• Beautiful Obsession Jimi Blake's World of Plants at Hunting Brook Gardens
    Beautiful Obsession Jimi Blake's World of Plants at Hunting Brook Gardens
    ISBN: 9781999734527
    Title: Beautiful Obsession Jimi Blake's World of Plants at Hunting Brook Gardens
    Author: BLAKE JIMI

    Jimi Blake has spent 25 years collecting the most interesting plants he could get his hands on. At Hunting Brook, these come together in a unique fusion of funky foliage, perennial, and woodland styles to make a flamboyant, surprising, experimental garden that is overflowing with ideas for enthusiastic gardeners. Exotic-leaved plants from the Far East and South America rub shoulders with temperate perennials to excite the eye. Trees are pollarded, salvias and dahlias are present in abundance, and borders are unconstrained. Jimi's eagle eye for flaws means plants that don't quite cut the mustard are ruthlessly dispatched and the garden is constantly being scrutinized and reinvented. A Beautiful Obsession inspires new garden projects, rewrites the rule book about combining plants, and will have plant enthusiasts reaching for specialist nursery catalogues.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World
    Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World
    ISBN: 9780747563006
    Title: Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World

    A farmer cultivates genetically modified potatoes so that a customer at Mc Donald's half a world away can enjoy a long, golden french fry. A gardener plants tulip bulbs in the autumn and in the spring has a riotous patch of colour to admire. Two simple examples of how humans act on nature to get what we want. Or are they? What if those potatoes and tulips have evolved to gratify certain human desires so that humans will help them multiply? What if, in other words, these plants are using us just as we use them? In blending history, memoir and superb science writing, Pollan tells the story of four domesticated species - the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Collins Botanical Bible: A Practical Guide to Wild & Garden Plants
    Collins Botanical Bible: A Practical Guide to Wild & Garden Plants
    ISBN: 9780008262273
    Title: Collins Botanical Bible: A Practical Guide to Wild & Garden Plants

    The Botanical Bible tells the story of plants and flowers, beginning with an overview of the plant kingdom and the basics of botany, then offering strategies for gardening with purpose. Later chapters introduce seasonal eating, the healing properties of plants and the world of botanical art. This stunning gift book is part history, part science, part beauty book, part cookbook and part art book. It will appeal to anyone wanting to use plants and flowers in modern life, whether they are an accomplished gardener or are simply yearning for a more natural life. This comprehensive guide to plants, flowers and botanicals covers a host of practical uses, features vintage illustrations alongside the work of current artists, and is sure to be an inspiration to anyone interested in the natural world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • David Austin's English Roses
    David Austin's English Roses
    ISBN: 9781788840194
    Title: David Austin's English Roses

    - Presents David Austin's best rose varieties - including their latest additions- Provides valuable information on all aspects of rose cultivation- The perfect companion for gardeners and enthusiasts- Written by the proprietor of one of the world's leading rose nurseries"Fully illustrated, the charm of his English Roses comes across on every page, even if the reader has to imagine their scent." - The Irish Garden "Experts will appreciate the notes on each rose's breeding." - Historic Gardens Foundation Informative, accessible and stunningly illustrated, David Austin's English Roses introduces the reader to the world of rose propagation and care. The book focuses on English Roses, bred by David Austin to combine the sumptuousness of Old Roses with the strength and practical virtues of Modern Roses. It will be greatly prized by rose-growers and rose-lovers everywhere, whether professional or amateur. Contents: Introduction; The English Roses; The Development of the English Roses; The Classification of English Roses; Gallery of 88 Shrubs, Climbing and Rambler Roses; English Roses Cultivation

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • English Gardens From the Archives of Country Life Magazine
    English Gardens From the Archives of Country Life Magazine
    ISBN: 9780847865796
    Title: English Gardens From the Archives of Country Life Magazine

    An unprecedented in-depth look at the English garden by one of Britain's foremost garden writers and authorities, this book showcases the enduring appeal of the English garden whose verdant lawns and borders of colourful plants are the inspiration for garden lovers worldwide. Kathryn Bradley-Hole - the longtime garden columnist for Country Life - takes a fresh look at more than seventy gardens from across England and distills the essence of what makes the English garden style so sought after.

