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 this book, you'll find the tools you need to become a seed starting and saving champion. Julie Thompson-Adolf walks you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy.
You’ll find hints to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate, lists of varieties to add to your garden, charts for quick growing reference and simple DIY projects to aid your seed starting and saving adventure. The extensive plant entries inside cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Get started with tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and melons, or chamomile, cosmos, sweet peas, and poppies.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you’ll soon have healthy, productive, beautiful plants for your garden.$32.99
Growing House Plants is a beautifully illustrated 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. Includes cacti, succulents, bromeliads including air plants, foliage house plants, flowering house plants, house plants for scent and air freshening.$24.99
This lifesize guide and essential reference reveals the extraordinary beauty, surprising diversity and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.
Seeds are often overshadowed by the adult plant’s size and show. Here, 600 seeds are spotlit, each given equal attention, each shown as glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving of the parent plant. Every profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen’s importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, dispersal method, and scientific significance.
Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.$59.99$34.99
For years dahlias have been dismissed for being garish, gaudy additions to gardens and arrangements, but when you find the right variety it's hard to think of a better garden plant or a more striking cut flower.
This book will help you unearth the history of the dahlia from its Aztec origins, as well as impart practical know-how. It's a guide to over 60 beautiful varieties to find out when they bloom, their size and, of course, what they'll look like. Including classics life Cafe au Lait, to lesser know varieties like Karma Choc and Moonfire, you'll discover a stunning range of specimens from pompoms to heavy-headed dinner plates, to those that resemble daisies, sea anemones and even fireworks!
With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the forgotten glory of the dahlia.$39.99
Grow in the Dark puts the spotlight on 50 of the best houseplants you can grow in your dim or dark apartment.
This compact guide will help you learn how to make the most of your light so you can reap the physical and emotional benefits of living with plants. Detailed profiles include tips on watering your plants just right, properly potting them and troubleshooting pests and diseases. You’ll also learn which plants are safe to keep around your pets. This book will help you grow your plant collection to its healthiest.$32.99
Sun-loving plants come in all types (bulbs, perennials, climbers, trees, shrubs) and colours with endless potential for stunning planting schemes for gardeners facing water-restrictions. Features include:
- Learn how to adapt your garden planting to include drought-tolerant species that love hot, dry conditions and thrive with minimal water
- Choose, cultivate and buy plants
- Designing and planting in sunny spots
- Extensive A–Z of varieties (Euphorbia, Clematis, Lupines)
Come on a botanical safari with The Planthunter and meet 24 of the most interesting and passionate people living and working with plants in Australia, New Zealand and the US.
From street gardens in LA to grand country estates in Auckland; tiny rental gardens in Sydney to plant packed suburban Brisbane backyards, The Planthunter is a journey underpinned by curiosity and care. The book takes readers into the garden – a place of respite, shelter and connection – and shows that the benefits of connecting with nature through gardening are not restricted by space or experience. They’re found in the simple acts of hands touching earth, seeds being planted and flowers being picked. Gardening is for everyone.
This book is an exciting, seductive and refreshing call to arms. It’s a new generation of gardening book for a new generation of gardener; encouraging readers to fall in love with the natural world through falling in love with plants.$59.99
From delicate, naturally occurring species to the flamboyantly ruffled parrot species, there's sure to be a tulip you find irresistible in this gorgeous A–Z guide to 70 tulips from a private collection in Holland. It features stunning colour photos for each flower.
The description includes growing tips and flowering period, flowering height, when introduced and breeder accompanies it, or whatever details are known. A chapter on basics shows how easy tulips are to grow. The introduction covers the history of tulips to the present. Notes on trials and awards.$19.95$6.99
Driven by the beautiful artwork, this collection of stunning illustrations is accompanied by thoughtful information. Each plant is rendered in considered detail, facing a paragraph on its origins, care tips and any information about fellow species.
The joy of these plants is that they are easy to maintain, and everyone has access to them – you no longer need to have a back garden to turn your hand to this green-fingered past time. Succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants are growing everywhere; in our homes, work places, bars and shops. Their ubiquity is adding interest, tranquillity and colour in every corner of our lives.
Across 70 different plants, originating from every corner of the world, this collection will tempt even the most timid of gardeners. For those with a full-time job along with everything else, Urban Botanics is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. Even if the closest you ever get to one of these plants is turning these pages, you will find much to admire and inspire in the striking illustrations. A must for lovers of art and verdant foliage alike.$34.99
The focus of this book is on the classic, ageless and enduring flowers, which we have dubbed Vintage roses.
At the heart of the book are over 60 specially selected specimens – including those that have the best visual appearance, the most fragrant perfume, are easy to grow and produce beautiful flowers for cutting. The book covers not just original varieties such as Rosa Mundi (with its beautifully variegated stripes of deep pink and white), but also the wonderful new varieties that have been developed over the last 20 years.
The no-fuss notes on pruning and care and the straightforward advice that accompanies each variety completely dispel the myth that roses are difficult or time-consuming to grow – proving that you can just as easily grow roses in a pot on your front steps as you can in a large country garden.
Covering the best rambling, climbing and shrub roses, from bourbon to tea and floribunda to polyantha, you'll be sure to find your new favourite variety. Plus, tips and tricks on arranging your cut roses makes it even easier to enjoy these fabulous flowers at home. With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the classic beauty of the vintage rose.$54.99$39.99
This extraordinary compilation showcases weird, mysterious and bizarre plants from around the world.
Plants trick, kill, steal and kidnap, and this unique book explores a fascinating world in which plants have turned the tables on animals. Chris Thorogood showcases these plant behaviours, the interrelationships among plants, the interdependencies between plants and animals and the intrigue of plant evolution.
All types of weird and sinister are featured, from carnivorous plants that drug, drown and consume unsuspecting insect prey; giant pitcher plants that have evolved toilets for tree shrews; flowers that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinating flies, and orchids that duplicitously look, feel and even smell like a female insect to bamboozle sex-crazed male bees.$37.99
It's a tired turn of phrase, but the grass is always greener on the other side. And for gardeners, it's not just the grass – it's the flowers, the shrubs, and the trees.
No longer! Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? offers hundreds of all-star alternatives that replace, and often outshine, popular problem plants.
Garden designer Andrew Keys makes it easier than ever to skip over the fussy plant prima donnas and move toward the equally gorgeous understudies. Each profile shows the problem plant and offers three alternatives that include three or more of the original plant's characteristics – hardiness, shape, colour, texture, light and size.
With this fun and accessible guide, you can discover the secret to choosing the plants destined to be the new stars of your garden.$29.99$12.99