Best gardening books of 2009
It seems there were as many best gardening book lists as there were gardening books in 2009.
To make it easier on Garden Variety readers, I have culled the lists for multiple endorsements, figuring those would indeed be the best gardening books of 2009.
So here is my list of everybody's best gardening books of 2009, more or less. Some I have already written about here on Garden Variety, so check the links.
Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart was No. 1 on Amazon's list of home and garden books.
The American Meadow Garden, by John Greenlee was No. 3 on that same list.
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indespensible Green Resource for Every Garden, edited by Fern Marshall Bradley
Bulb, by Anna Pavord
The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession, by Andrea Wulf
The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants, by Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kessler and Madeline Harley.
American Horitcultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques: The Indespensable illustrated Parcial Guide, edited by David Ellis, Fiona Gilsenan, Rita Pelczar and Graham Rice.
Planthropology: The Myths, Mysteries and Mircales of My Garden Favorites by Ken Druse.
Home Outside: creating the Landscape You Love, by Julie Moir Messervy