Pacific Horticulture’s Gift Guide

13 Great Book Suggestions from Pacific Horticulture

1. The Jungle Garden, Philip Oostenbrink

Filbert Press

This book takes the houseplant look outside by exploring the wonders of lush, green, foliage plants that are hardy in the garden. Unlike flowers which fade, these big-leaved, larger-than-life plants provide year-round impact for decades and small, urban gardens that are well protected are the perfect home for them.

Read a Book Review by Heather Evans (and Giovanni Rossato), here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 25% discount on Filbert Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

2. A Beautiful Obsession, Jimi Blake and Noel Kingsbury

Filbert Press

Foliage plants play a key role, their finely cut leaves, extraordinary shapes and rich textures changing the way we think about trees and shrubs. A Beautiful Obsession inspires new garden projects, rewrites the rule book about combining plants and changes the way you think about plants and gardens.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 25% discount on Filbert Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

3. Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat, Edward Struzik

Island Press

Swamplands highlights the unappreciated struggle being waged to save peatlands by scientists, conservationists, and landowners around the world. An ode to peaty landscapes in all their offbeat glory, the book is also a demand for awareness of the myriad threats they face. It urges us to see the beauty and importance in these least likely of places­. Our planet’s survival might depend on it.

Read a Book Review by Lara Hermanson, here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 25% discount on Island Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

4. A Good Drink, Shanna Farrell

Island Press

Shanna Farrell loves a good drink. As a bartender, she not only poured spirits, but learned their stories—who made them and how. Living in San Francisco, surrounded by farm-to-table restaurants and high-end bars, she wondered why the eco-consciousness devoted to food didn’t extend to drinks.  In A Good Drink, Farrell goes in search of the bars, distillers, and farmers who are driving a transformation to sustainable spirits.

Read a Book Review by Tommy Rosenbluth, here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 25% discount on Island Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

5. Around the World 80 Plants, Jonathan Drori

Laurence King Publishing

In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish.

Watch our Interview with Pacific Horticulture Executive Director, Sarah Beck and Author Jonathan Drori, here.

 

6. Sustainable Food Gardens, Robert Kourik

Metamorphic Press

Thinking About Cultivating a Victory Garden? In Sustainable Food Gardens you’ll learn how to find the Holy Grail of gardening—productivity, tasty food, and a beautiful, sustainable garden or yard. Dismantle your gardening myths. Grow a garden grounded in fact. Would you like to garden without digging, composting, buying fertilizers, spraying with pesticides, or lamenting low yields?

Read a Book Review by Jeff Cox, here.

 

7. Growing Conifers by John Albers, with photography by David Perry

New Society Publishers

Growing Conifers is a beautifully photographed, comprehensive gardening guide for selecting and cultivating conifers. Growing Conifers is an essential, comprehensive resource for gardeners and landscape professionals looking to develop beautiful, sustainable landscapes.

 

8. Garden Allies, Frédérique Lavoipierre

Timber Press

The birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects that inhabit our yards and gardens are overwhelmingly on our side—they are not our enemies, but instead our allies. They pollinate our flowers and vegetable crops, and they keep pests in check. In Garden Allies, Frédérique Lavoipierre shares fascinating portraits of these creatures, describing their life cycles and showing how they keep the garden’s ecology in balance.

Read a Book Review by Richard G. Turner Jr., editor emeritus, Pacific Horticulture, here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 35% discount on Timber Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

9. Bicycling with Butterflies, Following the Monarch Migration, Sara Dykman

Timber Press

In Bicycling with Butterflies, Dykman recounts her incredible journey and the dramatic ups and downs of the nearly nine-month odyssey. We’re beside her as she navigates unmapped roads in foreign countries, checks roadside milkweed for monarch eggs, and shares her passion with eager schoolchildren, skeptical bar patrons, and unimpressed border officials. We also meet some of the ardent monarch stewards who supported her efforts, from citizen scientists and researchers to farmers and high-rise city dwellers.