    Seasonal photographs capture the gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some rarely photographed - at their finest moments, accompanied by sparkling, insightful text. Featuring photographs from the unparalleled archives of Country Life, the full story of the English garden is here, from medieval monastery gardens to the Victorians and the Arts and Crafts movement to the twenty-first century. Designs by many of the horticultural world's greats are amply featured, including Gertrude Jekyll, Capability Brown, Piet Oudolf, and Arne Maynard, as well as gardens famous the world over - Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and Great Dixter - alongside new and less-well-known ones, many open to the public.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $156.00
  • Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    ISBN: 9783899559187
    Title: Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture

    Living on the land and learning to reap the benefits of nature. From farm-fresh eggs and herb gardens that enrich home cooked meals to beekeeping to aid in the pollination of small crops, there's a lifestyle that exists in harmony with our environments. These locales reveal and embrace the many layers of this way of life Activities such as canning and marmalade making are given new life in these pages. Whether autumnal foraging for mushrooms or learning the different flavors of varying apple varietals or enjoying the fresh spring leaves of kale and spinach, Farmlife is a cornucopia of inspiration for living more intentionally and more interactively with our surroundings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Flower Colour Guide
    Flower Colour Guide
    ISBN: 9780714878300
    Title: Flower Colour Guide

    The ultimate colour-by-colour flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam

    Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the colour of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Colour Guideis the first reference book to organize flower types by colour, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative colour schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to colour, Flower Colour Guideis to flowers.

    Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested colour schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.

    Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using colour as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Garden of Vegan
    Garden of Vegan
    ISBN: 9781910258477
    Title: Garden of Vegan
    Author: WEST CLEVE

    There was a time when garden designer Cleve West thought making a garden was a frivolous pursuit for the privileged. Two things changed his mind: designing a garden for a hospital and adopting a vegan lifestyle. Cleve's transition to veganism was a profound and varied learning experience. He learned more about nutrition than when he studied it as part of a sports science degree. He learned a great deal about propaganda in the food industry and how, contrary to what he'd been led to believe, the cows and chickens in the dairy industry are far from "happy." He learned that animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change and a whole range of environmental catastrophes. He found that many illnesses have their origins in the consumption of animal products. He learned that a plant-based diet can alleviate some of these illnesses and sometimes even reverse them. He learned that a drive towards a plant-based diet could offset many of the environmental aspects of animal agriculture and make a positive transition to a more sustainable future. Everything started falling into place. It was all about plants. Suddenly, his role as a garden designer didn't seem so trivial after all. The Garden of Vegan charts Cleve's journey from its tentative beginnings to an understanding of the restorative power of gardens and a realization that some of the most destructive aspects of the Anthropocene can be mitigated or even fixed by plants.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Green Plants for Small Spaces, Indoors & Out
    Green Plants for Small Spaces, Indoors & Out
    ISBN: 9781743795545
    Title: Green Plants for Small Spaces, Indoors & Out

    A hands-on guide to transforming small urban spaces into lush, plant-filled retreats.

    In Green, Jason Chongue explains and simplifies how to curate and look after plants in small urban spaces. He provides a practical and personal guide to creating urban gardens and styling with plants, perfect for a range of environments and climates, inside or out. From balconies, porches, courtyards and small backyards to entryways, offices and living spaces, this 'how to' guide is an approachable resource for gardeners of all types. Chapters cover understanding your climate, a plant maintenance calendar, curating a range of spaces and appreciating plants in public spaces, as well as quick tips for styling and plant care. Jason also invites 'Plant People' across the globe to provide an insight into how people are inspired by nature. Green is the perfect guide to small-space gardening, beautifully photographed and illustrated, and will help you transform your indoor and outdoor spaces into a lush, healthy oasis in no time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils & More
    Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils & More
    ISBN: 9781507204719
    Title: Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils & More

    In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You'll discover how to find harmony in Earth's great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. This guide also contains directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Embrace the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • Greenhouse & Hoophouse Grower's Handbook Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture
    Greenhouse & Hoophouse Grower's Handbook Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture
    ISBN: 9781603586375
    Title: Greenhouse & Hoophouse Grower's Handbook Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture

    Best practices for the eight most profitable crops

    Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers--large and small--can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple do's and don'ts.

    As senior trial technician for greenhouse crops at Johnny's Selected Seeds, author Andrew Mefferd spent seven years consulting for growers using protected agriculture in a wide variety of climates, soils, and conditions. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook brings his experience and expertise to bear in an in-depth guide that will help readers make their investment in greenhouse space worthwhile.

    Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don't make the most of their precious greenhouse space. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Mefferd's book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of re-localizing our food system. From seed to sale, The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook is the indispensable resource for protected growing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter
    Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter
    ISBN: 9780714878614
    Title: Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

    Expert planting advice for growing fruit and vegetables in pots from the acclaimed English garden - with 50 delicious recipes

    Beautifully illustrated, Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots provides clear, practical information on growing fruit and vegetables in containers, whether that be a window box or a terracotta pot on a balcony. Aaron Bertelsen of the acclaimed English garden at Great Dixter will guide you through what to grow, which pots to use, give personal tips on varieties to choose, and advice on cultivation and care. Featuring more than 50 delicious recipes, Bertelsen shows that lack of space is no barrier to growing what you want to eat, and proves that harvesting and cooking food you have grown yourself is a total pleasure, with dishes that showcase a few perfectly chosen - and personally grown - ingredients.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Grow Your Own: How to Be an Urban Farmer
    Grow Your Own: How to Be an Urban Farmer
    ISBN: 9781760522629
    Title: Grow Your Own: How to Be an Urban Farmer

