Recommended Books

AuthorBook Title
Adams, GeorgeGardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard
American Horticultural SocietyNew Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques
Appelhof, MaryWorms Eat My Garbage
Appelt, KathiMiss Lady Bird's Wildflowers
Appleton, Dr. BonnieThe Book of Lists
Audubon SocietyThe Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers
Baker, Christopher and Lemmers, WillemTulipia A Photographer's Botanical
Beam, RonaBackyard Explorer Kit
Beane, ChristopherBeane Flower
Beck, MalcolmLessons in Nature
Bemiss, Margaret Page and Foley, RogerGarden Club of Virginia 1975-2007
Biebighauser, Thomas R.Creative Vernal Ponds
Biebighauser, Thomas R.Wetland Drainage, Restoration and Repair
Biles, Roy EThe Complete Illustrated Book of Garden Magic
Bir, RichardGrowing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants
Blaschka, Leopold and RudolphThe Glass Flowers at Harvard
Blaschka, Leopold and RudolphDrawing Upon Nature: Studies for the Blaschkas' Glass Models
Bolgiano, ChrisThe Appalachian Forest
Brickell, Christopher and Joyce, DavidThe American Horticultural Society's Pruning and Training
Brickell, Christopher and Zuk, JudithAHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Gardening (More than 15,000 plants 6,000 photos)
Brooklyn Botanic GardenAll Region Guides: Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants
Buczacki, StefanA Garden for All Seasons
Burris, Judy & Richards, WayneThe Life Cycles of Butterflies
Burton, RobertThe Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher
Burnet, NorieRecommended Readings on Moss Gardens
Burnett, Francis HodgsonThe Secret Garden
Burrell, C. ColstonPerennial Combinations
Burrell, C. Colston and Taylor, Judith KnottHellebores
Burris, JudyThe Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 common Garden Butterflies
Burris, Judy and Richards, WayneThe Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs
Bush-Brown, Louise and JamesAmerica's Gardening Book
Byczynski, LynnThe Flower Farmer
Capek, KarelThe Gardener's Year
Cavalier, Darlene and Eric B. KennedyThe Rightful Place of Science
Chatto, BethGravel Garden
Clark, ChandraBe the Change; Saving the world with Citizen Science
Coleman, ElliotThe New Organic Grower
Cooper, CarenCitizen Science: How ordinary people are changing the face of discovery
Committee on Mitigating Shore Erosion along Sheltered Coasts, National Research CouncilMitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts Opens in New Window 
Cothran, James R.Gardens of Historic Charleston
Cramer, James and Johnson, DeanWindow Boxes Indoors and Out
Crosby, Alfred WEncountering the Past in Nature: Essay in Environmental History
Culp, David L.The Layered Garden
Curry, David ParkChilde Hassam-An Island Garden Revisited
Damrosch, BarbaraThe Garden Primer
De la Tour, Richard and ShatoiyaThe Herbalist's Garden
Darke, RickRecommended Readings Opens in New Window 
Darke, Rick and Tallamy, DougThe Living Landscape
Deardorff, David and Wadsworth, KathrynWhat's Wrong With My Plant (And How Do I Fix it?)
Detrick, Alan L.Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers
Dirr, Michael A.Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs
Dirr, Michael A.Manual of Woody Landscaping Plants
Dirr, Michael A.Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs (Timber Press, 2011)
DiSabato-Aust, TracyThe Well Tended Perennial Garden
DiSabato-Aust, TracyThe Well-Designed Mixed Garden
Disasvo-Ryan, DyanneCity Green
Dove, Tony and Woolridge, GingerEssential Native Trees & Shrubs for the Eastern United States
Ellis, Barbara WChesapeake Gardening and Landscaping
Elpel, Thomas J.Botany in a Day
Evans, Arthur V.

Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America - National Wildlife Federation

Evans, Charles M. with Pliner, Roberta LeeRX for Ailing House Plants
Faust, Joan LeeThe New York Times Book of Vegetable Gardening
Fell, DerekThe Magic of Monet's Garden
Fleischmann, MelanieAmerican Border Gardens
Forsell, Mary/Cenicola, TonyThe Herbal Grove
Foster, StevenHerbal Bounty
Foster, StevenHerbal Renaissance
Foster, Steven and Duke, James A.A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants; Eastern/Central North America
Franklin, H. BruceThe Most Important Fish in the Sea
Frost, Helen and Gore, LeonidMonarch and Milkweed
Gagliardi, JamesCreating Beautiful Landscapes for Pollinators and Wildlife Habitat:Smithsonian Gardens to Your Front Yard
Gershuny, Grace and Martin, Deborah L. (Editors)The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener
Gilman, SteveOrganic Soil Fertility Management
Gioni, JeanThe Man Who Planted Trees
Glennon, RobertWater Follies
Glennon, RobertUnquenchable
Greene, Wesley

Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

Greenlee, JohnBrooklyn Botanic Garden: Easy Lawns
Gribbin, Mary and JohnFlower Hunters
Griffith, LawrenceFlowers and Herbs of Early America
Grissell, EricInsects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology
Guste Jr, Roy F.The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre -The Historic French Quarter of New Orleans
Hailes, MickGardens Private and Personal Garden Club of America
Hamilton, Helen and Hall, GustavusWildflowers and Grasses of Virginia's Coastal Plain
Hamilton, HelenFerns and Mosses of Virginia's Coastal Plain
Hannibal, Mary EllenCitizen Science: Searching for heroes and hope in an age of extinction
Harland, Jack R.Crops and Man
Harper, PamelaDesigning with Perennials
Harper, PamelaTime-Tested Plants
Heath, BrentTulips
Heath, BrentDaffodils
Hedrick, U.P. EditorSturtevant's Edible Plants of the World
Hill, Madalene/Barclay, Gwen/Handy, SeanSouthern Herb Growing
Hiller, John G. and Roy Lancaster (Royal Horticultural Society)The Hiller Manual of Trees and Shrubs
HiroshigeBirds and Flowers
Hobbs, CarlThe Beach Book
Holm, HeatherPollinators of Native Plants
Hugo, Nancy Ross, Jeff Kerwin, Robert LLewellynRemarkable Trees of Virginia
Hugo, Nancy Ross/Photos by Robert LLewellynSeeing Trees
Hugo, Nancy Ross/Photos by Robert LLewellynTrees Up Close: The Beauty of Bark, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds
Hugo, Nancy RossWindowsill Art - Creating On - of - A - Kind
Hugo, Nancy RossNatural Arrangements to Celebrate The Seasons
Humphreys, HelenThe Lost Garden
Hunter, Jane McMorlandA Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year
Jeavons, JohnHow to Grow More Vegetables
Jackson, William R.Humic, Fulvic and Microbial Balance: Organic Soil Conditioning (Standard)
Johnson, HughThe Principles of Gardening
Joyce, DavidThe Complete Container Garden
Kingsbury, NoelGarden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants in Your Garden
Kingsbury, NoelThe Glory of the Tree: An Illustrated History (Firefly, 2014)
Kirk, Lynn J.Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: 25 Years and Growing
Kober, NancyWith Paintbrush and Shovel Reserving Virginia's Wildflowers
LeHouillier, Craig with Sara LeHouillierEpic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Varieties of All Time
LeHouillier, Craig with Sara LeHouillierGrowing Vegetables in Straw Bales: Easy Planting, Less Weeding Early Harvests
Longest, George C.Genius in the Garden
Louv, RichardLast Child in the Woods
Lovejoy, AnnOrganic Garden Design School
Lovejoy, SharonSunflower Houses
Lowenfels, Jeff and Lewis, WayneTeaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web
Luebbermann, MimiShade Gardens
Martin, AnnieThe Magical World of Moss Gardening
McDowell, MartaAll The Presidents' Gardens
Meadows, KeeylaFearless Color Gardens: The Creative Gardener's Guide to Jumping Off the Color Wheel
Murray, ElizabethMonet's Passion
National Research CouncilMitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts
Newcomb, Lawrence and Ill by Gordon MorrisonWildflower Guide
OrthoEncyclopedia of Insects and Diseases (This is a $200 book)
