Yesterday, we listed some garden gift ideas from our November/December issue of Northern Gardener magazine. Today, I wanted to suggest some options you might consider for your favorite gardeners who enjoy a garden book from time to time.
We’ve written a few times about my new book of garden wisdom, based on the files of MSHS, which was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press this fall, and (if I do say so myself) would be a great book gift for new gardeners or those who like to explore traditional ways of gardening. Here’s more about The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias.
But, did you know, that several Northern Gardener contributors have books available, too? Just in the past couple of years, there have been at least a half a dozen books written with connections to MSHS, including
- Lynn Steiner’s Grow Native: Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden;
- Rhonda Fleming Hayes’ Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators;
- 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota by Susan Davis Price and Mary Hockenberry Meyer;
- Elizabeth Millard’s Backyard Pharmacy: Growing Medicinal Plants in Your Own Yard.
Finally, one other favorite for northern gardeners: John Whitman’s new book on vegetable gardening, Fresh from the Garden, is the complete guide to vegetable gardening. Or, check out the book on cold-climate perennials written by John, Debbie Lonnee and MSHS board chair (and longtime nursery owner) Mike Heger.
No matter what your garden interests, there are plenty of books to choose from!