicago: Follett, 1975)  intro. by David Leach, small folio, 191 pp., index, glossary, well ill. with color and b&w photos, drawings of tree details and maps; a useful as well as attractive work, showing form and details of trees necessary for their use in garden design, as well as cultural information.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Don Barnes, DAFFODILS FOR HOME, GARDEN AND SHOW.  (Portland, OR.: Timber Press, 1987)  176 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos; a new book emphasizing growing for exhibition/showing and hybridizing/breeding.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Andreas Bartels, GARDENING WITH DWARF TREES AND SHRUBS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1983)  Translated by Roberta J. Cooper, 284 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. with color and excellent b&w line drawings of plants and garden design details.  A rather uncommon and very comprehensive work by a German scholar.  very good copy in slightly work d.j.  $10

Mary Bartlett, GENTIANS.  (Poole, UK: Blandford Press, 1975)  1st edition. 160 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, ill. with color and b&w photos and line drawings; the best recent work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

David & Shirley Bassett, DELPHINIUMS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, appendices, well ill. with color photos and drawings.  an excellent modern overview emphasizing cultivation and propagation and modern garden varieties.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates,  A FOUNTAIN OF FLOWERS.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1974)  91 pp., index, ill. with color photos by Patrick Matthews.  a collection of very personal gardening essays by the well known novelist.  a very good copy in d.j.  $10

H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates,  A LOVE OF FLOWERS.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1971)  160 pp., index, ill. with line drawings of Pauline Ellison.  a collection of finely written gardening essays by the well known novelist.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Trevor Bath & Joy Jones, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING HARDY GERANIUMS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1997 [1994])  157 pp., index, glossary, appendix, ill. with color photos and a few b&w drawings.  A new and excellent recent comprehensive monograph, an important addition to literature on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Harold & Joan Bawden, MAKING A SHRUB GARDEN.  (London: Faber & Faber, 1966)  204 pp., index, appendix, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  an excellent older work covering not only the shrubs themselves but also the very important cover plants needed for the shrub garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Harold & Joan Bawden, WOODLAND PLANTS AND SUN LOVERS.  (London: Faber, 1970)  180 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  a very uncommon and informative book on various aspects of the herbaceous garden, covering such subjects as evergreen woodlanders, architectural plants and silver and gray variegated foliage plants.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., with review notice included.  $5

Peter Beales, CLASSIC ROSES.  (NY: Holt, 1997)  revised edition, containing additional photographs and new material.  quarto, 500 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, profusely ill. with fine color photos; one of the best reference work on old roses.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Beales, TWENTIETH CENTURY ROSES.  (NY: Harper, 1988)  quarto, 320 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, profusely ill. with fine color photos; an excellent account of modern roses and their development.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Christabel Beck, FRITILLARIES, A Gardener;s Introduction to the Genus Fritillaria.  (London: Faber & Faber, 1953)  Foreword by H. Drysdale Woodcock.  large format octavo, index, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos and drawings and color plates from exquisite paintings.  an excellent and scarce work, and for many years the only monograph on the subject.  owners name, o/w a fine copy in gray-blue cloth binding.  $25

Kenneth Beckett, CLIMBING PLANTS.  (London/Portland: Croom Helm/Timber Press, 1983)  178 pp., index, appendix, ill. with b&w photos and excellent line drawings.  an uncommon and most useful recent work.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Kenneth Beckett, GROWING HARDY PERENNIALS.  (London: Croom Helm, 1981)  182 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w line drawings.  an uncommon and most useful recent work.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Ida Bennett, THE MAKING OF A FLOWER GARDEN.  (NY: Stokes, 1919)  first edition.  248 pp., lists of plants, ill. with b&w photos and some sketches.  An important work of its era written for use by the American woman gardener, covering such topics as the annual garden, plants for various situations, vines for every place, the amateur's rose garden and the old fashioned garden.  cover fading, edge wear and hinge weakening beginning, o/w a very good copy in attractive blue and green decorative period cloth binding, signed by GH.  $10

Masha Bennett, PULMONARIAS AND THE BORAGE FAMILY.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003)  large format octavo, 240 pp., index, ill. with color photos and world hardiness maps.  The first work to be devoted the borage family which includes 155 genera and 2,5000 species in the wild and in cultivation.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Monica Bennett, GERANIUMS: The Successful Growers Guide.  (NY: Hippocrene Books, 1972)  141 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  a decent basic overall guide that has become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Judith Berrisford, GARDENING ON LIME.  (London: Faber, 1963)  212 pp., general & plant indices, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  A very useful and uncommon work, one of the few written on the subject, and not outdated.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Judith Berrisford, RHODODENDRONS & AZALEAS.  (London: Faber, 1973)  revised edition.  288 pp., indices, appendices; ill. with color and b&w photos.  still a good basic guide for gardeners.  slight foxing to fore-edge and end-papers, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Grimshaw Heyes Berry, GENTIANS IN THE GARDEN.  (NY: Farrar, Straus & Young, n.d. [1951])  153 pp., index, appendices, b&w photos & color drawings by Mrs. H.M. Earle & Gerald Parker;  the first gentian monograph dealing with their cultivation, now becoming scarce.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Grimshaw Heyes Berry, GENTIANS IN THE GARDEN.  (London: Faber & Faber, n.d. [1951])  153 pp., index, appendices, b&w photos & color drawings by Mrs. H.M. Earle & Gerald Parker;  the first gentian monograph dealing with their cultivation, now becoming scarce.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Richard Bir, GROWING & PROPAGATING SHOWY NATIVE WOODY PLANTS.  (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992)  192 pp., indices, appendices, bibliography, ill. with line drawings & color photos; a very detailed and useful work, covering the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Bird & John Kelly, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ALPINE GARDENING.  (London: Ward Lock, 1992)  large format, 239 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 50 color photos & 150 excellent line drawings in the text.  a practical work designed to help the gardener duplicate habitats for successfully growing the best and most popular alpines.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Richard Bird, BORDER PINKS.  (London: Batsford, 1994)  174 pp., indices, ill. with sharp, detailed color photos.  An excellent work outlining the best Dianthus hybrids available for use in herbaceous borders.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Bird, BORDER PINKS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1994)  174 pp., indices, ill. with sharp, detailed color photos.  An excellent work outlining the best Dianthus hybrids available for use in herbaceous borders.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Richard Bird, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HARDY PERENNIALS.  (London: Ward Lock, 1993)  large format, 256 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 40 color photos & 180 excellent line drawings in the text.  a practical work designed to help the gardener duplicate habitats for successfully growing the best and most popular herbaceous perennials.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Richard Bird [Editor], PLANTSMEN ON PLANTS: An Anthology in Memory of Barbara White.  (West Ewell, UK: Hardy Plant Society, 1990)  224 pp., index, ill. with color and b&w photos.  A series of highly interesting short essays by a wide variety of noted English authors.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Bird, THE PROPAGATION OF HARDY PERENNIALS.  (London: Batsford, 1994 [1993])  192 pp., index, appendix, bibliography, ill. with color photos and excellent line drawings; the first work to provide detailed information on the propagation of over 700 genera of hardy perennial plants, including many unusual ones.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Bird, WOODLAND GARDENING.  (London: Souvenir Press, 1992)  large format, 184 pp., index, bibliography, appendix; ill. with color photos and a few figures in the text.  An interesting book covering large and small gardens from the English perspective.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Richard Bird [Editor], A CENTURY OF ALPINES.  The 6th International Rock Garden Plants Conference Held at Warwick University, 6th - 11th April, 1991.  (Pershore, UK & Edinburgh: Alpine Garden Society & Scottish Rock Garden Club, 1991)  247 pp., index, profusely ill. with fine color photos and a few maps.  An excellent collection of published papers on specific plants and many uses of alpines in the wild and in gardens.  very good copy of a quality softbound work with pictorial covers.  $10

M.R. Birdsey, THE CULTIVATED AROIDS.  (Berkeley, CA: The Gillick Press, 1951)  140 pp., index, ill. with excellent color photos.  A pioneer work on the subject with detailed plant descriptions.  very good copy in aquamarine cloth binding, in badly torn d.j., signed by the author.  $15

Walter Blasdale, THE CULTIVATED SPECIES OF PRIMULA.  (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948)  284 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos, charts and a color frontis.  an important monograph which has become rather scarce.  very good copy in worn (but rarely seen) d.j.  $15

Alec Blombery & Tony Rodd, PALMS OF THE WORLD.  (Pymble, Australia: Angus & Roberston, 1992 [1982])  quarto, 201 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with numerous color photos.  a fine, comprehensive modern treatment of the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Alan Bloom, A PLANTSMAN'S PERSPECTIVE: Plants, People and Places.  (London: Collins, 1987)  154 pp., index.  a highly readable account of the author's years of experience in the horticultural world.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Alan Bloom, ALPINES FOR TROUBLE FREE GARDENING.  (Boston: Charles Branford, 1961)  from English sheets.  139 pp., plant list; ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  one of the scarcer books on using a wide variety of alpines in the garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Alan Bloom, GARDEN ALPINES.  (Henley-on-Thames, UK: Adian Ellis, 1994)  large format, 128 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  a useful work selecting the best alpines for gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Alan Bloom, HARDY PERENNIALS.  (London: Faber & Faber, 1957)  303+ pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and garden plan drawings and a color photo frontis.  A very scarce early work by the famous nurseryman, consisting first of a treatise on modern perennial gardening and followed by a directory of interesting perennials.  very good copy in torn d.j., signed by the author.  $15

Alan Bloom, PERENNIALS FOR TROUBLE FREE GARDENING.  (London: Faber, 1960)  192 pp., index, glossary, plant list; ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  one of the scarcer books on herbaceous perennials, covering many unusual ones.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Alan & Adrian Bloom, BLOOMS OF BRESSINGHAM: GARDEN PLANTS: Choosing the Best Hardy Plants for Your Garden.  (NY: Harper Collins, 1992)  quarto, 319 pp., index, plant lists, ill. with many color photos.  an excellent and rather scarce work covering over 5000 plants and based on years of experience by these noted nurserymen.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Caroline Boisset, THE PLANT GROWTH PRIMER.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1992)  192 pp., index, bibliography, glossary,  ill. with color photos and including 200 illustrated charts.  a very useful work in garden planning for growth of shrubs, trees, climbers and perennials.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

N.L. Bor & M.B. Raizada, SOME BEAUTIFUL INDIAN CLIMBERS AND SHRUBS.  (Bombay, India: Bombay Natural History Society/Oxford University Press, 1982)  revised second edition.  321 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color plates from art work and b&w photos and drawings.  The desirable expanded edition of a 1954 work that is useful for gardeners as well as botanists.  front hinge slightly cracked, end-papers darkened, o.w a very good copy in colorful d.j.  $10

F. Herbert Bormann & Diana Balmori & Gordon R. Geballe, REDESIGNING THE AMERICAN LAWN: A Search for Environmental Harmony.  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993)  well ill. with color and b&w photos, garden plans, sketches, and even cartoon!  A fascinating work on various alternatives to the traditional ameicna turf lawn.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Clement Gray Bowers, RHODODENDRONS AND AZALEAS: Their Origins, Cultivation and Development.  (NY: Macmillan, 1968 [1960])  2nd printing of 2nd edition, revised.  525 pp.,  index, appendices, bibliography, well ill. with photos, color drawings and sketches.  a very important 20th century monograph;  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

E[dward] A[ugustus] Bowles, A HANDBOOK OF CROCUS AND COLCHICUM FOR GARDENERS.  (London: Waterstone, 1985 [1952])  revised/enlarged edition.  222 pp., index, appendices, bibliography; nicely ill. in color and b&w.  Originally issued in 1924, this remains a classic monograph on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

E[dward] A[ugustus] Bowles, MY GARDEN IN SUMMER.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998 [1914])  reprint edition, with a Preface by Charles Elliot and a nomenclature update appendix.  331 pp., index, well illustrated with black-and-white reproduction of all the original photos; the original editions of this series have become very scarce and expensive.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

E[dward] A[ugustus] Bowles, MY GARDEN IN SPRING.  (Pawlet, VT: Theophrastus, 1971)  308 pp., well illustrated in color & b&w; attractive reprint edition in decorative cloth reproducing the color plates in color;  a very good copy in white cloth binding (no d.j. was issued).  $15

E[dward] A[ugustus] Bowles, MY GARDEN IN AUTUMN AND WINTER.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998 [1915])  reprint edition, with a Preface by Charles Elliot and a nomenclature update appendix.  282 pp., index, well illustrated with black-and-white reproduction of all the original photos; the original editions of this series have become very scarce and expensive.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Deni Bown, ALBA: THE BOOK OF WHITE FLOWERS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1989)  square quarto, 160 pp., index, appendix, ill. with excellent color photos and b&w botanical line drawings.  a rather unique work, covering not only the design and planting of white gardens, but also their history.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Joseph Breck, THE FLOWER GARDEN OR BRECK'S BOOK OF FLOWERS: In Which are Described All the Various Hardy Herbaceous Perennials, Annuals, Shrubby Plants, and Evergreen Trees, Desirable for Ornamental Purposes, With Directions for their Cultivation.  (Boston: John P. Jewett & Co, 1851)  first edition.  336 pp.  This work by a Boston seedsman was one of the most popular and influential works of the period, and contains a long descriptive listing of plants.  corner darkened on a few leaves, very minor external wear, o/w a very good copy in original dark brown cloth binding.  $25

Christopher Brickell, CHRISTOPHER BRICKELL'S GARDEN PLANTS.  (London: Pavilion Books, 1995)  large format octavo, 240 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources, ill. with color photos and a few color and b&w drawings in the text.  A surprisingly scarce guide to 500 interesting plants for all seasons, issued in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society, the same title as The Gardener's Companion.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Peter Bridgeman, TREES FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY: A Practical Guide for Planting and Care.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1979)  144 pp., index, appendices, plant lists, ill. with useful b&w photos and line drawings by Margaret Bridgeman.  This rather scarce work covers the practical aspects of silvaculture sadly missing in the many works selecting the most distinctive garden trees.  very good copy in slightly faded d.j.  $10

N[athaniel] L[ord] Britton & J[oseph] N[elson] Rose, THE CACTACEAE: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family.  (NY: Dover Publications, 1963 [1937])  quarto, 4 vols. bound as 2 vols.,  241, 318 pp., indices, appendices, profusely ill. with over 1250 b&w photos from the original.  a quality hardbound reprint of the 2nd edition of the classic work on the genus.  very good copies in d.js.  $25

George Brown, THE PRUNING OF TREES, SHRUBS & CONIFERS.  (NY: Winchester Press, 1972)  351 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with b&w photos & line drawings.  The best and most detailed work on the subject to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

George Brown, THE PRUNING OF TREES, SHRUBS & CONIFERS. (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000 [1998]) 354 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with b&w photos & line drawings. New Foreword by John Bryan and a nomenclature update. The revised edition of the best and most detailed work on the subject to date. very good copy in d. j. $10

Margaret Brownlow, HERBS & THE FRAGRANT GARDEN.  (London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1978)  3rd edition, revised.  223 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, 32 attractive color plates by the author depicting 318 plants;  originally issued in 1957, twice revised, and now o.p., this remains one of the best and most attractive works on the subject  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Hal Bruce, HOW TO GROW WILD FLOWERS & WILD SHRUBS & TREES IN YOUR GARDEN.  (NY: Knopf, 1976)  294+ pp., index, ill. with color photos & line drawings.  One of the better cultural manuals, especially for its extensive coverage of trees and shrubs.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

[Marie Louis Abraham] Bruggeman, TROPICAL PLANTS AND THEIR CULTIVATION.  (London: Thames & Hudson, 1957)  Translated from the Dutch.  Introduction and Notes by W.M. Campbell, 228 pp., index, appendix, ill. with 229 attractive color plates from paintings by Ojong Soerjadi.  A very scarce and informative work.  front cover lightly spotted, o/w a very good copy in a highly unusual (torn) mylar d.j. over a modernistic decorative cloth binding.  $10

John Bryan, BULBS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2002)  Third edition.  quarto, 554 pp., index, bibliography, numerous appendices, ill. with 750 color photos and 110 reproductions of color plates from early periodicals, such as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, and also maps and botanical drawings.  Covering 250 genera, this is the most comprehensive and complete reference on bulbs published to date.  a very good copy in d.j.  $20

John Bryan [Editor], MANUAL OF BULBS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1995)  383+pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, ill. with botanically accurate line drawings.  an excellent comprehensive work derived from the Royal Horticultural Society's Dictionary of Gardening (1992).  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Rita Buchanan, A WEAVER'S GARDEN.  (Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1987)  230 pp., index, glossary, appendix, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  An uncommon and useful work covering plant fibers, dye plants, soap plants & fragrant plants.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Michael W. Buffin, WINTER‑FLOWERING SHRUBS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  232 pp., index, hardiness map, ill. with excellent color photos.  A book providing far more detailed coverage than the many more general works on winter gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

J.K. Burras [etal.], MANUAL OF CLIMBERS AND WALL SHRUBS.  (London: Macmillan, 1994)  282 pp., bibliography, indices, ill. with botanically accurate line drawings.  an excellent comprehensive work derived from the Royal Horticultural Society's Dictionary of Gardening (1992).  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Marie Caillet & Joseph Mertzweiller [Editors], THE LOUISIANA IRIS: The History and Culture of Five Native American Species and Their Hybrids.  (Portland , OR: Timber Press, 2000)  revised edition.  large format octavo, 211+ pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos.  The excellent updated edition of a definitive work covering all aspects of the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

L[eslie] Carruthers & R. Ginns, ECHEVERIAS: A Guide to Cultivation and Identification of the Popular American Species.  (NY: Arco, 1973)  110 pp., index, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos and line drawings.  a very useful comprehensive work on the genus.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

E. Cassidy & S. Linnegar, GROWING IRISES.  (London/Portland: Croom Helm/Timber Press, 1982)  160 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, appendices, ill. with monochrome line drawings & color photos.  One of the best works covering iris culture and uses in gardens, and rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Geoffrey Chadbund, FLOWERING CHERRIES.  (London: Collins, 1972)  160 pp., index, ill. with color photos and line drawings; clearly the best work on the subject and rather scarce.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Fred Chapple, THE HEATHER GARDEN.  (London: Collingridge, 1964 [1952])  revised, expanded edition. 190 pp., index, appendices (including a calendar), ill. with b&w photos and border plans.  one of the better earlier works on the subject, revised and still very useful.  a little foxing, especially on fore-edge, o/w a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

Geoffrey Charlesworth, A GARDENER OBSESSED: Observations, Reflections and Advice for Other Dedicated Gardeners.  (Boston: Godine, 1994)  245 pp. index, ill. with a few color photos.  a series of witty essays, many dealing with alpines, by an Englishman transplanted to western New England.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Geoffrey Charlesworth, THE OPINIONATED GARDENER: Random Offshoots From an Alpine Garden.  (Boston: Godine, 1988)  197 pp., index, ill. with delightful drawings by Laura Louise Foster.  a selection of essays not only on interesting rock plants, but also on the seasons and the philosophy of gardening.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Beth Chatto, THE DAMP GARDEN.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1982 [1996])  Introduced and Updated by Thomas Fischer.  348 pp., ill. in color and black & white, index, long lists of plants.  A work of immense practical value, the best and only recent work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Beth Chatto, THE GREEN TAPESTRY: Growing & Choosing the Best Perennial Plants For Your Garden.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1989)  square quarto, 192 pp., index, ill. with photos & garden plans in color.  Using her garden as an example, different types of perennial gardens are covered.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Beth Chatto & Christopher Lloyd, DEAR FRIEND & GARDENER: Letters on Life and Gardening.  (London: Frances Lincoln, 1998)  256 pp., index.  A fascinating collection of letter written over a long period of friendship between two master gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Wee Yeow Chin, FERNS OF THE TROPICS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998)  190 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos.  an excellent overview of the subject, especially useful for its cultural information.  One of the scarcer Timber Press titles.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

F[rederick] J[ames] Chittenden [Editor], ROCK GARDENS AND ROCK PLANTS: Report of the Conference of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Alpine Garden Society, 1936.  (London: Royal Horticultural Society, 1948 [1936])  1761 pp., index, list of awards, ill. with b&w photos.  a very scarce compilation of 14 interesting articles by rock garden experts.  minor edge wear, o/w a very good copy in original blue cloth.  $15

Marina Christopher, LATE SUMMER FLOWERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  Foreword by Dan Hinckley.  208 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, decorative end papers, pictorial boards, ill. with lovely color photos by Steven Wooster.  An imaginative work on August and September gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Sidney Clapham, PRIMULAS.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1963)  148 pp., index, appendices, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  an uncommon guide to cultivation of the best species for gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

David Clark, PELARGONIUMS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1988)  large format octavo, 124 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with color photos and a few line drawings and reproductions of old illustrations.  A good recent comprehensive work in the Kew Garden Guides series.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Ethne Clarke, AUTUMN GARDENS.  (San Francisco: Soma Books, 1999)  square quarto, 168 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fabulous color photos by Jonathan Buckley.  This work covers a wonderful array of colorful flowers and foliage in autumn gardens, with some of the most striking color photos I've seen in a longtime.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Ethne Clarke, LEAF, BARK AND BERRY: Foliage Plants for Texture and Form.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1996)  square quarto, 160 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, decorative end-papers, ill. with b&w line drawings and interesting color photos by Clive Nichols.  A work containing many interesting suggestions and plans for gardens using foliage as the theme.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Ethne Clarke, THREE SEASONS OF SUMMER: Gardening with Annuals and Biennials.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1998)  large square format octavo, 168 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with outstanding color photos.  A very attractive presented new guide to the selection and use of annuals and biennials.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Graham Clarke, GARDEN COLOUR: AUTUMN & WINTER COLOUR IN THE GARDEN.  (Topsfield, MA: Salem House, 1986)  large format, 128 pp., index, appendix, ill. with nice color photos & with line drawings in the text.  an interesting recent work on he subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Rosetta Clarkson, HERBS: Their Culture and Uses.  (Avenel, NJ: Wings Books, 1996 [1942])  Foreword by Gertrude Foster.  226 pp., index, ill. with line drawings by Tabea Hoffman.  a classic work covering 101 useful herbs for American gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Ruth Rogers Clausen & Nicolas Ekstrom, PERENNIALS FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Random House, 1989)  631 pp., indices, glossary, bibliography, well ill. with color photos; a valuable work, listing many unusual garden perennials.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Sampson Clay, THE PRESENT-DAY ROCK GARDEN.  (London: Thomas Nelson, 1954 [1937])  681 pp., appendices, 56 b&w plates; an important companion volume to Farrer's English Rock Garden, covering plants not yet in cultivation when Farrer's work was written.  minor cover wrinkling, o/w a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $30

Betsey Clebsch, THE NEW BOOK OF SALVIAS: Sages for Every Garden.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2003 [1997])  334 pp., index, bibliography, ill. wit fine b&w and color drawings by Carol Barner.  The expanded, revised edition of the valuable first monograph on the genus.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Joan Clifton, MAKING A WHITE GARDEN.  (NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990)  square format, pictorial end-papers, 113 pp., index, well ill. with color photos, color drawings & garden plans.  Of the number of recent white garden books, the interesting suggestions and fine illustrations excuse a fairly brief list of plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

A[rthur] Clutton-Brock, STUDIES IN GARDENING.  (NY: Scribners, 1916)  Preface by  Louisa Y. King.  337 pp., index; an interesting series of articles which had appeared in the London Times which caught Mrs. King's attention because of their applicability to American gardens.  very good clean, tight copy in brown cloth binding.  $15

Peter Coats, PLANTS FOR CONNOISSEURS.  (Indianapolis: Bobs-Merrill, 1974)  small folio, 208 pp., index, profusely ill. in color and b&w;  an attractive work on choice garden plants, becoming rather scarce.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Nigel Colborn, LEISURELY GARDENING.  (London: Helm, 1989)  145 pp., index, plant list, ill. line drawings & color photos.  Possibly the most imaginative of these low maintenance gardening books, with chapters on such topics as gardening on gravel or in grass.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

E[rnest] T[homas] Cook, TREES AND SHRUBS FOR ENGLISH GARDENS.  (London: Country Life, 1908)  2nd edition, 500 pp., index, extensive plant lists in chart format, ill. with many b&w photos.  An exhaustive work of its era, first issued in 1902, by an author well known to Gertrude Jekyll.  foxing, minor cover wear and spotting, o/w a very good copy in a grayish blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $10

Ian Cooke, THE PLANTFINDER'S GUIDE TO TENDER PERENNIALS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998)  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, appendices, ill. with fine color photos (taken in the garden and photos of the entire plant removed from the ground).  A very useful work covering a wide selection of tender perennials in more detail than works on perennials with wider coverage, including many newly available varieties and hybrids.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Ian Cooke, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO CANNAS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2001)  160 pp., index, glossary, appendix, ill. with color photos and a few b&w drawings.  A new and excellent recent comprehensive monograph, the first on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Roy Coombs, VIOLETS: The History and Cultivation of Scented Violets.  (London: Batsford, 2003 [1981])  144 pp., indices, extensive bibliography, ill. with b&w line drawings, color photos, and wonderful color plates from paintings by Yvonne Matthews.  For its size, a surprisingly comprehensive book on the history and cultivation of scented violets, a favorite flower of the Victorian era.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Sarah Coombs, SOUTH AFRICAN PLANTS FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Stokes, 1936)  364 pp., indices, glossary, ill. with color and b&w photos; an uncommon and exhaustive work, the best on the subject for its day, with extensive both botanical and cultural information.  neat owner's name and ink stamp, fore-edge lightly foxed, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in a very attractive (and very rare) slightly worn d.j.  $10

Nelson Coon, GARDENING FOR FRAGRANCE INDOORS AND OUR.  (NY: Hearthside, 1970)  239 pp., bibliography, ill. with b&w photos; originally issued three years earlier as Fragrance and Fragrant Plants, this is interesting and scarce work for American gardeners, including chapters on The Invisible Garden, The Malodorous Garden, Therapy Through Fragrance, Fragrance from Trees and Sweetness at Sunset.  The author gained an interest in scented plants while acting as gardener for a school for the blind.  a very good copy in worn d.j., signed by the author.  $10

Henry Correvon, ROCK GARDEN & ALPINE PLANTS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1930)  2nd printing, 544 pp., index, ill. with a few b&w photos & color drawings.  an important older work with some information on rock garden design and planting, followed by an exhaustive listing of plants.  an unusually clean, tight, very good copy in torn but uncommon d.j.  $10

Henry Correvon, ROCK GARDEN & ALPINE PLANTS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1930)  544 pp., index, ill. with a few b&w photos & color drawings.  an important older work with some information on rock garden design and planting, followed by an exhaustive listing of plants.  an unusually clean, tight, very good copy.  $5

Gordon Courtright, TREES AND SHRUBS FOR WESTERN GARDENS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1979)  original edition.  quarto, 1979 pp., index, appendix, ill. with 771 color photos.  One of the best references for use in gardening in mild climates.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $15

D.V. Cowen, FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBS IN INDIA.  (Bombay, India: Thacker & Co., Ltd., 1965 [1950])  4th edition, revised and enlarged.  159 pp., indices, glossary, ill. with  interesting color plate from paintings and b&w drawings by the author, and some loose color plates of flower arrangements, from another unidentified Indian work.  An interesting and uncommon work with detailed history, lore and cultural information on a number of trees and shrubs.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in brown cloth binding.  $15

E[uan] H[ilhouse] M[ethven] & P[eter] Cox, MODERN RHODODENDRONS.  (London/Edinburgh: Nelson, 1956)  193 pp., index, ill. with very attractive line drawings and color plates by Margaret Stones.  The first work to present the best Rhododendron species and hybrids for the modern era garden.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

