Author: Toby Musgrave,Ruth Chivers
Publisher: Phaidon Press
The inspirational resource for garden designers and garden-lovers - now available in a compelling compact format. The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.
Author: Karel Capek
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
A lighthearted mock-treatise reflects upon the pains and rewards of tending a small garden plot. "This very entertaining volume with its delightfully humorous pictures should be read by all gardeners." — Nature.
Author: Twan Eng Tan
Publisher: Droemer eBook
Die angesehene Richterin Teoh Yun Ling, deren Erinnerungskraft schwindet, will sich noch einmal mit ihrer Vergangenheit auseinandersetzen. Kurz nach dem Krieg arbeitet sie, die einzige Überlebende eines japanischen Internierungslagers, als Anwältin für ein Tribunal, das japanische Kriegsverbrechen ahndet. Auch der Tod ihrer Schwester lässt sie nicht zur Ruhe kommen. Sie will für diese ein Denkmal schaffen. Da ihre Schwester eine Liebhaberin der japanischen Gartenkunst war, geht Yun Ling trotz ihres Hasses auf die Japaner bei dem japanischen Gärtner Aritomo in die Lehre. Aritomo, der einst Gärtner des japanischen Tenno war, verbirgt aber ein dunkles Geheimnis.
Designing the Flower Garden by Color and Season
Author: Jane Good,Turid Forsyth
Publisher: Camden East, Ont. : Camden House Pub. ; Willowdale, Ont. : Trade distribution by Firefly Books
Created by an inspired team of devoted gardeners, THE GARDENERS COLOR GUIDE will prove to be a unique and indispensible tool for flower lovers everywhere.
The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes
Author: Scott Calhoun
Publisher: Timber Press
When it comes to garden plants, cacti are anything but standard issue. The bulk of home gardens contain exactly zero species of cactus, and the thought of growing them makes gardeners think, “Ouch!” In The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes, Scott Calhoun is out to change that perception, and bring the beauty and ease of cactus home. It’s high time that cacti took their place alongside the trendy succulent.
Paint Your Garden with 100 Extraordinary Flower Choices
Author: Tom Fischer
Publisher: Timber Press
Looks at one hundred flowering plants arranged by color offering information on their care, condition requirements, companion plants, size, bloom time, and growing zones.
Author: Robert Squibb
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Robert Squibb first published his Gardener's Calendar in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787--a time when what came to the table had come from the backyard, and households that wished to eat well (or perhaps to eat at all) had to cultivate "garlick," shallots, coriander, and "small sallading," as well as "spinage," "cellery," "plumbs," and "pease" in their kitchen gardens. Squibb's planting guide was welcomed by eighteenth-century gardeners; for the first time they had professional counsel about specific plants that would thrive in the region and a month-by-month guide to the nurturing of their fruits and vegetables. No longer need they guess at the effects of the climate lag between England and Georgia or Carolina as they had done while using British calendars. This edition follows closely the format of the 1787 volume, retaining eighteenth-century spelling, punctuation, and ornament. Though nearly two centuries have passed, this classic of southern gardening remains a delightfully instructive planting guide.
Author: Forbes W. Robertson
Publisher: Tuckwell Press, Ltd.
This book, superbly illustrated from Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden's collection, is a new kind of garden history, focusing not on garden design and horticulture but on plants and those who grew them. It is based on a host of primary sources, including contracts between lairds and gardeners, and shows that the gardener's skill flourished much earlier in the gardens of the gentry than previously thought.
Plan a garden that's pretty and productive all year round with this essential garden guideGardener's Year will help you create, care for and enjoy a colourful and fruitful garden throughout the year, from the first frost-tinged flowers, to autumn's fiery finale.Packed with timely tips, this invaluable gardening guide is full of planting ideas, reminders and how-tos for every season and area of the garden. You'll find helpful advice on seasonal jobs, when to plant, garden projects and planting ideas for every area of the garden, including beds, borders and patios. An at-a-glance garden calendar clearly shows each month's jobs, including sowing, planting, watering, feeding, pruning and harvesting, plus illustrated step-by-steps of key techniques flag up handy gardening tips that can make all the difference. Star plants for every season are picked out for you and specific plants are recommended for different uses such as scent, cut flowers, ground cover and even which plants attract butterflies. In Gardener's Year you'll discover what and when to plant for stunning garden displays, how to grow vegetables, beautiful flower garden ideas and the very best plants for colour, scent and year-round pleasure in your garden, it's the perfect gift for gardeners.
A Universal Garden Devotional
Author: Maureen Gilmer
Publisher: Contemporary Books
Take a stroll into a spiritual garden. This day book celebrates the gifts of soil, air, water and stone. It contains quotations on the wonders of nature and botanical beauty to provide a source of inspiration for every day of the year. Includes practical day-by-day advice for growing a rich garden.