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Get Plants: How to Bring Green into Your LifeArtist/Author: Price, Catherine
Nothing brings life to a room like a plant. And science suggests that they’re good for us too, lifting our moods and making us healthier. But if your office is bare, your home lacking green — where do you start?
Get Plants can help. Designed for beginners and those who don’t think of themselves as gardeners, it’s an accessible illustrated guide to bringing plants into your life. Katherine Price draws on the latest knowledge from Kew Gardens about cultivation and horticulture to show you how to make use of the different ecological niches in and around your home, from a shady basement stairwell to the sunniest of south-facing windowsills.
Exciting contemporary photography shows how plants can pep up your living space. From growing trees from seed to keeping your bromeliads topped up with water, Get Plants helps you understand what plants need and why — and what they can do for your living and working space.
Don’t be intimidated by gardening any more — open up Get Plants and get your green thumb working!
Vertical GardensArtist/Author: Clapp, Leigh & Hattie Klotz
Do you have limited space but love the idea of a lush green garden on your balcony, your rooftop or your courtyard? Vertical Gardens are the ideal low maintenance, space-saving, water-smart solution! Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants. All you need is a blank wall, a bare fence or an area that needs a green and flowering element to pretty it up and turn your bare spaces into gorgeous living walls. Follow the step by step instructions on how to create and customise your vertical garden to suit your own personal environment or need. Why not grow fresh herbs, or display annuals, even perennials, within your vertical garden. Vertical gardens are perfect for compact living spaces such as balcony gardens, rooftops, outdoor BBQ or dining areas, and courtyards. They also make great privacy screens in high density living environments, they’re low to maintain, with water saving methods, Being practical, the leafy surrounds of the vertical garden can create a cooling and shade-enhancing effect to unsheltered balconies and help reduce heat in summer.
Secret GardensArtist/Author: Cantwell, Matthew
From pint-sized gardens to rambling grounds, Secret Gardens is a visual feast of contemporary residential landscaping, offering a rich resource of inspiration to readers, regardless of the size of their own patch of potential paradise. This book tells a story in pictures, with luscious photography of 24 of Secret Gardens’ favourite projects. