The famed “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants” by Michael Dirr, “Southern Plants for Landscaping” by Odenwald and Turner, an old LEED New Construction manual, countless saved and dog-eared Garden Design, Fine Gardening, and Landscape Architecture magazines, and “10,000 Garden Questions answered by Experts” put together by the American Garden Guild are all stacked on my bookshelf. The last known copyright date of the garden questions book is somewhere between 1950 and 1975. Apparently, some garden secrets transcend time.
Despite what you do or don’t have on your bookshelf, there is always room to add more to your shelves. But, what to add? (more…)