Pasternak, CarolHow to Raise Monarch Butterflies - A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
Pavlis, RobertSoil Science for Gardeners
Pavord, AnnaThe Naming of Names - The Search for Order in the World of Plants
Pavord, AnnaThe Tulip
Petit, Ted L. and Peat, John P.The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies
Petrides, George A./Wehr, Janet/Peterson, Roger ToryA Field Guide to Eastern Trees
Prione, P.P.Insects and Diseases of Plants
Preston, RichardThe Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
Rae, Ba, Oberhauser, Karen and Quinn, Michael A. QuinnMilkweed, Monarchs and More
Ranier, Thomas and Claudia WestPlanting in a Post-Wild World:Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
Richardson, TimAvant Gardeners
Robinson, PeterRock and Water Gardening
Robinson, William with Rick DarkeThe Wild Garden
Rodale BooksEncyclopedia of Organic Gardening
Rodale BooksRodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening and Landscaping Techniques
Roth, SallyBackyard Bird Secrets for Every Season
Ruddick, MargieWild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes
Russel, Sharman AptDiary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing the Tiger Beetles and other ways of engaging the world.
Ryrie, CharlieGarden Folklore That Works
Sachs, Paul D.Dynamics of a Natural System (2nd Edition), Edaphic Press
Schneider, PeterRight Rose, Right Place
Seguin-Fontes, MartheThe Language of Flowers
Sibley, David AllenSibley Guide to Birds
Sibley, David AllenSibley Guide to Trees
Silberthorn, GeneCommon Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Coast: A Field Guide (Revised Edition)
Slack, Nancy and Allison BellField Guide to the New England Alpine Summits
Smillie, Joe and Gershuny, GraceThe Soul of Soil The Best of Fine Gardening- Healthy Soil Taunton Press
Smith, Charles W.G.The Weather-Resilient Garden
Smith, P. AllenContainer Gardens
Soil and Water Conservation SocietySoil Biology Primer
Stevens, JohnReader's Digest The Complete Herb Garden-A Practical Guide to Growing Herbs
Speichert, GregEncyclopedia of Water Garden Plants (Timber Press)
Starcher, Allison MiaGood Bugs for Your Garden
Stein, SaraNoah's Garden
Stein, SaraMy Weeds
Stewart, AmyFlower Confidential
Stewart, AmyWicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical
Symonds, G.WD.The Tree Identification Book: A New Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Trees
Tallamy, DouglasBringing Nature Home: How Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
Tankard, Judith B.Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes
TaylorTaylor's Master Guide to Gardening
Taylor, David A.Genseng: The Divine Root
Taylor, JeffTools of the Earth
Thaxter, CeliaAn Island Garden
Time-LifeTime-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening: Foliage House Plants
Tudor, TashaEmily Dickinson- A Brighter Garden
Tychonieich, JosephRock Gardening
Tyler, VarroThe New Honest Herbal - A Sensible Guide to Herbs and Related Remedies
Virginia Department of ForestryCommon Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia
Virginia Department of ForestryCommon Native Trees of Virginia
Watts, May T.Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by Their Leaves
Weaver, LarryGarden Revolution
Whigham, Dr. DennisNative Orchids:Models for Ecological Interactions, Conservation and Education
Wohlleben, PeterThe Hidden Life of Trees
Williams, FlorenceNature Fix
Winter, Norman"Captivating Combinations: Color and Style in the Garden"
Winter, Norman"Tough-as-Nails Flowers for the South"
WhitlockThe Ecosystem Pond (Aquascape Lifestyles)
Wulf, AndreaThe Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
Wulf, AndreaThe Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt's New World
Wyzga, Marilyn C. Developed by New Hampshire Fish and GameHomes for Wildlife - A Planning Guide for Habitat Enhancement on School Grounds....with Appendices adapted for Virginia WILD School Sites
Xerces Society/Smithsonian InstitutionButterfly Gardening-Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden
Zachos, EllenOrchid Growing for Wimps
Zieglar, LisaThe Easy Cut-Flower Garden