WHAT BOOK INVOLVING PLANTS DO YOU RECOMMEND READING

  • October 26, 2012 7:38 AM
    Message # 1114574
    We love plants and we love to read, combine them both for our next Sharing Secrets question...

    The Sharing Secrets question for November is: 

    Tell us about a novel or non-fiction book involving plants that you recommend reading.

    Last modified: October 26, 2012 7:43 AM | Deleted user
  • October 26, 2012 9:57 AM
    Reply # 1114679 on 1114574
    100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names
    by Diana Wells
  • October 26, 2012 10:50 AM
    Reply # 1114719 on 1114574
    Deleted user
    The Golden Spruce, John Vaillant (2005)

    The Wild Trees, Richard Preston (2007)


  • October 26, 2012 2:38 PM
    Reply # 1114865 on 1114574
    Anonymous

    Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollen.  Actually, just the last chapter, on the potato.  You will never eat a Russet Burbank potato--or fries at McDonald's--again.

  • October 26, 2012 5:13 PM
    Reply # 1114910 on 1114574
    There is a small series of mysteries written by Rebecca Rothenberg, they start with the Bullrush Murders. She wrote three before she died and a friend finished her fourth for her-fun books with a botanic angle from the central valley.
  • November 09, 2012 8:36 AM
    Reply # 1133547 on 1114574
    Deleted user
    The Secret Garden - Talking Beetles and Signaling Trees: The Hidden Ways Gardens Communicate by David Bodanis

    Fascinating information about what plants do to thrive and survive.  

    AND...

    The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgsen Burnett

    I read this children's book to my daughter when she was 10.  She has no interest in gardening and didn't want me to read this book to her, but she ended up loving it.  The descriptions of children discovering a neglected garden and bringing it back to life are beautiful and inspiring.  Reading this together afforded me the one and only opportunity to share my love of gardens and gardening with my daughter.



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