By Karen England, for Let's Talk Plants! September 2023.
Please join the SD Hort Book Club and read some great horticulturally pertinent books along with us. Some titles are old, some new, some historical, some biographical, some fictional, some educational and all enjoyable.
To join the SDHBC, just send an email to Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Book Club" in the subject line to receive the Zoom link to the meetings.
The next book being read and discussed is Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.
And the next SD Hort Book Club meeting is on September 4, 2023, on Zoom at 4:30p for happy half hour social time and 5p for discussion.
Tulipomania Tulipomania by Mike Dash.
The book was well liked by our group overall but lacked illustrations which was the primary reason the book did not receive two thumbs up.
To make up for the lack of illustrations in the otherwise informative book we recommend watching - Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the 17th-Century Netherlands at The Getty Center
September 4 - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
October 2 – Agave Spirits by Gary Paul Nabhan & David Suro Pinera
November 6 – The Oak Papers by James Canton
December 4 – The Last Garden In England by Julia Kelly
SD HORT BOOK CLUB'S Previously Read List:
January 2021 - The Language of Flowers by V. Diffenbaugh 👍
February 2021 - The Food Explorer by D. Stone 👍👍
March 2021 - Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson👍
April 2021 - A Memory of Violets by H. Gaynor 👍
May 2021 - Founding Gardeners by A. Wulf 👍👍
June 2021 - Elizabeth and Her German Garden by E. von Arnim 👍
July 2021 - In Praise of Tomatoes by S. Shepherd 👍👍
August 2021 - Undaunted Courage by S. Ambrose 👍👍
September 2021 - Around the World in 80 Plants/Trees both by J. Drori 👍👍
October 2021 - American Eden by V. Johnson 👍
November/December 2021 – Finding The Mother Tree by S. Simard 👍👍
January 2022 – Braiding Sweetgrass by R. Kimmerer 👍👍
February/March 2022 - The Seed Keeper by D. Wilson 👍
April 2022 - In Search Of Lost Roses by T. Christopher 👍👍
May 2022 - Turn Here Sweet Corn by A. Diffley 👍👍
June/July 2022 - The Arbornaut by M. Lowman 👍👍
August 2022 – Orwell’s Roses by R. Solnit 👍
September 2022 - The Nature Of Oaks by D. Tallamy 👍👍
October 2022 - Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid by T. Ecott. 👍
November 2022 - The Complete Writings Of Kate Sessions in California Garden – New Edition - San Diego Floral Association. U👍👍
December 2022 - The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World by T. Musgrave 👍
January 2023 – the Botanist’s Daughter by K. Nunn. 👍.5
February 2023 – Eating to Extinction by D. Saladino. 👍👍
March 2023 - The Natures of John and William Bartram by T. Slaughter. U👎
June 2023 - The Plant Hunter by C. Quave. U👍👍
July 2023 - The Overstory by R. Powers. 👍.3125...
August 2023 - Tulipomania by Mike Dash. 👍.21428...
Our Ratings System Explained -
👍👍 Two thumbs up = excellent
👍 One thumb up = good
✔️ No thumbs up or down = okay
👎 One thumb down = bad
👎👎 Two thumbs down = awful
U The letter U = unanimous vote