non fiction bookshelf

These books are not all on my shelf. Some are on my wish list, others are from the library. When I write about a book I link it to the blog - so click on the highlighted text if you want to read the post.
Adams, William Howard (1991) Gardens Through History: Nature Perfected
Blazey, Clive (2014) There is no excuse for ugliness: Falling in love with our best plants and gardens
Brown, Jane (1982) Gardens of a Golden Afternoon: the Story of a Partnership: Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll
Blechman, Andrew (2006) Pigeons: the Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Reviled Birds
Dash, Mike (1999) Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Cooper, David E. (2012) Convergence with Nature: a Daoist Perspective
  • Cooper, David E. (2006)  A Philosophy of Gardens
  • Dixon, Trisha and Churchill, Jennie (1988) Gardens in Time: In the Footsteps of Edna Walling
  • Fisher, Sue (1998) Essential Plants for Small Gardens
  • Fox, Robin Lane (2010)  Thoughtful Gardening: Great Plants, Great Gardens, Great Gardeners
  • Forsyth, Holly Kerr (2006) Remembered Gardens: Eight Women and their visions of Australian Landscape
  • Francis, Mark and  Hester, Randolph T, Jr eds. (1990)  The Meaning of Gardens: Idea, Place and Action
  • Gerritsen, Henk and Oudolf, Piet (1999) Dream Plants for the Natural Garden
  • Greer, Germaine ed. (2003) Poems for Gardeners
  • Griffiths, Jay (1999) Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time
  • Griffiths, Jay (2006)  Wild: An Elemental Journey
  • Harberd, Nicholas (2006) Seed To Seed: The Secret Life of Plants
  • Heilmeyer, Marina (2006) The Language of Flowers: Symbols and Myths  
  • Hill, Thomas (1590) The Gardener's Labyrinth, edited by Richard Mabey
  • Hobhouse, Penelope (1997) Garden Designs
  • Hobhouse, Penelope (2003) Gardens of Persia
  • Hobhouse, Penelope (1997) Plants in Garden History: An Illustrated History of Plants and Their  Influence on Garden Styles - from Ancient Egypt to the Present Day
  • Holmes, Katie, Martin, Susan and Mirmohamadi, Kylie (2004)  Green Pens: A Collection of Garden Writing 
  • Holmes, Katie, Martin, Susan K. and Mirmohamadi, Kylie (2008) Reading the Garden: the Settlement of Australia
  •  Honore, Carl (2004) In Praise of Slow: How a Wordwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed.
  • Huxley, Robert, ed. (2007)  The Great Naturalists
  • Jekyll, Gertrude (1984) The Making of a Garden: an Anthology of her Writings ... edited by Cherry Lewis
  • Johnson, Phillip (2014) Connected
  • Kincaid, Kincaid, ed. (1999)  My Favourite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love
  • Leach, Helen (2000)  Cultivating Myths: Fiction, Fact and Fashion in Garden History
  • Lord, Ernest E. (1958) Your New Home Garden: its Design, Plan, Construction and Planting
  • Louv, Richard (2005, 2008)  The Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
  • Mabey, Richard (2010)  Weeds: How vagabond plants gatecrashed civilization and changed the way we think about nature
  • Macinnis, Peter (2009) The Lawn: A Social History
  • McIntosh, Alastair (2004) Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power
  • Marris, Emma (2011) Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World.
  • Meanjin 3/1988  The Landscape Issue
  • Mynott, Jeremy (2009) Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and Experience.
  • Newton, John (2009)  The Roots of Civilization: Plants that Changed the World
  • Nottle, Trevor (1984) The Cottage Garden Revived: Attitudes and Plants Essential for Nineteenth Century Gardens
  • Gardening: Philosophy for Everyone - Cultivating Wisdom (2010) edited by Dan O'Brien
  • Orleans, Susan (1998) The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
  • Pearson, Dan (2009) Garden Inspiration
  • Pollan, Michael (2001) The Botany of Desire: a Plant's-eye View of the World
  • Pollan, Michael (1991) Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
  • Reynolds, Richard (2008) On Guerilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries
  • Robinson, Philip, ed. (2007) The Faber Book of Gardens
  • Roy, Arundhati (2011) Broken Republic: Three Essays
  • Safina, Carl (2011) The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World
  • Scott-James, Anne (1981) The Cottage Garden
  • Silvertown, Jonathon (2009)  An Orchard Invisible: A Natural History of Seeds
  • Sternberg, Esther M (2009)  Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well Being
  • V. Sackville-West's Garden Book: A Collection by Penny Nicholson (1968)
  • Waldbauer, Gilbert (2009) Fireflies, Honey and Silk
  • Walling, Edna (original ed. 1948, this edition 1985) A Gardener's Log
  • Walling, Edna (1984) On the Trail of Australian Wildflowers
  • Watts, Peter (1981) The Gardens of Edna Walling
  • Wulf, Andrea and Gieben-Gamal, Emma (2005)  This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and Three Hundred Years of English History
  • Yates Garden Guide for Australian Home Gardeners.  28th edition, 1955.