Search - List of Books by James Underwood Crockett

James "Jim" Underwood Crockett (October 9, 1915 - July 11, 1979) was the original host of PBS's The Victory Garden, then called Crockett's Victory Garden. He had been chosen by producer Russell Morash because he had previously written several gardening books. The show debuted on April 16, 1975, and was focused on gardening at home. The garden was located outside WGBH's studios in Allston, Massachusetts. Crockett died of cancer soon after the show became successful.

Crockett's gardening works included many volumes of the Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening, including Wildflower Gardening, Perennials, and Flowering Shrubs. He later wrote three books of gardening advice based on the popular and much-loved PBS television series; the first, also called Crockett's Victory Garden, is a general—purpose guide to gardening, treating vegetables, and caring for outside flowers and houseplants. Its approach was unique among garden books, in that it was organized not by the plants in the garden but by the calendar...by the jobs required of you by your garden each month of the year. The second, Crockett's Indoor Garden, is a guide to taking care of houseplants. The third book, Crockett's Flower Garden, is devoted entirely to outdoor flowers. All three books are organized according to an annual calendar, detailing the tasks to be performed throughout the year.

Crockett was an alumnus of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Total Books: 58
Flowering Shrubs
1987 - Flowering Shrubs (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805003536
ISBN-10: 0805003533
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Flowering House Plants
1986 - Flowering House Plants [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805001228
ISBN-10: 0805001220
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Time-Life Book of Foliage House Plants
1986 - The Time-life Book of Foliage House Plants [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780805001235
ISBN-10: 0805001239
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Wildflower Gardening
1986 - Wildflower Gardening [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780030085222
ISBN-10: 0030085225
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
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Perennials
1986 - Perennials [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780030085239
ISBN-10: 0030085233
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
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Annuals
1986 - Annuals [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780030085246
ISBN-10: 0030085241
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Vegetables and Fruits
1986 - Vegetables and Fruits [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780030085277
ISBN-10: 0030085276
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Crockett's Flower Garden
1981 - Crockett's Flower Garden (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316161336
ISBN-10: 0316161330
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 5

Trees
1978 - Trees [The Time-Life Encyclopaedia of Gardening] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780705405607
ISBN-10: 0705405605
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Crockett's Indoor Garden
1978 - Crockett's Indoor Garden (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316161268
ISBN-10: 0316161268
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 6

Roses
1978 - Roses [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780705405546
ISBN-10: 0705405540
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Bulbs
1977 - Bulbs [The Time-Life Encyclopaedia of Gardening] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780705405522
ISBN-10: 0705405524
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Herbs
1977 - Herbs [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780809425501
ISBN-10: 0809425505
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Crockett's Victory Garden
1977 - Crockett's VIctory Garden (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316161206
ISBN-10: 0316161209
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Foliage House Plants
1974 - Foliage House Plants [Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780809411214
ISBN-10: 0809411210
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening Vegetables and Fruits
1973 - The Time-life Encyclopedia of Gardening Vegetables and Fruits (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316848237
ISBN-10: 0316848239
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Evergreens
1971 - Evergreens (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780809411061
ISBN-10: 0809411067
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Greenhouse Gardening
Greenhouse Gardening (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316847452
ISBN-10: 0316847453
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby
Greenhouse Gardening As a Hobby (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385011129
ISBN-10: 0385011121
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Lawns and Ground Covers
Lawns and Ground Covers (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780809410941
ISBN-10: 080941094X
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Grrenhouse Gardening
Grrenhouse Gardening (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780809425624
ISBN-10: 0809425629
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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