    All the expert information and techniques you need to grow your own edible plants in the city.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Grow Yourself Healthy: Crops & Projects to Transform Your Gut Health
    Grow Yourself Healthy: Crops & Projects to Transform Your Gut Health
    ISBN: 9780711250710
    Title: Grow Yourself Healthy: Crops & Projects to Transform Your Gut Health

    Explore how gardening is good for your gut - emotionally, physically and psychologically.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Happy Bonsai
    Happy Bonsai
    ISBN: 9780241412381
    Title: Happy Bonsai
    Author: TRAN MICHAEL

    Anyone can become a bonsai artist. This book will show you how, through care and display profiles for 40 top trees and fully illustrated demonstrations of more than 20 techniques and bonsai styles. Select the right tree to buy, learn how to keep it thriving year after year, and shape your bonsai into a beautiful living sculpture.

    Do you know your sharifrom your nebari? Can you tell a raft display from a semi-cascade? Do bonsai grow better indoors or out? When is the best time to prune? How do you create that windswept look?

    Happy Bonsaihas all the answers - and expert tips to boot, such as how, with bonsai, pruning roots is just as important as pruning branches.

    Each tree profile provides easy-to-follow growing information, with both day-to-day and seasonal care advice, along with ideas and tips for how to shape and display. Specialist techniques - such as repotting, wire training branches, defoliating, and root and branch pruning - are explained with illustrations for each stage of the process. Techniques are then put into practice with demonstrations of how to achieve the main types of bonsai display, from an informal upright specimen to a forest group or root-over-rock display.

    Busting myths and making bonsai accessible to everyone, Happy Bonsai will help you fall in love with this most meditative of garden crafts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
  • Heritage Herbal
    Heritage Herbal
    ISBN: 9780712353809
    Title: Heritage Herbal

    For centuries people have relied on herbs and flowers for health and well-being. From country garden staples to re-emerging historical favourites, The Heritage Herbal uses ancient herbal wisdom to show how herbs and plants can benefit your daily lifestyle. What are the easiest and most beneficial ways to incorporate herbs and edible flowers into your life? Which herbs grow well in small spaces or make aromatic table decorations? What are the best herbs and plants for hanging and drying?
    Each entry includes recipes to heal, nourish and style, including teas, wines, jams, bath oils, soups, lollipops, smoothies - and a love potion! From pot to plate, The Heritage Herbal explains all you need to know about cultivating, cooking and crafting with herbs and edible flowers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook Turn Your Home into a Year-Round Vegetable Garden
    Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook Turn Your Home into a Year-Round Vegetable Garden
    ISBN: 9780760369029
    Title: Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook Turn Your Home into a Year-Round Vegetable Garden

    Elizabeth Millard teaches you how to grow microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers and more inside your own home, where you wont have to worry about season changes or weather conditions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers
    Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers
    ISBN: 9781760760380
    Title: Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers

    This is the story of The Land Gardeners, creators of productive gardens and stunning bundles of cut flowers. Based in the original walled garden at Wardington Manor, The Land Gardeners have revived the tradition of working with the land to produce abundant, seasonal flowers for clients' use in decoration, design and events. But for all the frivolous, bucolic beauty of the flowers, it is the productivity and health of the soil that truly underpins The Land Gardeners' philosophy. The book explores lively soil, the joy (and, arguably, necessity) of gathering from our gardens, and the imperative that we care for our soils and live among healthy, vital gardens. Chapters include: The Land Gardeners - how Bridget Elworthy (New Zealand) and Henrietta Courtauld (England) created The Land Gardeners in 2012, their background in growing and designing, their philosophy.A Floral History - how it all began in the walled garden at Wardington Manor, Oxfordshire, England. Creation of a Cutting Garden - the fundamental importance of soil health. The life in the soil: how we improve it, how we feed it, how we make compost. The importance of organic and biodynamic growing.The Flower Room - gathering, preparing, arranging and selling.A Year of Flowers - growing throughout the year: spring (narcissi, tulips, hesperis); summer (roses, peonies, delphiniums, scabious, ammi); autumn (cosmos, dahlias, gladiolus); winter (bulbs, aconites, snowdrops, berries, hips).Your Cut-Flower Garden - creating cut-flower borders; planting and growing; feeding the soil; growing under cover; tools; staking and supports.Growing Cut Flowers - The Land Gardeners' favourite flowers: roses, peonies, dahlias, bulbs, annuals, perennials, foliage, shrubs and trees.Resources - books; websites for information on cutting gardens; suppliers of plants; seed companies; tools and equipment.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Little Book of Latin for Gardeners
    Little Book of Latin for Gardeners
    ISBN: 9781408706169
    Title: Little Book of Latin for Gardeners
    Author: PARKER PETER

    How did the delphinium get its name? Which parts of the body lend their names to auriculas and orchids? Who are the gentian, lobelia and heuchera named after? Why are nasturtiums and antirrhinums connected? What does an everlasting pea have to do with Indian miniature paintings?

