Recent Library Acquisitions

On your next visit, why not take a minute to stop by the RCGC Library and see what’s new? These are just a few of the RCGC Library’s newly acquired books:


  • Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by Eric Mader et al. (Xerces Society).
  • Bizarre Botanicals: How to Grow String-of-Hearts, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Panda Ginger, and Other Weird and Wonderful Plants by Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross.
  • The Book of Little Hostas: 200 Small, Very Small, and Mini Varieties by Kathy Shadrack et al.
  • Continuous Container Gardens: Swap in the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-round by Sara Townsend et al.
  • Design with Microclimate: The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Spaces by Robert Brown.
  • Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East by Carolyn Summers.
  • Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs by Michael Dirr.
  • Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn by Will Allen and Fritz Haeg.
  • The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden by Ivette Soler and Ann Summa.
  • Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy.
  • Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden by Page Dickey and William Atherton.
  • From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design by Gary Smith.
  • Garden Bouquets and Beyond: Creating Wreaths, Garlands, and More in Every Garden Season by Suzanne Bales and Steven Randazzo.
  • Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces by Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet.
  • High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening: 1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably by Alice Bowe.
  • Hydrangeas in the North: Getting Blooms in the Colder Climates by Tim Boebel.
  • Mentors in the Garden of Life by Colleen Plimpton.
  • The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs by Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner.
  • The Plantsmen of Rochester Parks by Alvan Grant.
  • So You Want to Be a Garden Designer: How to Get Started, Grow, and Thrive in the Landscape Design Business by Love Albrecht Howard.
  • Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants by Debra Lee Baldwin.
  • Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook.
  • Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World by Thomas Fox.
  • Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants by Richard Mabey.
  • Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide by Peter Del Tredici.


List updated January 17, 2012.