Flowers, Plants, and Earthly Delights: The Book Sense Gardening Bestseller List

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Based on the last four weeks of sales from nearly 400 independent bookstores across the United States.

It's snowing in the East, sunny in the West, and thawing in the middle. What is a gardener to do?

The answer can be found in the titles on the new Book Sense Gardening Bestseller List. Thanks to all stores that report!

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(To view previous Book Sense category bestseller lists, click here.)

Book Sense Gardening Bestsellers

The Top 50 for the Last Four Weeks

1. The Orchid Thief
Susan Orlean, Ballantine, $14, 044900371X
2. Trowel & Error: Over 700 Tips, Remedies & Shortcuts for the Gardener
Sharon Lovejoy, Workman, $13.95, 0761126325
3. Sunset Western Garden Book
Kathleen Norris Brenzel (Ed.), Sunset, $32.95, 0376038756
4. Second Nature
Michael Pollan, Delta, $14.95, 0385312660
5. Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
Diane Ackerman, Perennial, $13.95, 0060505362
6. Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens
Marty Wingate, Sasquatch, $21.95, 1570612757
7. Architecture in the Garden
James Van Sweden, Random House, $39.95, 0375501541
8. Garden Home
P. Allen Smith, Crown, $29.95, 0609609327
9. Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement
Dominique Browning, Scribner, $12, 0743226933
10. The Well-Designed Mixed Garden
Tracy Disabato-Aust, Timber, $39.95, 0881925594
11. Gardening in the Northwest
Sunset, $19.95, 0376035285
12. Gardening With Ed Hume
Ed Hume, Sasquatch, $24.95, 1570613281
13. Eat More Dirt: Diverting and Instructive Tips for Growing and Tending an Organic Garden
Ellen Sandbeck, Broadway, $10.95, 0767909208
14. Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design
Nancy J. Ondra, Storey, $19.95, 158017423X
15. Slug Bread and Beheaded Thistles: Amusing and Useful Techniques for Nontoxic Housekeeping and Gardening
Ellen Sandbeck, Broadway, $10.95, 0767905423
16. The Complete Container Garden
David Joyce, Reader's Digest, $19.95, 0762104228
17. Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children
Sharon Lovejoy, Workman, $13.95, 0761110569
18. American Horticultural Society Great Plant Guide
DK, $18, 0789471442
19. Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste
Larry Hodgson, Rodale, $19.95, 0875968937
20. The Flower Gardener's Bible
Lewis Hill, Storey, $27.50, 1580174620
21. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible
Edward C. Smith, Storey, $24.95, 1580172121
22. Taunton's Front Yard Idea Book
Jeni Webber, Taunton Press, $19.95, 156158519X
23. McGee & Stuckey's The Bountiful Container: A Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers
Rose Marie Nichols McGee, Maggie Stuckey, Workman, $16.95, 0761116230
24. From the Cook's Garden: Recipes for Cooks Who Like to Garden, Gardeners Who Like to Cook, and Everyone Who Wishes They Had a Garden
Ellen Ogden, Morrow, $29.95, 0060008415
25. Xeriscaping: Planning & Planting Low-Water Gardens
Mark Rumary, Sterling, $17.95, 0806942312
26. The Gardening Book
Jane Bull, DK, $12.99, 0789492164
27. The Mini Sunflower Garden
Victoria Hyun, Running Press, $5.95, 0762412526

AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
American Horticultural Society, DK, $60, 0789489937

29. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades
Steve Solomon, Sasquatch, $18.95, 1570612404

Home Landscaping: Northwest Region
Roger Holmes, Don Marshall, Creative Homeowner, $19.95, 1580110886