This survey presents the best gardens to have been produced in the Scandinavian region over the past ten years.
Organized by themes that encapsulate the special ambience and lifestyle of the Scandinavian countries – Simplicity, Silence, Fragility, Nakedness, Attunement, Boldness, Openness and Care – each garden is presented through images and texts explaining its unique aspects and describing its particularly Scandinavian characteristics.
The timelessness of Nordic design has proven itself around the world for many decades. Now it is time for the quality of its gardens and landscapes to come into the light.$60.00
Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge in this funky guide for families who are new to edible gardening, looking at the whole life cycle of food, from seed sowing and saving to planning and planting, and-most exciting of all – harvesting the food that you've grown.
From planting your very own pizza toppings to becoming runner bean rivals and learning that a strawberry is actually lots of little strawberries, teach your kids that growing fruit and vegetables is easy and fun, and eating food that you have produced together is even better. Complete with stickers, runner-bean measuring chart, a fruit pairs game and a rainbow taste wheel, Grow offers your family the inspiration to get out there and get planting.$18.99
This is a story of two brothers set in the lush tropical landscape of Sri Lanka. It begins with a largely photographic overview of the country's natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawa's sensitive treatment of architecture.
At the very heart of the book is an intimate portrait of two gloriously detailed gardens and the personalities that brought them into being. But it is also a story about the nature and landscape of an island of exceptional beauty. The book has something to offer tropical-garden enthusiasts and all those seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.$34.99
In The Community Gardening Handbook, Ben Raskin shares his keen expertise to introduce a new wave of collective self-sufficiency, encouraging a community audience to grow food and to garden together.
A look into the background of community gardening and its benefits is followed by a practical guide: planning advice is laid out, alongside essential etiquette tips for running a successful site, and proven ideas for involving the whole neighbourhood. Add a community-minded directory of the top vegetables, flowers, fruit and herbs to plant up, with key tips on growing in containers to maximize your space, and you can get ready to dig in for a community garden that will blossom and thrive for everyone.$19.99
The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects.
Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new uses of plants, and it's certain that most of our most important drugs are derived from plants. From willow (used to procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine.
In this book readers can discover more than 200 life-saving plants and 25 home-grown remedies to make themselves. Each home cure is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs to show how you can be a gardener and heal yourself.$29.99
Practical Latin for Gardeners is a timely and useful guide to plant names. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and widespread Latin names, organised into thematic chapters including Colour, Plant Form and Habitat.
Each chapter is divided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants, allowing gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists simply don't permit. 'Behind the Name' boxes further increase the book's practical value, and botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional.$24.99