Feb 20, 2012 8:45 AM
The perfect birthday gift or reference book for the gardener, the American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants ($51) offers an abundance of knowledge on growing a getaway in your back yard. We're totally inspired by the gardens we see in Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living and we think this book will help us get an idea of what will work in our own region. We're thinking raised planter boxes and lushly edged garden paths that lead to a vine-covered nook that's perfect for reading. Lovely.