If the season has you geared up for gardening, then now is the time for some inspired page turning.

Editor’s Pick:

The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends

Exterior architect Scott Shrader shares the grounds and gardens of 12 chic, modern projects, all wondrously linked to their homes and all designed for entertaining and living well outdoors. Rizzoli, $50, Cactus & Tropicals, SLC

Ground Rules: 100 Easy Lessons for Growing a More Glorious Garden

Garden pro Kate Frey serves up 100 easy-to-follow tips and beautiful illustrations to help you create, install and care for healthy flourishing gardens. Timber Press, $20, King’s English Bookshop, SLC.

Garden Wild

Brilliantly documenting 12 gardens of varied sizes and stature, photographer Andre Baranowski promotes the idea that nurturing naturally styled gardens can and should live in harmony with our surroundings. Rizzoli, $45, Cactus & Tropicals, SLC

Private Gardens of Santa Barbara

Landscape designer Margie Grace welcomes us into 18 of her sun-soaked, sustainable California gardens, offering insight into the plantings, hardscape and distinct style that defines each of their compelling designs. Gibbs-Smith, $50, Gibbs-smith.com

The Art of the Garden

Relais & Chateaux hospitality insiders showcase the gardens of 15 famed establishments, then take you inside where these landscapes inspire decors, celebrations, cuisine and cocktails for you to recreate at home. Rizzoli, $55, Cactus & Tropicals, SLC

Gardens of Style: Private Hide-aways of the Design World

Author Janelle McCulloch provides entrance into the private gardens of esteemed fashion and interior design pros, showcasing the landscapes that influence their celebrated creations. Rizzoli, $55, Cactus & Tropicals, SLC

Perennials: The Gardener’s Reference

A forever-favorite, richly illustrated and practical directory containing more than 2,700 species and cultivars replete with descriptions, charts and hands-on tips for gardeners of all skill lever. Timber Press, $50, Western Garden Centers SLC

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