• 101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden
    101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden
    ISBN: 9781591866626
    Title: 101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

    Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 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
  • Complete Language of Flowers: A Definitive & Illustrated History
    Complete Language of Flowers: A Definitive & Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9781577151906
    Title: Complete Language of Flowers: A Definitive & Illustrated History

    A comprehensive dictionary for over 1,001 flower species. Along with a visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's name, characteristics, and historic meanings from mythology, Medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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 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 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 Can Be Anywhere: Creating Bountiful & Beautiful Edible Gardens
    Garden Can Be Anywhere: Creating Bountiful & Beautiful Edible Gardens
    ISBN: 9781419733192
    Title: Garden Can Be Anywhere: Creating Bountiful & Beautiful Edible Gardens
    Author: KRANZ LAURI

    Edible Gardens LA founder Lauri Kranz shares her secrets for planning, planting, growing, and maintaining luscious edible gardens, no matter the setting or size of the plot. Through gorgeous gardens created for her well-known clientele, including James Beard award-winning chefs, celebrities, rock stars, and more, Lauri shares her essential methods for growing abundant organic food. This practical guide is built around Lauri's philosophy that nourishment and beauty are not separate goals. It's also at the forefront of a gardening revolution, where more and more people are craving a patch of land for growing and the trend is toward edible gardens over ornamental gardens. A Garden Can Be Anywhere reveals Lauri's knack for providing both beauty and bounty in her clients' outdoor spaces.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • Healing Power of Plants: The Hero House Plants That Love You Back
    Healing Power of Plants: The Hero House Plants That Love You Back
    ISBN: 9781529104066
    Title: Healing Power of Plants: The Hero House Plants That Love You Back
    Author: BAILEY FRAN

    Plants make people happy. This gorgeous, modern guide features over 80 indoor plants that will turn your house into a happy, healthy, healing home.

    Discover plants that will clean the air you breathe, help you get a good night's sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, help you get well soon, boost your brain power and bring greater joy and wellbeing into your life.

    From cacti and succulents to ferns and palms; flowering plants and foliage - find the perfect house plants for your living room, bathroom, bedroom and even your workspace. Bring the joy of the outdoors in and harness the natural healing power of plants.

    Over 80 plants and their wellbeing benefits,
    A guide to choosing your plants and pots,
    Essential care instructions (indoor plants are so easy to look after!), and
    Simple propagation techniques to share your plants with friends

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • How to Propagate 375 Plants: Practical Guide to Propagating Your Own Flowers, Foliage Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Climbers...
    How to Propagate 375 Plants: Practical Guide to Propagating Your Own Flowers, Foliage Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Climbers...
    ISBN: 9780754834410
    Title: How to Propagate 375 Plants: Practical Guide to Propagating Your Own Flowers, Foliage Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Climbers...

    Plants propagate themselves naturally in the wild, using all kinds of ingenious techniques. This practical book explains the most effective techniques for propagating hundreds of different types of plants. The book begins with growing plants from seed, covering everything from lettuces and chillies to sunflowers and sweet peas. Next, there are instructions on taking cuttings from established plants to give you exact copies of the parent plant at minimal cost. Dividing plants, layering and grafting methods follow and all are explained with step-by-step instructions and photographs. The directory of 375 plants includes growing tips for each species.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • My Tiny Garden: Stylish Ideas for Small Spaces
    My Tiny Garden: Stylish Ideas for Small Spaces
    ISBN: 9781910496541
    Title: My Tiny Garden: Stylish Ideas for Small Spaces

    Think you don't have enough room to green up your act? Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, doorways, stairways and unloved spots. My Tiny Garden is bursting with exciting ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any neglected nook into a plant paradise.&

    With mini meadows, blooming balconies and plant-packed pavements, we've unearthed over 25 amazing unconventional green spaces. Meet the friends who developed a living wall inside their LA office, the London firefighter who rescued a neglected roof terrace, and the Berlin-based photographer who found a picture-perfect community garden at an abandoned airport. You'll pick up all the best tips and tricks as each gardener shares their small-scale expertise, from pots on wheels to vertical planters.

    Packed with practical advice and design ideas, the latest title in Pavilion's exciting gardening series also provides pointers on key aspects of cultivation - from planting suggestions through to after-planting maintenance and the lowdown on which plants will prosper in which place. Plus, practical projects including an aquatic terrarium, an alpine wall planter and a desktop garden will help you make the most of every inch.

    Whether you're looking to create a tropical oasis, a flower-filled patch, or a wildlife wonderland, get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny garden.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 Natural Garden
    Planting the Natural Garden
    ISBN: 9781604699739
    Title: Planting the Natural Garden
    Author: OUDOLF PIET

    "If the world of gardening has rock stars, Piet Oudolf qualifies as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Prince& rolled into one." --Gardenista

    The original publication of Planting the Natural Garden ushered in a revolution in landscape design: the New Perennial Movement. Spearheaded by internationally renowned designer Piet Oudolf, and incisively articulated by the late plantsman and designer Henk Gerritsen, it transformed private and public spaces with its emotionally resonant, naturalistic use of hardy perennials and grasses.
    Now this classic has been expanded and updated to include scores of new plants and combinations. Packed with practical information and visual inspiration, Planting the Natural Garden zeroes in on the New Perennial Movement's power to move us, making its distinctive plant palette available to all. For enthusiasts of these vibrant landscapes, it is an essential text; for gardeners who love the dreamy moods and colors that Oudolf and Gerritsen celebrate, it's the key to a magic kingdom of garden beauty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
  • 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: $77.00
  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
    RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
    ISBN: 9780241343265
    Title: RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
    Author: DK

    An updated edition of the best-selling highly illustrated garden plant reference, featuring more than 8,000 plants and 4,000 photographs.

    Choose the right plants for your garden and find all the inspiration and guidance you need with The RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers. Drawing on expert advice from the RHS, this best-selling book features a photographic catalogue of more than 4,000 plants and flowers, all organised by colour, size, and type, to help you select the right varieties for your outdoor space. Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-colour photography. Browse this photographic catalogue to find at-a-glance plant choice inspiration. Or use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8,000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions.

    This new edition features the latest and most popular cultivars, with more than 1,400 new plants added, as well as updated photography, comprehensive hardiness ratings, and a brand-new introduction. Fully comprehensive yet easy to use, the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowersis the inspirational, informative guide every gardener needs on their bookshelf.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • 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
  • Secrets of Great Botanists: & What They Teach Us About Gardening
    Secrets of Great Botanists: & What They Teach Us About Gardening
    ISBN: 9781925820256
    Title: Secrets of Great Botanists: & What They Teach Us About Gardening

    Botanists have been the trailblazers in discovering how plants work to benefit our species, collecting many of the plant-species we find in our gardens today from all around the world. This informative and beautiful guide presents the stories and reveals the secrets of 35 of these botanists, plant collectors and gardening pioneers of the past and present. This includes Joseph Banks, Asa Gray and Marianne North, highlighting the qualities that brought them success. Every botanist included in The Secrets of Great Botanists was, or is, passionate about their particular specialty. Whether they were searching for plants in wild places, prescribing herbal medicines or forming new structures of plant classification, they were driven by an insatiable desire to learn and discover, so that we, as humans, might benefit from improved crops, medicines or gardens. Through the vibrancy of botanical photographs and beautifully illustrated period botanical watercolours, this book aims to teach readers about the observations, ideas, secrets and discoveries of these ground-breaking botanists. Their influence on gardening and the wider world will provide inspiration and practical guidance for budding gardeners of all levels and inspire readers to try these plants and tips at home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • Step-By-Step Bonsai
    Step-By-Step Bonsai
    ISBN: 9781409344087
    Title: Step-By-Step Bonsai

    Know, grow, and create beautiful bonsaiBonsai is the ultimate introduction to bonsai trees, with illustrated step-by-step projects to make bonsai for beginners simple and achievable. With an A-Z directory of bonsai tree care, you'll learn the key techniques needed to create your own beautiful miniature landscapes. Author and internationally renowned bonsai artist Peter Warren has taught and worked all over the world and brings you the best of Japanese bonsai. His expertise will introduce you to the tools you'll need, tips for bonsai tree care, styling ideas and how to get the best from your bonsai plants. A complete 'how to' on planting, propagation, pruning and training techniques, plant care, and siting. Bonsai trees will bring serenity to your garden and make your landscape truly unique, even in an urban setting. With traditional techniques, display ideas and 20 contemporary projects for your miniature trees,Bonsai uses photographic guides to make growing bonsai easy and approachable.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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

  • Weeds on Trial: The Verdicts Every Gardener Needs
    Weeds on Trial: The Verdicts Every Gardener Needs
    ISBN: 9781910821275
    Title: Weeds on Trial: The Verdicts Every Gardener Needs
    Author: BINNEY RUTH