E[uan] H[ilhouse] M[ethven] & P[eter] Cox, MODERN TREES.  (Edinburgh: Nelson, 1961)  195 pp., index, ill. with very attractive line drawings and color plates by Margaret Stones.  A sampling of choice trees for gardens, being an uncommon companion book to the far more common Modern Shrubs.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Peter Cox, DWARF RHODODENDRONS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1974 [1973])  296 pp., index, appendix, glossary, bibliography; ill. with b&w photos and line drawings and color paintings.  the best recent work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Cox, DWARF RHODODENDRONS.  (London: Batsford, 1973)  296 pp., index, appendix, glossary, bibliography; ill. with b&w photos and line drawings and color paintings.  the best recent work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Cox, THE LARGER SPECIES OF RHODODENDRON.  (London: Batsford, 1979)  original edition.  384 pp., index, ill with 82 color photos & 32 line drawings; the definitive work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Cox, THE LARGER RHODODENDRON SPECIES.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1990 [1979])  revised, updated edition.  384 pp., index, ill with 82 color photos & 32 line drawings; the definitive work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter & Kenneth Cox, COX'S GUIDE TO CHOOSING RHODODENDRONS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1990)  176 pp., index, lists of sources, ill. with many color photos.  This rather scarce Cox title is very useful in selecting the best Rhododendrons for temperate gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Elizabeth Coxhead, ONE WOMAN'S GARDEN.  (London: Dent, 1971)  140 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos;  a highly readable and especially informative book on the creation of a small suburban garden, which has become scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Robert Craig, THE MAMMILLARIA HANDBOOK.  (East Ardsley, UK: Micro Methods Ltd., 1963 [1945])  390 pp., index, extensive bibliography, appendix, well ill. with b&w photos.  One of the standard monographs on the genus, this quality reprint was issued in very limited quantity.  fore-edge lightly foxed, o/w a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Robert Craig, THE MAMMILLARIA HANDBOOK.  (East Ardsley, UK: Micro Methods Ltd., 1963 [1945])  390 pp., index, extensive bibliography, appendix, well ill. with b&w photos.  One of the standard monographs on the genus, this quality reprint was issued in very limited quantity.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Barrie Crawford & Kay Reeves, THE GARDENS OF TWO SISTERS.  (Hamilton, GA: Buckeye Press, 1992)  266 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with a few color photos.  a highly readable and rather scarce recent work covering many aspects of ornamental gardening in the United States.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Hubert Creekmore, DAFFODILS ARE DANGEROUS, Poisonous Plants in Your Garden.  (NY: Walker, 1966)  258 pp., ill. by Helen Spence, bibliography; an uncommon and well written study by a novelist and critic.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Philip Cribb & Christopher Bailes, HARDY ORCHIDS For the Garden and Frost-Free Greenhouse.  (Portland/London: Timber Press/Christopher Helm, 1989)  large format octavo.  162 pp., bibliography, glossary.  ill. with excellent color photos and monochrome botanical line drawings.  A thorough work for American and European gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

David Crompton, ORNAMENTAL BAMBOOS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  large format octavo, 306 pp., index, appendices, ill. with many excellent color photos.  The best recent monograph on the subject.  very good copy in d.j   $15'

H. Clifford Crook, CAMPANULAS: Their Cultivation and Classification.  (London: Country Life, 1951)  256 pp., index, ill. with excellent b&w photos, appendix listing synonyms;  the highly desirable and scare original edition of this valuable monograph.  a very good copy in original aquamarine embossed blue cloth binding with gilt decoration in a slightly soiled/worn (but very attractive) d.j.  $25

John Cross, PELARGONIUMS FOR EVERY PURPOSE.  (London: Collingridge, 1965)  103 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  A rather scarce and useful guide by a British expert.  end-papers foxed, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $5

Eleonore Cruse, ROSES: Old Roses and Species Roses.  (Hohenzollernring, Germany: Evergreen, 1998)  quarto, 127 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with fine color photos by Paul Startosa.  Not often seen, this is an attractive work by a curator of a famous French rose garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Thalassa Cruso, TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON: The Gardening Year.  (NY: Knopf, 1973)  300+ pp., index, 24 engravings in the text; a highly readable, sensitive seasonal gardening account by an American writer.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

James Cullen [Editor], HANDBOOK OF NORTH EUROPEAN GARDEN PLANTS, With Keys to Families and Genera.  (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 1997)  221 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fine b&w and color drawings by Carol Barner.  The valuable first monograph on the genus.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

James Cullen, HARDY RHODODENDRON SPECIES: A Guide to Identification.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  496 pp., indices, appendices, ill. with color photos.  a very useful comprehensive guide covering over 300 cultivated species.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Willy Cullmann & Erich Gotz & Gerhard Groner, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CACTI.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1987)  quarto, 340 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with 400 color photos and maps on the end-papers.  an excellent work covering over 750 cacti species.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jurgen Dahl, THE CURIOUS GARDNER.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002)  Edited by Noel Kingsbury.  Translated by Claudia Heidieker.  264 pp. index, ill. with b&w photos.  a highly readable series of essays based on the German author's interest in garden history and lore.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

William Dallimore & A. Bruce Jackson, HANDBOOK OF THE CONIFERAE INCLUDING GINGKGOACEAE.  (London: Edwin Arnold, 1923)  570 pp., index.  ill. with b&w photos and excellent botanical line drawings by Miss G. Lister.  Still useful as a valuable reference work.  minor end-paper darkening, o/w a near fine copy in olive green cloth binding with gilt lettering.  $25

Stevie Daniels, THE WILD LAWN HANDBOOK: Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn.  (NY: Macmillan, 1995)  223 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos.  many interesting suggestions applicable for both sun and shade in all regions of the country.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Rick Darke, [Royal Horticultural Society] MANUAL OF GRASSES.  (NY: Macmillan, 1994 [1992])  169 pp., indices, glossary, bibliography, ill. with excellent botanical drawings from the R.H.S. Dictionary, from which this work is derived.  A very useful work with better botanical descriptions and drawings than other works on cultivated grasses.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Rick Darke, THE AMERICAN WOODLAND GARDEN: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002)  small square folio, 377 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, notes, list of sources.  ill. with hundreds of excellent color photos by the author.  the best work to date on the subject, covering overall planning, design elements, and specific plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Rick Darke, THE COLOUR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORNAMENTAL GRASSES, Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-tails and Selected Bamboos.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1999)  quarto, 325 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary hardiness map, well ill. with color photos.  One of the most comprehensive works on the subject to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

A[nthony] Darnell, UNFAMILIAR FLOWERS FOR YOUR GARDEN.  (London: Collingridge, 1963)  160 pp., index, 40 pp. of plates and drawings;  an uncommon work covering hundreds of interesting and unusual garden plants.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Robert Dash, NOTES FROM MADOO: Making a Garden in the Hamptons.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000)  242 pp., garden plan on end-papers, a highly readable account of the author's own garden, which he opens to the public, in Sagaponack, Long Island, NY.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

H.H. Davidian, RHODODENDRONS SPECIES [complete set].  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1982-1995)  4 volumes.  Vol. I covers Lepidotes [431 pp., 95 color photos, 8 b&w photos, 40 line drawings]; Vol. II covers Elepidotes, Part 1. [344 pp., 159 color photos, 7 b&w photos, 46 line drawings, 5 maps]; Vol. III covers Elepidotes, continued [381 pp., 161 color photos, 8 b&w photos, numerous line drawings and maps]; Vol. IV covers Azaleas [184 pp., 163 color photos, 7 b&w photos, numerous line drawings and maps].  All 4 volumes have indices, appendices, and Volume 1 also has a glossary and bibliography.  This definitive set is rarely found complete as some volume seem to have been issued in far greater quantity than others. very good copies in very good dust jackets (d.j. for Vol. I slightly faded).  $75

B. LeRoy Davidson, LEWISIAS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  236 pp., index, bibliography, maps (including on end-papers), ill. with fine color photos and original botanical art by Micheal Moshier.  The first substantial monograph on a fascinating genus of rock plants from the western American mountains.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Dilys Davies, ALLIUMS: The Ornamental Onions.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1992)  168 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w line drawings, and distribution maps.  An invaluable monograph, the first on the genus, covering alliums in the wild and in cultivation; valuable for both the gardener and botanist.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Ben Davis, DAYLILIES, and How to Grow Them.  (Atlanta: Tupper & Love, 1954)  149 pp., index, glossary, ill. with b&w photos and color frontis.  a still useful monograph with information specific to daylily culture in different regions of the country.  very good copy in soiled d.j.  $5

Lucius Davis, ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS for Garden, Lawn and Park Planting.  (NY: Putnam, 1899)  decorative cover, quarto., 338+ pp., index, well illustrated with engravings and photographic plates; a pioneer work covering especially new and rare sorts.  suitable for cultivation in the United States.  The author drew largely from his experience working with the estate gardens in Newport, R.I.  This copy has the attractive bookplate of author, Martha Brooks Hutcheson.  slightest cover wear just beginning at edges, o/w a very good copy in blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $25

Lucius Davis, ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS for Garden, Lawn and Park Planting.  (NY: Putnam, 1899)  decorative cover, quarto., 338+ pp., index, well illustrated with engravings and photographic plates; a pioneer work covering especially new and rare sorts.  suitable for cultivation in the United States.  The author drew largely from his experience working with the estate gardens in Newport, R.I.  slightest cover spotting and end-paper darkening, o/w a very good copy in blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $20

Oliver Dawson, THE HERBACEOUS BORDER.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973)  154 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and garden plans.  A scarce and useful work on the subject, covering some interesting plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Lys de Bray, BORDERS: A Guide to Spring, Summer and Autumn Colour.  (London: Ward Lock, 1987)  large format octavo, 176 pp., index, extensive list of plants, ill. with color photos and attractive reproductions of watercolors by the author.  An attractive work from a seasonal perspective demonstrating many possibilities using perennials, annuals and bulbs.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Lys de Bray, MANUAL OF OLD-FASHIONED SHRUBS.  (Sparkford, UK: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1986)  large format octavo, 164 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos and lovely color paintings by the author.  an uncommon work, probably the best on the subject to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Lys de Bray, MANUAL OF OLD FASHIONED FLOWERS.  (Sparkford, U.K.: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1984)  218 pp., index, appendices, ill. in color with photos and attractive drawings by the author.  a most useful work, not only for its extensive listing of plants but for the cultural information.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Richard DeGraaf & Gretchen Witman, TREES, SHRUBS & VINES FOR ATTRACTING BIRDS: A Manual for the Northeast.  (Amherst, MA: University of Mass. Press, 1979)  large square format, 194 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, ill. with attractive line drawings by Abigail Rorer.  a useful book, covering the subject in greater detail than other works.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jan de Graf & Edward Hyams, LILIES.  (NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968)  142 pp., index, ill. with 47 color photos; an excellent work on modern hybrid lilies, the combined work of a great gardener and the world's premier lily hybridizer.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Arie den Boer, FLOWERING CRABAPPLES.  ([Washington, DC]: American Society of Nurserymen, 1959)  226 pp., index, ill. with color photos and distinctive drawings of leaf and fruit outlines.  One of the few works on the subject, and rather scarce.  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $15

John Dennis, THE WILDLIFE GARDENER.  (NY: Knopf, 1985)  293 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with drawings by Matthew Kalmenoff.  a highly readable and interesting work covering attracting not only birds but small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and desirable insects to the garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Page Dickey, DUCK HILL JOURNAL: A Year In a Country Garden.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991)  286 pp., ill. in color & b&w with attractive sketches by the author.  a highly readable account of growing interesting plants in a rural Westchester County, NY garden.  fine copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $10

Page Dickey, DUCK HILL JOURNAL: A Year In a Country Garden.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991)  286 pp., ill. in color & b&w with attractive sketches by the author.  a highly readable account of growing interesting plants in a rural Westchester County, NY garden.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

George Dillistone [editor & compiler], DYKES ON IRIS: A Reprint of the Contributions of the Late W.R. Dykes, to Various Journals & Periodicals During the Last Twenty Years of His Life.  (Tunbridge Wells, UK: Iris Society, n.d. [1930])  294 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  an important compilation of writings by Dykes not included in his two works on the genus.  owner's name, minor pencil markings in the text, a little foxing (especially on the fore-edge), o/w a very good, clean tight copy in original brown cloth binding.  $20

Michael A. Dirr, HYDRANGEAS FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  large square format octavo, 235 pp., index, bibliography, hardiness map, ill. with color photos and drawings by Bonnie L. Dirr.  The author's expertise on plant selection for various kinds of American gardens is invaluable.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Tracy DiSabato-Aust, THE WELL-TENDED PERENNIAL GARDEN: Planting and Pruning Techniques.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998)  large format octavo, 269 pp. index, bibliography, glossary, appendices (including hardiness map), ill. with useful color photos and b&w line drawings.  one of the more popular guides for the typical American gardener showing that anyone can successfully grow a variety of interesting perennials.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Frederic Doerflinger, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BULB GARDENING.  (Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1973)  309 pp., index, appendix, well ill. with color and b&w photos.  Of the multitude of these complete books on bulbs from this era, this work by a Dutch nurseryman is one of the more informative.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Montagu Don, THE SENSUOUS GARDEN.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, n.d. [ca. 1997])  quarto, 160 pp., index, list of plants, ill. with interesting color photos.  An interesting, idiosyncratic study of the sensory aspects of gardening, attractively presented.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Anne Dorrance, FRAGRANCE IN THE GARDEN.  (Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1937)  96 pp., index, ill. a few line drawings in the text.  A very readable older basic work, including a plant list.  b.s. a little faded, end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in purple cloth binding.  $5

Ken Druse, THE NATURAL GARDEN.  (NY: Potter, 1989)  quarto, 296 pp., index, appendices, list of plants, ill. with 400 beautiful color photos by the author; a handsome and most useful work on wild gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ken Druse, THE NATURAL SHADE GARDEN.  (NY: Potter, 1992)  quarto, 280 pp., index, appendices (lists of plants & sources), bibliography; outstanding color photos by the author who is a well known photographer of gardens, and who apparently possesses considerable expertise as a gardener as well; the best book on the subject in some time. very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ken Druse, THE NATURAL HABITAT GARDEN.  (NY: Potter, 1994)  quarto, 248 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with over 500 superb color photos by the author.  a new work, marking a milestone in gardening with American native plants, by stressing the importance of creating/maintaining  various natural habitats, advocated a half century earlier in Roberts and Rehmann's American Plants for American Gardens.  highly recommended!  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ronald Dyson, GARDENING ON CHALK AND LIME.  (London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1977)  256 p., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w drawings and charts.  one of the best and scarcest of the few works on the subject.  very good copy in worn, soiled d.j.  $10

Maria Theresa Villiers [Mrs. C.W.] Earle & Miss Ethel Case, POT-POURRI mixed by two.  (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1914)  456 pp., index, engraved frontis portrait of Mrs. Earle;  the very scarce sequel to Mrs. Earle's trilogy of highly readable seasonal discursions on gardening.  near fine copy in light green cloth binding with gilt decoration and cloth backstrip.  $25

Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, OUR LIFE IN GARDENS.  (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009)  312 pp., index, ill. with charming line drawings by Bobbi Angell.  a wonderful discourse on various plants and aspects of gardening at their famous North Hill garden in the southern Vermont mountains.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd, A YEAR AT NORTH HILL: Four Seasons in a Country Garden.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1995)  square format, 214 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  an attractively designed and highly readable seasonal account of a wonderful garden created in the cold mountains of southern Vermont by these two authors-garden designers.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Sydney Eddison, THE GARDNER'S PALETTE: Creating Color in the Garden.  (Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 2003)  large square format octavo, 233 pp., ill. with excellent color photos.  a highly readable work on planting or color selection.  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $15

Sydney Eddison, A PASSION FOR DAYLILIES: The Flowers and the People.  (NY: Harper Collins, 1992)  322 pp., index, glossary, list of sources, ill. with interesting line drawings in the text.  A highly readable work covering the cultivation, hybridization and marketing of daylilies in the 20th century.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Sydney Eddison, A PATCHWORK GARDEN: Unexpected Pleasures From a Country Garden.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1990)  224 pp., index, ill. with line drawings by the author, garden plans on end-papers, a highly readable account of the fascinating story of the creation of an eight-acre garden in Newtown, Connecticut, beginning in 1961.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Sydney Eddison, THE UNSUNG SEASON: Gardens & Gardeners in Winter.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995)  large format octavo, 204 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos by Karen Bussolini.  Unlike most books on gardens in winter, which concentrate on winter-flowering plants only,  this well written work covers a wide variety of winter gardening activities.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Colin Edwards, DELPHINIUMS: The Complete Guide.  (Ramsbury, Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 1989)  151 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos and b&w drawings.  an excellent modern work on the genera.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Gordon Edwards, ROSES FOR ENJOYMENT.  (South Brunswick, NJ: Barnes, 1974 [1962])  208 pp., index, brief bibliography, ill. with color and b&w photos.  One of the more interesting and readable of these overview books on roses, mixing rose classification and history with the more mundane aspects of rose growing.  very good copy in worn, faded d.j.  $5

Sima Eliovson, PROTEAS FOR PLEASURE: How to Grow & Identify Them.  (Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1979)  fifth edition.  228 pp., index, decorative end-papers, well ill. with color & b&w photos.  The desirable most recent edition of the standard monograph on these unusual and highly decorative plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Sima Eliovson, SOUTH AFRICAN FLOWERS FOR THE GARDEN: How to Grow Them, Identify Them, and Use Them For Effect: Bulbs, Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Succulents.  Foreword by Allen Dyer.  (Capetown: Howard Timmins, 1955)  quarto, 306 pp., decorative end-papers, index, well ill. with color and b&w photos.  An exhaustive work that has never been duplicated and is very scarce.  bookplate, corners a bit bumped, but in general a very good copy in original green cloth binding.  $15

Sima E l iovson, SHRUBS, TREES AND CLIMBERS FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA .  (Johannesburg: Macmi l l an SA, 1981 [1975])  revised edition.  l arge quarto, 270 pp. index, we l l i l l . with b&w and co l or photos.  A definitive and uncommon work on the subject by South Africa 's l eading horticu l tura l writer; a scarce work usefu l for gardens in warmer c l imates around the wor l d.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Connie Ellefson & Tom Stephens & Doug Welsh, XERISCAPE GARDENING: Water Conservation for the American Landscape.  (NY: Macmillan,1992)  323 pp., index, bibliography, extensive lists of plants, ill. with color photos and maps; a timely work (after surviving a summer of drought) covering plant selection, soil improvement, mulching and irrigation.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Charles Elliott, THE TRANSPLANTED GARDENER.  (NY: Lyons & Burford, 1995)  221 pp.; a highly readable new work by an American living in the United Kingdom, and taking a fresh look at English garden history and British gardeners.  as new in attractive pictorial d.j.  $5

Jack Elliot, ALPINES IN THE OPEN GARDEN.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1991)  137 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with excellent color photos and b&w line drawings by Duncan Lowe.  The best modern work on the subject, for the gardener who does not have the luxury of an alpine house.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jack Elliot, BULBS FOR THE ROCK GARDEN.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1996)  160 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with excellent color photos and b&w line drawings by Duncan Lowe.  The best modern guide on the subject, updating valuable older works by Anderson, Matthew and the like.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Clarence Elliott, ROCK GARDEN PLANTS.  (London: Edwin Arnold, 1936 [1935])  328 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis of Androsace strigilosa; a popular work of its era by a prominent alpine nurseryman who knew his plants very well.  neat owner's name and ink stamp, near pen annotation on half-title, o/w very good copy in slightly worn d.j. (the attractive d.j. has a mounted photo matching the frontis), with publisher's review information included.  $15

Jack Elliott, THE SMALLER PERENNIALS.  (London: Batsford, 1997)  large format octavo, 176 pp., bibliography, appendices, well ill. with color photos.  A useful recent work covering plants in 400 genera that only grow up to 30 inches in height.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

John Wilkinson Elliott, A PLEA FOR HARDY PLANTS, With Suggestions for Effective Arrangement.  (NY: Doubleday Page, 1910)  large format octavo.  96 pp., ill. with b&w photos and garden plans.  An important work by a landscape architect promoting the use of native American plants in wild and traditional cultivated gardens.  owner's name, a little cover wear and fading, internally a very good copy in green cloth binding with Hollyhock decoration.  $10

Roy Elliott, ALPINE GARDENING.  (St. John's, UK: Alpine Garden Society, 1988 [1963])  320 pp., index, well ill. with b&w photos; one of the better recent works on the subject, now becoming scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roy Elliott, ALPINE GARDENING.  (London: Vista, 1963)  first edition. 320 pp., index, well ill. with b&w photos; one of the better recent works on the subject, now becoming scarce. very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Lucy Ellis, AS ONE GARDENER TO ANOTHER.  (NY: Crowell, 1937)  279 pp., interesting decorative end-papers, ill. with color frontis & a few b&w line drawings in the text.  A well written, highly readable and uncommon conversational work on a variety of subjects.  a very good, clean, tight copy in bicolor cloth binding.  $5

Walter Erhardt, HEMEROCALLIS: DAYLILIES.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1992)  160 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, il. with color and b&w photos.  a useful new work translated from the German, edited by Diana Grenfell, with good information on species and new hybrids.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Alan Eshleman, POISON PLANTS.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977)  188 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with attractive drawings by Kristin Jakob; a fascinating and uncommon book with interesting historical information and information on how poisons of various plants work.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Alfred Evans, THE PEAT GARDEN AND ITS PLANTS.  (London: Dent, 1974)  164 pp., well ill., index, lists of plants;  the only in-depth work on the subject, and now very scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $20

Ron Ewart, FUSCHIA LEXICON.  (London: Blandford, 1989 [1993])  revised second edition.  362 pp., index, appendix, glossary, bibliography.  ill. with 192 color photos.  probably the best work on the subject, covering over 2000 species, varieties and cultivars.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Reginald Farrer, ALPINES AND BOG PLANTS.  (London: Edwin Arnold, 1908)  288 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos. the scarce original edition of one of Farrer's more substantial and scarcest works, containing much still useful information on the use of rare and distinctive plants in rock and water gardens, based on his years of exploration.  a near fine copy in dark green cloth binding with gilt decoration.  included is an anonymous 16 pp. sewn manuscript listing of saxifrages.  $50

Reginald Farrer, MY ROCK GARDEN.  (Pawlet, VT: Theophrastus, 1971 [1907])  reprint of the 1st edition.  decorative cover, 303 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  This concise classic was pure Farrer and was reprinted for a number of years.  very good copy in blue cloth binding with gilt decoration (no d.j. was issued).  $15

Reginald Farrer, MY ROCK GARDEN.  (London: Arnold, 1930 [1907])  8th impression.  303 pp. index, ill. with b&w photos.  This concise classic was pure Farrer and was reprinted for a number of years.  very good copy in olive green cloth binding.  $15

Reginald Farrer, THE ROCK GARDEN.  (NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., n.d. [1913])  118 pp., index, ill. with full page color photos.  For the Garden Flowers in Colour Series edited by R. Hooper Pearson of the Gardener's Chronicle, the noted plant hunter contributed this informative if high opinionated and now scarce little work on rock gardens and alpine plants.  some foxing, end papers darkened, o/w a very good tight copy nicely rebound in green and red cloth binding with gilt lettering.  $15

Regina l d Farrer, THE ENGLISH ROCK GARDEN.  (Edinburgh: Ne l son, 1955)  2 vo l s., 504, 524 pp., 102 photographic p l ates; origina l o l ive green c l oth; origina l l y issued in 1919, this work was reprinted many times but never revised.  bookp l ates, one corner bumped in Vo l . 1, o/w a very good, c l ean, tight set in green c l oth bindings with gi l t decoration in torn (but uncommon) d.j. for Vo l ume 2 on l y.  $20

Edith Farwell, MY GARDEN GATE IS ON THE LATCH.  (Lake Forest, IL: [privately printed], 1962)  77 pp., ill. with b&w photos & attractive line drawings in the text.  a readable personal account of a woman's gardens.  very good copy in worn d.j., signed by the author.  $10

Jane Fearingley-Whittingstall, PEONIES.  (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1999)  large format octavo, 384 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, attractive decorative end-papers, well ill. in color with modern photos and copies of old paintings and illustrations.  A very attractive and comprehensive work, especially for its treatment of peonies in the wild, in art and in history.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, IVIES.  (NY: Random House, 1992)  square quarto, 160 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with color photos, line drawings and reproductions of historic illustrations; a useful, practical work in an excellent historical context sadly lacking in many modern monographs.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Carl Feldmaier, LILIES.  (NY: Arco, 1970)  translated from German by Matt Templeton.  228 pp., 73 photos (9 in color); maps, drawings, index, glossary, appendix, bibliography;  one of the better recent monographs.  a very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Viki Ferreniea, WILDFLOWERS IN YOUR GARDEN: A Gardener's Guide.  (NY: Random House, 1993)  large format octavo, 217 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos and an excellent selection of color and b&w garden plans.  Possibly the best book to date on designing wildflower gardens, including the use of wild flowers in many interesting locations, such as in containers.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Fiala, LILACS: The Genus Syringa.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1988)  quarto, 266 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with many color & b&w photos (including interesting old photos of plant hunting for lilacs).  an indispensable reference work, the first of its nature since Susan McKelvey's 1928 monograph, o.p. in hard cover and already extremely scarce.  near fine copy in d.j.  $10

John Fiala, LILACS: A Gardener's Encyclopedia.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2008)  Revised and updated by Freek Vrugtman.  quarto, 416 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with many color & b&w photos (including interesting old photos of plant hunting for lilacs).  the definitive revised edition of an indispensable reference work, the first of its nature since Susan McKelvey's 1928 monograph.  fine copy in d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, AN ALL THE YEAR GARDEN.  (London: Collingridge, 1966 [1958])  144 pp., index, well ill. with b&w photos. a highly readable seasonal account of her garden, and one of her scarcer titles.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, A FLOWER FOR EVERY DAY.  (London: Studio Vista, 1965)  208 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  The scarce first edition of one of Margery Fish's most desirable books, a highly readable seasonal account of plants in her garden.  very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $15

Margery Fish, A FLOWER FOR EVERY DAY.  (London: Faber, 1981 [1965])  Foreword by C.D. Brickell.  208 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  The scarce first edition of one of Margery Fish's most desirable books, a highly readable seasonal account of plants in her garden.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, CAREFREE GARDENING.  (S. Brunswick, NJ/NY: Great Albion Books, 1972)  first American edition (from English sheets).  150 pp., index, ill. with a color frontis and many b&w photos and drawings.  one of her scarcer titles, this work contains a series of highly readable and fascinating essays on many aspects of ornamental gardening.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, CAREFREE GARDENING.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1972 [1966])  150 pp., index, ill. with a color frontis and many b&w photos and drawings.  one of her scarcer titles, this work contains a series of highly readable and fascinating essays on many aspects of ornamental gardening.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, COTTAGE GARDEN FLOWERS.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1970 [1961])  127 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  An unassuming yet classic work on the subject, written in the author's typically conversational but very informative style.  a very good copy in slightly faded d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, COTTAGE GARDEN FLOWERS.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973 [1961])  120 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  An unassuming yet classic work on the subject, written in the author's typically conversational but very informative style.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, GROUND COVER PLANTS.  (London: Collingridge, 1970 [1964])  144 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  A scare Margery Fish title beautifully written and filled with information for the home gardener.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Margery Fish, GROUND COVER PLANTS.  (London: Collingridge, 1964)  144 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  A scare Margery Fish title beautifully written and filled with information for the home gardener.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $20

F.H. Fisher, THE SCREE GARDEN: Experiments and Experiences Among Alpine Plants.  (Flowerwood, UK: Alpine Garden Society, 1933)  AGS Bulletin no. 14.  Introduction by William Lawrence.  66 pp., charming decorative end-papers, ill. with b&w photos and a lovely color frontis.  One of the very few works on the subject, covering screes and moraines (and their plants) in the wild and in gardens, and very scarce.  a very good copy in a worn but very scarce d.j.  $20

