Backyard garden beds with arched trellis for pet, tomatoes, and vegetables. Kitchen Garden Revival book - photography by Eric Kelley

New Releases: Vegetable and Flower Gardening Books

Backyard garden beds with arched trellis for pet, tomatoes, and vegetables. Kitchen Garden Revival book - photography by Eric KelleyBackyard garden beds with arched trellis for pet, tomatoes, and vegetables. Kitchen Garden Revival book - photography by Eric KelleyBackyard garden beds with arched trellis for pet, tomatoes, and vegetables. Kitchen Garden Revival book - photography by Eric KelleyBackyard garden bed design layout with arched trellis for pet, tomatoes, and vegetables. Kitchen Garden Revival book - photography by Eric Kelley

Kitchen Garden Revival book – photography by Eric Kelley

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f you’re on a gardening journey, have a little down time whether it’s staying at home with what’s going on, or staying inside because the summer heat is killer (raising hand), I have some great flower and vegetable gardening books to recommend to keep you company.

I was sent these new release titles from the publishers (I get a list and I request specific titles) and when the books arrived I wish you could have seen my excitement! Give me any interior design or gardening books that can help me refine my skills and interests, and good luck getting my nose out of it!

I took some time to go through these books, although I’m not a speed reader by any means I wanted to share these latest book releases with some details so you can decide which titles to add to your library.  We, or should I say I, have a LOT of home and garden books that I had to make room and donate some. These will be on my shelf for years to come and I think would be great additions for gardeners on any level – and fantastic books to gift – maybe even cheer someone up and send them a book as a surprise gesture!


New Spring/Summer 2020 Releases


Kitchen Garden Revival: A modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden

Kitchen Garden Revival: A modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden

Wow! If the photography of this cover intrigues you, you’re going to love images inside! Every page is captivating – visually through images and the fonts and layout. Learn about garden layouts, assembly of beds, gravel choices, and finding the right location for your garden. A must-have for a gardener at any stage, I highly recommend this book! $27 hardcover on Amazon, $16.50 Kindle.


All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated: MORE Projects – NEW Solutions – GROW Vegetables Anywhere 

Such good information 2.5 million have been sold and I owned one of the early versions. From grid ideas to how to water your beds, this book is so educational, it would be great for a gardener who knows absolutely nothing because it goes over ALL of it and even as a gardener for 8 years I love to learn more and this book maximizes every square foot of a garden space! $12.29 on Amazon.

All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated: MORE Projects - NEW Solutions - GROW Vegetables Anywhere (All New Square Foot Gardening

Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and Mor

Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More

For organic garden lovers, learn how to change the color of hydrangeas just by the pH balance in the soil! You can make your own test kits, how to propagate cuttings, make a bee bath, and make organic mulches. It’s like a recipe book mixed with a science experiment feel so you can tend to your garden using organic DIY methods. Step by step photography and easy to follow instructions. $15.37 on Amazon.


Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Flowers, from Today’s Favorites to Unusual Varieties

Having a successful flower garden requires knowledge about planting, spacing, and caring for them. This book covers many beautiful flower varieties with buying and planting tips. Some varieties have a dedicated page, while others have a paragraph. Every flower has a photo which I like – I only wish it had which zone they work best in, so you’ll have to do that research yourself. Worth it. $23.49 Hardcover on Amazon, $16.50 on Kindle.

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Flowers, from Today’s Favorites to Unusual Varieties

Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces - Includes Vegetable Gardening, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, and More!

Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces – Includes Vegetable Gardening, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, and More!

You don’t need a dedicated garden to grow vegetables, you can put them in your front yard space. From pollinator magnets (needed for vegetables), to mowing border ideas, there are project plans in the book to elevate your front yard and make use of the space. $18.49 on Amazon, $16.50 Kindle.


Diana Elizabeth many years ago spoke to a friend about how she (her friend, not her) hiked a mountain, in awe, she said to her friend, “Wow, I wish I could do that, and her friend said, “You can, you just have to WANT to,” and gave a smile. She thought how true that is to anything – if there’s a will or an interest, it will absolutely happen. 

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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