    These are some of the questions answered in Peter Parker's adventurous exploration of the mysteries of Botanical Latin.

    Evolved over many centuries and often thought to belong to the rarefied world of scholars and scientists, this invented language is in fact a very useful tool for everyday gardening. It allows us to find our way around nurseries; it sorts out confusions when two plants have the same English name; and it gives us all kinds of information about how big or small a plant will grow, what shape or colour it will develop, and what habitat it prefers.

    In his lively survey, Parker agues that Botanical Latin is not merely useful, but fun. The naming of plants draws upon geography, social and medical history, folklore, mythology, language, literature, the human body, the animal kingdom and all manner of ancient beliefs and superstitions.

    The book, beautifully illustrated with old woodcuts, explains how and why plants have been named, includes handy lists of identifying adjectives, and takes the reader down some of the stranger byways of human endeavour and eccentricity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Little Book of the Language of Flowers
    Little Book of the Language of Flowers
    ISBN: 9782812318924
    Title: Little Book of the Language of Flowers

    - A charming compendium of flowers their meanings and associations, richly illustrated with vintage, postcard-size chromolithographsHow does the daisy express love? What did the heliotrope mean in the time of ancient Greece? Why do Christians associate the holly with Jesus? In Japan, what does the chrysanthemum embody? Why is the lily the representation of the Virgin Mary? How did the poppy end up being associated with sleep? Why was the hydrangea a symbol of betrayal for samurais? Since when does the narcissus embody vanity? This little book, illustrated with beautiful retro-color plates, explains in detail the symbolism held by 84 different flowers all over the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Little Veggie Patch Co: an A-Z Guide to Growing Food in Small Spaces
    Little Veggie Patch Co: an A-Z Guide to Growing Food in Small Spaces
    ISBN: 9781760982348
    Title: Little Veggie Patch Co: an A-Z Guide to Growing Food in Small Spaces

    After years of helping clients grow fruit and vegetables, the Little Veggie Patch Co. crew believe anyone can grow their own food, in most any area in Australia. And in this bestselling easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is!Fundamentals such as Soil, Climate, Watering, Composting, Worm Farms, Saving and Sowing Seeds, and Raised Garden Beds and Crates are all covered comprehensively - each with fully illustrated step-by-step plans that show how to create your own little veggie patch in any space.A complete A-Z of Edible Plants gives you vital information on more than 40 vegetables (and fruit trees), including detailed planting information, ongoing maintenance advice, tips on best companions and when to harvest. And the Weekend Activities scattered throughout the book will get the kids involved too, whether they're Making a Scarecrow, Building a Spud Tower or Growing Beans in a Bean Can.Lots of fun, and packed full of all the knowledge you'll need - plus recipes and some hilarious stories - this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own food.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Maker. Garden: 15 Step-By-Step Projects for Outdoor Living
    Maker. Garden: 15 Step-By-Step Projects for Outdoor Living
    ISBN: 9781787392694
    Title: Maker. Garden: 15 Step-By-Step Projects for Outdoor Living
    Author: ALLEN KERRY

    Maker.Gardenfeatures 15 projects which will transform and make the most of your outdoor space. Created by Kerry Allen - whose blog Kezzabeth is the ultimate guide to creating stylish interiors from scratch on a tight budget - the projects range from simplicity itself to impressive, large-scale makes.

    Nurturing our outdoor spaces can be transformative, giving us a connection with the natural world that is essential to a harmonious life. From the smallest to the largest of spaces - whether a window box, balcony or acres of land - a beautiful garden can be created, perfectly equipped to grow nourishing vegetables and fragrant herbs, gather with family and friends, or sit in peaceful contemplation.

    Encouraging the use of reclaimed materials, learning new skills and building confidence with tools, Kerry's step-by-step instructions make it simple to create practical and beautiful features for your garden, from a living herb wall to a pallet-wood seating area complete with fire pit. Styling ideas accompany each project, as well as advanced options and top tips to help you fill your garden with self-built, professional-level items that will stand the test of time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners: Sowing Seeds of Awareness
    Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners: Sowing Seeds of Awareness
    ISBN: 9781782405269
    Title: Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners: Sowing Seeds of Awareness
    Author: DANAAN CLEA

    "Clea sows a series of meditation techniques about tending the earth wholeheartedly, and shows you how to embrace gardening as a spiritually-enriching hobby to help reconnect you to nature." - Soul & Spirit mag

