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  • The Encyclopedia of Herbsby Thomas DeBaggio; Arthur O. Tucker

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This meticulously researched compendium provides every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using more than 500 species of herbs. Thorough profiles provide a plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, required soil type, and pH. The often... more...

  • Gardening with Shape, Line and Textureby Linden Hawthorne

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture bridges the gap between garden design books and plant reference encyclopedias. Leading landscaper Linden Hawthorne looks at plants from a designer's perspective (where color is often a secondary consideration) and emphasizes the important roles of plant shape. Part One reviews fine art principles and shows... more...

  • The New Low-Maintenance Gardenby Valerie Easton; Jacqueline Knox; Jacqueline M. Koch

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Do you ever lament that you'd love to be able to garden more, but just don't have the time? The demanding pace of modern life leaves little space for the pleasures of gardening. On the other hand, gardening itself could be the culprit: elaborate, traditional perennial borders; water-hungry or disease-prone plants; needy lawns; and high-maintenance... more...

  • 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Namesby Diana Wells; Ippy Patterson

    Algonquin Books 1997; US$ 15.95

    Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just... more...

  • 100 Vegetables and Where They Came Fromby William Woys Weaver; Signe Sundberg-Hall

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    A perfect leek from France. Flavorful zucchini from Italy. An infamous potato from Ireland, and a humble lentil from Ethiopia. 100 Vegetables offers a veritable cornucopia of vegetables and stories from around the world--from Argentina to Zimbabwe, from Australia to the United States. William Woys Weaver--veggie connoisseur, gardener, and historian--guides... more...

  • Green Flowersby Alison Hoblyn; Marie O'Hara

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    Green in the garden is at once the most common color of foliage and the rarest color found in flowers. Whether you're a home gardener looking for a jolt of freshness or a floral designer seeking inspiration, this charming collection of unexpected plants provides a palette of flowering greens for year-round display. Combining Marie O'Hara's sumptuous... more...

  • Gardening for a Lifetimeby Sydney Eddison

    Timber Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    Although the garden may beckon as strongly as ever, the tasks involved ? pulling weeds, pushing wheelbarrows, digging holes, moving heavy pots ? become increasingly difficult, or even impossible, with advancing age. But the idea of giving it up is unthinkable for most gardeners. So what?s the alternative? In Gardening for a Lifetime , Sydney Eddison... more...

  • The Book of Little Hostasby Kathy Guest Shadrack; Michael Shadrack

    Timber Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    Hostas are irresistible. Their sculptural leaves and appealing textures make it difficult to stop at one, and it is easy to fill a garden with them. Help is at hand with this attractive guide to the popular new small hostas that take up less space and are ideally suited to container cultivation. They can be used on their own or with companion plants... more...

  • Armitage's Vines and Climbersby Allan M. Armitage

    Timber Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    Climbing plants are a largely untapped resource for today's gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used to provide privacy, screen eyesores, and draw the eye upward to create the illusion of space. In Armitage's Vines and Climbers , renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles the most useful... more...

  • The Edible Front Yardby Ivette Soler

    Timber Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    People everywhere are turning patches of soil into bountiful vegetable gardens, and each spring a new crop of beginners pick up trowels and plant seeds for the first time. They're planting tomatoes in raised beds, runner beans in small plots, and strawberries in containers. But there is one place that has, until now, been woefully neglected ? the... more...