H[arry] L[uft] V[erne] Fletcher, THE FRAGRANT GARDEN.  (London: Newnes, 1965)  166 pp., index, a few b&w ills.; a little known but highly readable work by an English novelist/gardener.  a very good copy in d.j.  $5

Karl Foerster, ROCK GARDENS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.  (NY: Sterling Publishing, 1987)  292 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color and b&w photos and maps.  A scarce title with emphasis placed on rock garden plants hailing from all over the world.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

H[arry] G[eorge] Witham Fogg, CREATING A LUXURY GARDEN.  (Edinburgh: John Bartholomew, 1975)  160 pp., index, well ill. with B&w photos.  an interesting work on features which add luxury to a modest city or suburban garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Daniel Foley, GARDENING BY THE SEA.  (Phila.: Chilton, 1965)  285 pp., many ills., index;  the best recent work on the subject, particularly useful in temperate climates such as eastern North America.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

F[rank] Gordon Foster, FERNS TO KNOW AND GROW.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1984)  quarto, 227 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with b&w photos and excellent line drawings.  A very useful work on ferns that can be grown outdoors in all regions of the United States.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roy Forster & Alex Downie, THE WOODLAND GARDEN: Planting in Harmony with Nature.  (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004)  square quarto, 180 pp., index, bibliography, extensive plant lists, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  an innovative book by two Canadian experts on planning woodland gardens.  fine copy in pictorial boards.  $10

Gertrude Foster, HERBS FOR EVERY GARDEN.  (NY: Dutton, 1966)  first edition.  256 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and drawings; one of the more readable and useful works on the subject.  inscribed by the author.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Gertrude Foster, HERBS FOR EVERY GARDEN.  (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1973)  revised edition [the first was 1966]  256 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and drawings; one of the more readable and useful works on the subject.  a very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $10

H. Lincoln Foster, ROCK GARDENING.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968)  book club edition.  466 pp., index, bibliography, line drawings by Laura Foster throughout text, color frontis; very comprehensive and probably the best American work of recent memory.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

H. Lincoln & Laura Louise Foster, CUTTINGS FROM A ROCK GARDEN: Plant Portraits and Other Essays.  (NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990)  edited, and with a Foreword by Norman Singer.  Introduction by Panayoti Kelaidis.  446 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos and with line drawings by Laura Foster.  highly readable and informative essays by two of the century's more important rock garden experts, who created a marvelous hillside rock garden known as Millstream in South Canaan, CT.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Raymond Foster, THE GARDEN IN AUTUMN AND WINTER.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles 1983)  232 pp., index, ill. with excellent b&w and color photos and monochrome line drawings.  One of the scarcer and more interesting works on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Derek Fox, GROWING LILIES.  (London: Croom Helm, 1985)  264 pp., appendices, index, ill. with color photos and line drawings by Leslie Wilkinson.  an excellent and surprisingly scarce modern work.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Helen Fox, ADVENTURES IN MY GARDEN.  (NY: Crown, 1965)  167 pp., 12 color & 127 halftone ills.; A fascinating seasonal approach to gardening.  standard trade edition  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Helen Fox, GARDEN CINDERELLAS: How to Grow Lilies in the Garden.  (NY: Macmillan, 1929)  Foreword by Ernest H. Wilson.  269 pp., index; ill. with b&w photos and drawings and attractive color plates from paintings.  a comprehensive and still dependable older work.  an unusually fine clean, tight copy showing no wear in green cloth binding.  $15

Helen Fox, THE YEARS IN MY HERB GARDEN.  (NY: Macmillan, 1953)  standard edition.  185 pp., ill., index;  Covers topics such as herb garden design, gray & silver plants, alliums, decorative herbs for perennial borders, etc.;  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

William Frederick Jr., 100 GREAT GARDEN PLANTS.  (NY: Knopf, 1975)  the original edition.  207 pp., color ills., index, bibliography; an excellent recent work on distinctive plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

William Frederick Jr., 100 GREAT GARDEN PLANTS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, n.d. [1975])  revised edition.  207 pp., color ills., index, bibliography; an excellent recent work on distinctive plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Barry Fretwell, CLEMATIS.  (Deer Park, WI: Capability's Books, 1989)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, glossary, ill. with fine color photos and b&w line drawings.  a fairly uncommon book covering both species and large-flowered hybrids.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Ira Gabrielson, WESTERN AMERICAN ALPINES.  (NY: Macmillan, 1932)  271 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  one of the first works on the subject, very scarce and still very useful.  very good copy in torn (but very uncommon) d.j.  $15

John & Eileen Galbally, CARNATIONS AND PINKS FOR GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1997)  310 pp., indices, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos and a few b&w drawings.  An excellent recent work covering and listing a wide variety of plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Fred Galle, AZALEAS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1991 [1987])  revised and enlarged edition, quarto, 519 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 366 color photos & monochrome line drawings.  One of the more recent standard reference works, especially useful for its exhaustive lists of plants.  a very good copy in d.j.  $25

Fred Galle, AZALEAS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1987)  revised and enlarged edition, quarto, 519 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 366 color photos & monochrome line drawings.  One of the more recent standard reference works, especially useful for its exhaustive lists of plants.  a very good copy in d.j.  $25

JoAnn Gardner, THE HEIRLOOM GARDEN: Selecting & Growing Over 300 Old-Fashioned Ornamentals.  (Pownal, VT: Storey/Gardenway, 1992)  large square format octavo, 240 pp., index, bibliography, appendices (plant and source lists), ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  A very useful work for cold-climate American gardens, containing detailed information on the plants and the author's interesting encounters with them.  fine copy in attractive d.j.  $10

JoAnn Gardner & Karen Bussolini, ELEGANT SILVERS: Striking Plants for Every Garden.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  311 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos by the coauthor.  a comprehensive encyclopedia of gray and silver plants along with historical background and modern advice on this uses in gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Sarah Garland, THE HERB GARDEN: A Complete Guide to Growing Scented, Culinary and Medicinal Herbs.  (NY: Viking Press, 1984)  large square format octavo, 186 pp., index, bibliography, appendix (plant list), ill. with color photos and garden plans and monochrome line drawings of herbs.  Of course there is no complete book of herbs, but this is one of the better produced and more informative overall guides.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

S[impson] Millar Gault & Patrick Synge, THE DICTIONARY OF ROSES IN COLOUR.  (NY: Grossett & Dunlap, 1971)  small folio, 191 pp., ill. with 506 color photos.  a well-produced book useful in rose identification because of the many fine color photos.  corner of front free end-paper clipped, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Roy Genders, BULBS: A COMPLETE GUIDE.  (London: Robert Hale, 1973)  622 pp., index, appendices, profusely ill. in color and b&w.  an exhaustive work, one of the better produced in recent years and for me an invaluable reference, now rather scarce.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $15

Roy Genders, HANDBOOK OF HARDY BORDER PLANTS.  (London: Garden Book Club, 1957)  296 pp., index,  ill. with b&w and a few color photos, and border plans; a very useful work, one of the author's scarcest titles, including an extensive listing of plants; very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Roy Genders, MINIATURE BULBS.  (London: Faber, 1961)  191 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  still a very useful work, covering such topics as bulbs in borders, bulbs in the shrubbery, bulbs in alpine gardens, bulbs in troughs, bulbs for the home and cool greenhouse, and uses of bulbs in naturalizing.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Roy Genders, SCENTED FLORA OF THE WORLD.  (London/NY: Robert Hale/St. Martins Press, 1977)  560 pp., index, appendices, ill. with black-and-white photos; an unequalled comprehensive work, containing introductory material dealing with the history of scented flowers, an explanation of scent, scent in relation to pollination and classification of scents, followed by an exhaustive alphabetical listing of plants--clearly the best work to date on the subject.  a very good copy in d.j.  $25

Roy Genders, THE POLYANTHUS: Its History & Culture.  (Boston: Branford, 1963)  231 pp., index, well ill. with b&w photos; one of the better overalls work on the subject.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Robert Geneve, A BOOK OF BLUE FLOWERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000)  327 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with excellent color photos.  a wonderful book not only describing blue flowers for use in the garden but also explaining the color itself and variation of blue color nomenclature.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Mary E. Gerritsen & Ron Parsons, CALOCHORTUS: Mariposa Lilies and their Relatives.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007)  237 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos taken in the wild and in cultivation.  The first modern monograph on this fascinating genus of western American plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Paul Gervais, A GARDEN IN LUCCA: Finding Paradise in Tuscany.  (NY: Hyperion, 2000)  309 pp., a few line drawings by the author in the text.  A highly readable conversational account of the establishment of a contemporary garden in an estate in Massa Macinaia, Italy.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Michael Gibson, GROWING ROSES FOR SMALL GARDENS.  (London/Portland: Helm/Timber Press, 1990)  135 pp., index, list of nurseries, ill. with color photos and monochrome line drawings.  The best work on this specific subject, and now o.p. and rather scarce.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Michael Gibson, GROWING ROSES.  (London/Portland: Helm/Timber Press, 1984)  235 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, list of nurseries, ill. with color photos and monochrome line drawings.  an excellent cultural guide in this series that is rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Michael Gibson, THE BOOK OF THE ROSE.  (London: Macdonald General Books, 1980)  large format octavo, 278 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, ill. with fine reproductions of color paintings by Donald Myall.  one of the better and scarcer of these overall rose guides, containing both extensive lists of roses and useful summary historical and cultural information.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

F[loyd] Giles, Rebecca Keith & Donald Saupe, HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS.  (Reston, Va.: Reston, 1980)  356 pp., index, glossary, ill. with 368 line drawings; intended to be a modern practical guide describing the best varieties and hybrids for the American garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Robert Gillmore, THE WOODLAND GARDEN.  (Dallas, Taylor Publishing Co., 1996)  large format octavo, 186 pp., index, ill. with excellent color photos by Eileen Octavek.  An excellent and little-known work designed for Americans who wish to create woodland gardens in yards or small patches of woodland.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $10

Richard Girling [Ed.], THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDEN.  (London: Macmillan, 1988)  quarto, 224 pp., index, bibliography, gazetteer of gardens, well ill. in color with modern photos, garden plans, and reproductions of a wonderful assortment of old paintings and illustrations.  An uncommon work with contributions by authors such as Richard Mabey, Hugh Johnson, Penelope Hobhouse, John Brookes and Christopher Thacker, each contributing a chapter on an interesting aspect of English gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Judy Glattstein, BULBS FOR GARDEN HABITATS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  296 pp., index, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  an excellent, useful work for selecting bulbs for various kinds of American gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

George Glenny, THE GARDENER'S EVERY-DAY BOOK, Containing Plain Instruction for the Cultivation of All Classes of Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables; and The practical Management of Every Department of Horticulture and Floriculture.  (London: Houlston & Sons, n.d. [1863])  New Edition [the first was 1858], With Appendix [plant lists].  316 pp., no. ills.  a popular work of its era, now a very rare volume, being a monthly chronicle of the ornamental garden.  interesting bookplate showing the book was awarded as a prize in 1919, end-papers foxed, o/w a very good copy in original blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $15

Nancy Goodwin & Allen Lacy, A YEAR IN OUR GARDENS: Letters by Nancy Goodwin & Allen Lacy.  (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001)  tall oblong octavo, 208 pp., index, ill. with a few b&w drawings by Martha Blake-Adams.  An interesting selection of letters written in 1997-1999 reveals differences and similarities between gardens in New Jersey and North Carolina.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Richard Gorer, LIVING TRADITION IN THE GARDEN.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974)  242 pp., ill. with b&w photos and ills. from older works;  interesting reading from an historical perspective, on such matters as how long gardens survive, ligneous plants and plant to avoid.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Richard Gorer, TREES AND SHRUBS: A COMPLETE GUIDE.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1976)  square quarto, 264 pp., bibliography, ill. with line drawings; covering over 1500 species, this is a very useful work in dictionary format.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Edwin Goulding, FUCHSIAS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002 [1995])  176 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, notes, ill. with color photos, b&w line drawings, and color plates from the watercolors of Alison Jones.  The most comprehensive work on the genus published to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Evelyn Graham and Howard McMinn, ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS AND WOODY VINES OF THE PACIFIC COAST, With a Chapter on the Structure and Functions of Flowering Plant Organs.  (Berkeley, CA: The Gillick Press, 1941)  259 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, identification key, ill. with color & b&w photos and b&w botanical line drawings.  A rather scarce guide intended to present the best plants for western gardeners from a botanical perspective.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

John A. & Carol L. Grant, TREES AND SHRUBS FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST GARDENS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1990)  456 pp., indices, plant lists, ill. with b&w photos.  The valuable new edition of a reference work that as first issued 45 years before.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

John Greenlee, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORNAMENTAL GRASSES: How to Grow and Use Over 250 Beautiful Plants.  (Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 1992)  quarto, 186 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, appendices. ill. with color photos by Derek Fell, and garden plans in color.  a surprisingly attractive book, differing from most works from this publisher.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

Diana Grenfell, HOSTA: The Flowering Foliage Plant.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1990)  208 pp., index, bibliography, list of suppliers, ill. with 49 color photos and 27 drawings by Jenny Brasier.  Of the two recent monographs, the best for use by gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Diana Grenfell & Michael Shadrack, THE COLOR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HOSTAS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  Foreword by Prince Charles.  quarto, 407 pp., index, appendices.  ill. with excellent color photos.  The best and most recent work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, OUR LIFE IN GARDENS.  (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009)  312 pp., index, ill. with charming line drawings by Bobbi Angell.  a wonderful discourse on various plants and aspects of gardening at their famous North Hill garden in the southern Vermont mountains.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Christopher Grey-Wilson, CLEMATIS: THE GENUS, A Comprehensive Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  large format octavo, 223 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with many excellent color photos.  an excellent comprehensive guide, the best on the genus to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

C[hristopher] Grey-Wilson, THE GENUS DIONYSIA, The Genus in the Wild & in Cultivation.  (St. Johns, UK: Alpine Garden Society, 1989)  172 pp., ill. with b&w and color photos (some striking ones taken in the wild) and excellent line drawings and maps.  The greatly expanded, revised edition of the only monograph on the genus.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christopher Grey-Wilson, POPPIES.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000 [1993])  256 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, ill. with color photos and line drawings.  The only modern monograph covering the entire plant family in the wild and in cultivation.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christopher Grey-Wilson [Editor], A MANUAL OF ALPINE AND ROCK GARDEN PLANTS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1989)  278 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos and b&w drawings.  an excellent and fairly scarce dictionary of alpines intended for use by the amateur gardener.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $15

Grey-Wilson & Brian Matthew, BULBS: The Bulbous Plants of Europe and Their Allies.  (London: Collins, 1981)  285 pp., index, glossary, ill. with 48 fine full-page color plates by Marjorie Blamey & line drawings in the text.  a valuable and scarce reference work for gardeners as well as botanists.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the authors.  $15

Christopher Grey-Wilson & Victoria Matthews, GARDENING WITH CLIMBERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998 [1997])  quarto, 160 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  an excellent modern work stressing the selection of climbers for specific locations and needs.,  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christopher Grey-Wilson & Victoria Matthews, GARDENING ON WALLS.  (London: Collins, 1983)  320 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fill page color plates from the lovely paintings of Victoria Goaman and monochrome line drawings by the authors.  a surprisingly scarce and very informative work which has not become dated.  very good copy in very attractive d.j.  $10

Anna Griffith, COLLINS GUIDE TO ALPINES.  (London: Chancellor Press, 1985 [1973])  revised [4th] edition.  320 pp., ill with 200 color photos, glossary, appendices, bibliography.  The desirable revised edition of an exhaustive work, covering 1900 plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Anna Griffith, COLLINS GUIDE TO ALPINES.  (London: Collins, 1980 [1973])  third edition.  320 pp., ill with 200 color photos, glossary, appendices, bibliography.  The desirable revised edition of an exhaustive work, covering over 1100 plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mary Griffith, GARDENING ON NOTHING A YEAR.  (Boston: Cushman, Hale & Flint, 1937)  231 pp., ill. with b&w photos and charming drawings by Martha Powell Setchell.  hardly as prosaic as the title suggests, this is a charming minor gardening classic.  publisher's promotional photo of the author included.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Mark Griffiths, MANUAL OF ORCHIDS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1995) 388 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with numerous botanical line drawings.  an excellent reference work on genera of orchids extracted from the R.H.S. Dictionary of Gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Trevor Griffiths, A CELEBRATION OF OLD ROSES.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1990)  large quarto, 168 pp., index, ill. with hundreds of color photos.  An excellent and somewhat scarce work covering more than 600 interesting old roses, including their modern hybrids.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Trevor Griffiths, THE BOOK OF CLASSIC OLD ROSES.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1987)  large quarto, 166 pp., index, ill. with hundreds of color photos.  An excellent work covering more than 600 interesting old roses, many of them relatively little-known today.  a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Eric Grissell, A JOURNAL IN THYME.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1994)  314 pp., index, ill. with b&w linocuts by Henry Evans and garden map on the end-papers.  A highly readable monthly garden journal on the daily life of his Maryland garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Eric Grissell, INSECTS AND GARDENS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2001)  345 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with excellent detailed color photos by Carll Goodpasture.  The best work ever other than scientific studies to present both the benefits, detriments, and behavior of garden insects.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roger Grounds, FERNS.  (London: Pelham Books, 1974)  square format, 264 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendix, ill. with color photos and excellent line drawings.  one of the better record comprehensive works, which has become rather scarce.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roger Grounds, ORNAMENTAL GRASSES.  (London: Helm, 1989)  new edition.  232 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos & line drawings by Helen Senior;  one of the better works on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Roger Grounds, ORNAMENTAL GRASSES.  (NY: Van Nostrand, 1989)  new edition.  232 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos & line drawings by Helen Senior;  one of the better works on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Roger Grounds, THE MULTI-COLOURED GARDEN: A New Approach to Gardening With Coloured Foliage.  (London: Pelham Books, 1982)  160 pp., index, list of plants, ill. with color photos and a few border plans.  The first modern work dealing with planting with more than a single color in mind.  very good copy in wrinkled d.j.  $5

Roger Grounds, THE PLANTFINDER'S GUIDE TO ORNAMENTAL GRASSES.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998)  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, appendices, ill. with fine color photos (taken in the garden and photos of the entire plant removed from the ground).  A very useful work covering a wide selection of grasses by an acknowledged expert on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roger Grounds, TREES FOR SMALLER GARDENS.  (London: Dent, 1974)  269 pp., index, charts of plants, ill. with color and b&w photos.  an uncommon work, and one of the best on the subject, covering a wide variety of trees with various features.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Miles Hadfield, ONE MAN'S GARDEN.  (London: Garden Book Club, 1966)  217 pp., index, ill. with frontis and 64 line drawings by the author; a highly readable seasonal account of the author's 30 years of gardening experience.  very good copy in worn, soiled d.j.  $10

Brian Halliwell, THE PROPAGATION OF ALPINE PLANTS AND DWARF BULBS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1992)  193 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with detailed b&w botanically accurate sketches.  A very useful and accurate guide written for the amateur gardener.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Stephen F. Hamblin, LISTS OF PLANT TYPES FOR LANDSCAPE PLANTING: The Materials of Planting for Ornament Listed According to Their Various Uses.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1929)  2nd impression. large format octavo, 162 pp. plus a brief introduction.  In this scarce work intended for landscape architects, the author provides extensive lists of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, and annuals by such characteristics as habit, leafage, height, uses, growth, bark, flowers, fruit, soil, foliage, and season.  There is some very neat pen writing in the text which mostly consists of annotations of the plant lists by the owner, Delia Foster.  Blank leaves in the rear contain handwritten lists of plants intended for planting in a hemlock ravine suggesting the owner had been reading Roberts and Rehman's classic work on natural communities, American Plants for American Gardens.  Other than the annotations, the book has slightly darkened end-papers but otherwise is in very good condition in plum cloth binding.  $15

Mrs. Edward [Alice] Harding, THE PEONY.  (Portland: Sagapress/Timber Press, 1998 [1993])  Introduced and Updated by Roy G. Klehm.  145 pp., index, appendices;  ill. with new color photos and a few line drawings in the text.  A modern work combining the best elements from her two works on the genus: The Book of the Peony (1917) and Peonies in the Little Garden (1923) and demonstrating her significance in peony literature.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Mrs. Edward [Alice] Harding, THE PEONY.  (London: Waterstone, 1985 [1917])  259 pp., index, ill with color and b&w photos.  A quality reprint edition of an early but still very valuable monograph.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Winton Harding, SAXIFRAGES: The Genus Saxifraga in the Wild & in Cultivation.  (St. John;s, UK: Alpine Garden Society, 1976 [1970])  134 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos & line drawings.  One of the few monographs on the subject.  one corner slightly creased, o/w a very good copy in original decorative wraps.  $2

Peter Harkness, MODERN GARDEN ROSES.  (Chester, CT: Globe Pequot, 1987)  quarto, 144 pp., index, brief bibliography, appendices, hardiness maps on end-papers. ill. with striking color photos by Vincent Page and monochrome line drawings.  A useful addition to the Classic Garden Plant series, containing useful information on the development of modern roses and recommending some unusual ones for use in gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Nora Harlow & Kristin Jakob [Editors], WILD LILIES, IRISES, AND GRASSES: Gardening with California Monocots.  (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2003)  large format octavo, 274 pp., index, appendices, including lists of sources and gardens.  ill. with attractive line drawings and color photos.  by far the best work on the subject on cultivating California wild flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Pamela Harper, COLOR ECHOES: Harmonizing Color in the Garden.  (NY: Macmillan, 1994)  quarto, 228 pp., index, ill. with 200 fine color photos.  An attractive and useful work on color schemes in garden planning and planting.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Pamela Harper, TIME-TESTED PLANTS: Thirty Years in a Four-Season Garden.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000)  oblong large format octavo, 351 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, hardiness maps, ill. with excellent color photos.  an outstanding selection of distinctive plants grown in her notable sandy Virginia garden.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Harper, THE NATURAL GARDEN BOOK: A Holistic Approach to Gardening.  (NY: Fireside, 1994)  square quarto, 287 pp., index, bibliography, appendices including lists of sources.  well ill. with color photos and color and b&w drawings.  The best practical work on the subject, covering many different facets and types of gardens.  slight cover wear, o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Cyril Harris, THE ROSE GARDEN: Old-Fashioned and Shrub Roses.  (London: Ward Lock, 1974)  large format, 176 p., index, ill. with color and b&w photos and monochrome line drawings.  a rather uncommon work covering a wide selection of roses with good descriptions of their individual characteristics.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

J. Donald & Barbara N. Harris, REFLECTIONS IN AN HERB GARDEN.  (Groton, CT: The Amphora Press, 1981)  ill. with b&w line drawings.  a very scarce and unique work containing informal essays on plants and animals relating to herbs and herb gardens.  some internal and external foxing, o/w a very good copy in perfect bound wraps.  $5

Charles Harrison, ORNAMENTAL CONIFERS.  (NY: Haffner, 1975)  quarto, 224 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, ill. with 554 color photos.  a very useful encyclopedic work by a New Zealand nurseryman, presenting the subject from a world-wide perspective.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Richmond E. Harrison, A HANDBOOK OF BULBS AND PERENNIALS FOR THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.  (Palmerston North, AU: R.E. Harrison & Co., 1977 [1953])  large format octavo, 253 pp., index, ill. with color and b&w photos.  A popular book in Australia and not well enough known in the United States with an interesting selection of warm-climate garden plants.  very good copy in well worn d.j.  $10

Carolyn Harstad, GO NATIVE: Gardening With Native Plants and Wildflowers in the Lower Midwest.  (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1999)  large format octavo, 278 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, list of sources, very well ill. with color photos by the author and b&w line drawings by Jeanette Ming.  a scarce work very useful for zone 5 or 6 gardeners anywhere in North America.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Virginia Hartenstein [etal.: Garden Section of the Women's Club of Havana], FLOWERING PLANTS FOR CUBAN GARDENS.  (NY: Criterion Books, 1958 [1952])  365 pp., decorative end-papers, index, chart of plants, ill. with attractive and botanically accurate b&w line drawings and a color frontis.  a very useful and scarce bilingual work.  very good copy in torn, soiled d.j.  $10

David Hatchett, COUNTRY HOUSE GARDEN.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1983)  192 pp., index, plant list, ill. with 60 b&w photos and with 35 line drawings by Rosemary Wise.  The interesting story of the creation and maintenance of a garden accompanying a 1640 house in the Cotswolds; a rather scarce title.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Lance Hattat, GARDENING WITH COLOUR.  (Clifton, UK: Paragon, 1998)  quarto, pictorial boards, 256 pp., ill. with attractive color photos by Elaine Franks.  A profusely illustrated work with many suggestions for using various ornamental plants in color selection and planting.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Lance Hattat, GARDENING IN A SMALL SPACE.  (Clifton, UK: Paragon, 1998)  quarto, pictorial boards, 255 pp., ill. with attractive color photos and paintings by Elaine Franks.  A profusely illustrated work with many suggestions for small gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Michael Haworth-Booth, EFFECTIVE FLOWERING SHRUBS.  (NY: St. Martin's Press, 1965)  revised edition.  350 pp., index, ill. with 47 color photos; an excellent seasonal approach focusing on the decorative value of the flowers of a wide variety of shrubs;  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Thomas Hay, PLANTS FOR THE CONNOISSEUR.  (NY: Macmillan, 1938)  180 pp., ill., covers a selection of interesting and unusual plants  very good copy in blue-green cloth binding.  $5

Brent & Becky Heath, TULIPS FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2001)  144 pp., index, hardiness zone map, list of tulips.  well ill. with fine color photos.  a useful book designed to suggest uses of species and hybrid tulips in all climates in America.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Royton Heath, COLLECTORS' ALPINES.  (Beaverton, OR: Timber Press, 1983 [1981])  543 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos; literally the encyclopedia of the choicest alpine plants; an invaluable reference work.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Royton Heath, COLLECTORS' ALPINES.  (London: Collingridge, 1981)  543 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos; literally the encyclopedia of the choicest alpine plants; an invaluable reference work.  very good copy in slightly faded d.j.  $20

Royton Heath, MINIATURE ROCK GARDENING in Troughs and Pans.  (London: Collingridge, 1957)  127 pp., index, extensive plant list, ill. with b&w photos and line drawings.  a useful and very scarce older work on the subject.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Royton Heath, MINIATURE SHRUBS.  (London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1978)  181 pp., glossary, ill. with b&w and color photos; a useful, concise, encyclopedic work, one of the best on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Royton Heath, ROCK PLANTS FOR SMALL GARDENS.  (London: Collingridge, 1982)  3rd edition.  144 pp., index, descriptive list of plants, ill. with b&w photos.  first published in 1957 (this is a revised edition), this remains one of the most comprehensive books on the subject.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Royton Heath, SHRUBS FOR THE ROCK GARDEN AND ALPINE HOUSE.  (London: Collingridge, 1954)  Foreword by Compton Mackenzie.  191 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  the original edition of a classic work on the subject.  bookplate, minor cover wear, o/w a very good copy in red cloth binding.  $10

Robert Hebb, LOW MAINTENANCE PERENNIALS.  (NY: Quadrangle, 1975 [1974])  223 pp., index, plant lists, well ill. with b&w photos and line drawings by Robert Opdyke.  a very informative work covering a wide selection of perennials, scarce in all editions.  a few marginal pencil note and annotations on the rear end-papers, o/w a very good copy in dark green cloth binding.  $10