Experience our Mexico Monarch Migration Tour February 1 – 6, 2022

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 35% discount on Timber Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

10. Climate Stewardship: Taking Collective Action to Protect California, Adina Merenlender

UC Press

As climate disruption intensifies the world over, Californians are finding solutions across a diversity of communities and landscapes. Climate Stewardship shares stories from everyday people and shows how their actions enhance the resilience of communities and ecosystems across ten distinct bioregions. Climate science that justifies these actions is woven throughout, making it easy to learn about Earth’s complex systems.

 

11. Under Western Skies, Jennifer Jewell

Workman Press

From windswept deserts to misty seaside hills and verdant valleys, the natural landscapes of the American West offer an astounding variety of climates for gardens. Under Western Skies reveals thirty-six of the most innovative designs—all embracing and celebrating the very soul of the land on which they grow. For the gardeners featured here, nature is the ultimate inspiration rather than something to be dominated, and Under Western Skies shows the strong connection each garden has with its place.

Watch our Interview with Pacific Horticulture Executive Director, Sarah Beck, Board Chair, Richard Hayden, Author Jennifer Jewell, and photographer Caitlin Atkinson, here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 35% discount on Workman Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

12. Windcliff, A Story of People, Plants and Gardens, Dan Hinkley

Workman Press

Daniel Hinkley is widely recognized as one of the fore­most modern plant explorers and one of the world’s leading plant collectors. He has created two outstanding private gardens—Heronswood and Windcliff. Both gardens, and the story of how one begat the other, are beautifully celebrated in Hinkley’s new book, Windcliff.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 35% discount on Workman Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

13. Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates, Nora Harlow & Saxon Holt

Workman Press

Selecting plants suited to your climate is the first step toward a thriving, largely self-sustaining garden that connects with and supports the natural world. With gentle and compelling text and stunning photographs of plants in garden settings, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates by Nora Harlow and Saxon Holt is a guide to native and climate-adapted plants for summer-dry, winter-wet climates of North America’s Pacific coast.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 35% discount on Workman Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today


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Great Gifts from Pacific Horticulture:

Pacific Horticulture Ball Cap

Climate change is daunting and here in the Pacific region, we face its impacts daily. However, in the hands of gardeners, the landscape is changing.

Let this Pacific Horticulture ball cap protect your head from the sun while you are out in the garden.

Pacific Horticulture Long Sleeve Unisex Tee

Show the world that you support Pacific Horticulture’s mission with this unisex long sleeve tee. Let them know that you invest in what you care most about.

Don’t forget to share it on your favorite social media platform: #GardenFuturist #PacificHorticulture

Framed Obi Kaufmann Pacific Horticulture Poster

“There is magic inside of the garden that is beautiful, and appreciating that beauty through the medium of art is how we, as a community, talk to each other about the nature of that beauty.”
– Obi Kaufmann, Author, California Field Atlas

Make a statement in any room with this framed poster of the original Obi Kaufmann Pacific Horticulture painting.

Pacific Horticulture Garden Futurist Tee

Show the world that you are a Garden Futurist and that you support change on the ground (and in it).

Don’t forget to share it on your favorite social media platform: #GardenFuturist #PacificHorticulture

Pacific Horticulture Obi Kaufmann Notebook

A good notebook can help you make a botanical notation, make a plant list, take notes when you watch a Pacific Horticulture documentary, or draw a picture of a plant from your garden!

This custom wire-bound notebook will be a great daily companion whenever you need to put your thoughts down on paper!

Pacific Horticulture Water Bottle

Those of us in the West know that water is precious. Pacific Horticulture celebrates your drought-tolerant, waterwise, habitat supporting, climate resilient, native, and pollinator attracting gardens.

Grab yourself a Pacific Horticulture Water Bottle and keep yourself hydrated in your garden or while exploring a local botanic garden!

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