Bring the tranquility of Japanese garden design into any space in your home or office. Miniature Japanese Gardens shows you how to create simple Japanese-style container gardens using inexpensive plants and materials that are available everywhere!
A detailed plan of each garden provides a basic template, along with information about plant types and containers. The container itself can be an old pot, ceramic bowl or just about anything you might have lying around. Such "found" objects lend themselves to the Japanese art of wabi-sabi – the beauty of imperfection. Add rocks and other elements to produce mini Zen gardens that enhance any interior space.
The book contains step-by-step instructions and photos of over 40 different projects, including:
- Kokedama (moss ball)
- A miniature bamboo grove
- A variety of bonsai trees
- And many more!
In breathtaking images and insightful essays, Gardens on the Edge explores 18 Australian gardens that are defined by extraordinary horizons. Each of the featured landscapes – from every state and territory, from outback to city – is situated on the edge of a natural frontier: rainforest, desert, bushland, river, mountain range, volcanic crater lake, coast, harbour, saltbush plains.
In another sense, Australian gardens and their owners are always 'on the edge' in dealing with the endless vagaries of nature, from drought to dust, fires to flood. In telling the stories of the gardens and their owners, Christine Reid reveals the diversity and character of the Australian continent – and celebrates the imagination and resilience of those who have met the challenges of creating, reconstructing or restoring their 'vision splendid' in an ancient and often-unforgiving land.$59.99
The New Australian Garden is an insider's account of the journey to design, construct and plant 18 landmark gardens that represent a new movement in Australian landscape design – one where the relationship between architecture and garden is paramount.
Landscaper Michael Bates, working alone and in collaboration with some of the greatest design talents in the field, creates spaces that connect indoor to outdoor through masterful use of levels, innovative materials and experimental planting. Traditional lawns are reimagined as contoured sculptural forms, and water and fire pits inject life and energy into open spaces. The resulting gardens are destination spaces, sanctuaries and breathtaking backdrops for everyday life.$59.99$39.99
The Mid-Century Modern Garden links the design of homes and gardens popular during the mid-century period of 1940–1970 to contemporary style and the desire to create healthy, sustainable lives.
A substantial introduction looks at the transformation of Modernism into Mid-Century Modern (MCM); the impact of war and how it led to the spread and development of modernism. There is a particular focus on Frank Lloyd Wright and Midwest modern, the arrival of Bauhaus on the East Coast of America, Post-War Suburbs and the rise of West Coast Ranch-style living.
Fully illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and drawings in colour and black and white, the chapters include classic examples of mid-century architecture and landscaping accompanied by examples of gardens executed according to MCM principles, and drawn from the portfolios of contemporary designers in the USA, Europe and Pacific rim.$69.99
Making the most of your garden means remembering what you did when – only then can you identify what works and what doesnt. Making notes allows you to keep a record of your growing experience, planning ahead to order seeds and plants and create successful successional plantings for year-round colour and interest.
The Royal Horticultural Society Gardener's Notebook is a structured record book encouraging you to identify strengths and weaknesses of your garden. There is graph paper for planning out beds, crop rotation charts for vegetable patches, space to record harvest yields, an expenses and supplier's section plus a journal for recording day-to-day activities in the garden.$24.99
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening offers a wealth of new and exciting opportunities alongside beautiful photography, lore, insight and humour that can only come from someone who has grown each vegetable himself, and truly loves gardening. More than 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs from the 50 most popular groups are featured in hands-on profiles that tell you how, where and why to grow each one.
Take artichokes for example: They are far from the most common edibles home growers choose, but when and if you choose to grow artichokes, you'll be fortunate to find more than one seed option even at the better nurseries. In truth, there are nearly a dozen varieties of artichoke that are suitable for home growing in just about any climate, and each has its own unique benefits and characteristics. In Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening, you will find 10 types of artichoke described in through, loving detail – along with helpful tips on where and how to acquire seeds fro each.
If you are one of the more than 800,000 folks per year who has begun growing vegetables at home, Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening is the reference resource you need to pursue this rewarding activity to a whole new level of excellence, satisfaction and success.$39.99