The New York Times and Architectural Digest delve into the season's newest gardening books. Dominique Browing of the Times writes, "A bumper crop of books about vegetable gardening claims that the answer is in our own backyards... The best is the breezy, cantankerous and funny GROW THE GOOD LIFE: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise (Rodale, $24.99), by Michele Owens," while AD's Elizabeth Stamp offers a preview of "Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York" (Rizzoli, $45), by Denise LeFrak. More news and links below.
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