Garden guides often teach people how to deadhead and treat for pests and improve the soil, but they don’t always share all the fundamentals beginners need — how to buy a shovel, for example, or where to buy plants.
Jim Fox covers those basics and more in How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies.
Fox, a horticultural consultant who also works in the retail nursery business, based the book on the questions he’s been asked over the decades. Despite its title, the book is more than a buying guide. It focuses on helping readers choose plants that will thrive and invest wisely in implements, but it also helps them understand the conditions they’re growing in and teaches them how to plant properly.
How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies is published by Timber Press and sells for $14.95 in paperback.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge