• 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
  • Culpeper's Complete Herbal
    Culpeper's Complete Herbal
    ISBN: 9781789503906
    Title: Culpeper's Complete Herbal

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Edible Garden: Cookbook & Growing Guide
    Edible Garden: Cookbook & Growing Guide
    ISBN: 9781760558109
    Title: Edible Garden: Cookbook & Growing Guide
    Author: WEST PAUL

    The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide is a book about growing food wherever you may be and however much space you have. It is about cooking simply with fresh, seasonal produce and about celebrating life through sharing food with friends and family and the community around you. The book has lots of practical gardening advice, with information on how to set up a garden using a sunny windowsill, courtyard, backyard and even no yard! There are step-by-step guides to building a no-dig garden and the best way to compost depending on the space you have, as well as an A-Z guide for growing the most popular veg. Paul then shares more than 70 simple, produce-driven recipes that are bursting with freshness and flavour. And finally, Paul looks at how to develop relationships around food and shares some wonderful ideas for various events, from throwing a pickle party and hosting a harvest festival to building a mud-brick oven in your backyard and inviting your neighbours over for a wood-fired pizza night! The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide is for everyone who is interested in food and community. It will inspire and give you confidence to try your hand at growing your own produce and making more of your own food, and help you to find real meaning in everyday life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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: $158.00
  • 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 Theory
    Flower Colour Theory
    ISBN: 9781838662356
    Title: Flower Colour Theory

    Leading floral designers Putnam & Putnam are back - now with the ultimate flower-arrangement reference book

    The follow-up to Darroch and Michael Putnam's acclaimed bestselling debut, Flower Color Theoryis the only guide that uses color theory as inspiration for flower arrangements. The book features 175 arrangements that show myriad ways to combine flowers of different hues, all built around color schemes including analogous, complementary, monochromatic, triadic, transitional, and accent colors. Flower Color Theory is both inspirational and a guide to creating lush, romantic, and effortlessly elegant creations of your own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Garden Alchemy: How to Make DIY Fertilizers, Pest Deterrents, Potting Soils, Seed Bombs & More
    Garden Alchemy: How to Make DIY Fertilizers, Pest Deterrents, Potting Soils, Seed Bombs & More
    ISBN: 9780760367094
    Title: Garden Alchemy: How to Make DIY Fertilizers, Pest Deterrents, Potting Soils, Seed Bombs & More

    Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for do-it-yourself gardeners who want to turn their garden into gold using natural recipes and herbal concoctions (while saving both time and money ).

    This gardening recipe and project book is packed with over 80 ideas to naturally beautify your garden, using organic methods that regenerate your soil and revitalize your plants. By following the processes that are closest to nature, it brings the gardener in sync with the garden, allowing plants to thrive with less effort and less cost.

    Recipes for mixing your own potting soils and homemadeorganic fertilizers give you the freedom to choose what ingredients make their way into your garden. Step-by-step instructions for building a compost pile, concocting soil tests, and constructing inexpensive DIY seed-starting equipment are accompanied by gorgeous, full-color, step-by-step photography. You'll also find recipes for natural pest deterrents and traps, garden teas, and growth-boosting foliar sprays to help your garden grow strong all season long.

    Garden Alchemy starts with home experiments to help you get to know your soil and customize recipes for your individual needs. The rest of the chapters share how to decipher and combine natural ingredients to make the best quality amendments and elixirs. Detailed descriptions of earth-based materials demystify common ingredients, such as mycorrhizae, biochar, and greensand, and help you learn how to fix common garden problems with minimal effort. The simple method of making use of what you have available supports plants better than brand-name products.

    Dozens of recipes and projects include:

    • Homemade seed bombs, disks, and tapes
    • Granular and liquid natural fertilizer recipes
    • DIY rooting hormone
    • Herbal anti-fungal spray
    • Plant propagation instructions
    • Soil care recipes to adjust the pH and manage fertility
    • 13 specialty potting mixes
    • 7 clever traps for common garden pests

    Written by Stephanie Rose, the creative gardener, permaculturist, and herbalist behind the popular website Garden Therapy, this fun and beautifully illustrated book is packed with great ideas and inspiration for DIY gardeners who want to embrace their creativity and have more control of the garden's care.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Garden Design Master Class 100 Lessons from the World's Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden
    Garden Design Master Class 100 Lessons from the World's Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden
    ISBN: 9780847866663
    Title: Garden Design Master Class 100 Lessons from the World's Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden

    The author of Interior Design Master Class brings together essays by 100 landscape architects and garden designers reflecting on universal gardening questions, illustrated with photos of each designer's work.

    A classic in the making, Garden Design Master Class brings together 100 essays by some of the top garden designers working today, from acknowledged experts such as Nancy Goslee Power on sunlight and Arabella Lennox-Boyd on borders, to acclaimed tastemakers such as Carolyne Roehm on the pleasures of a vegetable garden. Spanning styles and genres, principles and tenets, collectively these essays and their accompanying images represent a comprehensive education for the reader, giving him or her the benefit of expert design advice and philosophy, from practical considerations such as seedlings and pathways to stylistic concerns such as asymmetry and rhythm. Each essay is paired with photographs of the designer's work that illustrate the principles being discussed, adding a powerful visual component to the book.

    Unique in the quality of its contributors, this book will be a landmark publication in the field, helpful and inspirational for the amateur gardener, as well as students of garden design and garden design professionals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $112.00

  • Garden Elements & Styles
    Garden Elements & Styles
    ISBN: 9781838660765
    Title: Garden Elements & Styles

    An A-to-Z compendium of more than 200 garden elements, styles, features, and ornaments for gardeners around the globe

    The Gardenis the definitive reference guide to garden design, its rich history, and the creative art of garden.

    With an easy-to-use A-Z format, the book includes definitions and informative descriptions for over 200 modern and historical garden styles, features, types and ornaments, brought to life with more than 500 spectacular images. This accessible, inspirational format is pefect for both amateur gardeners and specialists alike.

    Entries range from Allée, Borrowed Landscape and Coastal Garden, to Minimalism, New Perennial Planting, Pool, Vista and Xeriscape Garden.

    This is a unique, illustrated 'glossary' for gardeners features over 400 gardens, both public and private, iconic and lesser known. Examples include spaces such as the Baroque gardens of Versailles and rarely published tropical courtyards from contemporary designers, alongside artist creations such as Frida Kahlo's courtyard in Mexico and Derek Jarman's coastal garden in Dungeness, England. Alongside the work of private garden owners and makers, the book also showcases the work of emerging and eminent designers, including Andrea Cochran, Emily Erlam, Raymond Jungles, Dan Pearson and Piet Oudolf.

    Whether tending an English cottage garden or a Japanese Zen landscape, gardeners and garden lovers everywhere will be inspired as never before.

    Written by garden expert and historian Toby Musgrave, author of Phaidon's bestselling book The Gardener's Garden.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Gardener's Book of Patterns: A Directory of Inspiration, Presentation & Repetition
    Gardener's Book of Patterns: A Directory of Inspiration, Presentation & Repetition
    ISBN: 9780500023273
    Title: Gardener's Book of Patterns: A Directory of Inspiration, Presentation & Repetition

    Fully endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, this practical reference will help readers to create mood, proportion and scale in the garden. Published in a mid-format, chunky format, it packed with photos, images and illustrated planting plans featuring 'patterns' that can be scaled up or down to fit the area being planted. Examples include patterns for 'natural' designs as well as more formal approaches that create a stronger sense of order and detail.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens & Gardeners
    Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens & Gardeners
    ISBN: 9781529050738
    Title: Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens & Gardeners

    Acclaimed author Elizabeth Jane Howard said she would certainly have been a gardener had she not become a writer first. In Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners, first published in 1991, she brings together a diverse and fascinating selection of gardening writing that spans the centuries, the seasons and the species.

    Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

    The contents are delightfully eclectic and wide-ranging, practical as well as lyrical - she pays homage to the great English landscape artists of the eighteenth century and to the great women gardeners such as Vita Sackville-West. There's advice from Pliny on how walnuts can be used to dye hair and Joseph Addison encourages blackbirds to gorge on his cherry trees. Linking the numerous extracts is Elizabeth Jane Howard's perceptive and highly personal commentary, which skilfully leads the reader from one subject to the next.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • 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: $72.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House
    How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House
    ISBN: 9781786277145
    Title: How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House

    A vegetable garden is not an option for everyone, and so container growing has become desirable for people with little outside space

    Many have discovered the love of growing houseplants and want to take their skills to another level; others are inspired by the idea of growing their own food organically and sustainably. The book covers all the essentials of growing a range of edible plants in pots, and meeting each crop's specific needs.

    Author Claire Ratinon brings her urban food growing expertise to this popular subject, in a book designed to appeal to new gardeners and anyone who would like to take on the rewarding challenge of growing their own dinner, even if they've only got a window box or balcony to work with.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • 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
  • Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs: The Art & Science to Grow Your Own Bulbs
    Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs: The Art & Science to Grow Your Own Bulbs
    ISBN: 9780711239340
    Title: Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs: The Art & Science to Grow Your Own Bulbs

    The new Kew guide to planting and cultivating bulbs features 12 easy and inspiring projects, detailed information on 66 of the most important species to grow, accompanied by Kew's beautiful botanical illustrations.
    With expert advice from Kew bulb expert Richard Wilford and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting with bulbs.
    In this book Richard Wilford shows the key differences between bulbs, corms and tubers, he explains the importance of planting times and techniques, he explains simple methods for propagation, as well as planting instructions for growing in borders, within grassy areas or in containers. He identifies the most popular flowering times and provides bulbs of interest all year round.
    He presents all the important bulbs, from winter snowdrops, crocuses, cyclamen, hyacinths, irises; spring daffodils, tulips, snowflakes, lily-of-the-valley; summer alliums, lilies, agapanthus, foxtail lily; as well as autumn snowflakes, colchicum, cyclamen and amaryllis.
    The 12 special projects are broad and attractive. They comprise:
    • how to grow and display ornamental onions;
    • how to plant hippeastrums indoors on a windowsill;
    • how to establish a carpet of anemones;
    • how to layer bulbs in containers 'lasagne' style; how to plant a drift of snake's head fritillaries; how to establish bulbs in a shady border;
    • how to design a spring bulb extravaganza;
    • how to make a cutting patch for bulbs;
    • how to grow tulips from seed;
    • how to naturalise autumn-flowering bulbs;
    • how to establish a winter bulb garden;
    • and how to time a three-month display of tulips.
    Bulb problems and pests easily handled in the troubleshooting section, and a handy checklist of what to do when guides growers throughout the year.
    The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs is part of the Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing series and is accompanied by Growing Herbs, Growing House Plants, Growing Vegetables, Growing Orchids and Growing Fruit.
    The only book you'll need to grow more than 66 species, beautifully, practically, successfully.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Kew Gardener's Companion to Growing Herbs
    Kew Gardener's Companion to Growing Herbs
    ISBN: 9780711239364
    Title: Kew Gardener's Companion to Growing Herbs

    The herbs in this book provide flavours and scents unlike any other: culinary herbs are a living trove of fresh flavours for any cook, with an almost alchemical power to transform the simplest dish. Herbs can be used as seeds, flowers, or leaves; cooked and eaten themselves or used to infuse a dish or drink. They are popping up in artisan gin, ice cubes and cocktail syrups; in foraged dishes and kitchen gardens of the best restaurants as chefs realise that often the only way to capture that elusive flavour is to have home-grown, freshly harvested herbs on their doorstep. With this book these intense flavours can now be a reality for gardeners and food enthusiasts with any size of garden, from an acre to a window box. Underpinned by the authority of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the expertise of Holly Farrell this book combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty. Find out how to grow herbs in all situations, how to plant, propagate and harvest, then the 80 most exciting herbs are identified, illustrated and their uses explained. This is accompanied by Jason Ingram's specially commissioned photography for 12 projects which show how to develop a herb garden at the next level and use herbs in the most interesting ways from planting a herb roof to making herbal oils.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Kew Gardener's Companion to Growing House Plants
    Kew Gardener's Companion to Growing House Plants
    ISBN: 9780711240001
    Title: Kew Gardener's Companion to Growing House Plants

    Which are delicate and which indestructable? - We show how to find the right home for your plants and the right plants for your home.
    KEW GROWING HOUSE PLANTS is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, combining exquisite botanical illustrations with practical indoor projects. Readers can discover over 70 life-changing plants and 12 home-transforming projects. Each project is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Starting from the premise that we want to show how to grow the right plant in the right place, we demonstrate the benefits of all common house plants and how to care and curate them in the home. Includes cacti, succulents, bromeliads including air plants, foliage house plants, flowering house plants, house plants for scent and air freshening.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Killer Plants Growing & Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, & Other Deadly Flora
    Killer Plants Growing & Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, & Other Deadly Flora
    ISBN: 9780762499267
    Title: Killer Plants Growing & Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, & Other Deadly Flora

    Explore the darker side of nature with this accessible guide to choosing, growing, and caring for carnivorous and predatory plants like Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, and other spooky guys.
    Carnivorous plants: they're weird, they're gorgeous, and they're the perfect addition to your urban jungle of pothos, snake plants, and succulents. However, they can also be intimidating to grow and care for. Let Killer Plants be your guide as it walks you through the different types of carnivorous plants and how to keep each variety alive and well.

    The book answers the many questions you may have surrounding these freaks of nature, such as:

    • Where the heck do I buy a pitcher plant? Can I grow it from a seed?
    • Do I need to feed my carnivorous plant flies, or can it survive on water and light alone?
    • What carnivorous plants are safe to have around pets and kids?
    • I have a gnat problem -- what predatory plant can help?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • 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: $38.00
  • 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
  • My Garden World The Natural Year
    My Garden World The Natural Year
    ISBN: 9781473666566
    Title: My Garden World The Natural Year
    Author: DON MONTY

    'From a very early age I loved the countryside as much as any garden and was fascinated by the life that I saw all around me from trees, wildflowers, birds, insects and mammals. In a sense this book has been over sixty years in gestation. I have kept notebooks and journals ever since I could write and I have drawn upon these as well as the events of the past year.'

    My Garden World by Monty Don is a celebration of every living creature that we all share. This year has given us the enforced opportunity to learn more about the fascinating natural world around us. Whether you live in the countryside or the town, Monty's observations and insights are relevant to each and every one of us. My Garden World is Monty Don's personal journey through the natural year, month by month, season by season, observed from the immediate world around him.

    'Wildlife is not something that we watch happening in remote and exotic parts of the world on our screens, but right here in our own back yards and the more that we encourage it and learn to live with it, the more rewarding it becomes.

    If, in our own modest back yards, we can help preserve and treasure our natural world then we will make the world a better place -- not just for ourselves but for every living creature.'

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • My Life in Plants Flowers I've Loved, Herbs I've Grown, & Houseplants I've Killed on the Way to Finding Myself
    My Life in Plants Flowers I've Loved, Herbs I've Grown, & Houseplants I've Killed on the Way to Finding Myself
    ISBN: 9781524859602
    Title: My Life in Plants Flowers I've Loved, Herbs I've Grown, & Houseplants I've Killed on the Way to Finding Myself
    Author: VAZ KATIE

    From stumpy potted houseplants to intricate and delicate flower arrangements, My Life in Plants is a heartfelt, honest memoir that intertwines the complex nature of houseplants with a journey of self-discovery.
    From Katie Vaz, author of Don't Worry, Eat Cake, the beloved Make Yourself Cozy, and The Escape Manual for Introverts, comes My Life in Plants. Her newest book tells the story of her life through the thirty-nine plants that have played both leading and supporting roles, from her childhood to her wedding day. Plants include a homegrown wildflower bouquet wrapped in duct tape that she carried on stage at age three, to a fragrant basil plant that brought her and her kitchen back to life after grief.

    The stories are personal, poignant, heartwarming, and relatable, and will prompt readers to recall plants of their own that have been witness to both the amazing moments of life and the ordinary ones. This illustrated memoir covers the simplicity of home, the sharpness of loss, the lesson of learning to be present, and the journey of finding your way.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • My Suburban Farm
    My Suburban Farm
    ISBN: 9781922400253
    Title: My Suburban Farm

    While most Australians live in capital cities, at one time or another we all covet the charm and slower pace of country living. A tree change isn't feasible for most suburbanites, so why not combine the best of both worlds at home?My Suburban Farm is a gorgeous guide to injecting the rustic romance, craft aesthetic and homegrown joy of rural life into your own suburban nook. From the rewards of growing your own veggies to the meditative delights of craft, this book celebrates everything handmade and homegrown, with Ainslee Costa, the creator of the hugely popular My Suburban Farm Instagram account.- Craft tips, in everything from candle-making to silversmithing- Stunning photography- Recipes - preserving and making the most of homegrown produce- Amazing results from a can-do attitude- Advice on how to mix and match for that soothing country aesthetic.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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: MERRICK AMY

    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: $71.00
  • 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
  • Perfect Compost: A Practical Guide
    Perfect Compost: A Practical Guide
    ISBN: 9781911358947
    Title: Perfect Compost: A Practical Guide

    Learn how to make and use nourishing compost for your garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener.

    It's packed with useful tips for successful composting, from deciding what to put in your kitchen compost caddy& to how to use the final product in your garden.&

    The author discusses the various composting set-ups you can choose, from simple plastic cone-shaped 'Dalek' bins to ingenious hand-rotated barrels and elaborate solar-powered hot composting systems, and gives full instructions to make a professional-looking three-bay compost heap from old pallets. Also covered are unusual and innovative& techniques such as keyhole gardening and lasagne planting, and there's a guide to wormeries and, for the very adventurous, snaileries.

    He also reveals the many uses to which compost can be put in your garden, and not just to grow plants in - as a top dressing to keep your lawn looking fresh and green, as mulch for your flower beds, or, in liquid form, as a powerfully nutritious plant feed. And there's a handy guide to which bits of kitchen waste you can put into your compost, and which you really shouldn't. Finally, if you've always wanted an exceptionally environmentally friendly composting toilet, instructions are here.

    Beautifully illustrated throughout, this practical guide contains all the advice you'll ever need to get your compost going and use it to help your garden thrive.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
  • Piet Oudolf: Landscapes in Landscapes
    Piet Oudolf: Landscapes in Landscapes
    ISBN: 9780500289464
    Title: Piet Oudolf: Landscapes in Landscapes
    Author: OUDOLF PIET

    Piet Oudolf, one of worlds most visionary and influential landscape gardeners, is at the forefront of the New Perennial planting movement. This glorious full-colour volume features twenty-three of Oudolfs most beautiful public and private gardens. Noël Kingsburys accessible text places Oudolfs work in context, and explains how each garden and the plants selected for it fit the specific environment, while Oudolfs detailed plans provide inspiration and insight for all those interested in small personal gardens and the design of large-scale public landscapes alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
  • 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
  • Plantfulness How to Change Your Life with Plants
    Plantfulness How to Change Your Life with Plants
    ISBN: 9781786277268
    Title: Plantfulness How to Change Your Life with Plants

    In an increasingly hectic world, Plantfulness is a guide to help you reconnect with nature while reaching for a peaceful and mindful life.

    Finding the perfect houseplant for you can be daunting, particularly for those who feel like they have a black touch rather than a green thumb, but Plantfulness guides you through 50 houseplants which can give back to you in a symbiotic relationship which allows you both to thrive.

    Featuring the practical benefits, from cleaner air and beautiful scents, to the emotional ones, like creative inspiration and a daily sense of accomplishment for caring for them, Plantfulness is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to improve their wellbeing and enjoy nature from the comfort of their home.

    An internationally respected expert on mindfulness and houseplant enthusiast, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan works as a clinical psychologist in New York City. He lives with his wife, 2 kids, 2 cats, and asparagus fern Rhonda.

    Format: Cards
    Price: $30.00

  • Planting for Butterflies: The Grower's Guide to Creating a Flutter
    Planting for Butterflies: The Grower's Guide to Creating a Flutter
    ISBN: 9781787135352
    Title: Planting for Butterflies: The Grower's Guide to Creating a Flutter
    Author: MOORE JANE

    A summer's day wouldn't be the same without the gentle fluttering of butterfly wings. Yet, in recent years, their populations have suffered from the loss of natural habitat and they need our help. Planting for Butterflies is a charmingly illustrated, practical guide on how to help attract these delightful pollinators - whether you only have a city window ledge or a whole country garden. With advice on the blooms to grow, and when and where to plant them, this book reveals the tips and tricks to create a flutter and nurture a nature-friendly space of your own. Book jacket.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • 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: $78.00
  • 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
  • RHS Complete Gardener's Manual The One-Stop Guide to Plan, Sow, Plant, & Grow Your Garden
    RHS Complete Gardener's Manual The One-Stop Guide to Plan, Sow, Plant, & Grow Your Garden
    ISBN: 9780241432433
    Title: RHS Complete Gardener's Manual The One-Stop Guide to Plan, Sow, Plant, & Grow Your Garden

    A one-stop treasure trove from the RHS that covers every aspect of gardening, from planning and planting to growing and care.

    Choose plants that will thrive in your space.
    Design a border for year-round colour.
    Grasp different pruning techniques.
    Discover how to protect your veg patch from pests.
    Make the best compost.

    Delve into this concise, practical encyclopedia to find all the ideas and advice you need to create a spectacular, thriving garden.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Royal Gardens of the World
    Royal Gardens of the World
    ISBN: 9780857838018
    Title: Royal Gardens of the World
    Author: LANE MARK

    The book is a sumptuous exploration of 21 of the world's most celebrated royal gardens, from the formal splendour of Versailles to the organic, sustainable Highgrove.

    In mainland Europe you can journey from the formal splendour of Het Loo in the Netherlands and Fontainebleau in France to the Baroque World Heritage Site of the Royal Palace of Caserta in Southern Italy. Further afield still lies the Taj Mahal in India and the Peterhof Palace in Russia.

    Each featured garden will include the history, plantings and evolution of the garden as well as plant portraits of key plants and information about the design and layout of each. Countries included are: England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, India, Bali and Japan.

    This inspiring global selection of royal gardens is a perfect gift for any gardening enthusiast or armchair traveller and takes the reader on a journey of architecturally significant houses and their classic gardens as well as providing planting ideas that range from modest to grand, simple to ornate.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $88.00
  • 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
  • Sissinghurst: the Dream Garden
    Sissinghurst: the Dream Garden
    ISBN: 9780711237346
    Title: Sissinghurst: the Dream Garden

    Step inside the world's most famous garden and understand the strength of its attraction since is was bought and transformed by writer Vita Sackville West and diplomat Harold Nicholson in the 1930s. This unforgettable garden of rooms is influential today for its design, its exuberant planting, and its effect on visitors as a complete garden experience. Author Tim Richardson explores its power and its magic, explaining the nuances of its evolution and shows how we can all enjoy it today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $78.00
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