PoCo Garden Club’s NEW Library List



  • Alpines- Mary Robinson


  • Armitage’s Garden Annuals- Allan M. Armitage
  • Begonias Their care and Cultivation of Tuberous Varieties- Brain Langdon
  • Fuchsias Their Care and Cultivation- Jill Clark
  • The Bedding Plant Expert- Dr. D.G. Hessayon
  • The Complete Guide to Bedding Plants- Carolyn Jones


  • Bird Gardening Book- Donald & Lilian Stokes
  • Birds of Southwestern BC- Cannings, Aversa, Opperman


  • An Introduction to Bonsai
  • Bonsai- Illustrated Guide to Ancient Art- Sunset
  • Growing & Displaying Bonsai- Lewis & Sutherland
  • The Master’s Book of Bonsai


  • Beautiful Bulbs- Brennan, Luebbermann
  • Bulbs- American Horticultural Society
  • Bulbs- Derek Fell
  • The Bulb Expert- Dr. D.G. Hessayon
  • The Tulip- Anna Pavord


  • The Plant Locator:Western Region- Hill, Narizny


  • Clematis Growing- Ian Murray
  • The Concise Guide to Clematis in North America- Clearview Nursery
  • The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Clematis- Raymond J. Evison

Container Gardening

  • Gardening in Containers- Evelyn McDonald
  • Hanging Baskets and Containers- Lesley Young
  • Seasonal Container Gardening- Kathleen Brown
  • The Container Expert- Dr. D.G. Hessayon
  • The Creative Container Gardener- Elaine Stevens
  • Window Boxes- Martin Baxendale

Dried Flowers

  • Dried Flowers for All Seasons- Berry, Raworth
  • The Book of Dried Flowers- Hillier, Hilton
  • Wreaths from the Garden- Leslie Dierks

Flower Arranging

  • Decorating with Silk & Dried Flowers- The Home Decorating Institute
  • Flower Arranging- Malcolm Hillier
  • Flower Style Recipes- Pottery Barn
  • Table Flowers- Shane Connelly
  • The Essential Flower Arranger– Pamela Westland
  • The Step by Step Art of Flower Arranging-  Newdick, Sutherland


  • The Fruit Expert- Dr. D.G. Hessayon

Fun Reading

  • Crazy About Gardening- Des Kennedy
  • In Veronica’s Garden- Margaret Cadawaladr
  • The Garden Letters–  Bradbury &  Maddocks
  • The Real Garden Road Trip– Bradbury & Maddocks
  • Tottering in My Garden- Midge Ellis Keeble

General Gardening

  • A Year in Your Garden- David Tarrant
  • A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants- Christopher Brickell
  • Basic Gardening Illustrated- Sunset
  • BestGarden Plants For BC- Binetti, Williamson
  • Gardener to Gardener-Almanac & Pest Control Primer- Rodale
  • Gardening Made Easy
  • Hundreds of Can-Do Answers to a Gardener’s Toughest Questions- Org. Gardening
  • New Gardening Guide- Brian Minter
  • Palms Won’t Grow Here and Other Myths- David A. Francko
  • Proven Garden Tips- Fine Gardening
  • Step by Step Gardening Techniques- Ed. C. Brickell
  • The Experts Book of Garden Hints- Rodale
  • The Garden Book- Phaidon
  • The Healing Labyrinth- Helen Raphael Sands
  • The New Twelve Month Gardener’s Journal- Stevens , Hungerford, Mitchell, et al
  • UBC Guide to Gardening in British Columbia
  • WesternGarden Book- 2012 -Sunset
  • 1001 Old-Time Garden Tips- Rodale


  • Gardening Under Glass and Lights- American Horticultural Society
  • How To Build a Greenhouse- William Scheller


  • Herbs, A Guide to Growing Cooking & Decorating– C.L. Christensen
  • Kitchen Herbs- Sal Gilbertie
  • Magic and Medicine of Plants- Reader’s Digest
  • Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs- Kowaalchik, Hylton
  • The Successful Herb Gardener- Sally Roth

Indoor Plants

  • Cactus and Succulents- David Squire
  • Houseplants- Simon and Schuster Guide
  • The Practical Encyclopedia of Orchids- R & W Rittershausen

Landscaping and Design

  • A Grower’s Choice- Michael Lascelle
  • A Japanese Touch for Your Garden- Seike, Kudo, Engel
  • A Place in the Rain- Michael Lascelle
  • Creating Japanese Gardens- Ortho
  • Designing with Plants- Piet Oudolf
  • Dreamscaping- Ruth R. Clausen
  • Garden Planning- John Bookes
  • Garden Style- Terence Conran
  • Gardening with the New Small Plants- Oliver E. Allen
  • Gardening & Landscaping Techniques – Rodale
  • Gazebos and Other Structures- Creative Homeowner
  • Great Ideas for the Garden-CanadianGarden Magazine
  • Making the Most of Shade- larry Hodgson
  • Perfect Plant, Perfect Place- Roy Lancaster
  • Pocket Gardening- Marjorie Harris
  • Rejuvenating a Garden- Stephen Anderton
  • Success with Scented Plants- H. and D. Mittmann
  • The Art of Perennial Gardening- Patrick Lima
  • The Butterfly Garden- Mathew Telusky
  • The Complete Shade Gardener- George Schenk
  • The Dry Garden- Beth Chatto
  • The Encyclopedia of Flower Gardening and Landscaping- Time-Life Books
  • The PracticalGarden Companion- Peter McHoy
  • The WoodlandGarden- Forster, Downie
  • Waterwise Gardening- GVRD pamphlet

Native Plants

  • Grow Wild! Native Plant Gardening in Canada-Lorraine Johnson
  • Landscaping for Wildlife-Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources
  • Native Plants in the Coastal Garden- Pettinger, Costano
  • Natural Gardening- Taylors Guide
  • Natural Gardens- Canadian Gardening
  • Naturescape Alberta- Pearman, Pike
  • Plants of Coastal BC- Lone Pine
  • Plants of the Whistler Region- Collin Varner
  • The Wildflower Book from the Rockies West- D&C Stokes
  • Wild Flowers of the Pacific Northwest- Lewis J. Clark


  • Best Shade Plants- Stefan Buczacki
  • Daylilies- Beginner’s Handbook ’95
  • Euphorbias- Roger Turner
  • Fern Grower’s Manual- B.J. Hoshizaki and R.C, Moran
  • Gardening with Hardy Geraniums- Birgitte H. Bendtsen
  • Hardy Geraniums- David Hibberd
  • My Experience Growing Hardy Geraniums- Phoebe Noble
  • Perennial Gardening Guide- John M. Valleau- Heritage Perennials
  • Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials- Phillips, Burrell
  • Succulents, The Illustrated Dictionary- Sajeva, Costanzo
  • The Complete Guide to Perennials- Carolyn Jones
  • The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes- Rick Darke
  • The Genus Hosta- W.G. Schmid


  • How to Identify Rhododendron and AzaleaProblems-WashingtonState Univ.
  • IPM Manual for Landscape Pests in B.C.- Ministry of E.L P, 2000
  • Landscape Plant Problems- Byther, Foss, Antonelli, Maleike, Bobbitt
  • Living Things We Love To Hate- Des Kennedy
  • Natural Insect, Weed and Disease Control- Linda A.Gilkeson
  • The Gardener’s Bug Book- Barbara Pleasant
  • What’s Wrong with My Plant (And How Do I Fix It?)- D Deardorff, K Wadsworth


  • Propagation Handbook, Basic Techniques– Geoff Bryant
  • Seeds- Jekka McVicar
  • Seed-Starting Primer & Almanac- Gardener to Gardener series- Rodale
  • The Complete Book of Plant Propagation- G. Clark & A. Toogood


  • Topiaries & Espaliers– Linda Yang

Public Gardens

  • The Riverview Lands- V. Adolph and B. Gillespie


  • Rhododendrons – Greer’s Guide


  • English Roses – David Austin
  • Old Roses- R. Phillips, M. Rix
  • Roses- Botanica’s Pocket
  • Roses- Sunset
  • Rose Companions- Stephen Scanniello
  • Roses for BC- B. Jalbert, L. Peters
  • The Rose Expert- Dr. D. G. Hessayon


  • Daphnes- Robin White
  • Kalmia- Richard Jaynes


  • A Garden of Conifers- Robert A. Obrizok
  • All About Evergreens- Ortho Series
  • All About Trees- Ortho Series
  • Our Sylvan Heritage- Susan M. Murray
  • The Tree & Shrub Expert- Dr. D. G. Hessayon
  • Trees of Vancouver- Gerald Straley


  • A Year on the Garden Path- Carolyn Herriot
  • Compost- Clare Foster
  • Controlling Vegetable Pests- Ortho
  • Fresh Food All Year Round- Organic Gardening
  • Gardener to Gardener- 1001 Greatest Gardening Tips- Rodale
  • How to Save Your Own Vegetable Seeds- Heritage Seed Program
  • Salad Plants- R. Phillips, M. Rix
  • Success with Vegetables for Pots- FW Frenz and T Jaksch
  • The New Victory Garden- Bob Thomson
  • Urban Home Composting- City Farmer
  • WesternGarden Book of Edibles- Sunset

Water Gardens

  • Garden Ponds- David Squire
  • The Pond Doctor- Helen Nash
  • The Rock and WaterGarden Expert – Dr. D.G. Hessayon
  • Water Gardens-Harrowsmith
  • Water Gardens- Brian Leverett
  • Water in the Garden- James Allison
  • Waterlilies and Lotuses- Perry D. Slocum




About pocogardenclub

PoCo Garden Club Established July 5, 1990 by Len Cuddeford P.O. Box 631, PoCo Depot, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3E 6H9 pocogardenclub@gmail.com
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