American Horticultural Society Book Award Winners
Over the last two decades, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) has been recognizing outstanding gardening books published in North America with its annual book awards. Books are judged by the AHS Book Award Committee on qualities such as writing style, authority, originality, accuracy, and design quality. This year’s five gardening book winners, published in 2015, are:
• The Art of Gardening by the Chanticleer Gardeners and R. William Thomas
• How Plants Work by Linda Chalker-Scott
• Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West
• The Seed Garden edited by Lee Buttala and Shanyn Siegel, with contributors Micaela Colley and Jared Zystro of Seed Savers Exchange.
• Seeing Seeds by Robert Llewellyn and Teri Dunn Chace. Check out our photo essay for a sample of the beautiful seed photography featured in this award-winning volume.
How to Make a Flower Press
Build a simple, wooden flower press to preserve the color and integrity of your favorite plants.
How to Make Hard Apple Cider
Brewing hard cider from nonalcoholic, or “sweet” cider, is a simple process, and the inebriating end product is as delicious as it is intoxicating. Here are the steps you’ll follow to make hard cider of your own.
Successfully Cure Potatoes and Squash
Cure and store fall potatoes and squash for a healthy harvest that’ll last well into winter.