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Bid welcome to spring's awakening with books on gardening's pleasures and pitfalls. As you read, so shall you sow.
THE SENSUOUS GARDEN by Montagu Don By letting us touch, see, smell and taste the fruits of nature, gardening becomes an affair to remember. (Simon & Schuster, $32.50)
BREAKING GROUND by Page Dickey photographs by Erica Lennard These superb photos of contemporary Edens, created by 10 garden designers, offer visions of earthly paradise. (Artisan, $45)
MRS. GREENTHUMBS PLOWS AHEAD by Cassandra Danz A former comic offers a chatty trip down the garden path. (Crown, $25)
BACKYARD BOUQUETS by Georgeanne Brennan photographs by Kathryn Kleinman Sunflowers, Queen Anne's Lace and vibrant dahlias, all arranged in ways to make an impressionist master green with envy. (Chronicle, $18.95)
THE AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY A-Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN PLANTS A Who's Who of the plant kingdom, from Abelia (a shrub) to Zygopetalum (an orchid). (DK Publishing, $79.95)
ON GARDEN STYLE by Bunny Williams with Nancy Drew Interior designer Williams thinks of gardens as outside rooms and furnishes them charmingly. (Simon & Schuster, $35)
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