Recommended Book List
In addition to Lynden's own book on the topic of public space design, maintenance, advocacy, and funding, Lynden recommends the following excellent books:
Berner, Nancy, and Susan Lowry. Garden Guide: New York City. New York: Little Bookroom, 2002.
Beveridge, Charles, Paul Rocheleau, and David Larkin. Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape. New York: Universe, 1998.
Burrell, C. Colston. Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants. Ed. Janet Marinelli and Bonnie Harper-Lore. Garden City: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2006.
Crowe, Sylvia. Garden Design. New York: Garden Art Press, 1994, 3rd edition reprint of 1958 first edition.
Darke, Rick. The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2002.
DiSabato-Aust, Tracy. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2006.
Eck, Joe. Elements of Garden Design. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1996.
Farrand, Beatrix. Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks. Ed. Diane K. McGuire. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1980.
Gerlach-Spriggs, Nancy, Richard E. Kaufman, and Sam Bass Warner. Restorative Gardens: The Healing Landscape. New York: Yale University Press, 1999.
Harnik, Peter. Inside City Parks. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2000.
Hobhouse, Penelope. Colour in Your Garden. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1985.
Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Random House, 1997.
Jiler, James. Doing Time in the Garden: Life Lessons through Prison Horticulture. New York: New Village Press, 2006.
Lewis, Charles A. Green Nature - Human Nature: The Meaning of Plants in Our Lives. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
Lloyd, Christopher. Succession Planting for Year-Round Pleasure. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2005.
Lowenfels, Jeff, and Wayne Lewis. Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2006.
Miller, Sara Cedar. Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park. Danbury: Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
Page, Russell. The Education of a Gardener. New York: Random House, 1983.
Pollan, Michael. Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education. New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991.
Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow. Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History. Danbury: Harry N. Abrams, 2001.
Rybczynski, Witold. A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century. New York: Scribner, 1999
Verey, Rosemary. The Art of Planting. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1990.
Von Arnim, Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Her German Garden. London: Macmillan & Co., 1900. Available in reprint from Grand Rapids: Filiquarian, LLC, 2007.
Walliser, Jessica. Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who's Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically: All You Need to Know about the Insects in Your Garden. New York: Saint Lynn's Press, 2008.
Whyte, William H. The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Chicago: World Wildlife Fund, 1980.