    "It promises to lift your soil and your soul! We love."- Woman's Own*BOOK OF THE WEEK*

    "Clea Danaan is on a gentle mission to help more people fall in love with the Earth." - NFU Countryside

    "We adore her beautiful little book, Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners, which will inspire you to reconnect with nature, help you live consciously through your planting, and accept unavoidable gardening pitfalls!" - Green Parent

    Embracing gardening as a spiritually enriching activity lovingly reconnects us to nature everyday--this beautifully illustrated little book reminds us how to do it. Rooting each blossoming thought in deep ecology and conscious living, we unearth the power& inherent in mindfully lifting the soil; it lifts our souls as well.&

    Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners& sows a series of meditations about tending the Earth wholeheartedly. Author Clea Danaan explores the interconnectedness of nature in this carefully-crafted small volume that any green-fingered grower will want to dig into.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
  • Moss Ball Bonsai: 100 Simple Kokedama Gardens That Are Easy & Fun to Make
    Moss Ball Bonsai: 100 Simple Kokedama Gardens That Are Easy & Fun to Make
    ISBN: 9784805315293
    Title: Moss Ball Bonsai: 100 Simple Kokedama Gardens That Are Easy & Fun to Make

    Plant, soil, moss, twine--that's all you need to create the exciting form of bonsai known as koke (moss) dama (ball).

    Moss Ball Bonsai provides all the information you need to make these self-contained gardens, using different types of plants--from flowering trees and ferns to grasses and cacti. A sampling of 100 different kokedama shows how even the most common of house plants can shine in this appealing no-pot environment, while a section on mosses acquaints you with the many tones and textures of this versatile plant family.

    With this bonsai guide, you will learn how to:

    • Create and maintain a healthy home for your miniature garden's root system
    • Use inexpensive house plants and cuttings as the basis of your kokedama
    • Make beautiful (and quirky) group plantings within a single project
    • Find, collect and propagate moss
    • And more

    Whether resting on a pottery dish or suspended in the air, these little indoor gardens are a wonderful way to add a touch of artistry and greenery to your home or work space.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Nothing New: A History of Second-Hand
    Nothing New: A History of Second-Hand
    ISBN: 9781922268303
    Title: Nothing New: A History of Second-Hand
    Author: ANNEAR ROBYN

    'Given the way we live now,' writes Robyn Annear, 'it would be easy to suppose that newness has always been venerated.' But as this wonderfully entertaining short history makes clear, modern consumerism is an aberration. Mostly, everyday objects--from cast-off cookware to clothing worn down to rags--have enjoyed long lives and the appreciation of serial owners.

    Nothing Newis itself an emporium: a treasure store of anecdotes and little-known facts that will intrigue and enlighten the devoted bargain-hunter and the dilettante browser alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • No-Waste Organic Gardening: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden
    No-Waste Organic Gardening: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden
    ISBN: 9780760367643
    Title: No-Waste Organic Gardening: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

    Learn how to recycle and repurpose your way to a successful, productive, and eco-friendly organic garden!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • On Flowers: Advice from an Accidental Florist
    On Flowers: Advice from an Accidental Florist
    ISBN: 9781579658120
    Title: On Flowers: Advice from an Accidental Florist
    Author: AMY MERRICK

    A singular, personal celebration of the beauty and possibilities of nature

    Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected--like a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cup--and to overturn preconceptions, whether she's transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking centerpiece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around us--in leaves, branches, seedpods, a fallen blossom--to tell a story of time and place.

    Merrick begins On Flowers with a primer containing all her hard-won secrets on the art of flower arranging, from selecting materials to mastering pleasing proportions. Then she brings readers along on her journey, with observations on flowers in New York City and at her family's summer home in rural New Hampshire, working on a flower farm off the coast of Washington State, and studying ikebana in a jewel-box flower shop in Kyoto. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl. We discover the poignancy in humble wildflowers, and also celebrate the luxury of fragrant blousy blooms. Collected here is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Organic Gardening for Everyone Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy (No Experience Required)
    Organic Gardening for Everyone Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy (No Experience Required)
    ISBN: 9780760365342
    Title: Organic Gardening for Everyone Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy (No Experience Required)
    Author: CALIKIM

    If you want to grow healthy vegetables at home, but have hesitated because it seems too hard and time consuming, Organic Gardening for Everyone is your perfect hands-on guide--an "if I can do it, you can do it" case study that addresses your concerns and gets you started.

    Loaded with practical advice and step-by-step guidance, Organic Gardening for Everyone takes a very personal and friendly approach to a subject that can be intimidating. It is a first-class primer on organic vegetable gardening, and an inspirational story about how anyone can balance the rigors of gardening with the demands of a modern, family-oriented lifestyle.

