Thursday, March 19, 2009
Each year, the American Horticultural Society recognizes outstanding gardening books published in North America with its annual Book Award. Of this year's four recipients, three books were written by Garden Design contributors that have had a big impact on the plantaholic community: In her new book The Heirloom Tomato, Amy Goldman brings the same context of style and sensibility to tomatoes that she did for pumpkins, squashes, and gourds in her previous book The Compleat Squash, which we excerpted five years ago. William Cullina, who wrote a story on miniature orchids last year for our Plant Palette department, has now been recognized for his 2008 title, Native Ferns, Moss & Grasses. Most recently, Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden contributed to our landmark feature on climate change, A Change in the Weather. The stunning opening photo in that feature shows a glimpse of Lauren and Scott's garden. Their book Plant-Driven Design is just as impactful.