“P. Allen Smith’s Living in the Garden Home: Connecting the Seasons with Containers, Crafts, and Celebrations” (Clarkson Potter, $39.95) is a pretty coffee table book with a good list of gardening projects organized by season. Gorgeous photos with a fair amount of good text, too.
I used to always like his garden segments on the Weather Channel and I occasionally see his pieces on the “Today” show (I wish they wouldn’t race him through them so fast).
“The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook: The Essential Guide to Choosing, Planting, and Maintaining Perfect Landscape Plants” by Penelope O’Sullivan (Storey, $29.95). This book looks great, a true encyclopedia on trees and shrubs and how to select and care for them.
“Fallscaping: Extending Your Garden Season Into Fall” by Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen (Storey, $22.95) offers lots of ideas on how to push the summer gardening season well into fall.