Over the summer of 2005, we received a collection of over 150 gardening books and periodicals from the Estate of the late Terry Vachon Leduc of Maxville, courtesy of her son Michael. Here is a categorized listing of the books. Members are invited to submit a brief review of each book from the collection that they sign out. The reviews will be added to this page as they are received.

Members may reserve and sign out books by e-mailing Brian at librarian@ovrghs.ca.


Gardening with New Small Plants, Oliver E. Allen

Houghton Miflin Company, Boston, 1989, pp196

Mountain Flowers, Uberto Tosco
Orbis Publishing (Istituto Geografico de Agostini Novara), London, 1974, pp 128

My Rock Garden, Reginald Farrer
Edward Arnold/Theophrastus, London/Pawlet, Vermont, 1911/1971, pp 303

Portraits of Alpine Plants, R.C. Elliott

Alpine Garden Society Publication, London, pp 110

Rock Gardening, H. Lincoln Foster
Houghton Miflin Company, Boston, 1968, pp 466

Rock Gardening, Will Ingwerson

Ward Lock Limited, London, 1989, pp 95

The Creative Container Gardener, Elaine Stevens

Whitecap Books, Vancouver/Toronto, 1995, pp 216


Hardy Bulbs Vol. 1, E.B. Anderson
Penguin Books Ltd., 1964, pp 176

Lilies, Jan de Graaff
Funk & Wagnalls, 1968, pp 142

Lilies for Every Garden, Isabella Preston
Orange Judd Publishing Company Inc., New York, 1950, pp 352

The Complete Book of Bulbs, F.F. Rockwell & Esther Grayson
The American Garden Guild & Doubleday & Company Inc., Garden City, NY, 1953, pp 352

The Wonderful World of Bulbs, Bebe Miles
D. Van Nostrand Company Inc., Princeton, 1963, pp 348


Ferns to Know and Grow, F. Gordon Foster
Hawthorn Books Inc., New York, 1971, pp 258

The Gardener's Fern Book, F. Gordon Foster
D . Van Nostrand Company Inc., Princeton, 1964, pp 226

Garden Design

Along the Garden Path - More Quilters and their Gardens, Jean & Valori Wells
C&T Publishing Inc., Lafayette CA, 2001, pp 144

Flower Arrangements through the Year, Patricia Easterbrook Roberts
The Viking Press Inc., New York, 1963, pp 95

Flower Decoration in European Homes, Buffet-Challià
William Morrow & Company Inc., New York, 1969, pp 208

Flowers in the Winter Garden, M.M. Graff

Doubleday & Company Inc., Garden City, NY, 1966, pp 203

Garden Design, William Lake Douglas et al
Prentice Hall Canada Inc., Scarborough, 1984, pp 224

Garden Ideas A to Z, Elvin, McDonald
The American Garden Guild & Doubleday & Company Inc., Garden City, NY, 1970, pp 196

Japanese Garden and Floral Art, Mrs. Paul Kincaid
Hearthside Press Inc., New York, 1966, pp 189

RD Home Handbooks - Garden Planning, John Brookes
Dorling Kindersley Limited, London, 1992, pp 224

The Country Garden, Country Homes & Gardens
Country Homes and Gardens, New York, 2000, pp 176

The Englishman's Garden, Alvilde Lees-Milne & Rosemary Verey, editors
Allen Lane Penguin Books Ltd., London, 1983, pp 154

General Gardening

10,000 Garden Questions, F.F. Rockwell
Doubleday & Company Inc., New York, 1959, pp 1390

Gardening Week by Week, Xenia Field

Treasure Press, London, 1984, pp 128

My Garden in Spring, E.A. Bowles

Theophrastus Pawlet, Vermont, 1914/1971, pp 308

Principles of Horticulture, 2nd edition, Ervin L. Denison
MacMillan Publishing Company, 1979, pp 483