    This ingenious and informative new illustrated book reveals the inside stories of more than 50 common and successful weeds, including cultivated `thugs' which gardeners plant at their peril, and presents its findings as evidence for the prosecution and defence. It then explores the ways in which the weeds are so successful, whether annual, biennial or perennial, and suggests effective ways of removing or controlling them, and for using them wisely. Where important, as with weeds such as Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam, it includes your legal obligations as a gardener to stop these most pernicious weeds from spreading.
    A useful reference section tells you all you need to know about weeding tools, weedkillers, composting weeds and using mulches to stop them spreading, plus specific details on weeds in lawns and ponds and weeds and the law.
    So whether you're worried by groundsel or ground elder, nettles or knotweed, bamboo or brambles, or would like to encourage dandelions or clovers to grow exactly where you want them, then these are the verdicts you need.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Wild about Weeds
    Wild about Weeds
    ISBN: 9781786275301
    Title: Wild about Weeds

    Not all weeds are ugly uncontrollable brutes. Yes, they can be difficult and intimidating, but by learning how to grow weeds in unexpected ways you will become a better gardener with a more interesting garden.
    This book profiles over 50 weeds and shows you surprising ways to grow them, no matter what your garden type: from borders to boxes, sunny to shady, poor soil to rich, tropical to formal, Japanese-style to prairies.
    With interviews, tips and advice from celebrated gardeners, learn how to let weeds flourish without taking control.Wild about Weedsis the must-have guide for modern gardeners that explains how to tame and nurture the most challenging of plants.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Wild at Home: How to Style & Care for Beautiful Plants
    Wild at Home: How to Style & Care for Beautiful Plants
    ISBN: 9781782497134
    Title: Wild at Home: How to Style & Care for Beautiful Plants

    Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter's inspirational ideas.

    "Hilton Carter's love for plants is infectious... His lush and exuberant displays are inspiring reminders that plants can be so much more than neat little containers on a window sill." Grace Bonney, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Design*Sponge

    Take a tour through Hilton's own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one's home--not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: 'having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It's also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn't about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and.... yes ' You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00

  • Woburn Abbey the Park & Gardens
    Woburn Abbey the Park & Gardens
    ISBN: 9781910258132
    Title: Woburn Abbey the Park & Gardens

    The park and gardens at Woburn Abbey tell a fascinating story, and one that illuminates the history of English landscaping from the sixteenth century to the present day. Drawing on the enormous quantity of material available in the Woburn archives, as well as the historic images and details preserved in the art in the Abbey itself, this book describes how the park and gardens developed, following wider trends in landscaping as well as the individual tastes of the successive dukes and duchesses. It also places the significant developments in the park and gardens in the context of the other gardens built at the time. The dukes (and before them the earls) of Bedford have been in possession of Woburn Abbey since 1540. Over the centuries, in all the major periods of English landscaping, gardens have been built at Woburn which not only reflect the styles of their times, but also throw light on the changing responses to the natural landscape which initiated those changes in style. Almost all of the important figures in English landscaping - from Isaac de Caus to George London and Henry Wise, Charles Bridgeman and Humphry Repton - worked for the Bedford family at one time or another. In our own time, a ten-year programme of restoration of Repton's Pleasure Gardens initiated by the present Duchess is under way. When this is finished, in 2018, the result will be the most complete Repton pleasure grounds anywhere in the world. In this book Keir Davidson weaves specific and wider themes together in a way that brings the whole enthralling story to life, engaging the reader with historic gardens that are not simply part of a lost past, but can be experienced today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Your Wellbeing Garden: How to Make Your Garden Good for You
    Your Wellbeing Garden: How to Make Your Garden Good for You
    ISBN: 9780241386729
    Title: Your Wellbeing Garden: How to Make Your Garden Good for You

    Your garden could become even better for you.

    How certain plants can form a barrier against air and noise pollution
    Which birdsong alleviates anxiety
    How plants can help to save energy
    Why green is so good for us

    Every recommendation is backed by scientific research, drawn together by the team of RHS scientists and experts. Favourite garden designer at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Matt Keightley then suggests how to translate the science into ideas for your garden.

    With this groundbreaking book, find out how, in sometimes very simple ways, you can create an outdoor space that nourishes your mind and body, and is good for our planet too.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00