Gardening from the couch: Christmas books
I have no idea why some people think gardeners are hard to buy for. I mean, really....
Among the items we love to receive at the holidays are gardening books (because they help pass the time in winter), and at this time of year, everybody has their list of the best ones.
Baltimore's own Ruth Kassinger has a book that's The Washington Post top 10 lists: "Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden."
It tells the story of her accidental visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington and her journey through a number of "glass houses," until she was ready to create her own.
Take a look here for Joel Lerner's list of best gardening books in The Washington Post, and here for Dominique Browning's list in The New York Times. The Times list includes "The Curious Gardener," a collection of Anna Pavord's essays over the last 20 years. She is the author of "The Bulb" and "Tulip."
Even Amazon.com had its list of best house and garden books for 2010, and Debra Lee Baldwin's "Succulent Container Gardens," which we wrote about here on Garden Variety, was on that list.