    In 2012, a California mom decided to start an organic vegetable garden. But she went about it in an unusual way: she crowdsourced it by launching a YouTube channel under the name "CaliKim" and asking for help. And then she started planting. As questions came up, she turned to her viewers and subscribers and they replied with answers and advice. As she learned, her garden grew successfully--even in the hot, harsh California climate. Her expertise also grew, and now she answers many more questions than she asks and has become a very accomplished home gardener.

    And CaliKim has a great story to tell: growing healthy organic vegetables for your family is not difficult, even for today's time-challenged lifestyles. She provides complete step-by-step information on growing the most popular edibles organically, and also gives sound advice on how to take on the challenges of balancing a hectic lifestyle with successful growing--and how to involve the whole family in the process.

    You'll be rewarded for your effort every time you place a plate of natural, organic vegetables on the family dinner table knowing exactly what they are, what is in them, and where they came from.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Paradise Gardens: The World's Most Beautiful Islamic Gardens
    Paradise Gardens: The World's Most Beautiful Islamic Gardens
    ISBN: 9781473666481
    Title: Paradise Gardens: The World's Most Beautiful Islamic Gardens
    Author: DON MONTY

    As seen on the highly acclaimed BBC2 series Monty Don's Paradise Gardens, a full color exploration of the astonishing beauty of twenty-nine Islamic paradise gardens from Iran, Turkey, India, England, Spain and Morocco.

    In the Islamic tradition, a garden with its central elements of water, the scent of fruit trees, and places for rest and reflection, celebrate heaven on earth. Paradise gardens play a central role in everyday life in the Islamic world, yet little is known about them. Monty Don and acclaimed photographer, Derry Moore, set off on a journey to find out more about the principles and immersive delights of paradise gardens and how a very different culture and climate has influenced garden design round the world.

    Their journey covers twenty-nine gardens from the Real Alcazar and the Alhambra in Spain, and Le Jardin Majorelle in Morocco, to Highgrove and a Mughal garden in Bradford in England. There are some spectacular and rarely seen examples such as Pasargadae and the Maidan in Isfahan, Iran, the birthplace of paradise gardens, as well as the more renowned examples such as Turkey's Topkapi Palace and the Amber Palace and Taj Mahal in India.

    A glorious celebration of the richness of Islamic culture through some of the most beautiful gardens on earth.

    'A garden, green and filled with water is heaven on earth - it is paradise.' Monty Don

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00

  • Plant Lore & Legend: The Wisdom & Wonder of Plants & Flowers Revealed
    Plant Lore & Legend: The Wisdom & Wonder of Plants & Flowers Revealed
    ISBN: 9781910821107
    Title: Plant Lore & Legend: The Wisdom & Wonder of Plants & Flowers Revealed
    Author: BINNEY RUTH

    From time immemorial, people have sought to understand the mysteries of the natural world, giving rise to a wealth of myths and legends connected to plant life. In addition to their imaginative appeal, these oral traditions offered practical advice about which flowers, trees, and plants could provide foods, remedies, and construction materials. This richly illustrated volume provides a treasury of ancient wisdom, exploring the sound principles behind traditional advice, along with a wealth of fanciful beliefs.
    Naturalist Ruth Binney recounts charming examples of floral symbolism, linking roses with romance, lilies with purity, and poppies with sleep. She examines tree lore and the association of trees with wisdom and knowledge, from the coveted crown of laurel awarded to ancient Greek poets and Roman generals to the palm branches presented to pilgrims returning from the Holy Land. A survey of the power of plants ranges from the rituals that ensure a good harvest and a newly married couple's fertility to the healing qualities of oil of cloves for toothache, cherries for gout, and aloe vera for burns. Abounding in fascinating facts and fancies, this absorbing compilation will captivate lovers of plants and gardens.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos & Plants
    Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos & Plants
    ISBN: 9781760760236
    Title: Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos & Plants

    A celebration of the exceptional and ordinary ways people engage with the world around them through plants. In gardens we find shelter, nurture and respite from the noise and rush of everyday life. To garden is a wonderful thing but you don't have to have a large plot of land or immense knowledge to reap the benefits of a little nature. The Planthunter uncovers all the ways in which people around the world find purpose, beauty, wellness and connection through the act of gardening.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset
    Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset
    ISBN: 9781999734534
    Title: Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset
    Author: DUSOIR RORY

    Piet Oudolf is renowned for his exceptional use of perennials and grasses. His deep knowledge of plants and skill in choosing and grouping them is brilliantly displayed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in an immersive, botanically rich garden which enthralls visitors in every season. The garden piqued the interest of plantsman and garden designer Rory Dusoir who undertook regular visits over the course of a year.
    In this book he describes the beautiful, dependable plants used to striking effect, scrutinizes the classic Oudolf planting techniques and marvels at the sporobolus meadow which Piet has described as "wilder than wildness itself". Oudolf fans will delight in this book which gives full access to the plant lists, planting combinations and horticultural know-how. More than 300 exceptional quality photographs capture the very special quality of the gardens and, combined with the text, offer a unique insight into planting the Oudolf way.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $76.00
  • Psychology of Gardening
    Psychology of Gardening
    ISBN: 9781138207882
    Title: Psychology of Gardening

    Why do so many people love gardening? What does your garden say about you? What is guerrilla gardening?

