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Here are 40+ books you should not be without.

The Living Landscape, Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden Rick Darke & Doug Tallamy, 2014, Timber Press, Portland, OR   ISBN 978-1-60469-408-6.

The Work of Nature How the Diversity of Life Sustains Us  Island Press, Yvonne Baskin, Washington, D. C. 1997 ISBN 1-55963-519-3

The Artist’s Way  A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self  Julia Cameron, Tarcher/Putnam, New York 1992   ISBN 0-87477-694-5
        A self-help book that has changed many lives. 

The American Woodland Garden  Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest  Rick  Darke, 2002, Timber Press. Portland, OR  ISBN 0-88192-545-4 
       A dazzling book: spectacular  photographs and insightful prose.

Heronswood Nursery Catalog (Prior to 2006)

The Adult Years Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal  Frederic M. Hudson, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, Revised Edition, 1999  ISBN 0-7879-4801-2

Wherever You Go, There You Are  Mindfulness Mediation in Everyday Life  Jon  Kabat-Zinn  Hyperion, New York, 1994  ISBN  1-56282-769-3

Running to the Mountain   A Midlife Adventure Jon Katz, Broadway Books NY 1999   ISBN 0 7679 0498 2

All from Allen Lacy:
Home Ground   A Gardener’s Miscellany Farrar Straus Giroux, 1984
The Gardeners Eye  The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992
Gardening with Groundcovers and Vines  Harper Collins,  1993
The Garden in Autumn  The Atlantic Monthly Press 1990
The Inviting Garden  Gardening for the Senses, Mind, and Spirit  Henry Holt & Co. 1998
        Any piece under his name

Mind Over Water: Lessons on life from the art of rowing  Craig Lambert, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1998 ISBN 0 395 85716 3

A Sand Country Almanac  Aldo Leopold, Ballantine Books, New York, 1949, 1966
ISBN 0-345-34505-3

Field Notes   Barry Lopez, Alfred Knopf, 199
Crossing Open Ground   Barry Lopez Charles Scribner’s Sons  1988
         Any piece with his name attached

From Ann Lovejoy:
Perennials Toward Continuous Bloom. New Voices in American Garden Writing    editor Capability’s Books, Deer Park, WI 1991 ISBN 0-913643-06-8
The American Mixed Border  Gardens for all Seasons  Macmillan, New York, 1993 ISBN 0-02-575580-3
Further Along the Garden Path Macmillan, New York,  1995 ISBN 0-02-
Naturalistic Gardening Reflecting the Planting Patterns of Nature  Sasquatch Books, Seattle,  1998  ISBN 1-57061-120-3

Stalking the Wild Amaranth   Gardening in the Age of Extinction   Janet  Marinelli, Henry Holt & Co. New York, l998 ISBN 0-8050-4415-9  
         A landmark book

American Wildlife and Plants A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits   The use of trees, shrubs, weeds and herbs by birds and mammals of the United States   Martin, Zim,  and Nelson, A. L Dover Publications, 1951, republished in 1961 New
York  ISBN 486-20793-5

The Inward Garden Creating a Place of Beauty and Meaning  Julie Moir Messervy, Little, Brown & Co, Boston, 1995 ISBN 0-316-56792-2

The End of Nature  Bill McKibben, Random House, New York,  1989

From Henry Mitchell:
The Essential Earthman  Originally published by Indiana University Press,  
Bloomington, now available from Houghton Mifflin,  1981
        The best book of essays about gardening of our generation
One Man’s Garden  Houghton Mifflin, Boston  1992

designing with plants   Piet  Oudolf, Timber Press, Portland, OR 1999 ISBN 0-88192-427-7

Hope for the flowers  Trina Paulus, Paulist Press, NY 1972 ISBN 0 8091 1954 1 (in print)
         A children’s book with a deep (non-religious) message about life and hope

Green Thoughts   A Writer in the Garden,   Eleanor Perényi, Random House, New York1981

Second Nature  A Gardener’s Education  Michael  Pollan, The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York,   1991 ISBN 0-87113-443-8  
           A landmark book

Ishmael  An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit  Daniel  Quinn, Bantam, New York 1992
ISBN 0-553-37540-7.
         Stop on the way home to get this book.

Journal of a Solitude The intimate diary of a year in the life of a creative woman  May  Sarton, Norton, l973      
         May Sarton is my muse

The Tree A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter  Colin Tudge, Crown, New York, 2006 ISBN 13: 978 1 4000 5036 7      

The Avant Gardener 
         A monthly bi-fold that is packed with all the latest gardening scoop;  not a life-style magazine!

The New American Landscape Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening    Christopher, Thomas, editor  Timber Press 2011 ISBN 978 1 60469 186 3

The Moral Landscape How Science Can Determine Human Values   Sam Harris,  Free Press New York 2010 ISBN 978 1 4391 7121 9

Seeing Trees   Nancy Ross Hugo   Timber Press Portland 2011 ISBN 978 1 60469 219 8
         The text is absorbing and the photography by Robert Llewellyn is luscious

Pacific Horticulture 
         A terrific quarterly magazine, just about the only gardening rag worth reading since Allen Lacy's “Homeground” bit the dust years ago.

The Wild Garden   William Robinson,  Timber Press Portland 2009 ISBN 978 0 88192 955 3
         Expanded edition with new chapters and photography by Rick Darke

From Art to Landscape Unleasing Ccreativity in Garden Design   Gary Smith Timber Press, 2010 ISBN 078 0 88192 073 7
         A dazzling book by a brilliant landscape designer and plantsman.  You will be telling everyone about this book. A book to read and reread.

The Science of Yoga The Risk and the Rewards  William J. Broad, Simon & Schuster, 2012, ISBN 978 1 4516 4142 4
         This book is the real deal on Yoga.