W.R. Hecker, AURICULAS AND PRIMULAS.  (London: Batsford, 1971)  216 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, well ill. with color and b&w photos; a good comprehensive study.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Mike Heger & John Whitman, GROWING PERENNIALS IN COLD CLIMATES.  (Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 1998)  quarto, pictorial covers, 431 pp., glossary, lists of plants, ill. with color photos.  a very useful and rather scarce work cover over 1700 plants and listing specific sources for each.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Dan Heims & Grahame Ware, HEUCHERAS AND HEUCERELLAS: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  index, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos.  Recent hybridization (sometimes with the genus Tiarella) has created many cultivars with stunning foliage in an interesting but unspectacular species.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Charles Heiser Jr., NIGHTSHADES: The Paradoxical Plants.  (San Francisco: Freeman, 1969)  200 pp., index. ill., bibliography;  an interesting and scarce monograph on the history, lore and science of the genus Solanum.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Blanche Henrey [photographer], FLOWER PORTRAITS.  (London: Country Life Press, 1938)  Descriptive Notes by G.C. Taylor. Foreword by E.A. Bowles.  large format octavo, 126 pp., an uncommon work featuring striking full page photos of distinctive garden plants by the garden historian Henrey with accompany descriptive text on the opposite page.  some cover soiling, o/w a very good copy in original peach colored cloth binding.  $10

Jacqueline Heriteau & H. Marc Cathey, THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM BOOK OF OUTSTANDING GARDEN PLANTS.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990)  quarto, 292 pp., index, ill. with 450 color photos.  an interesting selection of both well-known and unusual plants, grouped in a novel manner.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

George Hervey & Jack Hems, THE BOOK OF THE GARDEN POND.  (London: Faber, 1970 [1958])  revised edition.  211 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  This scarce work is particularly useful for its in-depth coverage of the pool's background setting and marginal plants.  very good copy in slightly wrinkled, worn d.j.  $10

Amelia Leavitt Hill, GARDEN PORTRAITS.  (NY: Robert McBride & Co., 1923)  large format octavo, 230 pp., attractive decorative end-papers, index, ill. with b&w photos.  an interesting and attractive work of its era emphasizing the importance of the aesthetics of practical garden planning and planting.  date written in pen on title page as well as small neat owner's blind stamp of A.H. Herrick, Associate Editor of the Garden Digest, o/w a very good copy in attractive tricolor cloth binding and in torn d.j., both using a narcissus motif.  $10

Lewis & Nancy Hill, DAYLILIES: The Perfect Perennial.  (Pownal, VT: Storey Communications/Gardenway Publications, 1991)  large format octavo, 204 pp., index, glossary, list of sources, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings in the text.  A useful book, especially for the American gardener in a cold climate.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Lawrence Hills, ALPINE GARDENING.  (London: Faber, 1955)  349 pp., index, appendices, ill. with b&w photos & line drawings & a color frontis;  a scare, most thorough and well produced work;  end-papers darkened, fore-edge foxed, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $20

Lawrence Hills, THE PROPAGATION OF ALPINES.  (NY: Pellegrine & Cudahy, nd. [1950])  464 pp., index, appendix,  ill. with line drawings by Maurice Wilson & b&w photos.  an older work that remains a valuable reference.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Lawrence Hills, THE PROPAGATION OF ALPINES.  (Sakonnet, RI: Theophrastus, 1976 [1959])  464 pp., index, appendix,  i ll . with line drawings by Maurice Wi l son & b&w photos.  an oder work that remains a valuabl e reference.  very good copy in green cloth binding  $5  

Danie l J. Hink l ey, THE EXPLORERS GARDEN : Shrubs and Vines from the Four Corners of the Wor l d.  ( Port l and : Timber Press, 2009)  l arge format octavo, 352 pp., index, bib l iography, g l ossary, i l l . with superb co l or photos taken both in the wi l d and in gardens.  The l atest in a genre of books presenting unusua l and interesting p l ants that are the l egacy of the great p l ant hunters.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Penelope Hobhouse, BORDERS.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1989)  square format octavo, 112 pp., index, bibliography, appendices; ill. with color photos & border plans.  a useful work in the Classic English Gardening Guides series covering different types of flower borders.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Penelope Hobhouse, COLOR IN YOUR GARDEN.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1985)  small folio, 240 pp., index, bibliography, profusely ill. with color photos; a useful seasonal approach to the use of color (from flowers and foliage) in garden planning.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Penelope Hobhouse, FLOWER GARDENS.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1991)  quarto, 216 pp., index, ill. with beautiful color photos; one of the best of these general works on plant selection and use, because of the comprehensive European/American approach and the extensive catalog of plants.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Penelope Hobhouse, NATURAL PLANTING.  (NY: Holt, 1997)  square quarto, 192 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fine color photos.  An excellent work on creating natural gardens in temperate climates, based on extensive examples in Europe and North America.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Penelope Hobhouse, ON GARDENING.  (NY: Macmillan, 1994)  square quarto, 216 pp., index, ill. in color with garden plans and fine photos by Andrew Lawson.  The latest in a series of excellent recent books by Penelope Hobhouse covers garden planning and planting in a handsome and refreshing format.  as new in d.j.  $10

Penelope Hobhouse, THE COUNTRY GARDENER.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1989 [1976])  revised edition. 190 pp., index of plants, bibliography, well ill. with photos; a highly readable and useful work on plant selection; contains color ills. not in the original edition, but substantially the same text.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Sean Hogan, TREES FOR ALL SEASONS: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates. (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2008)  Foreword by Roy Lancaster.  large format octavo, 336 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices.  ill. with excellent color photos and tree silhouette drawings.   This work covers garden worthy trees from across the globe.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christopher Holliday, SHARP GARDENING.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  pictorial boards.  192 pp., index, ill. with wonderful color photos by Jerry Harpur.  A remarkably ingenious work on landscape uses of plants with lance‑shaped and pointed leaves.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ivan Holliday & Geoffrey Watton, A GARDNER'S GUIDE TO EUCALYPTS.  (Port Melbourne, AU: Hamlyn, 1989 [1980])  286 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  A useful and uncommon basic guide for gardeners.  owner's inscription, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $7

Buckner Hollingsworth, GARDENING ON MAIN STREET.  (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1968)  170 pp., index, ill. with attractive line drawings by Eva Cellini.  The highly readable account of the establishment of a small urban garden in the small town of Windsor, Vermont in the Connecticut River valley.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

William Bowyer Honey, GARDENING HERESIES AND DEVOTIONS.  (London: Faber, 1939)  278 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  an opinionated, highly readable seasonal account.  end-papers foxed, o/w a very good copy in worn, darkened but very uncommon d.j.  $15

Murray Hornibrook, DWARF AND SLOW-GROWING CONIFERS.  (Sakonnet, RI: Theophrastus, 1973 [1938])  286 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  valuable reissue of the second edition of an early classic work on the subject which is now very scarce.  very good copy in green cloth binding.  $10

Sir Arthur Hort, GARDEN VARIETY.  (London: Arnold, 1935)  255 pp. index, frontis photo; an extremely well written and uncommon work on a wide variety of interesting plants.  neat owner's name and ink stamp, minor fore-edge foxing, neat pencil annotations on rear free end-paper, o/w a very good copy in slightly worn d.j., including publisher's review notice, correspondence, notes and 4 drafts of review by A.H. Herrick, Associate Editor of the Garden Digest.  If you wish to see how a book reviewer of the era worked, this documentation serves the purpose very well.  $15

Ronald Houtman, VARIEGATED TREES & SHRUBS: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  quarto, 338 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 760 excellent color photos.  A very useful new work for identification and selection of variegated leaved plants of all types.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

John Howells, THE ROSE AND CLEMATIS AS GOOD COMPANIONS.  (Woodbridge, UK: Garden Art Press,1996)  small quarto, 206 pp., index, appendices, well ill. with excellent color photos and b&w line drawings.  a very thorough and interesting work showing the many ways these plants can be used together in gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

John Howells, CLEMATIS: THE MONTANAS, A Book for Gardeners.  (Woodbridge, UK: Antique Collectors Clb, 2005)  215 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos and reproduction of early plates.  An excellent work on the montana clematis species and its cultivars.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Joseph Hudak, GARDENING WITH PERENNIALS.  (NY: Quadrangle, 1976)  1st printing.  398 pp., index, lists of plants, ill. with b&w photos; an excellent comprehensive month-by-month approach for the cold-climate gardener, with a special chapter on hardy ferns. very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $10

Joseph Hudak, GARDENING WITH PERENNIALS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998 [1993])  Second edition, revised and expanded.  large format octavo, 327 pp., index, bibliography, lists of plants, ill. with 400 color photos and b&w line drawings. an excellent comprehensive month-by-month approach for the cold-climate gardener, documenting over 700 species and many cultivars, with a special chapter on hardy ferns. very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $15

H. Harold [Harold Hardrada] Hume, HOLLIES.  (NY: Macmillan, 1953)  242 pp., index, well. ill.; still one of the best monographs on the subject to date.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Erica Hunningher [Editor], MAKING GARDENS; A Celebration of Gardens and Gardening in England and Wales from the National Gardens Scheme.  (London: Cassell & Co., 2001)  Horticultural Consultant: Elspeth Napier.  quarto, 336 pp., indices, appendices, profusely ill. with fine color photos.  A number of distinguished gardeners contribute a wide variety of useful gardening advice based on their extensive experience.  A beautifully produced work that celebrating the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme, featuring mostly selected private gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

David Hunt [Editor], MAGNOLIAS AND THEIR ALLIES: Proceedings of an International Symposium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK, 12-13 April, 1996.  ([Milborne Port, UK]: International Dendrology Society and The Magnolia Society, 1998)  304 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 191 color photos (some being copies of early images), very useful b&w botanical line drawings, and a number of tables.  A very rare work compiling 21 conference papers (each with its own bibliography), the most important being an analysis of the genus hardy in cooler temperate regions by Stephen Spongberg of the Arnold Arboretum.  very good copy in d.j.  $25

Peter Hunt, PERENNIAL FLOWERS FOR SMALL GARDENS.  (London: Arthur Barker Ltd., 1966)  143 pp., index, well ill. with b&w photos and line drawings.  A very useful book in the Gardening Handbooks series that is now very scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Edward Hyams, OF GARDENS AND GARDENERS.  (S. Brunswick, NJ: Barnes, 1969)  286 pp., indices.  an interesting collection of essays on various aspects of gardening, now rather scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Edward Hyams, ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS FOR TEMPERATE ZONE GARDENS.  (Cranbury, NJ: Barnes, 1965)  quarto, 319 pp., many ills., index;  possibly the most comprehensive recent work on the subject.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Edward Hyams, PLEASURE FROM PLANTS.  (London: Longmans, 1966)  222 pp.; well written articles on various phases of gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Edward Hyams, THE GARDENER'S BEDSIDE BOOK.  (London: Faber, 1968)  286 pp., index; very interesting short essays on a variety of subjects, and probably the author's scarcest work.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Will Ingwersen, ALPINE & ROCK PLANTS.  (London: J.M. Dent, 1983)  212 pp., index, plant lists, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings by Charles Stitt.  One of the author's lesser known and scarcest works covers an interesting variety of outstanding plants from all over the world to be cultivated in different situations.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Will Ingwersen, ALPINES IN COLOUR.  (London: Blandford Press, 1991)  revised edition, small format octavo, 153 pp., index, brief bibliography, ill. with 63 attractive and useful color photos.  a handy basic guide to alpines in cultivation, by the famous nurseryman.  very good copy in d.j.  $2

[Will Ingwersen], WILL INGWERSEN'S MANUAL OF ALPINE PLANTS.  (London: Cassell, 1991 [1986])  Foreword by Arthur Hellyer.  448 pp., bibliography; while not illustrated, this encyclopedic work described many, many plants from the knowledge of a veteran alpine nurseryman.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Clive Innes, ALPINES: THE ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1995)  quarto, 192 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with excellent color photos that accompany the descriptions of nearly 1,000 plants.  Not well known, this is one of the best books of this type issued in recent years.  very good copy in slightly work d.j.  $15

Dorothy Hammond Innes, HOME IS MY GARDEN.  (London: Harvill Press, 1984)  160 pp., index, ill. with b&w drawings, and ills. on the end-papers, by Brenda Moore.  An interesting and scarce personal account written in a conversational style.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $10

Miranda Innes [Editor], THE PASSIONATE GARDENER.  (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1990)  128 pp., index, ill. with color photos; brief but interesting accounts by 20 most opinionated gardeners about their own gardens: the contributors include Hugh Johnson, Margery Fish, Beth Chatto and Robin Lane Fox.  The gardens described as classified as either grand, cottage or working gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Walter Irving & Reginald Malby, SAXIFRAGES OR ROCKFOILS.  (London: Swarthmore Press, n.d. [apparently an early reprint edition, ca. 1920])  paper covered boards, 147+ pp., index, appendix, color and b&w photographic illustrations and sketches; an important earlier work, covering the genera both in the wild and in the rock garden.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy.  $10

Arthur Lee Jacobson, PURPLELEAF PLUMS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1992)  183 pp., indices, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos and useful leaf silhouettes;  a superior work covering all aspects of the subject--the first written to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Hermann Jacobsen, LEXICON OF SUCCULENT PLANTS.  (Poole, UK: Blandford Press, 1977 [1974])  large format octavo, 682 pp., index, appendices (including long lists of various plant names), profusely ill. with b&w photos.  The desirable revised edition of the definitive reference work on the subject, which has never been duplicated.  very good copy in slightly torn, slightly sunned d.j.  $25

Theodore James Jr., THE POTPOURRI GARDENER: How to Grow, Harvest & Dry Flowers for Fragrance & Color in Your Home All Year Round.  (NY: Macmillan, 1990)  148 pp., index, list of sources, ill. with color photos by Harry Haralambou.  Rather than another work on creating potpourri, this work emphasizes the selection, cultivation and harvesting of the necessary flowers.  small bump on one edge, o/w a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Theodore James, SEASIDE GARDENING.  (NY: Abrams, 1995)  quarto, 160 pp., index, list of sources. ill. with 120 color photos by Harry Haralambou.  The best recent work on the subject, emphasizing seaside gardening from Maine to Virginia.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

E[dwin] R[idgeway] Janes, SWEET PEAS.  (London: Ward Lock, 1961 [1953])  192 pp., ill. with b&w photos and drawings and a color frontis.  A useful comprehensive work that is one of the very few on the subject.  very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $5

[Derek Jarman], DEREK JARMAN'S GARDEN.  (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1996)  144 pp., index, ill. by color and b&w photos by Howard Sooley.  A distinctive work portraying the creation by an idiosyncratic film maker of a garden in a desolate location in Wales in the 1980s.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Michael Jefferson-Brown & Harris Howland, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING LILIES.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1997 [1995])  160 pp., index, glossary, appendix, ill. with color photos and a few b&w drawings.  A new and excellent recent comprehensive monograph.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Michael Jefferson-Brown, LEAVES: For All-Year Round Colour and Interest in the Garden.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1989)  192 pp., index, nicely ill. with color photos by John Glover and attractive line drawings; covering trees, shrubs, grasses and ground covers, this is an attractive and useful recent work on foliage plants.  as new in d.j.  $1

Michael Jefferson-Brown, NARCISSUS.  (London: Batsford, 1991)  224 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and line drawings; an updated version of The Daffodil, and possibly the best recent work on the subject.  minor defect to front end-paper, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Michael Jefferson-Brown, NARCISSUS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1991)  224 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and line drawings; an updated version of The Daffodil, and possibly the best recent work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Michael Jefferson-Brown, RAMBLERS, SCRAMBLERS AND TWINERS.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1999)  quarto, 256 pp., index, list of sources, ill. with color photos and useful design sketches.  an attractive and useful new work covering uses of these plants in many different climates, soils and situations.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Michael Jefferson-Brown, THE LILY: For Garden, Patio and Display.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1988)  192 pp., index, appendices, ill. with line drawings and (mostly) color photos.  a fine and uncommon recent monograph.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

M[ichael] Jefferson-Brown, THE WINTER GARDEN.  (London: Faber & Faber, 1952)  156 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  a very interesting older work on the subject that is one of the less common titles.  corner of front free end-paper creased, o/w a very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $5

John Jeffreys, PERENNIALS FOR CUTTING.  (London: Faber, 1977)  224 pp., indices, appendix, ill. with attractive line drawings by Yvonne Skargon.  This work contains much useful information rather than the usual color photos.  end-papers foxed, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $5

Gertrude Jekyll & Edward Mawley, ROSES FOR ENGLISH GARDENS.  (Woodbridge, U.K.: Antique Collectors Club, 1990)  389+ pp., index, ill. with nice interleaved color photos to compliment the monochrome photos of the original 1902 work.  an excellent quality reprint of a classic work.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Gertrude Jekyll, CHILDREN AND GARDENS.   (London: Country Life, 1908)  110 pp. + pages of advertisements, index, ill. with 106 b&w photos by the author.  The scarce original edition of one of her classic works.  foxing toward extremities, some wear at top of b.s. and some b.s. darkening, o/w a clean, tight copy in aquamarine cloth binding.  $25

Gertrude Jekyll, COLOUR SCHEMES FOR THE FLOWER GARDEN.  (London: Country Life, 1925)  6th edition [i.e., 6th printing]. 159 pp., well ill. with b&w photos, fold-out garden plans.  The classic work on planting of gardens using hardy plants based on color.  a very good, clean, tight copy in green cloth binding on a slightly torn but rarely encountered d.j.  $50

Gertrude Jekyll, FLOWER DECORATION FOR THE HOUSE.  (London: Country Life, 1907)  99 pp. + publisher's advertisements [these leaves only uncut], index, ill. with b&w photos and a few line drawings.  Her impeccable taste and knowledge of flower selection and grouping naturally extended to flower arrangement in this lesser-known work.  neat early owner's name, end-papers darkened, minimal foxing, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in dark blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $25

Gertrude Jekyll, WALL AND WATER GARDENS.  (London: Country Life, n.d. [1928])  7th edition [i.e., 6th impression], 214 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis;  for many years the standard work on the subject.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in green cloth binding in light aquamarine cloth binding in torn but very scarce d.j.  $25

Gertrude Jekyll, WALL AND WATER GARDENS.  (London: Country Life, n.d. [ca. 1915])  4th edition [i.e., 4th impression], 214 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis;  for many years the standard work on the subject.  slight cover fading, end-papers mildly foxed, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in aquamarine cloth binding.  $50

Gertrude Jekyll, WALL AND WATER GARDENS.  (London: Country Life, n.d. [ca. 1915])  4th edition [i.e., 4th impression], 214 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis;  for many years the standard work on the subject.  one corner bumped, owner's name, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in aquamarine cloth binding.  $50

Gertrude Jekyll, WOOD AND GARDEN.  (London: Longmans, Green, 1904)  10th impression.  286 pp., index, ill. with 71 b&w photos; This classic work covers not only the woodland but a wide variety of gardening topics with her usual insights.  owner's name, end-papers somewhat darkened and covers a little spotted, o/w a very good clean, tight copy in dark gray cloth binding  $30

[Gertrude Jekyll], GERTRUDE JEKYLL ON GARDENING.  (London: Collins, 1983)  Edited by Penelope Hobhouse.  (original English edition)  336 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with garden plans, b&w photos and 4 color plates.  a seasonal selection, probably the best of the Jekyll anthologies.  interesting (and not complimentary!) review by Dawn MacLeod pasted on front free end-paper, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

[Gertrude Jekyll], GERTRUDE JEKYLL ON GARDENING.  (Boston: David Godine, 1984)  Edited by Penelope Hobhouse.  336 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with garden plans, b&w photos and 4 color plates.  a seasonal selection, probably the best of the Jekyll anthologies.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

[Gertrude Jekyll], GERTRUDE JEKYLL ON GARDENING.  (NY: Scribners, 1964)  Edited by Elizabeth Lawrence.  283 pp., ill. with charming drawings of Margaret Philbrick in the text.  the first of the Jekyll anthologies, and for some the most desirable.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Leo Jelitto & Wilhelm Schacht, HARDY HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2001 [1985])  3rd edition, revised, translated by Michael Epp.  2 vols., quarto, 721 total pp., common and botanical name indices, profusely ill. with b&w and color photos.  one of the most thorough and detailed dictionaries of hardy perennial plants ever issued, which has now become rather scarce.  very good copies in d.j.'s.  $20

E[dmond] Jenkins, THE ROCK GARDEN.  (London: Country Life, 1920)  128+ pp., ill. with b&w photos & a color frontis.  The desirable revised edition of first work dealing specifically with rock gardening on a small scale.  minor edge wear and fore-edge darkening, o/w a very good copy in light green cloth binding.  $5

E[dmond] Jenkins, THE SMALL ROCK GARDEN.  (London: Country Life, 1913)  ed. by F.W. Harvey.  139+ pp., ill. with b&w photos & a color frontis.  The first work dealing specifically with rock gardening on a small scale.  covers d.s. and somewhat wrinkled, pages clean but wrinkling, but overall not an unattractive copy in light green cloth binding.  $5

Jim Jermyn, ALPINE PLANTS OF EUROPE, A Gardener's Guide.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  large format octavo, 320 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fine color photos taken in the field by Wilhelm and Dieter Schacht.  By far the best book on the subject, comparing the natural habitats of these plants to situations in gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

A[rthur] T[ysilio] Johnson, A WOODLAND GARDEN.  (London/NY: Country Life/Scribners, 1937)  232 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos by the author.  Covering an amazing array of interesting plants, this highly readable account remains one of best works to date on the subject, and is now rather scarce.  fading of b.s. lettering, a little foxing, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in brown cloth binding.  $15

A[rthur] T[ysilio] Johnson, THE GARDEN TO-DAY.  (London: My Garden, 1938)  195 pp., ill., index;  a selection of interesting articles he had published in the Sunday Times; end-papers darkened, fore-edge foxed, neat owner's name and ink stamp of A.H. Herrick, Associate Editor of the Garden Digest, o/w a very good copy in worn (but uncommon and distinctive d.j.), signed by Lawrence Saunders.  $10

A[rthur] T[ysilio] Johnson, THE GARDEN TO-DAY.  (London: My Garden, 1938)  195 pp., ill., index;  a selection of interesting articles he had published in the Sunday Times; some foxing, o/w a very good copy in torn (but uncommon and distinctive d.j.), signed "Lawrence Saunders".  $10

A[rthur] T[ysilio] Johnson, THE MILL GARDEN.  (London: Collingridge, 1950)  207 pp., index, ill. with photos by the author.  the fascinating story of the making of a Welch hillside garden; like all this author's works, they are highly readable and becoming quite scarce.  good coverage of old roses, rhododendrons, ground covers and herbaceous border plants.  minor pen notation on front free end-paper, o/w a very good copy in torn d.j.  $15

A[rthur] T[ysilio] Johnson, THE MILL GARDEN.  (London: Collingridge, 1950)  207 pp., index, ill. with photos by the author.  the fascinating story of the making of a Welch hillside garden; like all this author's works, they are highly readable and becoming quite scarce.  good coverage of old roses, rhododendrons, ground covers and herbaceous border plants.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $20

Hugh Johnson, HUGH JOHNSON ON GARDENING.  (London: R.H.S., 1993)  192 pp., ill. with engravings by Jonathan Gibbs, attractive end-papers and even a cloth bookmark. a highly readable and surprisingly scarce seasonal selection of the author's contributions to the R.H.S. Journal, The Garden.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Hugh Johnson, THE INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF TREES: A Guide and Tribute to the Trees of Our Forests and Gardens.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1978 [1973])  small folio, 288 pp., index, appendices, loaded with color photos, charts, maps and sketches of tree forms; organized by genera, this is an overwhelming attractive and informative work, far from the "coffee table" book it appears to be at first glance.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Anne Jones [Editor and Compiler], MRS. EARLE'S POTPOURRI.  (London: British Broadcasting Co., 1982)  152 pp., ill. with historic b&w photos and line drawings and chapterhead embellishments by Prue Theobalds.  The only and rather scarce book to date on Maria Theresa Villiers [Mrs. C.W.] Earle, best known for four popular works in the Garden Pot-Pourri series as well as other books, including selections from Mrs. Earle's own works.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Samuel Jones Jr. & Leonard E. Foote, GARDENING WITH NATIVE WILD FLOWERS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1990)  195 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, list of sources.  ill. with excellent color photos or habitats and well as individual plants.  One of the best of the more recent work on wildflower cultivation, especially for its information on preserving and recreating specific plant habitats.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Samuel Jones Jr. & Leonard E. Foote, NATIVE SHRUBS AND WOODY VINES OF THE SOUTHEAST.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1989)  189 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, list of sources.  ill. with excellent color photos of individual plants and botanical line drawings.  One of the best works on the subject and far scarcer than their book on wild flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Warren Jones & Charles Sacamano, LANDSCAPE PLANTS FOR DRY REGIONS.  (Tucson: Fisher Books/DaCapo Press, 2000)  quarto, 366 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with many color photos.  a very valuable new work covering more than 600 species of trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines and succulents.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

David Joyce, THE ENGLISH GARDEN TRADITION: Learning From the Great Gardeners of Today.  (London: Century, 1987)  quarto, 160 pp., index, bibliography, lists of plants and gardens, ill. with color photos.  Rather than merely another anthology, this work consists of chapters written especially for the book by John Brookes, Beth Chatto, James Compton, Susan Conder, Michael Gibson, Penelope Hobhouse, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Masson, Frances Perry and Ann Scott-Janes, which capture the essence of English gardening.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Emmet Judziewicz & Lynn G. Clark & Ximena Londono & Margaret J. Stern, AMERICAN BAMBOOS.  (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999)  large format octavo, 392 pp., indices, glossary, bibliography, distribution maps, ill. with color photos and excellent detailed b&w botanical drawings.  an excellent detailed monograph on the 1,000 species of bamboo native to the Americas.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Minnie Watson Kamm, OLD-TIME HERBS FOR NORTHERN GARDENS.  (Boston: Little-Brown, 1938)  256 pp. + 32 pp. of photographic plates, index, ill. also with drawings in the text.  one of the better older herb books, with much valuable information on herb history and folklore.  end-papers a little foxed, b.s. a little darkened, o/w a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $10

Rebecca Keith & F[loyd] A. Giles, DWARF SHRUBS FOR THE MIDWEST.  (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois, 1980)  quarto, 163 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with color and b&w photos and line drawings.  Special Publication 60 of the College of Agriculture is one of the bets works on the subject.  very good copy of a quality softbound work with colorful covers.  $3

Deborah Kellaway, CLEMATIS AND THE RANUNCULACEAE.  (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1994)  square format, 128 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, charming decorative end-papers, ill. with color photos.  While there are other works with far better treatment of Clematis and Delphinium, the value of this work lies in its detailed coverage of such genera as Actaea, Cimifuga, Caltha, Aquilegia, Trollius, Aconitum and Thalictrum: genera certainly containing some of the more interesting herbaceous plants.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Deborah Kellaway, THE MAKING OF AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN.  (London: Chatto & Windus, 1988)  175 p., index, ill. with color and b&w photos by Jerry Harpur and garden plans by Hester Robinson.  a refreshing account by a first-time garden writer.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

John Kelly, FERNS IN YOUR GARDEN.  (London: Souvenir Press, 1991)  large format, 176 pp., index, glossary, appendix, brief bibliography, ill. with color photos; an attractive and useful new work by an Irishman covering ferns for outdoor culture in both tropical and temperate climates.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

John Kelly, PLANTS WITH IMPACT: Choosing and Using Eye-Catching Plants to Create Dramatic Effects in the Garden.  (North Pomfret, VT,: Trafalgar Square, 1992)  quarto, 144 pp., index, bibliography, gazetteer of plants, well ill. with color photos.  a useful recent work highlighting a variety of plants.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

John Kelly, SOWING A BETTER GARDEN.  (London: Unwin Hyman, 1988)  159 pp., index, plant lists, ill. with color and b&w photos and line drawings in the text.  An uncommon book that is both practical and highly readable, covering the propagation from seed of both common and unusual plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Christine Kelway, SEASIDE GARDENING.  (London: Collingridge, 1966 [1962])  211 pp., well ill. with b&w and color photos, index, list of plants; a scarce work, and one of the best works on the subject for selection of interesting and unusual plants.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Louisa Yeomans [Mrs. Francis] King, THE LITTLE GARDEN.  (Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1926 [1921])  94 pp., ill. with b&w photos & sketches, list of plants; the unassuming pioneer work in what was to become a series of important books of the owner of the American small garden.  The featured small garden was a Boston garden designed by Paul Frost.  spine gilt lettering faded, end papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in brown cloth binding.  $10

Louisa Yeomans [Mrs. Francis] King, THE LITTLE GARDEN.  (Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1921)  94 pp., ill. with b&w photos & sketches, list of plants; the unassuming pioneer work in what was to become a series of important books of the owner of the American small garden.  The featured small garden was a Boston garden designed by Paul Frost.  end papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in brown cloth binding in worn, soiled d.j., with a presentation notice from the publisher included.  $15

Louisa Yeomans [Mrs. Francis] King, PAGES FROM A GARDEN NOTEBOOK.  (NY: Scribners, 1921)  291 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos; one of the author's scarcest works, with essays covering such topics as lilacs, American seed catalogs, Spanish gardens and bright-berried plants.  tiny, inobstrusive bookplate, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in plum cloth binding.  $15

Frank Kingdon-Ward, BERRIED TREASURE: Shrubs for Autumn & Winter Colour in Your Garden.  (London: Ward-Lock, 1954)  192 pp., index, ill. with black-and-white photos, color frontis; with references to the author's observations of many of these species in the wild while on his plant hunting expeditions, this is probably the most interesting work ever written on this subject.  paper darkening, o/w a very good copy in worn, stained d.j.  $15

Frank Kingdon-Ward, BERRIED TREASURE: Shrubs for Autumn & Winter Colour in Your Garden.  (London: Ward-Lock, 1954)  192 pp., index, ill. with black-and-white photos, color frontis; with references to the author's observations of many of these species in the wild while on his plant hunting expeditions, this is probably the most interesting work ever written on this subject.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Frank Kingdon-Ward, RHODODENDRONS.  (NY: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1950)  128 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  Asked to write a small guide to rhododendrons in cultivation for the "New Gardening" series, Kingdon-Ward relied heavily on the many species he introduced into cultivation and wrote from his unique perspective.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Noel Kingsbury, DRAMATIC EFFECTS WITH ARCHITECTURAL PLANTS.  (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1997)  square quarto, 144 pp., index, appendix, plant directory, ill. with color photos.  One of the better works on the use of plants for the striking form of foliage and flowers.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Noel Kingsbury, PLANTS TO TRANSFORM YOUR GARDEN.  (London: Ward-Lock, 1998)  small square quarto, 160 pp., index, ill. with many color photos and border designs.  An interesting selection of plants which can transform a garden in a relatively short time.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Doretta Klaber, GENTIANS FOR YOUR GARDEN.  (NY: Barrows, 1964)  141 pp., ill., index.  a good brief recent practical monograph for American gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Doretta Klaber, PRIMROSES AND SPRING.  (NY: Barrows, 1966)  125 pp., index, ill. with line drawings and color frontis; a good basic monograph for American gardeners.  book club edition, very good copy in d.j.  $5

Carol Klein, PLANT PERSONALITIES: Choosing and Growing Plants by Character.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  large format octavo, 176 pp., index, plant list, ill. with wonderful detailed color photos by Jonathan Buckley.  The author's amazing eye for detail, color, and texture is borne out by the remarkable color photos.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Walter Kolaga, ALL ABOUT ROCK GARDENS AND PLANTS.  (Garden City: Doubleday, 1966)  385 pp., index, appendix, ill. with b&w photos.  a most useful work by an American nurseryman despite its pretentious title, and including a long list of plants.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Fritz Kolhein, IRIS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1987 [1981])  Edited by John P. Baumgardt & translated by Mollie Peters.  370 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos, line drawings and charts.  an excellent work by a German horticulturist, with much material on classification, lineage and hybridization.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Fritz Kolhein, IRIS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1995 [1981])  Edited by John P. Baumgardt & translated by Mollie Peters.  370 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos, line drawings and charts.  an excellent work by a German horticulturist, with much material on classification, lineage and hybridization.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Fritz Kolhein, SAXIFRAGES AND RELATED GENERA.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1985)  244 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with 81 color photos and 51 line drawings. extensive descriptive information on Saxifrages and related plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Harold Koopowitz, ORCHIDS AND THEIR CULTIVATION.  (London: Batsford, 2001)  176 pp., index, bibliography.  ill. with color and b&w photos taken in the wild and distribution maps.  a sobering study of vanishing orchids in many parts of the world.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Stephen Kress, THE BIRD GARDEN: A Comprehensive Guide to Attracting Birds to Your Backyard Throughout the Year.  (NY: Dorling Kindersley, 1995)  Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson.  large format octavo, pictorial covers, 176 pp., index, list of sources, well. ill. with color photos.  Produced by the National Audubon Society, this is the best recent work on the subject for American gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Gerd Krussmann, MANUAL OF CULTIVATED CONIFERS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1995 [1985])  Translator: Michael E. Epp.  General Editor: Hans-Dieter Warda.  Technical Editor: Gilbert S. Daniels.  quarto, 361 pp., appendices, ill. with 455 b&w photos and 231 line drawings.  a monumental, indispensable, reference work, the best on the subject to date, including coverage of many unusual species and cultivars.  It was originally issued in Germany in 1972, revised in 1985, first translated and issued in the United States in 1985, and is now out-of-print and rather scarce. very good copy in very good d.j.  $35

Gerd Krussmann, MANUAL OF CULTIVATED BROAD-LEAVED TREES & SHRUBS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1984-1986)  3 vols., 448, 445, 510 pp., appendices, ill. with hundreds of b&w photos and thousands of line drawings.  a monumental indispensable, reference work, the best on the subject to date, including coverage of many unusual species and cultivars.  Now out-of-print, this set has become very, very scarce.  very good set in very good but slightly sun-faded d.js.  Extra postage will be required.  [NOTE: Overseas shipment will only be substantial in multiple parcels.  Depending on the country of destination, you may need to pay an extra $60-$100, due to the size and weight of the item.]  $250

Stephen Lacey, LAWNS AND GROUND COVERS.  (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1991)  square format, 111 pp., indices, bibliography, list of plants, ill. with color photos & line drawings.  Drawing on historical precedents, Lacey, with his keen insights and in his unique style, elevates a mundane subject to a higher level in this National Trust Guide.  as new in d.j.  $10

Stephen Lacey, SCENT IN YOUR GARDEN.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1991)  square quarto, 192 pp., index, bibliography, color photos by Andrew Lawson; Lacey's wonderful imaginative style and unique knowledge of plants transforms another coffee table picture book into something far more useful.  as new in d.j.  $5

Stephen Lacey, THE STARTLING JUNGLE: Colour and Scent in the Romantic Garden.  (Boston: Godine, 1990 [1986])  Introduction by Allen Lacy.  256 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos; an unorthodox and highly readable work on a variety of interesting garden plants.  as new in d.j.  $5

Allen Lacy, FARTHER AFIELD: A Gardener's Excursions.  (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986 [1981])  286 pp., index, bibliography, appendix; a well written garden miscellany by an American journalist, the author of the gardening column in the Wall Street Journal.  a very good copy in d.j.  $5

Allen Lacy, HOME GROUND: A Gardener's Miscellany.  (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984 [1980])  259 pp., index, appendix, bibliography.  another excellent series of horticultural essays.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Allen Lacy, IN A GREEN SHADE: Writings from Homeground.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000)  290 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources, ill. with drawings by Martha Blake-Adams.  A collection of the most interesting essays from Lacy's quarterly newsletter, Home Ground.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Allen Lacy, THE GARDEN IN AUTUMN.  (NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990)  quarto, 229 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources, ill. with color photos; there have been other work on winter (or autumn and winter gardens) but this is the first to deal strictly and comprehensively with autumn gardens in North America.  as new in d.j.  $5

Brian Lamb, LETTS GUIDE TO CACTI OF THE WORLD.  (London: Charles Letts & Co., 1991)  quarto, 215 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, appendices.  ill. with excellent color photos, b&w botanical drawings and distribution maps.  Good descriptions of 200 cacti found in the wild, to which valuable cultural information is added.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Christian Lamb, FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered In a Cornish Garden.  (Honiton, UK: Bene Factum Publications, 2004)  large format octavo, 224 pp., index, ill. with a wide variety of color and b&w plates.  The origins of plants in the authors garden, called a living plant museum, are traced along with the plant hunters who introduced them to cultivation in a fascinating recent work.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Frank Lamb, THE BOOK OF BROADLEAF TREES.  (NY: Norton, 1939)  367 pp., index, maps on end-papers, well ill. with b&w photos.  A very well written and most informative work, for the gardener and naturalist alike, that has become rather scarce.  neat owner's name and ink stamp, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in slightly torn d.j., including draft of review by A.H. Herrick, Associate Editor of the Garden Digest.  $10

Roy Lancaster, GARDEN PLANTS FOR CONNOISSEURS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1987)  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, appendix, ill. with many excellent color photos. detailed description of 100 choice plants to challenge the gardener are featured in a well-produced work that has become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roy Lancaster, TREES FOR YOUR GARDEN.  (Henley on Thames, UK: Aidan Ellis, 1993)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, ill. with excellent color photos.  an interesting selection of trees from the veteran plantsman.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Clive Lane, COTTAGE GARDEN ANNUALS: Grown From Seed for Summer-Long.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1997)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  A useful work covering old-fashioned and recently created annuals and their uses in cottage gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

David Lang, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BRITISH BERRIES.  (London: Threshold Books, 1987)  large format octavo, 233 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with fine color photos and monochrome line drawings by Patricia Donovan.  A very detailed and uncommon work on native British berried plants, many of which are found in gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Brian Langdon, THE TUBEROUS BEGONIA.  (London: Cassell, 1969)  quarto, 98 pp., index, ill. with excellent color photos and very useful b&w line drawings.  a scare, informative, and very attractive work, one of the few monographs on the subject.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Elizabeth Lawrence, THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE.  (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990)  Edited by Bill Neal.  256 pp., index, a series of interesting columns which appeared in the Charlotte Observer between 1957 and 1971.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Elizabeth Lawrence, A ROCK GARDEN IN THE SOUTH.  (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990)  Edited by Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy.  225 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources.  A useful compilation of her writings on this subject from books and periodicals.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Andrew Lawson, PERFORMANCE PLANTS.  (NY: Viking, 1992)  square format, 168 pp., index, ill. with fine color photos by the author.  a very attractive & surprisingly scarce recent work covering 250 fine garden plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Toni Lawson-Hall & Brian Rothera, HYDRANGEAS: A Garden Guide.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1996 [1995])  160 pp., large format, index, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos, maps, line drawings & actual xerographic copies of leaves and flower parts.  The most up-to-date and detailed work, especially useful in identification.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Barbara Perry Lawton, MAGIC OF IRISES.  (Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 1998)  square quarto, 206 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos and old plates reproduced in color and b&w.  an attractive overall work with good information on history and lore.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Barbara Perry Lawton, MINTS: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2002)  Foreword by Steven Still.  202 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w line drawings.  The first monograph on mints, and long overdue for both botanists and gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Barbara Perry Lawton, PARSLEYS, FENNELS, AND QUEEN ANNE'S LACE: Herbs and Ornamentals from the Umbel Family.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2007)  156 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w line drawings.  The first monograph on this family of edible and poisonous plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Barbara Perry Lawton, HIBISCUS: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  160 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices.  ill. with color photos and copies of early monochrome drawings. the most up-to-date work on this fascinating genera.  fine copy in dust jacket.  $10

David Leach, RHODODENDRONS OF THE WORLD and How to Grow Them.  (NY: Scribners, 1961)  quarto, 544 pp., ill. with photos and sketches, maps, appendices, fold-out chart; still one of the definitive monographs on the subject.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Gordon Ledbetter, WATER GARDENS.  (NY: Alpha Books/W.W.Norton, 1979)  large format octavo, 152 pp., index, appendices, ill. with b&w and photos, and excellent plans and designs.  a very useful and surprisingly scarce work by an Irish horticulturist.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $5

Frederic Lee, THE AZALEA BOOK.  (Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1965 [1958])  revised edition; 435 pp., ill. with b&w photos, index, lengthy appendices, hardiness maps on end-papers;  the desirable revised edition of an important monograph that is still very useful.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Rod Leeds, THE PLANTFINDER'S GUIDE TO EARLY BULBS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, appendices, ill. with fine color photos (taken in the garden and photos of the entire plant removed from the ground).  A very useful work covering a wide selection of early bulbs in detail, including many newly available varieties and hybrids.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Rod Leeds, BULBS IN CONTAINERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  224 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos by Marie O'Hara.  Bulbs are grown this way for decorative purposes and when they are difficult to maintain in the open garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Oliver Leese, CACTI.  (London: Triune Books, 1973)  large format octavo, 144 pp., well ill. with many b&w and a few color photos. A useful overview of cacti in the wild transitioning to their use in gardens.  very good copy in lightly sunned d.j.  $5

Oliver & Margaret Leese, DESERT PLANTS: CACTI AND SUCCULENTS, in the Wild and in Cultivation.  (London: Collingridge, 1959)  220 pp., index, bibliography, ill. wit many b&w photos, maps on end-papers.  an interesting work showing these plants in their natural environment and how this relates to their use in gardens.  very good copy in dark blue cloth binding.  $5

Ran Levy-Yamamori & Gerard Taaffe,  GARDEN PLANTS OF JAPAN.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  Foreword by E. Charles Nelson.  quarto, index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with excellent color photos.  The best work to date on Japanese native plants and their cultivars for use in western gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Peter Lewis & Margaret Lynch, CAMPANULAS: A Gardener's Guide.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998)  large format octavo, 176 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with color photos and a few b&w botanical drawings.  An excellent modern monograph for the gardener, the best work on the genus in many years.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Philip Livingston & Franklin West [Editors], HYBRIDS & HYBRIDIZERS: Rhododendrons & Azaleas for Eastern North America.  (Newton Square, Pa.: Harrowood, 1978)  quarto, 256 pp., index, appendices, well ill. in color and b&w.  An important work documenting the pioneering efforts of Dexter, Gable, Morrison, Nearing, Shammarello and others.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Christopher Lloyd, CHRISTOPHER LLOYD'S FLOWER GARDEN: An Inspiring Journey Through the Seasons in the Garden of a Master Plantsman.  (London: Doring Kindersley, 1993)  quarto, pictorial boards, 160 pp., index, ill. with fine color photos. This uncommon work is an attractive, well illustrated account of his garden at Great Dixter which beautifully complements his earlier work, A Year at Great Dixter.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Christopher Lloyd, CLEMATIS.  (Deer Park, Wis.: Capability's, 1989)  revised, with the assistance of Tom Bennett.  217 pp., index, glossary, ill. with fine color photos.  Originally issued in 1965, this revised edition remains the definitive modern monograph on the genus in cultivation.  as new in d.j.  special price  $1

Christopher Lloyd, FOLIAGE PLANTS.  (NY: Random House, 1985 [1973])  revised edition.  223 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color & b&w photos and sketches of border plans.  one of the best works on the subject to date and one of the author's scarcest titles.  very good copy worn d.j.  $10

Christopher Lloyd, FOLIAGE PLANTS.  (London: Collins, 1973)  2nd impression of first edition.  223 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color & b&w photos and sketches of border plans.  one of the best works on the subject to date and one of the author's scarcest titles.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

Christopher Lloyd, IN MY GARDEN.  (NY: Macmillan, 1994)  275 pp., index, edited by Frank Rowan, and ill. with fine line drawings.  an excellent collection of essays originally published in Country Life, and here assembled for the first time.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Christopher Lloyd, THE ADVENTUROUS GARDENER.  (NY: Random, 1983)  248 pp., index, color photos by Pamla Toler; another well written and informative work.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Christopher Lloyd, THE WELL-CHOSEN GARDEN.  (NY: Harper, 1984)  176 pp., index, list of plants; 109 nice color photos by Pamla Toler; drawing of years of experience, Lloyd covers many interesting aspects of gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Christopher Lloyd, CHRISTOPHER LLOYD'S GARDEN FLOWERS: Perennials, Bulbs, Grasses, Ferns.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  384 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos.  The long awaited dictionary of this master gardener's favorite plants.  a very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $25

Christopher Lloyd etal., EXOTIC PLANTING FOR ADVENTUROUS GARDENERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007)  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, plant list appendix, ill. with fine color photos.  Following Lloyd's death in 2006, some of his friends and colleagues completed this wonderful work on exotic plants for hardy gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christopher Lloyd & Ursula Buchan & Fay Sharman.  PLANTING YOUR GARDEN.  (London: Cassell/R.H.S., 1993)  256 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  This book in the Wisley Gardening Companions series is of the better works on plant selection.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Francis Ernest L l oyd, THE CARNIVOROUS PLANTS.  (NY: Rona l d Press, 1942)  352 pp., index, extensive bib l iography, i l l . with high l y detai l ed b&w photos and l ine drawings.  a detai l ed scientific study of the fascinating p l anst and how they fiction.  This constitutes Vo l ume IX of the "New Series of P l ant Science Books."  a very good copy in gray-b l ue c l oth binding with gi l t decoration.  $15

Peter Loewer & Larry Mellichamp, THE WINTER GARDEN: Planning and Planting for the Southeast.  (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1997)  quarto, 194 pp., index, list of sources, ill. with color photos.  An excellent work not only for the Southeast, but for other regions with similar climates.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Peter Loewer, GARDENING AND DECORATING WITH GRASSES.  (NY: Walker, 1977)  quarto, 128 pp., index, appendices, ill. with drawings by the author.  a most useful recent work with especially attractive and botanically accurate drawings of grasses and grass-like plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Peter Loewer, THE EVENING GARDEN: Flowers and Fragrance From Dusk Till Dawn.  (NY: Macmillan, 1993)  256 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources, ill. with excellent line drawings by the author.  a highly imaginative and attractive work, even covering such subjects as denizens of the night and garden lighting.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Peter Loewer, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN.  (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004)  Foreword by Peggy Cornett.  260 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with b&w chapter-head line drawings.  Not really a work on Thomas Jefferson's garden itself, but rather a selection of his favorite plants for modern gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Peter Loewer, THE NEW SMALL GARDEN: Plans and Plants That Make Every Inch Count.  (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 1994)  large format octavo, 184 pp., bibliography, list of sources, ill. with color photos and b&w sketches and garden plans.  The most current work of this genre for American gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Peter Loewer, THE WILD GARDENER: On Flowers and Foliage for the Natural Border.  (Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole, 1991)  248 pp., index, ills. by the author; fascinating reading on a variety of topics from an historical perspective  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Peter Loewer, THE WILD GARDENER: On Flowers and Foliage for the Natural Border.  (Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole, 1991)  248 pp., index, ills. by the author; fascinating reading on a variety of topics from an historical perspective  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $10

Peter Loewer, THOREAU'S GARDEN: Native Plants for American Landscapes.  (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 1996)  242 pp., ill. with attractive line drawings by the author.  an interesting work covering 50 native plants featured in Thoreau's writings. signed and inscribed by the author, with notice of a 1996 book signing included.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

William Bryant Logan, THE TOOL BOOK.  (NY: Workman Publishing/Smith & Hawken, 1997)  small folio, 302 pp., index, well. ill. with color photos.  An exhaustive work describing and illustrating every conceivable kind of garden tool and implement, including garden hats and shoes!  The first work to ever cover garden tools this comprehensively, and an attractive book as well.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Elias Long, THE HOME FLORIST: A Treatise On the Cultivation, Management and Adaptability of Flowering and Ornamental Plants, Designed For the Use of Amateur Florists.  (Springfield, Ohio: Reeser, 1885)  revised and enlarged, the first issued in 1874.  319 pp., ill. with engravings.  a popular Victorian work by a Buffalo nurseryman written specifically for Americans.  cover spotting and wear beginning, owner's name, a little foxing, a little shaken, o/w a good+ copy in original green cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $15

Elias Long, THE HOME FLORIST: A Treatise On the Cultivation, Management and Adaptability of Flowering and Ornamental Plants, Designed For the Use of Amateur Florists.  (Springfield, Ohio: Reeser, 1885)  revised and enlarged, the first issued in 1874.  319 pp., ill. with engravings.  a popular Victorian work by a Buffalo nurseryman written specifically for Americans.  a little shaken, o/w a very good copy in original bright green cloth binding with black and gilt decoration.  $20

Eleanor Louisa Lord, A GARDENER'S PICK-UP BOOK.  (Springfield, MA: [published by the author], 1943)  91 pp., b&w photo of her garden for a frontis (neatly taped on inner margin).  a fascinating account of her garden in York, Maine.  The author of this very scarce book lived in Northampton, Mass.  some corner bumping and minor cover spotting, owner's inscription, o/w a clean, tight copy in light blue binding with a darker linen b.s., signed by the author.  $8

Ernest Lord, SHRUBS AND TREES FOR AUSTRALIAN GARDENS.  (Melbourne & Sydney, AUS: Lothian Publishing, 1960 [1950])  revised edition.  443 pp., indices, appendices, many plant lists, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  a very thorough work filled with descriptive and cultural information, covering both native and introduced species.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Tony Lord, GARDENING AT SISSINGHURST.  (NY: Macmillan, 1995)  square quarto, 168 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos by the author.  an interesting work translating the design elements that make Sissinghurst so special, into advice for the garden designer.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Ann Lovejoy, AMERICAN MIXED BORDER: Gardens For All Seasons.  (NY: Macmillan, 1993)  square quarto, 240 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and border plans.  an excellent work from an American perspective, covering the use of annuals and biennials, trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, grasses and bulbs in perennial borders.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Ann Lovejoy, FURTHER ALONG THE GARDEN PATH: A Beyond-the-Basics Guide to the Gardening Year.  (NY: Macmillan, 1995)  quarto, 247 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos by Mark Lovejoy.  The author has elevated the seasonal garden journal to an art form, covering many interesting plants and fascinating aspects of gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Duncan Lowe, CUSHION PLANTS FOR THE ROCK GARDEN.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1996)  160 pp., index, appendices, plant lists, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  By far the most definitive work on these charming but problematic mat-forming gems.  neat owner's ink stamp on front free end-paper, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $15

T[homas] A[lfred] Lowe, THE CRAFT OF THE COTTAGE GARDEN.  (London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1957)  138 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  While the book is devoted largely to the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, this uncommon work's principal value lies in the personable charm of its author, an imaginative average gardner.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

C[ecil] Lucas-Phillips & Peter Barber & William Flemer, ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS Hardy in Temperate Climates.  (London: Cassell, 1981)  quarto, 320 pp., index, appendices, glossary; ill. with color photos and b&w photos, sketches and maps; covering both European and American climates, this is one of the best works on the subject yet produced.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

C[ecil] Lucas-Phillips, CLIMBING PLANTS FOR WALLS AND GARDENS.  (London: Garden Book Club, 1969 [1967])  176 pp., index, appendix, ill. with b&w photos and line drawings.  a scarce work of considerable merit, and one of the better productions of this book club.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $10

D[aniel] T[hompson] Macfie, LILIES FOR GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE.  (London: Collingridge, 1947 [1939])  revised edition.  143 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  an older work emphasizing the easiest lilies for cultivation and detailed cultural information.  a very good copy in slightly foxed (but uncommon) d.j.  $10

D[aniel] T[hompson] Macfie, LILIES FOR GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE.  (London: Collingridge, 1947 [1939])  revised edition.  143 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  an older work emphasizing the easiest lilies for cultivation and detailed cultural information.  a very good copy in protective box.  $10

Dawn MacLeod, A BOOK OF HERBS.  (London: Gerald Duckworth, 1967)  191 pp., appendices, ill. with color and b&w plates from the paintings and drawings of Enid Morey.  A highly readable work with much information on the history and lore of many herbs.  very good copy in pictorial boards in torn (but very attractive) d.j.  $5

A[lfred] J[ames] Macself, ALPINE PLANTS.  (London: Thornton Butterworth, 1923)  205 pp., index, ill. with color photos and line drawings in the text.  a popular book of its era, one of the scarcer titles in the Home Garden Books series.  owner's name, end-papers darkened, some foxing, o/w a very good copy in original olive green cloth.  $5

A[lfred] J[ames] Macself, FERNS FOR GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE.  (London: Collingridge, 1952)  255 pp., plant list, ill. with b&w photos.  one of the scarcer older works on ferns, and still very informative.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Reginald Malby, THE STORY OF MY ROCK GARDEN.  (London: Headley Bros., n.d. [ca. 1910])  second edition [i.e., printing].  129+ pp., list of plants, ill. with tipped-in color photos and b&w photos by the author.  An attractive work detailing the author's personal development of a rock garden of the era.  some foxing, a little shaken, but in general a very good, attractive copy in brown cloth binding.  $10

Reginald Malby, THE STORY OF MY ROCK GARDEN.  (London: Headley Bros., n.d. [ca. 1913])  third edition [i.e., third printing].  129+ pp., list of plants, ill. with tipped-in color photos and b&w photos by the author.  An attractive work detailing the author's personal development of a rock garden of the era.  a little foxing, o/w a very good, clean, tight attractive copy in brown cloth binding.  $10

T.C. Mansfield, ALPINES IN COLOUR AND CULTIVATION.  (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1943)  first edition, from English sheets.  276+ pp., ill. with color photos, a color chart and a few border plans.  a still-useful dictionary of alpine and rock garden plants emphasizing selection by color.  end-papers and fore-edge foxed, o/w a very good copy, with review notice included, in torn but colorful d.j.  $5

Ernest Markham, THE LARGE AND SMALL FLOWERED CLEMATIS.  (London: Country Life, 1951 [1939])  revised by A.G. Hellyer, Intro. by William Robinson.  3rd edition.  126 pp., index, ill. with black-and-white photos; a very scarce and rather important monograph.  one area of front cover faded, o/w very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $10

Laura Martin, THE WILD FLOWER MEADOW BOOK.  (Charlotte, NC: East Woods Press, 1986)  303 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos & b&w line drawings.  a useful book covering restoring or creating a dry or moist meadow garden in all regions of the United States.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Harriet Martineau, THE HERBACEOUS GARDEN.  (London: Williams and Norgate, 1936 [1924])  Introduction by William Robinson.  4th edition, revised. 309 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos, reproduction period color watercolors of gardens, and a fold-out plan.  An important work of the era, first issued in 1913, stressing color planning and design in the establishment of herbaceous borders.  a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $15

Brian Matthew, DWARF BULBS. (NY: Arco, 1973) from British sheets. 240 pp., ill., index; the original edition. still one of the best recent works on the subject, published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.  a very good copy in d.j. $10

Brian Matthew, DWARF BULBS. (London: Batsford, 1973)  240 pp., ill., index; the original edition. still one of the best recent works on the subject, published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.  a very good copy in d.j. $10

Brian Matthew, THE GENIUS LEWISIA.  (Bromley, UK/Portland OR: Christopher Helm/Timber Press, 1989)  151 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with color photos and plates from Christabel King.  One of the few monographs on the subject.  very good copy in d.j. $15

Victoria Matthews, LILIES.  (London: Collingridge/Royal Botanic Garden, 1989)  large format octavo, 124 pp., index, glossary, well ill. with fine color photos.  an excellent recent basic guide that is fairly uncommon and very useful.  minor wrinkling of the top of the last few leaves, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mark Mattock, ROSES FOR THE SMALLER GARDEN.  (NY: Rizzoli, 2001)  square quarto, 168 pp., index, appendices, il. with distinctive color photos by Linda Burgess.  A very attractive and useful work, the first on the subject since George Steven's work of 1926.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

D[ouglas] Fyfe Maxwell & P[aul] S. Patrick, THE ENGLISH HEATHER GARDEN.  (London: Macdonald, 1966)  184 pp., index, appendix, ill. with b&w drawings in the text.  An interesting work on replicating natural heather habitats in the garden.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Sylvia Mary McCosh, NORTH COUNTRY TAPESTRY: Written for the Love of Our Land and All that Lines Therein.  (Penrith, UK: Dalemain Estates, 1991)  large forma octavo, 150 pp., ill. with color and b&w photos including a frontis portrait of the author.  An uncommon work with a series of writings on gardening and rural life in the north of the United Kingdom.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Anderson McCully, AMERICAN ALPINES IN THE GARDEN.  (NY: Macmillan, 1931)  251 pp., ill,; still a valuable work on Western alpines in cultivation.  a very good copy in (very uncommon) worn, faded d.j.  $15

James C. McCurrach, PALMS OF THE WORLD.  (Stuart, FL: Horticultural Books, 1977 [1960])  quarto, 290 pp., index, appendices (various plant lists), ill. with fine b&w photos.  A standard reference work showing palms as used in cultivation that still has much merit.  covers mildly spotted, o/w a very good copy in dark green cloth binding.  $15

James C. McCurrach, PALMS OF THE WORLD.  (NY: Harper Brothers, 1960)  original edition.  quarto, 290 pp., index, appendices (various plant lists), ill. with fine b&w photos.  A standard reference work showing palms as used in cultivation that still has much merit.  a very good copy in torn d.j.  $15

Currier McEwen, THE JAPANESE IRIS.  (Hanover, NH: Brandies University Press/University Press of  New England, 1990)  large format octavo, 153 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos and monochrome drawings.  The best recent work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j., inscribed by the author.  $15

J[ohn] Horace McFarland, ROSES OF THE WORLD IN COLOR.  (Boston/NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1936)  first (standard trade) edition, 296 pp., index, ill. with many color photos and some b&w photos and a few line drawings in the text.  The first work to extensively use color photos to present the wide variety of roses available at the time in cultivation, but far more informative than a mere book of photographs.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Jane McGary [Editor], BULBS OF NORTH AMERICA.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000)  251 pp., index, appendices, hardiness map, ill. with color photos.  Written by a number of experts, this is the first comprehensive work on native American bulbs and their use in gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jane McGary [Editor], ROCK GARDEN PLANTS OF NORTH AMERICA: An Anthology from the Bulletin of the North American Rock Garden Society.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1996)  459 pp., index, bibliography for each article, biographical sketches of the widely acknowledged contributors.  ill. with excellent color photos and b&w botanical line drawings.  Organized by region, this useful work covers both rock garden plants in the wild and their cultivation.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Frederick McGourty, THE PERENNIAL GARDENER.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989)  250 pp., index, ill. with color photos and border plans.  an interesting and highly readable work written for the American gardener by an accomplished nurseryman.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Frederick McGourty, THE PERENNIAL GARDENER.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989)  250 pp., index, ill. with color photos and border plans.  an interesting and highly readable work written for the American gardener by an accomplished nurseryman. inscribed by the author, very good copy in d.j.  $10

Suzanne McIntire, AN AMERICAN CUTTING GARDEN: A Primer for Growing Cut Flowers Where Summers are Not and Winters are Cold.  (Charlottesville, VA; University of Virginia Press, 2002)  284 pp., indices, appendices.  The best work on the subject to date covering many plants not widely known for their use as cut flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Jim McIntyre, THE STORY OF THE ROSE.  (London: Ward Lock, 1970)  160 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos; a unique and scarce work covering aspects such as culture, naming and uses of roses from a fresh historical perspective. very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Susan McKelvey, THE LILAC: A Monograph.  (NY: Macmillan, 1928)  581 pp., quarto, 172 ills. & 4 color charts in pocket, index;  One of the most definitive monographs ever written on a genus of plants.  bookplate, a little cover fading and wear at the top of the b.s., o/w a very good, tight ex-library copy with the usual markings in original dark green cloth binding.  $50

Edwin Menninger, FANTASTIC TREES: Marvels & Monstrosities of the Arboreal World.  (NY: Viking, 1967)  304 pp., index, notes, bibliography, ill. with many b&w photos.  a truly fascinating work covering a wide variety of interesting trees from across the globe.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $2

Lewis Meredith, ROCK GARDENS: How to Make and Maintain Them.  (London: Williams and Norgate, 1914)  2nd edition (the first was 1910)  390 pp.+ pp. of advertisements, index, plant lists, ill. with b&w photos and a few sketches.  A useful older work in particular in the design of natural rock gardens.  minor edge wear, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in original green cloth.  $10

Ted Jordan Meredith, BAMBOO FOR GARDENS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2001)  large format octavo, 406 pp., index, glossary, well ill. with color photos.  More useful than many other works on bamboos because it is filled with cultural information and describes uses in gardens in much detail.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Lawrie Metcalf, THE CULTIVATION OF NEW ZEALAND PLANTS.  (Auckland: Godwit Press, 1993)  quarto, 260 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, maps on end-papers, ill. with color photos and b&w botanical line drawings.  the definitive scarce work on the subject, filled with useful information on cultivation.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Mary Meyer, ORNAMENTAL GRASSES.  (NY: Scribners, 1973)  136 pp., index, ill. with drawings, color & b&w photos; one of the few good recent works for American gardeners.  minor wear to bottom edge of rear cover, o/w a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Bebe Miles, WILDFLOWER PERENNIALS FOR YOUR GARDEN.  (NY: Hawthorn, 1976)  ill. with excellent drawings of Peter Loewer; 294 pp., index, bibliography, appendix;  covers 100 of the best herbaceous native perennials grouped by sun or shade, wet or dry situation, or in other words, how one would choose them for their garden, making this one of the better recent works.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Wilhelm Miller, WHAT ENGLAND CAN TEACH US ABOUT GARDENING.  (Garden City: Doubleday, 1911)  quarto, 359 pp., t.e.g., index, 8 color and 112 b&w plates; pictorial illustration on the cover.  an important work showing American gardeners how to use the wealth of information in English garden literature; two small faint spots on front cover, end-papers mildly foxed, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in decorative green cloth binding of a work rarely seen in fine condition.  $25

Charles F. Millspaugh, AMERICAN MEDICINAL PLANTS: An Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to Plants Indigenous to and Naturalized in the United States Which are Used in Medicine.  (NY: Dover Publications, 1974 [1892])  806 pp., indices, appendices, ill. (in monochrome) with plates from the original 2-volume edition.  A quality hardcover reprint of the most important compendium on the subject issued at that time.  very good copy in d.j.  $35

Henry Mitchell, THE ESSENTIAL EARTHMAN: Henry Mitchell on Gardening.  (Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1981)  244 pp., ill. with woodcuts by Robert Borja.  The author's first book of highly readable and informative essays, becoming rather scarce.  very good copy in slightly sunned (as usual) d.j.  $10

Henry Mitchell, HENRY MITCHELL ON GARDENING.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998)  243 pp., intro. by Allen Lacy.  ill. with engraved chapter heads.  A new collection of highly readable essays.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Henry Mitchell, ONE MAN'S GARDEN.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992)  260 pp., index; a highly readable series of essays by the garden columnist for the Washington Post.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Edwin Molyneux, CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND THEIR CULTURE, A Practical Treatise . . .  .   (London: Fleet Street, &c and the author, 1886)  first edition.  116 pp. plus pages of interesting illustrated horticultural advertisements.  ill. with an engraved frontis and a few line drawings in the text.  a very influential early work on the subject.  neat pencil annotations, covers darkened and pages loosening, o/w a good+ copy in brown cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $5

Raymond J. Morgan, IMPATIENS: The Vibrant World of Busy Lizzies, Balsams, and Touch-Me-Nots.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2007)  219 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with excellent color photos taken in the wild and in cultivation.  The first detailed work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Kathleen Mullen & Richard Broder & Will Beittel, TREES OF SANTA BARBARA.  (Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1964)  248 pp., indices, ill. with color and b&w photos and monochrome line drawings.  A substantial work covering trees cultivated in this climate.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Graham Nicholls, DWARF CAMPANULAS AND ASSOCIATED GENERA.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  272 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos.  a noteworthy work covering dwarf plants in detail and including choice related plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Beverly Nichols, GARDEN OPEN TODAY.  (NY: Dutton, 1963)  1st American edition.  252 pp., drawings by Wm. McLaren;  one of the highly readable non-fiction work by Nichols.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Beverly Nichols, GARDEN OPEN TODAY.  (London: Jonathan Cape, 1964)  1st printing of 1st edition.  252 pp., drawings by Wm. McLaren;  one of the highly readable non-fiction work by Nichols.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Beverly Nichols, GARDEN OPEN TOMORROW.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2002)  new edition, with a prologue by Bryan Connon and a b&w frontis photo showing the author.  275 pp., ill. with charming b&w line drawings by Wm. McLaren;  one of the highly readable non-fiction work by Nichols.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Clive Nichols, PHOTOGRAPHING PLANTS AND GARDENS.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1994)  quarto, 160 pp., decorative end-papers, ill. with excellent color photos.  published in association wit the Royal Horticultural Society, this uncommon work is the best and most attractive work on the subject to date.  top corners a little bumped, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Gay Nightingale, GROWING CYCLAMEN.  (London: Croom Helm, 1984 [1982])  148 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with color photos and with line drawings.  The best monograph on he subject to date, covering both outdoor and indoor culture, and now rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

A[lexander] Niklitschek, WATER LILIES AND WATER PLANTS.  (NY: Scribners, 1933)  large format octavo, from English sheets, 135 pp,, index, ill. with b&w photos and a few drawings.  a popular work of its era by an Austrian expert that has become fairly scarce.  owner's name, end-papers and fore-edge foxed, o/w a very good copy in soiled, worn, but very uncommon d.j.  $5

Robert Nold, PENSTEMONS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1999)  Foreword by Panaykoti Kelaidis.  307 pp., index, extensive bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos, color botanical paintings by Cindy Nelson-Nold and b&w line drawings.  The long-awaited, only detailed monograph on the genus to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Felicity North, GARDENING IN A COLD CLIMATE.  (London: Collingridge, 1967)  189 pp., index, extensive plant lists, ill. with b&w photos.  Unlike most books on this subject, this one exclusively covers ornamentals, including a wide variety of plants, in great detail.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Josephine Nuese, THE COUNTRY GARDEN.  (NY: Scribners, 1970)  original hard cover edition.  256 pp., ill., index,; extremely well written work by a famous gardener from Cornwall, CT.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

G[ertrude] Clarke Nuttall, BEAUTIFUL FLOWERING SHRUBS.  (London: Cassell, 1938)  revised edition, updated by Roland Luff.  260 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  an attractive work providing a great deal of information on a variety of interesting shrubs; neat owner's name and ink stamp, minor cover discoloration and corner bumping, o/w a very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $5

Neil Odenwald & Charles Fryling & Thomas Pope, PLANTS FOR AMERICAN LANDSCAPES.  (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996)  quarto, 266 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary, well ill. with color photos of plants showing their uses in the garden.  The latest, and one of the best works selecting the best and most interesting garden plants.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

John Organ, GOURDS: Decorative and Edible, for Garden, Craftwork and Table.  (Boston: Charles Branford, 1963)  from English sheets.  189 pp., ill. with b&w photos and line drawings.  A still dependable and rather scarce work that is one of the few monographs on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Mirabel Osler, A BREATH FROM ELSEWHERE: Musings on Gardens.  (NY: Arcade Publications, 1998)  218 pp., index.  a highly readable sequel to the author's modern classic, A Gentle Plea of Chaos.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Carole Ottensen, ORNAMENTAL GRASSES: The Amber Wave.  (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1989)  320 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos.  an excellent and surprisingly uncommon work written for American gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Victoria Padilla, BROMELIADS.  (NY: Crown Publishers, 1973)  Introduction by George Kalmbacher.  quarto, 134 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with many color and b&w photos.  a non-technical basic work but still very useful because it contains much descriptive and cultural information.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Martin Page, THE PLANTFINDER'S GUIDE TO PEONIES.  (Portland/Newton Abbot: Timber Press/David & Charles, 1997)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, appendices, ill. with fine color photos (in the garden and floral details).  A very useful work covering a wide selection of peonies, both species and hybrids that are the best garden plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Russell Page, THE EDUCATION OF A GARDENER.  (NY: Random House, 1983 [1962])  reprint edition. 382 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  a modern classic, written in Page's unique, idiosyncratic style and based on his year of experience as a garden designer.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Gilian Painter & Elaine Power, A GARDEN OF OLD FASHIONED AND UNUSUAL HERBS.  (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982)  large format octavo, 271 pp., decorative end-papers, index, glossary, bibliography, ill. with attractive color watercolors by Elaine Power.  a scarce and uncommonly interesting and attractive work of herbs from all over the world.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in attractive d.j.  $10

B.P. Pal & S. Krishnamurthi, FLOWERING SHRUBS.  (New Delhi: Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1967)  Foreword by M.S. Randhawa.  155 pp., index, plant list, ill. with color photos.  A very scarce work covering shrubs useful for gardens in Indian and similar climates including Indian natives.  wrinkling of cloth on rear cover, o/w a very good copy in light brown cloth binding.  $5

Emily Parcher, SHADY GARDENS.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1955)  282 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  A reliable older work on the subject.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Eric Parker, THE GARDENER'S ENGLAND.  (Philadelphia: Lippincott, n.d. [1936])  245+ pp.  Vol. II of a series called The English Scene.  Of the many works on the subject, many profusely illustrated and better known, few compare with this modest work in capturing the essential qualities of English gardening.  neat owner's name and ink stamp, o/w a very good copy in original linen boards (with some foxing) with a cloth b.s., in uncommon worn, darkened d.j., and correspondence from the publisher included.  $5

Jill Parker, THE PUREST OF PLEASURES: The Creation of a Romantic Garden.  (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988)  192 pp., index, ill. with photos and drawings of the garden she created between 1973 and 1988; a finely written account.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Allen Paterson, HERBS IN THE GARDEN.  (London: Dent, 1985)  370 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, glossary, planting charts, well ill, with color photos and b&w line drawings.  An excellent and quite thorough recent work, the author drawing on his experience in both Canada and the United Kingdom.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

C[ompton] E[dwin] Pearson, HERBACEOUS PLANTS.  (London: Ward Lock & Co., 1965)  large format octavo, 144 pp., index, useful plants lists, ill. with color photos.  a scarce and quite useful work on the herbaceous border.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

John Peat & Ted Petit, THE DAYLILY: A Guide for Gardeners.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  With a chapter on landscaping with daylilies by Melaie Vassallo.  large format octavo, index, lists of sources and plant societies, ill. with color photos, particularly of the amazing recent hybrids.  An interesting guide devoted to selecting and using modern daylilies.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roy & Kenneth Pedley, COLEUS: a Guide to Identification and Cultivation.  (London: Garden Book Club, 1977 [1974])  116 pp., index, ill. with excellent color photos and b&w line drawings.  virtually identical to the standard trade edition, an important monograph, the only one the genus.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Eleanor Perenyi, GREEN THOUGHTS: A Writer in the Garden.  (NY: Random House, 1981)  289 pp., index, a popular recent work, and one of the most readable general works produced in recent years by an American author.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Bob Perry, LANDSCAPE PLANTS FOR WESTERN REGIONS: An Illustrated Guide to Plants for Wildlife Conservation.  (Claremont, CA: Land Design Publishing, 1994 [1992])  folio, 318 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with more than 1,100 color photos (showing plant forms and details).  An indispensable and scarce reference work covering more than 650 trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials and vines.  very good copy in d.j.  $35

Frances Perry, COMPLETE GUIDE TO HARDY PERENNIALS.  (Boston: Charles Brandford, 1958)  288 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with color photos and b&w photos and paintings.  a useful comprehensive guide to herbaceous perennials, which has not become outdated.  very good copy in well worn d.j.  $5

Frances Perry, SHRUBS & TREES FOR THE SMALLER GARDEN.  (London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1961)  171 pp., plant list, ill. in color & b&w with photos and line drawings; a still very useful and uncommon work presenting an outstanding selection of plants.  very good copy in worn (but very attractive) d.j.  $10

Frances Perry, THE GARDEN POOL.  (South Brunswick, NJ: Great Albion Books, 1972 [1951])  144 pp., index, appendix, ill. with b&w photos and a color photo frontis.  a rather scarce and still very useful work on pools for small and moderate sized gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Frances Perry [etal.], WATERLILIES AND OTHER AQUATIC PLANTS.  (NY: Holt, 1989)  large format, 160 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with 100 color photos; a useful modern work for use by American or British gardeners.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Amos Pettingill [William B. Harris etal.], THE WHITE-FLOWER-FARM GARDEN BOOK.  (Litchfield, CT: White Flower Farm, 1995 [1970])  oblong format, 372 pp., ill. with photos & b&w sketches by Nils Hogner, index;  a useful reference work on hardy herbaceous plants and selected shrubs and bulbs for use in American gardens, including much valuable updated information.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Ted L. Petit & John P. Peat, THE COLOR ENCYLCOPEDIA OF DAYLILIES.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000)  quarto, 296 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, ill. with color photos of 2000 daylilies.  An excellent work for identification and selection for gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

G[eorge] A.R. Phillips, ARISTOCRATS OF THE FLOWER BORDER.  (London: Country Life, 1948 [1934])  revised ed., 196 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and border plans; emphasizes the finest perennials for garden effect, those which are showy and often unusual and which stand out in the garden.  a near fine copy in olive-green cloth binding.  $10

Harry Phillips, GROWING AND PROPAGATING WILD FLOWERS.  (Chapel Hill, NC:University of North Carolina Press, 1985)  large format octavo, 331 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos and very attractive and useful line drawings.  the best book to date on wild flower propagation.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix, PERENNIALS.  (London: Pan Books, 1991)  quarto, pictorial boards, 2 volumes (covering early and later perennials), 240, 252 pp., indices, each ill. with over 1,250 color photos.  a wonderfully illustrated encyclopedia of perennials, arranged by genus.  very good copies in d.j.s.  $25

Sue Phillips, THE CONTAINER GARDENING ENCYCLOPEDIA.  (Goldaming, UK: CLB International, 1998)  square quarto, 348 pp., index, ill. with thousands of color photos.  of the many works on container gardening, this contains by far the most practical information.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

James Phipps [with Robert J. O'Kennon & Ron W. Lance], HAWTHORNS AND MEDLARS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003)  A Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector's Guide.  139 pp., large format octavo, index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w drawings.  The first monograph on the subject and covering these botanically confusing trees and shrubs in detail, and covering their ornamental, commercial, and medicinal uses.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Paul Picton, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING ASTERS.  (Newton Abbot/Portland: David & Charles/Timber Press, 1999)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos.  The first modern monograph, covering both species and cultivated asters.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Suzanne Warner Pierot, WHAT CAN I GROW IN THE SHADE.  (NY: Liveright, 1977)  large format octavo, 221 pp., index, 5 appendices, well ill. with b&w photos.  Despite its prosaic title, which reminds one of the many worthless beginner's gardening books that have been published, this is an uncommon and excellent work for the American gardener, covering unusual as well as better known shade plants.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

James & Patricia Pieterpaolo, CARNIVOROUS PLANTS OF THE WORLD.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1986)  quarto, 206 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos, maps & excellent botanical drawings in the text.  The best work on the subject in the detailed cultural and propagation information it provides.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Kevin Pratt & Michael Jefferson-Brown, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING FRITILLARIES.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1997)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos and b&w botanical line drawings.  The most recent work and the best on this fascinating genus of bulbous plants.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Merritt B. Pratt, SHADE AND ORNAMENTAL TREES OF CALIFORNIA.  (Sacramento: California Board of Forestry, 1921)  quarto, 132 pp., index, ill. with many b&w photos taken in park and garden settings.  An important work it its era with considerable information on trees and their uses.  first few leaves foxed, b.s. worn a little at top and bottom, covers darkened, o/w a very good copy in gray decorative cloth binding.  $10

W[illiam] H[ugh] A[rthur] Preece, NORTH AMERICAN ROCK PLANTS: First Series.  (NY: Macmillan, 1937)  [no other series were issued]  204 pp., b&w photos, index, decorative cover; an important and scarce work on choice American (primarily Western alpine) natives.  end papers darkened (as usual), o/w a very good copy in torn (but very uncommon) d.j.  $15

Noel Procter, CLIMBING AND SCREENING PLANTS.  (London: Faber, 1983 [1973])  revised edition. 232 pp.  index, appendix, well ill. with b&w and color photos; the most comprehensive work on the subject to date.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Noel Procter, CLIMBING AND SCREENING PLANTS.  (London: Faber, 1973)  325 pp., index, appendix, well ill. with b&w photos; the most comprehensive work on the subject to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Rob Proctor, NATURALIZING BULBS.  (NY: Holt, 1997)  square large format octavo, 241 pp., index, bibliography, tables of plants, list of sources, ill. with color photos.  The only available work to cover this subject in detail.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

H.W. Pugsley, A MONOGRAPH OF NARCISSUS, SUBGENUS AJAX.  (London: Royal Horticultural Society, 1933)  95 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos and line drawings.  An important and very scarce monograph, reprinted from the RHS Journal, Vol. LVIII, part 1.  a little wear at top and bottom on spine, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in prefect bound printed wraps.  $15

Harry Randall and Alan Wren, GROWING CHRYSANTHEMUMS.  (London/Portland: Croom Helm/Timber Press, 1983)  168 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, appendices, ill. with monochrome technical line drawings & color photos.  One of the new significant recent works covering chrysanthemum culture and uses in gardens, and rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Harry Randall, IRISES.  (NY: Taplinger, 1969)  176 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with color and photos and line drawings; an excellent comprehensive modern monograph.  very good copy in sunned d.j.  $10

Werner Rauh, BROMELIADS: For House, Garden and Greenhouse.  (Poole, UK: Blandford Press, 1979)  431 pp., index, bibliography, profusely ill. with color and b&w photos and botanically accurate line drawings.  Both scholarly and practical, this scarce work constitutes the best book on bromeliads issued to date.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $35

John Raven, A BOTANIST'S GARDEN.  (London: Collins, 1971)  271 pp., color & b&w ills., indexes;  covers interesting plants in all genera, differentiated by whether they prefer acidic or alkaline soils.  The original edition of an uncommonly fine work on hardy plants, which has become rather scarce.  a very good copy in torn, soiled d.j.  $10

John Raven, A BOTANIST'S GARDEN.  (Swavesy, UK: Silent Books, 1992)  with a new introduction by R.W. David.  224 pp., garden maps, indexes;  covers interesting plants in all genera, differentiated by whether they prefer acidic or alkaline soils.  An uncommonly fine work on hardy plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Veronica Read, HIPPEASTRUM: The Gardener's Amaryllis.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  A Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector's Guide.  296 pp., large format octavo, index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and reproductions of old color plates.  The most complete and up-to-date guide to date with considerable information on cultivation, propagation, and hybridization.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christine Recht & Max Wetterwald, BAMBOOS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1995 [1992])  translated by Martin Walters.  large format octavo, 128 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with 68 color photos and b&w photos and line drawings.  A an excellent overall guide stressing the best bamboos to use in gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Rayford Clayton Reddell, FULL BLOOM: Thoughts From an Opinionated Gardener.  (NY: Harmony Books, 1996)  small format octavo, 276 pp., ill. with drawings in the text by Lourdes Livingston.  Highly readable essays on various aspects of gardening by a noted rosarian.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Lee Reich, A NORTHEAST GARDENER'S YEAR.  (Reading, Ma.: Addison-Wesley, 1992)  262 pp., index, ill. with a line drawings in text.  a highly readable seasonal guide to gardening in our region of the United States.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Graham Rice & Elizabeth Strangman, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING HELLEBORES.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1996 [1993])  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, list of sources, ill. with color photos, b&w drawings and maps.  a fine modern monograph on all aspects of the genus in cultivation.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Graham Rice, A HANDBOOK OF ANNUALS AND BEDDING PLANTS.  (London/Portland: Croom Helm/Timber Press, 1986)  272 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos.  a thorough and comprehensive recent work.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Graham Rice, PLANTS FOR PROBLEM PLACES.  (London/Portland: Christopher Helm/Timber Press, 1988)  184 pp., index, hardiness maps, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w line drawings by David Henderson.  A very useful work presenting creative solutions to maintaining gardens in a number of troubling areas, along with information on selected plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Richards, PRIMULA.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1993)  quarto,. 299 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with b&w and color photos, line drawings and 116 color plates from the paintings of Brigid Edwards.  The fullest account of the genus published to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Robert Lee Riffle, THE TROPICAL LOOK: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1999 [1998])  quarto, 428 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, plant tables, ill. with 400 color photos and also botanical line drawings and American and European hardiness maps.  A thorough and comprehensive work intended to provide information on bold plants of "tropical" appearance that can be grown in warm subtropical climates as cold as zone 8.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Martin Rikard, THE PLANTFINDER'S GUIDE TO GARDEN FERNS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, appendices, ill. with fine color photos (taken in the garden and the wild.  A very useful work covering a wide selection of tender and hardy ferns.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Martyn Rix, GROWING BULBS.  (London/Portland: Croom Helm/Timber Press, 1983)  209 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, appendices, ill. with monochrome line drawings & color photos.  One of the better and scarcer works covering bulb culture and uses in gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Martyn Rix, SUBTROPICAL AND DRY CLIMATE PLANTS: The Definitive Practical Guide.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  quarto, 254 pp., index, appendices.  ill. with excellent color photos.  Finally a work listing the best plants in a Mediterranean type climate.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Leonard Robbins, CURE IT WITH A GARDEN.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1933)  174 pp. one of the scarcest of the conversational works on various aspects of gardening issued in this era, who had previously contributed these chapters to the New York Times Saturday Magazine.  neat owner's name and ink stamp of A.H. Herrick, Associate Editor of the Garden Digest, o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Edith Roberts & Elsa Rehmann,  AMERICAN PLANTS FOR AMERICAN GARDENS: Plant Ecology‑‑The Study of Plants in Relation to their Environment.  (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996 [1939])  Introduction by Darrel G. Morrison.  145 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos; Intended for those wishing to create gardens using native plants, this work describes specific ecosystems of northern/eastern North America in detail (e.g., "the open field," "the hemlock ravine, "the oak woods") listing native plants typically found there; a unique and revolutionary approach to wild gardening.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

William Robinson, ALPINE FLOWERS FOR GARDENS: Rock, Wall, Marsh Plants & Mountain Shrubs.  (London: Murray, 1910)  4th edition.  t.e.g., 344 pp.; index, well ill. from the engravings of Alfred Parsons.  pencil name and neat ink stamp of owner, Anthony Huxley.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good, clean copy in original dark blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $25

William Robinson, ALPINE FLOWERS FOR GARDENS: Rock, Wall, Marsh Plants & Mountain Shrubs.  (London: Murray, 1903)  3rd edition.  t.e.g., 344 pp.; index, well ill. from the engravings of Alfred Parsons.  end-papers darkened, minor wear top of b.s., minor foxing, o/w a very good, clean copy in original dark blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $15

William Robinson, ALPINE FLOWERS FOR GARDENS: Rock, Wall, Marsh Plants & Mountain Shrubs.  (London: Murray, 1903)  3rd edition.  t.e.g., 344 pp.; index, well ill. from the engravings of Alfred Parsons.  end-papers slightly darkened, o/w a clean copy in original dark blue cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $25

William Robinson, THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN.  (London: Murray, 1956)  16th edition, revised by Roy Hay.  723 pp., profusely ill.  The classic exhaustive work on herbaceous plants; this is the most desirable edition because of the updated contents.  owner's name (appearing twice), minor rear cover spotting, but o/w very good, clean tight copy in blue cloth binding.  $20

William Robinson, THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN.  (NY: Sagapress, 1995 [1984])  reprint of the 15th edition of 1933.  With a new Foreword by Henry Mitchell and new Introduction by Deborah Nevins.  XL, 720 pp., index, ill. with line drawings and rotogravure plates as in the original, and attractive end-papers from a  William Morris design.  A quality reprint edition of the classic exhaustive work on herbaceous plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

