Fleur McHarg is one of the most in-demand florists and floral arrangers in Australia. She brings over 25 years of experience in creating unique floral arrangements for every kind of event imaginable, and colours it with her unique take on colour, the personalities of flowers and why there are some things you should never do.
In The Flower Expert she shares her astute flower philosophy, including:
- Over 30 of her favourite flowers and how to use them
- Why some combinations work and others don't
- How to select a base and blend colours for a flower arrangement
Learn all about the Japanese art of creating pot-less suspended plants, known as kokedama.
These moss ball creations, featuring orchids, air plants, cacti, succulents, flowering bulbs, tropical plants and even small trees and herbs, are suspended in mid-air and supported by nothing more than a series of strings, intricately wrapped, cocoon style, around a root ball.
Kokedamas are very simple to make and have a magical quality; by suspending them in the air with string, with the author's help and 25 easy-to-follow projects, you can create a hanging garden inside your home in no time.$39.99
Landscape designer Michael Cooke presents five of his superbly designed gardens, including his own, which are illustrated by the lyrically beautiful photographs of coauthor Brigid Arnott.
The selected landscapes encapsulate the characteristics he considers vital in the making of a truly beautiful, liveable garden. They have a distinct 'voice' of their own, reflecting not only the personality and style of the owners, but also the longstanding relationship and emotional connection between the owners and Michael, who has maintained and developed the gardens over many years.
Significantly, they all feature elements of wildness combined with a degree of order. These characteristics lend the gardens great character and texture: the landscapes may be magnificent, but they all have an organic quality, imperfections, amid a degree of 'disobedience' that makes them distinctive and compelling.$59.99
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening has always been a book for gardeners and cooks interested in unique flavours, colours and history in their produce. This updated edition has been improved throughout with growing zones, advice and new plant entries. Line art has been replaced with lush, full-colour photography.
Yet at the core, this book delivers on the same promise it made two decades ago: it’s a comprehensive guide based on meticulous first-person research to these 300+ plants, making it a book to come back to season after season.$49.99
Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden, but there's more to the method than you might think. Vegetables Love Flowers will walk you through the ins and outs of companion planting, from how it works to which plants go together and how to grow the best garden for your climate.
With the right information and some careful planning, you can help your plants thrive – and beautify your garden in the process.$28.99
Whether knee deep in the garden or shopping at the market, you'll learn the best time to pick edibles and how to identify the most perfectly ripe produce.
The book includes more than 70 edibles with details on varieties, history, tips on when to pick and when to buy, what to look for when buying produce in the market, best places to grow certain produce, picking advice, what to avoid buying, storage, and ripening tips. With dozens of photographs of ripe, over ripe, and under ripe edibles, as well as details on nonvisual signs of ripeness such as taste, feel, and smell, this book will leave no doubt in your mind whether you're dealing with ripe or not ripe.$21.99