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Gardening Books & Resources to Add to Your 2022 Reading List

As we head into 2022, we are sure many of you are already dreaming about all of your much-anticipated gardening activities come spring. And whether you are a seasoned gardener or have just recently gotten into gardening, diving into gardening books and exploring gardening resources is a fun pastime on these cold winter days. Plus, by exploring gardening resources, you can learn things you may have never known otherwise, as well as feel more prepared for the growing season when it comes around. So, to help give you a good place to start, we’ve created a list of some of the best gardening books and resources based on the different types of gardening you might enjoy.

Gardening Books & Resources to Add to Your 2022 Reading List

Good Resources for Gardening in Colorado

If you are new to Colorado, we highly suggest these resources. Gardening in Colorado’s arid environment can be much different than gardening in other areas, and these books will outline all you need to know for successful gardening.

1. Colorado Gardener’s Guide

2. Rocky Mountain Vegetable Gardening Guide

3. Rocky Mountain Month-By-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year

Best Gardening Books for Beginners

This book is a fantastic resource for gardeners who are just beginning their gardening journey in Colorado. While the information may seem a bit basic to more experienced gardeners, it has all the information needed to set a strong foundation for a learning gardener.

1. The Colorado Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State

Best Books for Vegetable Gardens

Learn all about what grows well in Colorado and how to have a successful vegetable garden with these fantastic gardening resources!

1. Rocky Mountain Vegetable Gardening Guide

2. High Altitude Vegetable Gardening: A Guide to Organic Abundance at Any Elevation

Best Books for Flower Gardening

If your gardening interest falls more in line with annual and perennial flowers and plants, these gardening books may be just what you are looking for! Find specific guides on growing beautiful, diverse, and resilient flower gardens suited to Colorado’s environment.

1. Rocky Mountain Month-By-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year

2. Rocky Mountain Gardener's Guide

3. The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty

Books for Gardening with Kids

Beginning to foster a love for the earth and working with plants at a young age is irreplaceable. These books are understandable, have wonderful illustrations, and guide you through engaging activities that are sure to make a lasting impression.

1. The Little Gardener: Helping Children Connect with the Natural World

Gardening Projects for Kids

Resources for Gardening in Small Spaces

Not all gardeners are so lucky as to have unlimited space for their gardening activities. So, if you have found yourself unable to have a garden due to lack of space, these books are full of fun and out-of-the-box ideas for how you can maximize your space.

1. Dig Into Small Space Gardening for Beginners: A 101 Approach to Start a Hobby or Ignite a Passion for Urban, Container, or Vertical Gardening.

2. Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces

Best Books for Indoor Gardening

Indoor gardening is so popular because it is not limited by the seasons! If you find yourself wanting to be able to enjoy the benefits of home-grown produce all year round, or if you live in a space that is not conducive to outdoor gardening, here are some resources for you that are bound to help you discover some fantastic alternatives.

1. Indoor Kitchen Gardening: Turn Your Home Into a Year-round Vegetable Garden

2. Indoor Edible Garden: Creative Ways to Grow Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables in Your Home

Guides for Companion Gardening

If you have never heard of companion gardening, maybe now is the time to learn something new! The amazing power of certain combinations of plants can completely transform your garden, bringing you higher productivity, better tasting fruit, fewer issues with pests, and so much more!

1. Beginners Guide to Companion Planting

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