William Robinson, THE WILD GARDEN or the Naturalization and Natural Grouping of Hardy Exotic Plants with a Chapter on the Garden of British Wild Flowers.  (London: John Murray, 1903 [1871])  Fifth Edition.  304 pp., index, ill. with the delightful engravings of Alfred Parsons.  a classic work espousing the use of native plants and creating natural gardens.  some foxing towards extremities, neat owner's name on half-title, o/w a very good, clean tight copy in dark blue cloth binding with gilt decoration, well preserved.  $35

Barbara Rogers, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EVERLASTINGS: The Complete Guide to Growing, Preserving & Arranging Dried Flowers.  (NY: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1988)  191 pp., index, appendix, attractive color illustrations.  a good basic work.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

David & Connie Rogers, WOODY ORNAMENTAL PLANTS FOR DEEP SOUTH GARDENS.  (Pensacola: University of West Florida Press, 1991)  296 pp., indices, bibliography, ill. with black-and-white photos and excellent line drawings.  A little seen and very useful work for Zone 8 climates.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Eleanor Rohde, GARDENS OF DELIGHT, Throughout the Year.  (Boston: Cushman, Hale & Flint, 1936 [1934])  2nd printing. 308 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos;  a wonderfully written work on a seasonal approach to gardening, covering many interesting plants.  covered somewhat darkened, end-papers darkened, o/w a copy in light brown cloth binding.  $10

Eleanor Rohde, THE SCENTED GARDEN.  (Boston: Cushman, Hale & Flint, n.d. [1932])  4th printing, from English sheets. red cloth binding, 312 pp., index; list of plants;  a thorough and well written work;  very good clean, tight copy in well worn, tape repaired d.j.  $15

Lanning Roper, ON GARDENS AND GARDENING.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1969)  quarto, 240 pp., well ill., index;  a book filed with creative gardening ideas, this was published in England under the title The Sunday Times Gardening Book  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Lanning Roper, SUCCESSFUL TOWN GARDENING.  (London: Country Life, 1957)  183 pp., index, p l ant l ists, i l l . with b&w photos; in an attractive and we l l preserved d.j. with a co l or reproduction of a painting by the author's wife.  An important and very scarce work, significant in the inspiration it contained for many urban gardeners of the era.  a very good copy in very attractive d.j. from a painting by his wife, garden designer, Primrose Roper.  $20

Graham Rose, THE LOW MAINTENANCE GARDEN.  (NY: Viking 1993)  square format, 168 pp., index, appendix, well ill. with color photos, drawings and plans.  Published in cooperation with the New York Botanical Garden's Institute of Urban Horticulture, this useful work covers both techniques and specific plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Peter Rose, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO IVIES.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1996)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, well ill. with color photos.  A substantive revision of his 1981 monograph, the best since Shirley Hibberd's Victorian work, covering history, botany, nomenclature and cultivation of ivies.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Lester Rowntree, HARDY CALIFORNIANS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1936)  255 pp.,index, ill. with b&w photos, maps on end-papers.  a scarce and very detailed definitive work on native herbaceous and bulbous plants that has not become superseded or dated.  a very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $15

Lester Rowntree, HARDY CALIFORNIANS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1936)  255 pp.,index, ill. with b&w photos, maps on end-papers.  a scarce and very detailed definitive work on native herbaceous and bulbous plants that has not become superseded or dated.  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $20

Janis Ruksans, BURIED TREASURES: Finding and Growing the World's Choicest Bulbs.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007)  quarto, 384 pp., index, bibliography, map, ill. with wonderful color photos taken in the wild and in his nursery in Latvia.  A modern-day plant hunter has scoured Eurasia and studied all sorts of habitats.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Vita Sackville-West, A JOY OF GARDENING.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1958)  book club edition.  210 pp.; a selection of her writings for American gardeners, edited by Hermine I. Popper.  very good copy in d.j.  $7

Vita Sackville-West, A JOY OF GARDENING.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1976)  standard trade edition.  210 pp.; a selection of her writings for American gardeners, edited by Hermine I. Popper.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Kay Sanecki, THE FRAGRANT GARDEN.  (London: Batsford, 1991)  large format octavo, 166 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color & b&w photos and line drawings by Rosemary Wise.  a well-designed, comprehensive, and surprisingly scarce work on all phases of the subject.  very good copy in very attractive d.j.  $10

Stephen Scanniello & Tania Bayard, CLIMBING ROSES.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1994)  large format octavo, 262 pp., index, extensive bibliography, notes, well ill. with color photos.  The best modern work on climbing roses, with excellent scholarly yet readable material on their origin and development, that is now fairly scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Stephen Scanniello & Tania Bayard, CLIMBING ROSES.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1994)  large format octavo, 262 pp., index, extensive bibliography, notes, well ill. with color photos.  The best modern work on climbing roses, with excellent scholarly yet readable material on their origin and development, that is now fairly scarce.  very good copy in d.j., nicely insribed by Mr. Scanniello.  $15

Stephen Scanniello & Tania Bayard, ROSES OF AMERICA: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Guide to Our National Flower.  (NY: Henry Holt/Donald Hutter, 1990)  small folio, 224 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, list of gardens, maps, charts; ill. with color and b&w photos by Albert Squillace.  a very attractive work intended to cover roses in America, past and present, and American rose gardens, both established public gardens and advice on home rose gardening.  very good in d.j.  $5

Paul Schauenberg, THE BULB BOOK.  (London: Warne, 1965)  292 pp., index, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings in the text.  a good comprehensive work by a Swiss expert.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Donald Schnell, CARNIVOROUS PLANTS of the United States and Canada.  (Winston-Salem, N.C.: Blair, 1976)  large format, 117 pp., bibliography, glossary, well ill. with color photos & maps; an excellent work with useful cultural as well as descriptive information.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Prof. Dr. G[ustav] Schwantes, THE CULTIVATION OF THE MESEMBRYANTHEMACEAE.  (London: Blandford Press, n.d [1954])  Edited by E.W. Shurley.  88 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  an important and very scarce early monograph on the subject.  some wrinkling and soiling of a few leaves, o/w a very good copy in attractive pictorial d.j. with mounted color photograph.  $15

Randall Schwartz, CARNIVOROUS PLANTS.  (NY: Praeger, 1974)  Edited by Deborah Leavy.  128 pp., bibliography, appendices. ill. with interesting b&w photos and line drawings.  an uncommon and offbeat work containing both botanical information and interesting folklore on a wide variety of plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

George Schmid, AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHADE PERENNIALS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002)  Foreword by Allan Armitage.  quarto, 374 pp., index, appendices, ill. with more than 500 color photos. covering more than 7,000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, this is the best work on the subject to date, by the author of the definitive work on hostas.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

W[olfram] George Schmid, THE GENUS HOSTA.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1993 [1991])  quarto, 428 pp., indices, notes, appendices, extensive bibliography; ill. with over 200 photos (color and b&w) as well as with maps, charts & drawings.  The definitive work on the genus, and beside being taxonomically invaluable, it contains useful chapters on history, cultivation and uses in the landscape.  bookplate, o/w a v.g. copy in slightly worn d.j.  $20

Alastair Scott, A PLEASURE IN SCOTTISH TREES.  (London: Mainstream, 2002)  202 pp., bibliography, list of sources, ill. with excellent color photos and b&w drawings.  An excellent work covering native and introduced trees both on Scottish woodlands and garden settings.  fine copy in pictorial boards.  $10

Anne Scott-James, DOWN TO EARTH.  (London: Bloomsbury, 1996 [1971])  196 pp., index, ill. with a few witty drawings by Osbert Lancaster.  a quality reprint edition of a scarce classic on various aspects of gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Anne Scott-James, GARDENING LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER, With Some Replies by Clare Hastings.  (NY: St. Martins Press, 1990)  184 pp., index, ill. with drawings in the text by Virginia Powell.  An uncommon work containing informative, instructive, yet personal letters from the renowned author about her garden in Berkshire, UK.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Anne Scott-James, GARDENING LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER, With Some Replies by Clare Hastings.  (London: Michael-Joseph, 1995 [1990])  184 pp., index, ill. with drawings in the text by Virginia Powell.  An uncommon work containing informative, instructive, yet personal letters from the renowned author about her garden in Berkshire, UK.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Anne Scott-James, PERFECT PLANT, PERFECT GARDEN: The 200 Most Rewarding Plants for Every Garden.  (NY: Summit Books, 1988)  square quarto, 160 pp., index.  ill. with color photos and b&w botanical drawings in the text.  An excellent and rather scarce work selecting interesting and dependable garden plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Jerry Sedenko, THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN: Creating Beautiful Gardens to Attract Butterflies.(NY: Villiard Books, 1991)  Foreword by Beth Callaway.  square format, 144 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos.  Good coverage for American gardeners of specific plants which attract specific species.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Elisabeth Sheldon, A PROPER GARDEN: On Perennials in the Border.  Foreword by Allen Paterson.  (Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 1989)  224 pp., index, ill. with line drawings and a few color photos by the author.  a highly readable and uncommon work on interesting perennials for American gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Elisabeth Sheldon, THE FLAMBOYANT GARDEN.  (NY: Holt, 1997)  square format, 159 pp., index, appendix, ill. with striking color photos by Dency Kane.  a new work on uses of brightly colored flowers and foliage plants, in striking contrast to the use of color by Gertrude Jekyll, Louise Shelton, Margaret Waterfield and others of the colour schemes philosophy of gardening.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Elisabeth Sheldon, TIME AND THE GARDENER: Writings on a Lifelong Passion.  (Boston: Beacon Press, 2003)  276 pp., index, a wonderful series of essays on interesting plants, garden types, and garden history.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Alan Shellard, GERANIUMS FOR HOME & GARDEN.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1985 [1981])  232 pp., index, ill. with color and b&w photos & line drawings.  a decent and uncommon recent comprehensive work.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Louise Shelton, CONTINUOUS BLOOM IN AMERICA.  (NY: Scribners, 1921 [1915])  attractive decorative cloth binding, 145 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos, also charts of garden plans and drawings; advocating the tasteful use of both annuals and perennials in designing and planting colorful borders, Shelton adapted the principles of Gertrude Jekyll for American gardener.  minor wear and fading of decoration on b.s. (only) beginning, o/w a very good clean, tight copy in light green decorative cloth binding.  $15

Louise Shelton, CONTINUOUS BLOOM IN AMERICA.  (NY: Scribners, 1916 [1915])  attractive decorative cloth binding, 145 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos, also charts of garden plans and drawings; advocating the tasteful use of both annuals and perennials in designing and planting colorful borders, Shelton adapted the principles of Gertrude Jekyll for American gardener.  a little foxing and minor fading of decoration on covers, o/w a very good clean, tight copy in green tricolor cloth binding.  $15

Louise Shelton, CONTINUOUS BLOOM IN AMERICA.  (NY: Scribners, 1924 [1915])  attractive decorative cloth binding, 145 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos, also charts of garden plans and drawings; advocating the tasteful use of both annuals and perennials in designing and planting colorful borders, Shelton adapted the principles of Gertrude Jekyll for American gardener.  end-papers darkened, minor fading of decoration on b.s. (only) beginning, o/w a very good clean, tight copy in light green decorative cloth binding.  $15

Adelma Simmons, HERB GARDENING IN FIVE SEASONS.   (Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1964)  book club edition.  353 pp., index, appendices, ill. with drawings by Kathleen Bourke and garden plans.  a useful recent work for American gardeners, with special emphasis on mints, thymes, scented geraniums, artemesias and fragrant plants.  inscribed by the author, very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Adelma Simmons, THE SILVER GARDEN: Silver Plants and Silver Gardens.  (Coventry, CT: Caprilands Herb Farm, n.d. [1970])  104 pp., ill. with b&w photos and drawings by Joan Simmons.  a very useful and uncommon guide to gray and silver plants, one of the few on the subject.  very good copy in original stapled wraps.  $1

John Simmons, MANAGING THE WET GARDEN: Plants that Flourish in Problem Places.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2008)  large format octavo, 310 pp., index, bibliography, hardiness map, ill. with color photos.  An excellent work on plants that thrive in these difficult situations.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Wayne Sinclair & Harold Lyon & Warren Johnson, DISEASES OF TREES AND SHRUBS.  (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987)  quarto, 574 pp., index, glossary, extensive bibliography, ill. with 247 color plates containing 1700 illustrations.  The most complete work on the subject to date, covering 350 biological agents and environmental factors affecting 250 plants.  a very good copy in d.j.  $35

Archie Skinner & David Arscott, THE STREAM GARDEN: Create Your Own Natural-Looking Water Feature.  (London: Ward Lock, 1994)  large format octavo, 128 pp., index, appendix, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  A very useful work intended for the gardener interested in creating a small artificial stream on a relatively small piece of property.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

George Slate, LILIES FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Scribners, 1947 [1939])  258 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and line drawings; a standard work describing varieties and species (particularly American species) hardy in American gardens.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Perry D. Slocum & Peter Robinson [with Frances Perry], WATER GARDENING: Water Lilies and Lotuses.  (Portland, OR: Timber  Press, 1996)  quarto, 332 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  The best modern work on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

David Small & Ella May T. Wulff, GARDENING WITH HARDY HEATHERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2008)  large format octavo, 296 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with excellent color photos.  The most recent and up-t-date guide on the subject of heather cultivation in detail.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

G[eorge] F. Smith & D[uncan] B. Lowe, ANDROSACES.  (St. Johns, U.K.: Alpine Garden Society, 1977)  139 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with b&w photos, line drawings and numerous small maps.  the only monograph on the subject, and now rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

G[eorge] Smith & B[rian] Burrow & D[uncan] Lowe, PRIMULAS OF EUROPE & AMERICA.  (St. John's, U.K.: Alpine Garden Society, 1984)  251 pp., index, appendices; ill. with line drawings & maps, & with color photos.  a valuable for its botanical and cultural information combined.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

J. Robert & Beatrice S. Smith, THE PRAIRIE GARDEN: 70 Native Plants Your Can Grown in Town and Country.  (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1980)  219 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, prairie location map, ill. with color photos and b&w drawings.  This uncommon work is probably the best on the subject to date.  very good copy in green cloth binding.  $15

James Smith, CHRYSANTHEMUMS.  (London: Batsford/R.H.S., 1975)  207 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos.  probably the best recent monograph covering outdoor and indoor culture.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Mina Smith, THE GARDEN IN WINTER.  (London: Museum Press, 1966)  176 pp., index, attractive b&w drawings by the author; a work of some merit, and surprisingly very scarce. very good in very attractive slightly torn d.j.  $5

Thomas Smith, THE BOOK OF DRY-WALL GARDENS.  (London: Headley Bros. n.d. [ca. 1920])  136 pp.,tables listing plants, ill. with b&w photos.  a very scarce and desirable early work which remains one of the best on the subject.  a little foxed, top of front cover faded, remains of bookplate, o/w a very good copy in original light brown cloth binding.  $15

Peter Smithers, ADVENTURES OF A GARDENER.  (London: Harvi l l Press, 1995)  212 pp., indices, i l l . with exce l l ent co l or and b&w photos.  a fascinating and high l y readab l e work cover the author/photographer's gardening and trave l s in search on interesting p l ants a high l y recommenced and scarce new work, destined to become a c l assic of this genre.  very good copy in s l ight l y torn d.j.  $15

Leon Snyder, FLOWERS FOR NORTHERN GARDENS.  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983)  385 pp., index, glossary, ill. with 277 color photos.  an uncommon and most comprehensive book on herbaceous garden plants for cold, northern gardens.  very good copy in worn, wrinkled d.j.  $15

Leon Snyder, TREES AND SHRUBS FOR NORTHERN GARDENS.  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1980)  411 pp., bibliography, glossary, ill. with 96 pp.of color photos.  a scarce and very comprehensive work, the best on the subject to date.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Maria Sperka, GROWING WILDFLOWERS: a Gardener's Guide.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1973)  book club edition, ill. with drawings of Charles Clare; 277 pp., index, glossary, appendix; one of the better recent wildflower cultivation guides.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Neil Sperry, NEIL SPERRY'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO TEXAS GARDENING.  (Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing, 1991)  388 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos and b&w drawings.  a very useful and rather scarce work covering all aspects of the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author.  $10

Nancy Steen, THE CHARM OF OLD ROSES.  (Washington: Millstone, 1987 [1965])  262 pp., well ill., index; the quality reprint edition of one of the better books ever written on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Guy Sternberg and Jim Wilson, NATIVE TREES FOR NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPES; Form the Atlantic to the Rockies.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  quarto, 552 pp., index, extensive bibliography, list of sources, ill. with color photos and b&w tree and leaf outlines.  A new, greatly expanded edition of a 1995 work, by far the best work ever produced on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $25

G[eorge] A. Stevens, ROSES IN THE LITTLE GARDEN.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1926)  first edition. 118 pp., ill. with a few b&w photos.  The first book written on the subject.  a very good, clean, tight copy in bright orange cloth binding.  $10

Dr. Jiri Stodola, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WATER PLANTS.  (Jersey City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, 1967)  368 pp., index, ill. with many color plates from the paintings of Mirko Vosatka.  This uncommon work includes detailed decsriptions and cultural information on over 200 aquatic plants for gardens in tropical and warm temperate regions.  corners of a few leaves wrinkled, o/w a very good copy in stiff pictorial boards.  $5

F[red] Stoker, SHRUBS FOR THE ROCK GARDEN.  (London: Alpine Garden Society, 1934)  77 pp. of text & 20 pp. of photographic plates; index; still a useful reference work.  front hinge weak, end-papers darkened, minor wear bottom of cover, o/w very good copy in green cloth binding.  $10

Katharine & Arthur Storm, THE SMALL GARDEN: Planning & Planting for Permanence.  (NY: Stokes, 1939)  241 pp., ill. with b&w photos.  an information-filled and still useful work emphasizing hardy perennials, small trees and shrubs, and optimizing all spaces, such as banks, walls and woodlands in the garden. some foxing towards extremities, o/w a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $5

Lynne Strahan, GARDENS OF LIGHT: The Making, History and Meaning of Gardens.  (Camberwell, AU: Penguin Viking, 2002)  notes, a few b&w ills. in the text.  This rather scarce work contains a selection of fine essays on the philosophy of gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Street, RHODODENDRONS.  (Chester, CT: Globe Pequot, 1982)  quarto, 144 pp., index, brief bibliography, appendices; ill. with striking color photos and monochrome line drawings.  A useful addition to the Classic Garden Plant series by the son of Rhododendron pioneer, Frederick Street.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Roy Strong, GARDEN PARTY, Collected Writings, 1979-1999.  (London: Francis Lincoln, 2000)  223 pp., index, ill. with interesting b&w drawings by Julia Trevelyn Oman.  The first collection of writings by the noted garden historian, on a variety of interesting subjects.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $5

A[rlow] B[urdette] Stout, DAYLILIES, the Wild Species and Garden Clones, Both Old and New, of the Genus Hemerocallis.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1986 [1934])  Introduction and updating by Darrel Apps and Foreword by Graham S. Thomas.  119 pp., index, appendix, 36 ills.: b&w photos and reproductions of color paintings.  This quality reprint faithfully reproduces the color plates of the classic monograph on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

David Stuart, GARDENING WITH ANTIQUE PLANTS.  (London: Conran Octopus, 1997)  square quarto, 160 pp., index, plant list, ill. with attractive color photos and a few plates from older works.  More of a picture book than his earlier Plants from the Past, but nonetheless very useful in demonstrating various uses of classic garden plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

David D. Stuart, BUDDLEJAS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  A Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector's Guide.  Foreword by Michael Dirr.  192 pp., large format octavo, index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos.  The first monograph on the subject and covering these shrubs in the wild, in gardens, and their butterfly pollinators.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

John Sutton, THE PLANTFINDER'S GUIDE TO DAISIES.  (Portland/Newton Abbot: Timber Press/David & Charles, 2001)  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, appendices, ill. with fine color photos (in the garden and floral details).  A very useful work covering a wide selection of composites, far more than we know as daisies, both species and hybrids that are the best garden plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Allan Swenson, PLANTS OF THE BIBLE AND HOW TO GROW THEM.  (NY: Birch Lane Press, 1994 [1981])  217 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color & b&w photos and line drawings by Martha Heath; covering flowers, trees, herbs, vegetables and fruits, this probably has the best cultural information of any of the books on bible plants.  It was originally issued as Your Bible Garden. very good copy in d.j.  $10

Allan Swenson, YOUR BIBLE GARDEN: Plants of the Bible and How to Grow Them.  (NY: Doubleday, 1981)  217 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color & b&w photos and line drawings by Martha Heath; covering flowers, trees, herbs, vegetables and fruits, this probably has the best cultural information of any of the books on bible plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Philip Swindells, A GUIDE TO WATER GARDENING.  (NY: Scribners, 1975)  from English sheets.  224 pp., appendices.  ill. with b&w photos.  a good practical guide that has become fairly scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Philip Swindells, A PLANTSMAN'S GUIDE TO PRIMULAS.  (London: Ward Lock, 1989)  128 pp., index, appendix, ill. with color photos.  an attractive guide intended to cover those best suited to easy cultivation.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Philip Swindells, AT THE WATER'S EDGE: Gardening With Moisture-Loving Plants.  (London: Ward Lock, 1988)  quarto, 128 pp., index, plant list, ill. with useful color photos by Bob Chandler and a few b&w design sketches.  A very useful work intended for the gardener interested in planning and planting a garden in this specific location, rather than merely the more generic water garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Philip Swindells, COTTAGE GARDENING FOR TOWN & COUNTRY.  (Topsfield, MA: Salem House, 1986)  128 pp., index, list of plants; ill. with line drawings & color photos.  a work geared towards converting your garden (in the city or country) into a cottage garden.  very good copy in slightly sunned d.j.  $5

Philip Swindells, WATERLILIES.  (London/Portland: Croom Helm/Timber Press, 1983)  159 pp., index, appendices, ill. with b&w and color photos and monochrome line drawings.  A useful, comprehensive and fairly uncommon recent work.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

B[ertram] H.B. Symons-Jeune, PHLOX.  (NY: D. Van Nostrand & Co., n.d. [1953])  from English sheets.  127 pp., index, ill. in color & b&w; still an important monograph, one of the few on the subject.  owner's name, three interesting obituaries for the author tipped and pasted in, o/w a very good copy in gold cloth binding  $5

Patrick Synge & James Platt [Editors], SOME GOOD GARDEN PLANTS.  (London: RHS, 1964 [1963])  revised, corrected edition.  236 pp., index, profusely ill. with b&w photos.  an uncommon work with descriptions of plants which have won the R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit between 1922 and 1963.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Patrick Synge, A DIVERSITY OF PLANTS.  (London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953)  144 pp., index, color frontis and ill. with b&w photos; an interesting work on garden history, plant hunting and interesting plants.  a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Patrick Synge, FLOWERS AND COLOUR IN WINTER.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1974)  167 pp., index, well ill. in color and b&w; An updated edition of Flowers in Winter (1948), this uncommon book is of much merit.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Patrick M. Synge, PLANTS WITH PERSONALITY.  (London: Lindsay Drummond, n.d [1939])  240 pp., index, bibliography. ill. with color frontis, photos, ills. from Thornton's Temple of Flora and attractive drawings by John Nash.  an interesting account of unusual plants collected by the author in various regions of the world.  end-papers darkened, covers a bit soiled, o/w a very good copy in aquamarine cloth binding.  $10

Chang Hunt Ta & Bruce Bartholomew, CAMELLIAS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1984)  quarto, 211 pp., index, ill. with maps and excellent line drawings.  First published in Chinese in 1981, including descriptions of a number of species heretofore unknown in the west.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Grace Tabor, MAKING A GARDEN OF PERENNIALS.  (NY: The McBride Co., 1951)  small format octavo, 96 pp., ill. with b&w photos and a border plan.  a very scarce little work by the famous landscape designer and garden historian providing all the essential information necessary to make and keep a highly successful perennial garden.  owner's name, end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

John Tampion, DANGEROUS PLANTS.  (NY: Universe, 1977)  176 pp., indices, bibliography, appendices, ill. with attractive line drawings. an uncommon and useful work especially in how it covers the working of poisons.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

George Taylor, MECONOPSIS.  (London: New  Flora and Silva, 1934)  with contributions by E.H.M. Cox and Sir William Wright Smith.  130 pp., index, appendices, bibliography; nicely ill. with b&w photos and drawings from the original.  the very scarce original edition of the classic monograph on the subject.  very good copy in blue cloth binding.  $35

Jan Taylor, GERANIUMS AND PELARGONIUMS: The Compete Guide to Cultivation, Propagation and Exhibition.  (London: Crowood Press, 1988)  176 pp., indices, appendices, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  A useful and rather scarce recent work including coverage of new cultivars and the related genera Erodium, Monsonia and Saccocaulon.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Jane Taylor, COLLECTING GARDEN PLANTS.  (London: Dent, 1988)  Intro. By Graham S. Thomas.  362 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos.  An interesting work on the history of garden plants, especially useful on identifying and locating them, and listing the best for today's gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Jane Taylor, GARDENING IN SHADE.  (London: Dent, 1991)  265 pp., index, ill. with color photos; a useful modern work, covering such aspects as using British native plants, a rock garden in the shade, rhododendron woodlands, shady borders and the shady garden on alkaline soils.  as new in d.j.  $5

Jane Taylor, SPECIAL PLANTS: Over 500 Outstanding Plants for the Enthusiastic Gardener.  (London: Quadrille, 1998)  large quarto, 224 pp., index, well. ill. with color photos.  A surprisingly scarce work on an interesting selection of ornamental garden plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Jane Taylor, THE MILDER GARDEN.  (London: Dent, 1990)  273 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, ill. with color photos; probably the finest work to date on gardening in warm temperate (but not tropical) climates.  as new in d.j.  $5

Jane Taylor, WEATHER IN THE GARDEN.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1996)  376 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with maps and charts.  The first work ever to cover this subject in detail, it provides details of various climates around the world and the plants that grow there, and relates this to adaptability of these plants to gardens of various climates.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Kathryn Taylor & Stephen Hamblin, HANDBOOK OF WILDFLOWER CULTIVATION.  (NY: Macmillan, 1973 [1963])  307 pp., index, appendices, ill. with line drawings; another good modern cultivation guide especially useful in eastern North America and similar climates.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Nigel Taylor, THE GENUS ECHINOCEREUS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press/Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 1985)  160 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. in color and b&w botanical paintings, line drawings, and distribution maps.  The most up-to-date and comprehensive monograph on the subject of these colorful cacti.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Norman Taylor, FRAGRANCE IN THE GARDEN.  (NY: Van Nostrand, 1953)  100 pp., index, ill. with attractive line drawings in the text.  an older, but well written and attractive work.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $2

Norman Taylor, THE EVERBLOOMING GARDEN.  (NY: Van Nostrand, 1954)  104 pp., index, ill. with engravings in the text.  A still useful work for American gardeners in selecting plants used to provide color and form throughout the year.  Remains of small owner's label on end-paper, o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $2

Norman Taylor, THE PERMANENT GARDEN.  (NY: Van Nostrand, 1953)  128 pp., index, ill. with a few sketches.  A work with an interesting concept: the creation of a permanent setting of trees, shrubs and vines for the herbaceous garden.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $2

Frances Tenenbaum, GARDENING BY THE SHORE.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2006)  large square format octavo, 176 pp., index, bibliography, appendices.  ill. with excellent color photos by Jerry Pavia.  an excellent recent work covering both Atlantic and Pacific temperate climates.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Arthur Thomas, GARDENING IN HOT CLIMATES.  (London: Faber & Faber, 1965)  207 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  an interesting and useful rather scarce work on tropical gardening, including some information on garden design and history.  end-papers darkened (minor pen writing on rear free end-paper), o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Graham Stuart Thomas, CLIMBING ROSES OLD AND NEW.  (London: Dent: 1983)  203 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and color and b&w drawings by the author; first issued in 1965, this is the best work to date on the subject.  as new in d.j.  $5