The Miniature Rose Book, Margaret E. Penney

D. Van Nostrand Company Inc., Princeton, 1964, pp 149

The White-Flower-Farm Garden Book, Amos Pettingill
Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1971, pp 366

Tout savoir sur les plantes d'intérieur, Marc Meloche

Éditions internationales, Alain Stank, Montreal, 1977, pp 203


Early American Gardens "For Meat or Medicine", Ann Leighton
Houghton Miflin Company, Boston, 1970, pp 439

Garden Tales Classic Stories from Favourite Writers, Jane Gottlieb
Viking Studio Books, 1990, pp 102

How to Open and Operate a Home-based Landscaping Business, Owen E. Dell

The Globe Pequot Press, Old Saybrook, Conn, 1994

Listening to the Garden Grow, Betty Sue Eaton
Stillpoint Publishing, Walpole N.H., 1966, pp 106

Ontario Snakes, Barbara Froom
Ontario Department of Lands and Forests

The After-Dinner Gardening Book, Richard W. Langer
Collier Books, New York, 1969, pp 198

The Art of Preserving Flowers A Guide for Canadians, Elizabeth MacDermot
James Lewis & Samuel, Publishers, Toronto, 1973, pp 87

Western American Alpines, Ira N. Gabrielson

The Macmillan Company/Theophrastus, New York/Sakonnet Pt RI, 1932/1972

All Colour Book of Flowers, Moira Savonius
Octopus Books Limited, London, 1974, pp 72


Delphiniums, Ronald Parrett
Penguin Books Ltd.in conjunction with RHS, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1961, pp 205


Collegiate Dictionary of Botany, Delbert Swartz
The Ronald Press Company, New York, 1971, pp 520

Diseases and Pests of Ornamental Plants, Pascal P. Pirone
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1978, pp 566

Diseases of Ornamental Plants, Junius L. Forsberg
University of Illinois, Chicago, 1979, pp 222

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials, Ellen Phillips & Burrell C. Colston
Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA, 1993, pp 553

The Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers, Christopher Brickell
Dorling Kindersley, London, 1989, pp 608

The Growth of Plants, G.E. Fogg
Penguin Books Ltd., 1970, pp 302

The Plants, Fritz W. Wents
Time-Life Books, New York, 1973, pp 194

The Self-Pronouncing Dictionary of Plant Names, Ralph Bailey

The American Garden Guild & Doubleday & Company Inc., Garden City, NY, 1962, pp 64

Using Wayside Plants, Nelson Coon
Hearthside Press Inc., New York, 1969, pp 288


Dwarf Shrubs, Donald Wyman
MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1975, pp 138

Espaliers and Vines for the Home Gardener, H.O. Perkins

D. Van Nostrand Company Inc., Princeton, 1964, pp 206

Gardening with Conifers and Heathers, Alan Toogood
Aura Editions, Marshall Cavendish Ltd., 1986, pp 89

Identification Guide to the Trees of Canada, Jean Lauriault
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, 1989, pp 479

The Peterson Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs, George A. Petrides
Houghton Miflin Company, Boston, 1986, pp 428

The Tree Identification Book, George W.D. Symonds
William Morrow & Company Inc., New York, 1958, pp 272

Trees of North America, C. Frank Brockman
Golden Press, New York, 1979, pp 280

Trees. A Guide to Familiar North American Trees, Herbert S. Zim & Alexander C. Martin
Golden Press, New York, 1956, pp 160


Common Weeds of the United States, ARS, USDA
Dover Publications Inc., New York, 1971, pp 463

Ontario Weeds, F.H. Montgomery, C.M. Switzer, C.H. Kingsbury
Ontario Department of Agriculture, pp 114

Ontario Weeds, J. F. Alex & C.M. Switizer

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Ontario, pp 208

Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening Controlling Weeds, Erin Hynes
Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA, 1995, pp 160

Members may reserve and sign out books by e-mailing Brian at librarian@ovrghs.ca.