The American Horticultural Society has announced its selections for the best garden books of 2010.
The four winners are:
Allan Armitage's comprehensive guide to vertically-inspired plants, from the usual climbing hydrangeas to a monkshood that'll scramble up most anything.
Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books) by Rosalind Creasy.
A new edition of her classic book from 1982, Creasy updates the info with the latest in plants, design, and how-to.
From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design (Timber Press) by W. Gary Smith.
Smith, a landscape architect by training, explains in loving detail how to use art forms as inspiration for landscape design. Great techniques for original, imaginative design.
Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older (Timber Press) by Sydney Eddison.
Long-time writer and gardener Eddison shares her reflections on aging gardeners and gardens. As the population ages, this book is bound to be a classic.