Graham Stuart Thomas, COLOUR IN THE WINTER GARDEN.  (London: Dent, 1984)  3rd edition.  209 pp., index, extensive list of plants, b&w sketches and color plates by the author.  one of the author's least common and most useful works. very good copy in d.j.  $15

Graham Stuart Thomas, CUTTINGS FROM MY GARDEN NOTEBOOK.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1997)  large format octavo, 368 pp., decorative end-papers, index, plant list, ill. with charming monochrome line drawings by the author.  A collections of 63 fascinating essays on various aspects of his long career as a gardener and artist.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Graham Stuart Thomas, ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS, CLIMBERS AND BAMBOOS.  (Portland: Timber/Sagapress, 1992)  583+ pp., indices, bibliography, plant hardiness maps, ill.with 32 additional pages of color photos and 32 more of monochrome photos.  an exhaustive work in encyclopedic format, with extensive lists of plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Graham Stuart Thomas, PLANTS FOR GROUND-COVER.  (Portland: Sagapress/Timber Press, 1990 [1970])  revised edition.  283 pp., indices, bibliography, appendices, excellent list of plants, ill. with color & b&w photos.  one of the author's most useful works, which has become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Graham Stuart Thomas, SHRUB ROSES OF TODAY.  (London: Dent, 1985 [1980])  3rd edition. 240 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos and color and b&w drawings by the author;  This was a most useful supplement to The Old Shrub Roses and has become quite scarce today.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Graham Stuart Thomas, THE ART OF GARDENING WITH ROSES.  (NY: Holt, 1991)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, lists of suppliers, ill. with color photos.  By far the scarcest of the author's rose books, this work is more a work on rose gardening than one the individual roses themselves.  Specific roses are treated on their place in rose gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Graham Stuart Thomas, THE ART OF PLANTING.  (Boston: Godine, 1984)  323 pp., index, 32 color & 32 b&w photos, bibliography, extensive listing of plants; a remarkable and most useful work on garden planning and plant selection, coming from the author's years of experience.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Graham Stuart Thomas, THE GARDEN THROUGH THE YEAR.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 2002)  Foreword by Fred Whitsey. Preface by Wayne Winterrowd.  quarto, decorative end-papers, 303 pp., index, USA hardiness map.  ill. with color photos and many watercolors and b&w line drawings by the author.  an impressive seasonal study of many facets of the garden by arguably the most famous living gardener.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Graham Stuart Thomas, THE OLD SHRUB ROSES.  (London: Dent, 1985 [1983])  6th edition, with chapters on the evolution of garden roses by Dr. C.C. Hurst and foreword by Vita Sackville-West.  232 pp., ill., index;  the work that began the recent rise to popularity of old fashioned roses.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Graham Stuart Thomas, THE ROCK GARDEN & ITS PLANTS.  (Portland: Timber/Sagapress, 1989)  large format octavo, 266 pp., indices; ill. with b&w photos and color reproductions of old prints & paintings.  A unique work covering the history as well as the construction and planting of rock gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Graham Stuart Thomas, THE ROCK GARDEN & ITS PLANTS: From Garden to Alpine House.  (London: Frances Lincoln, 2004 [1989])  large format octavo, 266 pp., indices; ill. with b&w photos and color reproductions of old prints & paintings.  A unique work covering the history as well as the construction and planting of rock gardens.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Graham Stuart Thomas, THREE GARDENS of Pleasant Flowers.  (Deer Park, Wis.: Capability's, 1983)  188 pp., index, appendices (biographical notes and a long list of over 750 plants, including index references their citations in the work),  well ill. with color and b&w photos, garden plans, and drawings by the author; a wonderfully informative as well as readable account of his father's garden, Oak Cottage in Surrey and Brier Cottage, the latter two gardens he created.  as new in d.j. (special price)  $1

Graham Stuart Thomas, TREASURED PERENNIALS.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1999)  large format octavo, 167 pp., indices, attractive decorative end-papers, ill. with color photos and a few b&w drawings by the author.  An attractively produced book on the master gardener's favorite perennials.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Graham Stuart Thomas, THE GRAHAM STUART THOMAS ROSE BOOK.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1994)  small quarto, 385 pp., indices, appendices, ill. with maps and charts as well as color photos and the author's paintings and pencil drawings. a thoroughly revised and updated combination of the author's three famous rose books, the first being issued in 1955.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Charles Thomas-Stanford, LEAVES FROM A MADEIRA GARDEN.  (London: John Lane, 1919)  first edition.  288 pp., t.e.g., ill. with a few b&w photos.  A fascinating and scarce account of a stay in Madeira with an emphasis on its gardens.  The author was a British civic figure and member of Parliament.  a near fine copy in green cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $20

Peter Thompson, THE LOOKING-GLASS GARDEN: Plants and Gardens of the Southern Hemisphere.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2001)  451 pp., index, appendices, maps.  ill. with excellent color photos.  part botanical travelogue and part horticultural guide, this useful work follows plants from their wild state to their uses in gardens.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Thomson, OLD ROSES FOR MODERN GARDENS.  (Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1959)  standard trade edition;  154 pp., 26 color and 16 B&W ills., index; one of the earlier and scarcer works on old roses  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Patricia Thorpe, GROWING PAINS: Time and Change in the Garden.  (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1994)  square format, 206 pp., index, ill. with charming line drawings by Judy Clifford.  Highly readable chapters cover such topics as plant hardiness, rereading William Robinson, and why plants die.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Gladys Tonge, A GARDENER'S PROGRESS.  (London: Faber, 1974)  127 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos; an entertaining account of the development of four gardens in the author's life.  very good copy in soiled d.j., inscribed by the author.  $5

L. Clarence Towe, AMERICAN AZALEAS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  146 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with b&w maps and drawings an excellent color photos, many of azaleas in bloom in the southern Appalachians.  The first work for many years on the subject of these lovely deciduous azalea species, varieties, and hybrids.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Neil Treseder & Edward Hyams, GROWING CAMELLIAS.  (London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1975)  197 pp., index, ill. with color and b&w photos.  The best work on camellia culture which has become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Katharine Twomey, A GARDENER'S YEAR.  (NY: Arco, 1973)  262 pp., index, ill. with sketches; a highly readable personal account of a year's gardening in South Dakota, covering a wide range of topics.  an uncommon book.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Barrie Tyler, THE PLANTER'S GUIDE.  (Bushey, UK: Phoenix Publishing Associates, n.d. [ca. 1980s])  183 pp., extensive charts and plant lists, a few line ills. and garden plans.  A scarce and very useful guide to using over 1,000 shrubs, conifers, heathers, and climbers.  very good copy in pictorial boards.  $5

Terry Underhill, HEATHS AND HEATHERS: The Grower's Encyclopedia.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1990)  335 pp., index, appendix, ill. with color photos, b&w line drawings & maps.  One of the most thorough and comprehensive recent works, now quite scarce, this is completely revised and expanded from the original edition of 1971.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Mrs. Desmond [Paula] Underwood, GREY AND SILVER PLANTS.  (London: Collins, 1971)  143 pp., color plates; Covering 75 species and cultivars, this scarce title remains the first and only work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mrs. Desmond [Paula] Underwood, GREY AND SILVER PLANTS.  (London: Collins, 1971)  143 pp., color plates; Covering 75 species and cultivars, this remains the first and only work on the subject.  signed by the author.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Peter Valder, GARDEN PLANTS OF CHINA.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1999)  quarto, 400 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with many color photos.  The best work on the subject to date, covering the history of Chinese horticulture, plant hunters and their introduction, and Chinese plants in cultivation in western gardens. very good copy in d.j.  $20

D.M. Van gelderen & J.R.P. van Hoey Smith, CONIFERS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1986)  quarto, 385, indices, hardiness maps, ill. with 1180 color photos.  The original edition of an exhaustive encyclopedia-like work that is an invaluable reference book by two Dutch experts.  a very good copy in worn d.j. $15

John Vanderplank, PASSION FLOWERS.  (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991)  original edition.  large format, 176 pp., index, glossary, identification key, ill. with line drawings & color photos.  the definitive monograph on the subject, with review notice included.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ted Van Veen, RHODODENDRONS IN AMERICA.  (Portland: Sweeney, Krist & Dimm, 1969)  1st ed., quarto, 176 pp., index, profusely ill. with color photos; an excellent work by a hybridizer for American gardeners; signed by the author.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Rosemary Verey, THE ART OF PLANTING.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1990)  square quarto, 168 pp., index, ill. with fine color photos by Andrew Lawson.  an excellent and surprisingly uncommon recent work on the harmonious association of plants.  as new in d.j.  $5

Rosemary Verey, THE SCENTED GARDEN.  (NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981)  original edition.  oblong quarto, 168 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos and from older works; one of the best and most attractive recent works on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Gary Vergine & Roy Lancaster, TOUGH PLANTS FOR TOUGH PLACES.  (Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 1997)  quarto, pictorial boards, 256 pp., index, ill. with line drawings & color photos.  The best book on this subject to date, including many interesting plants for dry, wet, sandy, windy and clay soil gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

C[lara] C[oltman] [Rogers] Vyvyan, LETTERS FROM A CORNISH GARDEN.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1972)  Forward by Daphne du Maurier.  190 pp., ill. with a few b&w photos.  This very scarce book contains a series of highly interesting sketches by the noted author known as Lady Vyvyan.  owner's inscription, o/w a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

James W. Wadick & Zhao Yu-Tang, IRIS OF CHINA.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1992)  192 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with b&w line drawings and 31 color photos taken in the wild.  Of great use to both botanists and gardeners, this work combines essays by two experts on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

C[harles] F[rederick] Walker, THE ALPINE GARDEN.  (London: Collingridge, 1954)  93 pp., index, ill. with color photos & attractive small line drawings in the text.  a brief but very well written work covering a variety of interesting topics.  very good copy in light blue cloth binding.  $5

Jacqueline Walker, HIBISCUS.  (London: Cassell, 1999)  large format octavo, 96 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos.  A good comprehensive guide, with extensive plant lists, covering both species and hybrids.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

James E. Walters & Balbir Backhaus, SHADE AND COLOR WITH WATER-CONSERVATION PLANTS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1992)  quarto, 165 p., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos, garden plans, and a hardiness map.  One of the lesser-known but better books on the subject, now rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Bee Warburton [Editor], THE WORLD OF IRISES.  (Wichita, Ks.: American Iris Society, 1978)  494 pp., index, notes, appendix, glossary, ill. with b&w and color photos and line drawings; a series of practical articles on various iris related topics.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Peter Ward, PRIMROSES AND POLYANTHUS: A Guide to The Species and Hybrids.  (London: Batsford, 1997)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  Not widely known, this useful recent work provides an excellent overview of the species.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

William Warren, TROPICAL PLANTS FOR HOME AND GARDEN.  (London: Thames & Hudson, 1997)  square quarto, 240 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with excellent color photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni.  Following the success of his earlier work, The Tropical Garden, this work fills the need for a book on the plants to use in this type of garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

S[tanley] C[hristopher] Warren-Wren, THE BOOK OF WILLOWS.  (South Brunswick, N.J.: Barnes, 1972)  179 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos and line drawings by John Green; one of the few monographs on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Sally Wasowksi [with Andy Wasowski], REQUIEM FOR A LAWNMOWER, and Other Essays on Easy Gardening with Native Plants.  (Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing, 1992)  181 pp., ill. with attractive color drawings by Susan Edison.  A surprisingly scarce and interesting collection of highly readable and useful essays of interest to anyone desiring to establish a wild garden in warmer, drier parts of the United States.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Sally & Andy Wasowski, NATIVE PLANTS FOR DRY CLIMATES.  (NY: Potter, 1995)  quarto, 176 pp., index, bibliography, charts&appendix; well ill. with color photos.  covering both creating the garden and selection of plants, this is an important work for dry climates in warmer regions of America.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Watkins & Thomas Sheehan, FLORIDA LANDSCAPE PLANTS: NATIVE AND EXOTIC.  (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1975 [1969[)  420 pp., indices, glossary, filled with excellent b&w drawings and a few color plates from paintings of Marion Sheehan.  a very useful work covering 403 plants in detail, valuable for Florida and other gardens in tropical climates.  very good copy in slightly worn (but very attractive) d.j.  $15

Rosamund Marriott Watson, THE HEART OF A GARDEN.  (Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., n.d. [1907?])  from English sheets.  162 pp., ill. with fine period b&w photos.  attractive design on front cover.  a classic example of a British garden autobiography of the era.  The author (1860-1911) was a poet and critic whose life featured some lurid aspects.  b.s. and edges of covers sunned/darkened and slightly worn, end-papers darkened, some foxing, especially near extremities, internally a very good copy other than the foxing.  $15

David Way & Peter James, THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING PENSTEMONS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998)  160 pp., index, glossary, appendix, ill. with color photos and a few b&w drawings.  A new and excellent recent comprehensive monograph, an important addition to literature on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

John Weathers, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GARDEN PLANTS,  . . . Their Culture and Cultivation.  (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1901)  1192 pp., index, ill. with 163 line drawings in the text.  A comprehensive and influential work providing an excellent listing of garden plants popular in the area.  bookplate, o/w a very good copy in 3/4 brown buckram binding with a cloth b.s.  $25

Humphrey J. Welch, MANUAL OF DWARF CONIFERS.  (Little Compton, RI: Theophrastus, 1979 [1966])  revised edition.  large format octavo, 470 pp., index, ill. with 270 b&w photos and detailed photographic identification plates.  The desirable greatly expanded edition of the standard work on the subject, which has become now rather scarce.  a very good copy in d.j.  $35

William Welch, PERENNIAL GARDEN COLOR: Perennials, Cottage Gardens, Old Roses and Companion Plants.  (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1989)  Foreword by Neil Sperry. quarto, 268 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with many color photos.  an excellent and uncommon detailed work, the first of the genre devoted to the southern United States and Texas.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

William Welch, PERENNIAL GARDEN COLOR: Perennials, Cottage Gardens, Old Roses and Companion Plants.  (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1989)  Foreword by Neil Sperry. quarto, 268 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with many color photos.  an excellent and uncommon detailed work, the first of the genre devoted to the southern United States and Texas.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., signed and inscribed by the author.  $15

James Wells, MODERN MINIATURE DAFFODILS: Species and Hybrids.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1989)  170 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 106 color photos and color drawings by Michael Salmon; an excellent work, the first on the subject in 35 years.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Wharton & Brent Hine & Douglas Justice, THE JADE GARDEN: New and Notable Plants from Asia.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005)  228 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with on-site color photos.  An important work produce din association with the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.  v.g copy in d.j.  $15

Katharine White, ONWARD AND UPWARD IN THE GARDEN.  (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979)  360 pp., bibliography, list of suppliers, a few engravings in the text; a series of highly readable essays which had appeared in the New Yorker over a 14 year period.  Despite being a rather commonly encountered book, because, I suspect, of a large printing, it is nonetheless of considerable merit.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Stanley Whitehead, THE WINTER GARDEN.  (London: J.M. Dent, 1958)  166 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis.  a highly readable account and one of the scarcer works on the subject.  bookplate, o/w a very good copy in attractive pictorial binding and matching slightly worn pictorial d.j.  $5

Georgia Whitman, WITHIN MY GARDEN WALLS.  (NY: Putnams, 1939)  166 pp., index, ill. with photos and sketches.  a useful and rather scarce work by a professional garden consultant from Westchester County, N.Y.  The uncommon original hardcover edition.  end-papers darkened, occasional minor foxing, o/w a very good copy in darkened, torn d.j., with a letter from the author included.  $10

[Fred Whitsey], FRED WHITSEY'S GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS.  (London: Hamlyn, 1986)  pictorial boards, 188 pp., index, appendix, ill. with color photos and excellent b&w line drawings.  A scarce work containing series of interesting essays, both practical and readable, on various aspects of gardening, by the former Editor of Popular Gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Paul Whittaker, HARDY BAMBOOS: Taming the Dragon.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2008)  large format octavo, 300 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices.  ill. with b&w line drawings and excellent color photos. a very useful study of bamboos hardy in the UK and US.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

[Michael] Tyler Whittle, COMMON OR GARDEN.  (London: Heinemann, 1969)  184 pp., ill. with a color frontis, plant lists.  A surprisingly scarce and very uncommon collection of well‑written essays on garden history.  owner's inscription, o/w a very good copy in torn d.j., signed by the author.  $10

Louise Beebe Wilder, ADVENTURES IN MY GARDEN AND ROCK GARDEN.  (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1924 [1923])  355 pp., index, extensive appendix listing plants, ill. with b&w photos and 2 color plates from paintings by Anna Winegar, pictorial cover with mounted color photo and gilt decoration.  a highly readable and informative account of the development of various phases of her two gardens.  a very good, clean, tight copy in olive green cloth binding.  $15

Louise Beebe Wilder, ADVENTURES IN MY GARDEN AND ROCK GARDEN.  (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1929 [1923])  355 pp., index, extensive appendix listing plants, ill. with b&w photos and 2 color plates from paintings by Anna Winegar, pictorial cover with mounted color photo and gilt decoration.  a highly readable and informative account of the development of various phases of her two gardens.  a very good, clean, tight copy in olive green cloth binding in a slightly torn but very rare and attractive d.j.  $15

Louise Beebe Wilder, ADVENTURES WITH HARDY BULBS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1936)  363 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos & line drawings by Walter Beebe Wilder.  the author's scarcest title, and still a very useful work for its detailed coverage.  very good, clean, tight copy in dark blue cloth binding.  $15

Louise Beebe Wilder, COLOR IN MY GARDEN.  (NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990)  316 pp., Foreword by Penelope Hobhouse, Introduction by Lynden Miller.  index, appendices, faithfully reproducing the color plates by Anna Winegar.  A quality reprint of the 1918 original which is so often found in less than fine condition; this classic American work on the subject was composed from the author's experiences at Balderbrae, her garden at Pomona, N.Y.  as new in d.j.  $15

Louise Beebe Wilder, COLOUR IN MY GARDEN.  (Garden City: Doubleday, 1927 [1918])  410 pp., index, plant lists, ill. with color plates (including a frontis) from lovely paintings by Anna Winegar.  This classic American work on the subject was composed from the author's experiences at Balderbrae, her garden at Pomona, N.Y.  gilt cover decoration faded, o/w an unusually clean, tight copy in plum-red cloth binding.  $20

Louise Beebe Wilder, THE GARDEN IN COLOR.  (NY: Macmillan, 1937)  1st edition.  quarto, 327 pp., index, profusely ill. with color photographic plates depicting over 300 plants; a sequel to her earlier Color in My Garden, this work covered the variety of plants to be used in color schemes arranged by season.  a very good copy in light green cloth binding in a worn but very scarce aned colorful d.j.  $10

Louise Beebe Wilder, MY GARDEN.  (Garden City; Doubleday Doran, 1932 [1916])  revised edition.  317 pp., index, ill. with monochrome drawings of Will Simmons; an excellent readable seasonal account covering a wide variety of interesting plants.  a little b.s. fading, end-papers darkened, o/w a very good clean tight copy in olive green cloth with bright tricolor decoration on front cover, in badly torn (but quite unusual) d.j.  $15

Louise Beebe Wilder, PLEASURES AND PROBLEMS OF A ROCK GARDEN.  (Garden City: Garden City Publishing, 1937 [1928])  294 pp., index, extensive bibliography, ill. with 95 b&w plates; a most informative work for its day, and still very useful.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Louise Beebe Wilder, THE ROCK GARDEN.  (Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1933 [1923])  224 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos & color frontis.  The author's first work devoted exclusively to rock gardens.  end-papers foxed, o/w a very good copy in well worn d.j.  $10

Louise Beebe Wilder, WHAT HAPPENS IN MY GARDEN.  (NY: Macmillan, 1935)  257 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos; an interesting book covering a host of interesting plants for American gardeners.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $15

David Wilkie, GENTIANS.  (Little Compton, RI: Theophrastus: 1977 [1936])  187 pp., index, appendices, list of plants, ill. with frontis by John Nash and black and white photos and ills. from old works.  While I would prefer to sell and you to purchase the original (1936) edition, this prosaic looking reprint is nonetheless valuable for reference and far less expensive.  a little foxing of the end-papers and edges, o/w a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $25

Benjamin Williams, CHOICE STOVE AND GREENHOUSE FLOWERING PLANTS.  (London: Published and Sold by the Author, 1876)  2nd edition, enlarged and revised, ill. with attractive fold-out monochrome and other engraved plates; 346 350 pp. + xxi pp. of interesting, often illustrated horticultural related advertisements; index; divided into two parts, covering stove and greenhouse plants.  This was the second in a series of two similarly titled books on the subject by Williams, each covering different plants.  One of the best period works on the wide variety of decorative indoor plants grown in the Victorian era; an authoritative and useful work of its day.  very good, clean, tight copy in original green cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $25

John Williamson, PERENNIAL GARDENS.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1988)  328 pp., index, bibliography, list of suppliers; ill. with color photos and line drawings and border plans by Ippy Patterson.  an interesting recent work by a designer and scholar.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Jean Williams [Editor], ROCKY MOUNTAIN ALPINES: Choice Rock Garden Plants for the Rocky Mountains in the Wild and in the Garden.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1986)  quarto, 333 pp.. index, bibliography, ill. with color and b&w photos, drawings, and maps.  Published for a conference of the American Rock Garden Society and the Denver Botanic Garden, this work contains much valuable reference material.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

Ernest H. Wilson, ARISTOCRATS OF THE GARDEN.  (Boston: Stratford, 1926)  3rd edition.  the larger format revised edition; 312 pp., ill., index, t.e.g.;  his classic work on the finest garden plants introduced from other parts of the world;  very minor edge wear, o/w a fine copy of a desirable edition in original green cloth binding.  $15

Ernest H. Wilson, IF I WERE TO MAKE A GARDEN.  (Boston: Stratford, 1931)  quarto, 295 pp., index, many ills.; completed by his widow and published posthumously, this work contains a wealth of information on gardening and plant selection, as well an introduction by Richardson Wright providing a useful early biographical sketch.  a very good, clean, tight copy in dark green cloth binding.  $15

Ernest H. Wilson, MORE ARISTOCRATS OF THE GARDEN.  (Boston: Stratford, 1928)  first edition; 287 pp., ill., index; an additional selection of fine garden plants, in similar format to his Aristocrats.  foxing first and last few leaves, edge wear beginning, o/w a very good copy in dark purple cloth binding.  $15

Ernest H. Wilson, MORE ARISTOCRATS OF THE GARDEN.  (Boston: Stratford, 1928)  first edition; 287 pp., ill., index; an additional selection of fine garden plants, in similar format to his Aristocrats.  very good, clean, tight copy, in torn d.j.  $20

Ernest H. Wilson, ARISTOCRATS OF THE TREES.  (Boston: Stratford, 1930)  quarto, 279 pp., index, very well illustrated with b&w photos and a color frontis.  an important work printed on quality paper, with many of the trees selected for gardens having been introduced by plant hunters.  very minor cover wear, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in dark plum cloth binding.  $20

Helen Van Pelt Wilson, COLOR FOR YOUR WINTER YARD AND GARDEN: With Flowers, Berries, Birds & Trees.  (NY: Scribners, 1978)  175 pp., index, ill. in color & b&w; the best work to date intended for American gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Helen Van Pelt Wilson, SUCCESSFUL GARDENING WITH PERENNIALS.  (Garden City: Doubleday, 1976)  book club edition.  289 pp., ill., index, appendices.  a very useful recent work for American gardeners.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

Robert Gardner Wilson & Catherine Wilson, BROMELIADS IN CULTIVATION.  (Coconut Grove, FL: Hurricane House Publishers, 1964)  [labelled Volume I--all published]  quarto, 126 pp., ill. with 130 color photos and 25 charming b&w line drawings.  One of the scarcer bromeliad titles containing a great deal of still very useful cultural information.  owner's name, a little foxing, o/w a very good copy in torn and well worn d.j.  $20

Wayne Winterrowd, ANNUALS AND TENDER PLANTS FOR NORTH AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Random House, 2004)  546 pp., indices, list of sources, ill. with over 200 color photos by Cynthia Woodward and Joe Eck.  Covering more that 250 genera and 600 species, this is by far the most comprehensive encyclopedia of annual and tender plants produced to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Wayne Winterrowd, ANNUALS FOR CONNOISSEURS: Classics and Novelties from Abelmoschus to Zinnia.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1992)  Foreword by Christopher Lloyd.  160 pp., index, list of sources, bibliography, color photos by Cynthia Woodward.  Long overdue, the best work on annuals in many years, featuring many unusual ones.  as new in d.j.  $5

John Wister, FOUR SEASONS IN YOUR GARDEN.  (Phila.: Lippincott, 1936)  306 pp., index, ill. with 64 b&w photos and 64 line drawings and color frontis; an interesting, while lesser known, seasonal account by an American gardener which has not become dated over time.  neat owner's ink stamp of A.H. Herrick, Associate Editor of the Garden Digest, end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in slightly worn but handsome, colorful d.j.  $10

Henry Wood, PELARGONIUMS: A Complete Guide to Their Cultivation.  (London: Faber, 1966)  168 pp., index, appendix, ill. with color & b&w photos & line drawings in the text.  one of the scarcer monographs on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10  

Walter Wright [Editor], CASSELL'S PRACTICAL DICTIONARY OF GARDENING, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Practical Horticulture for All Classes.  (London: Cassell & Co., n.d.)  Special Edition (prepared for subscribers only).  small quarto, t.e.g., 4 vols., 240 pp. each volume, glossary, appendices, ill. with many b&w engravings and photos and a few lovely color plates from the paintings of A. Fairfax Muckely.  An attractive compact edition of a useful gardening encyclopedia that was popular for a number of years.  end-papers slightly foxed, o/w a very good, clean tight set in attractive green cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $50

Donald Wyman, DWARF SHRUBS.  (NY: Macmillan, n.d [1974])  book club edition.  137+ pp., index, ill. with color photos and drawings by Pamela Burns; a comprehensive book on maintenance-free woody plants for smaller American gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Donald Wyman, SHRUBS & VINES FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1969)  revised and enlarged edition.  614 pp., index, lists of plants, ill. with b&w photos.  This encyclopedic work remains one of the best resources for American gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Donald Wyman, TREES FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1990)  501 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with b&w photos.  First issued in 1951 and subsequently enlarged and revised, this is one of the best overall identification/cultivation guides for American gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Peter Yeo, HARDY GERANIUMS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2002)  revised edition [the first was 1985]  218 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and excellent line drawings.  The new, revised edition of best work to date on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Judy Young and Dr. Lu-Sheng Chong [translators],  RHODODENDRONS OF CHINA.  (Portland: Binford & Mort, 1980)  670 pp., index, Chinese and English glossary, identification key, maps on end-papers, maps on end-papers, ill. with 283 b&w line drawings from the original Chinese work.  A joint publication of the American Rhododendron Society and the Rhododendron Species Foundation, bringing an important 1974 Chinese monograph to American readers.  very good copy in slightly chipped d.j.  $15

Norman Young, THE COMPLETE ROSARIAN.  (NY: St. Martins Press, 1971)  Edited by L.A. Wyatt;  286 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos; many books have claimed to be the most complete book on roses; some may be larger or more up-to-date, but few others provide the historical background so well, covering development, hybridization (and even fragrance) that place the sometimes all too bland cultural information in the proper perspective as this work.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Isabel Zucker, FLOWERING SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES.  (NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990)  edited and revised by Derek Fell.  quarto, 287 pp., index, list of sources, ill. throughout with color photos; originally issued in 1966, the revisions and updates are most useful; the book covers uses of shrubs in the landscape, cultivation and other practical information and an extensive list of species and varieties.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

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