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The 8 Best Garden Books to Read

2Late winter is a good time to find good garden books to read. A garden book can inspire you to bring your garden to new heights, and encourage you to try new roses or plants and give you the how-to instructions. I have probably over 100 garden books in my library with Rose books topping the list. I would never have discovered the beautiful Old Roses if it had not been for David Austin's books, or Peter Beale. When winter or inclement weather does not allow you to go outside, it is nice to take a cup of tea and your favorite gardening book and sit and dream of spring.

 I have listed some of my favorite gardening books from my own library and found them on Amazon and the prices. This is a suggestion list only, Amazon has thousands of books, just click on the blue name and it will take you to the site. Enjoy.

Antique Roses for the South
        Antique Roses for the South


         Amazon Price: $20.93

The Layered Garden The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage

Amazon Price: $24.59

Everyday rosesEveryday Roses: How to Grow Knock Out® and Other Easy-Care Garden Roses
Amazon Price: $17.00 

The Rose      The Rose    by David Austin
Amazon Price: $56.89

         Right Rose Right PlaceRight Rose, Right Place

          Amazon Price: $22.47

 Old Roses
    Old Roses

   Amazon  Price: $18.63

Empress sof the Garden       Empress of the Garden

        Amazon Price: $28.50

Jackson and Perkins

ebook cover         Cottage Garden Roses ebook  Price $2.99

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