    The Psychology of Gardening delves into the huge benefits that gardening can have on our health and emotional well-being, and how this could impact on the entire public health of a country. It also explores what our gardens can tell us about our personalities, how we can link gardening to mindfulness and restoration, and what motivates someone to become a professional gardener.

    With gardening being an ever popular past-time, The Psychology of Gardeningprovides a fascinating insight our relationships with our gardens.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Rootbound: Rewilding a Life
    Rootbound: Rewilding a Life
    ISBN: 9781786897701
    Title: Rootbound: Rewilding a Life

    'As I stared at those daisies, occupying the pavement for whole minutes as others quickly walked past, I realised I was hungry. Hungry for a kind of understanding, the kind of humble superpower that came with turning stickyweed into a gag, a fattened blackberry into an inky snack or a dock leaf into a remedy. It seemed that if I could only navigate the workings of these plants, to tune in to what made them bloom and shrink, that I could find a whole new way of living'When she was a girl, Alice Vincent loved her grandfather's garden - the freedom, the calm, the beauty of it. Twenty years later, living in a tiny flat in South London, that childhood in the garden feels like a dream.When she suddenly finds herself uprooted, heartbroken, living out of a suitcase and yearning for the comfort of home, Alice starts to plant seeds. She nurtures pot plants and vines on windowsills and draining boards, filling her new space with green, and with each unfurling petal and budding leaf, she begins to come back to life.Mixing memoir, botanical history and biography, Rootbound examines how bringing a little bit of the outside in can help us find our feet in a world spinning far too fast.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Rose: The History of the World's Favourite Flower in 40 Roses
    Rose: The History of the World's Favourite Flower in 40 Roses
    ISBN: 9781787394087
    Title: Rose: The History of the World's Favourite Flower in 40 Roses

    The Royal Horticultural Society's The Rosetells the story of the world's favourite flower through 40 of the most popular and interesting species and hybrids. Arranged chronologically, The Rosebrings to life the arrival of each flower in European gardens, detailing the history of the layout of rose gardens and the role that roses play in the 'language of flowers'.

    From the first recorded reference to a rose over 7,000 years ago, these extraordinary flowers have captivated botanists, artists, poets, perfumers and gardeners. A symbol of love and patriotism, a scent and flavour synonymous with the East, and the jewel in the crown of ornamental gardens, roses in all their forms bear a special meaning that spans centuries and crosses oceans.

    Extraordinary botanical illustrations and extracts from classic texts held in the Royal Horticultural society's world-famous Lindley Library, such as Redouté's Les Roses, Henry Andrew's Roses, Mary Lawrence's Selection of Rosesand Victor Paquet's Choix des Plus Belles Roses, complete this authoritative celebration.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Setting the Scene: A Masterclass in Garden Design
    Setting the Scene: A Masterclass in Garden Design
    ISBN: 9781910258590
    Title: Setting the Scene: A Masterclass in Garden Design

    In Setting the Scene, leading landscape/garden designer and Chelsea Gold medallist George Carter distils a career of over thirty years in garden design into pithy lessons that will be invaluable to any garden designer (or garden owner). George Carter's work has been inspired by the gardens of the past, from the formality of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the informal landscapes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He cites the landscape designer Humpry Repton (1752-1818) as his greatest influence. Setting the Scene shows us how successful gardens are designed and made. Following the pattern set by Repton in his famous Red Books, George Carter takes us through the process in meticulous detail, leading us from the initial site plan to the glory of the finished garden, and illustrating each chapter with photographs and plans of gardens from his own portfolio, including Albemarle House in Charlottesville, Virginia, a cottage in Pennsylvania, farmhouses in Mirmande in south-eastern France, Los Moritos in Trujillo, The Garden of Surprises in Burghley, Lincolnshire, Penshurst Place, Kent, Holkham Hall, Norfolk, the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, his own garden at Silverstone Farm, Norfolk, and the garden of the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
  • Sissinghurst an Unfinished History
    Sissinghurst an Unfinished History
    ISBN: 9780007240555
    Title: Sissinghurst an Unfinished History

