Books for Garden Week

64 Yard and Garden Projects You Can Build Yourself

By Monte Burch

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The popular author of Building Small Barns, Sheds, and Shelters and other build-it-yourself titles now offers a book filled with simple, inexpensive ways to build many items featured at much higher prices in garden supply shops and catalogs. Includes step-by-step instructions, plus sections on selecting materials and tools.

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A Field Guide to American Houses

By Virginia and Lee McAlester

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The guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your travels across America. 17th century to the present.

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A Garden for Cutting: Gardening for Flower Arrangements

By Margaret Parke

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This book expands the traditional notion of the cutting garden and shows how any part of the garden landscape can provide a wealth of fresh flowers and foliage for glorious year-round arrangements. Plant lists, suggested reading and bibliography, sources.

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Antiques from the Garden

By Alistair Morris

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A perfect book for those who enjoy old and eclectic gardens. The Antique Collectors' Club details the large garden pieces, such as fountains and gazebos, as well as fascinating, old-fashioned gardening implements.

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Archaeology and the Colonial Gardener

By Audrey Noel Hume

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Gardening meets archaeology in this publication from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Available to read in our Virginiana Room at the Headquarters branch.

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Dear Mr. Jefferson: Letters from a Nantucket Gardener

By Laura Simon

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A modern gardener/historical romance novelist combines her thoughts on creating a thriving garden with Jefferson's own writings on the subject to craft a dialogue between avid horticulturalists, past and present. Also available on audio.

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Fresh Cuts: Arrangements with Flowers, Leaves, Buds, and Branches

By Edwina von Gal

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These fresh arrangements from unexpected sources have a minimalistic flair.

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Garden Patterns and Mosaics

By Clare Matthews

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A comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to the use of pattern and mosaic in the garden, this book includes more than 20 stylish projects that make use of a variety of materials, from traditional polished stone to broken glass.

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Gardens and Landscapes of Virginia

By Richard Cheek

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The Garden Club of Virginia presents a photographic tour of some of the finest gardens in the state.
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Gardenwalks: 101 of the Best Gardens from Maine to Virginia and Recommended Walks throughout the Country

By Marina Harrison

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A perfect companion for travel planning! Find lovely public gardens that will please a wide variety of tastes.

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