    A fascinating account from award-winning author Adam Nicolson of the history of Nicolson's own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst.Sissinghurst is world-famous as a place of calm and beauty, a garden slipped into the ruins of a rose-pink Elizabethan palace. But is it entirely what its creators intended? Has its success over the last thirty years come at a price? Is Sissinghurst everything it could be? The story of this piece of land, an estate in the Weald of Kent, is told here for the first time from the very beginning. Adam Nicolson, who now lives there, has uncovered remarkable new findings about its history as a medieval manor and great sixteenth-century house, from the days of its decline as an eighteenth-century prison to a flourishing Victorian farm and on to the creation, by his grandparents Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, of a garden in a weed-strewn wreck. Alongside his recovery of the past, Adam Nicolson wanted something else: for the land at Sissinghurst to live again, to become the landscape of orchards, cattle, fruit and sheep he remembered from his boyhood. Could that living frame of a mixed farm be brought back to what had turned into monochrome fields of chemicalised wheat and oilseed rape? Against the odds, he was going to try.Adam Nicolson has always been a passionate writer about landscape and buildings, but this is different. This is the place he wanted to make good again, reconnecting garden, farm and land. More than just a personal biography of a place, this book is the story of taking an inheritance and steering it in a new direction, just as an entrepreneur might take hold of a company, or just as all of us might want to take our dreams and make them real.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Small Garden Design
    Small Garden Design
    ISBN: 9780143785774
    Title: Small Garden Design
    Author: BANGAY PAUL

    Paul Bangay is renowned for the expansive and elegant gardens with classical lines and symmetrical plantings that he has created in Australia and all over the world. Yet gardens on this grand scale are not accessible to everyone. With more of us living in apartments, townhouses and terraces, our gardens are now being squeezed into small spaces such as balconies, courtyards, lightwells or rooftops - and this makes for challenging garden design. In Small Garden Design, Paul applies his 25 years of experience with gardens of all sizes to reveal how best to structure, design and choose plants for small spaces. Chapters on Balconies & Terraces, Rooftops, Inner City, Lightwells and Courtyards are lavishly illustrated with photos by Simon Griffiths and enhanced with lots of practical tips on plant types, paving, irrigation, soil, outdoor dining, lighting and making the space appear larger. In this accessible and practical book, Paul shows us 'how to make the most of the small space you have, and how to transform it into the paradise that we all aspire to?.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Story of Gardening: A Cultural History of Famous Gardens from Around the World
    Story of Gardening: A Cultural History of Famous Gardens from Around the World
    ISBN: 9781911595748
    Title: Story of Gardening: A Cultural History of Famous Gardens from Around the World

    A fully updated and revised edition of a gardening classic.

    From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the imposing palace grounds of Chinese emperors and the clean lines of the formal French parterre, this inspiring history charts the fascinating evolution of gardening over thousands of years, bringing to life the world's most beautiful and magnificent gardens.

    The Story of Gardening explains the origins of the most influential gardening styles. Acclaimed garden designer and plantswoman Penelope Hobhouse draws on her extensive experience and shows you how an appreciation of style and techniques from all over the world helps us to understand how modern gardens have developed.& Unrivalled in its coverage and written with the author's characteristic clarity and authority, this exceptional book is guaranteed to appeal to gardening enthusiasts or all ages and levels of expertise.&

    Chapters include:
    The Origins of Gardening:& the gardens of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia.
    Gardens of Ancient Greece and Rome: The beginnings of botany and herbalism and design developments in the Classical world.
    The Gardens of Islam: the 'fourfold' garden's spread from the Middle East.
    The Medieval Gardens of Christendom:& The layers of meaning in the gardens of the Middle Ages.
    The Renaissance Vision in Italy: The transition from classical villa gardens.
    The Flowering of the European Garden: Louis XIV's power-gardening.
    Plants on the Move: Early plant enthusiasts who searched for new species.
    The English Landscape Garden: The 18th& century Landscape Movement
    The Eclectic 19th& Century:& European gardening during technological change.
    The Americas Gardening's evolution on the American continent.
    Gardens of China:& Chinese gardening's links with the landscape and painting.
    The Japanese Garden: Japanese design's influence on the rest of the world.
    From Naturalism to Modernism: Pioneer voices as gardening goes global.
    Visions of the Future: The faces shaping gardening in the 21st& century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Super Organic Gardener
    Super Organic Gardener
    ISBN: 9781526737472
    Title: Super Organic Gardener

    If you care about what you eat, you should care about how you grow it.

    Gardeners can demonstrate that by going beyond organics to veganics - growing without animal inputs - they are a driving force in saving the environment.

    This book gives you the tools to grow without harming the planet and animals, and explains why moving beyond organics towards super organic vegan gardening is the way to show you are genuinely concerned about environmental issues and the industrial commodification of living, sentient creatures.

    From advice about how to make and buy natural fertilisers and compost, to putting nutritional values on what you grow, and to how to cook it, and how to share your plot with wildlife, this book covers all the bases.

    The foreword is by RHS Chelsea Flower Show best in show winner Cleve West, who is a passionate vegan gardener. Vegan Organic Network and Garden Organic have backed the book too.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00

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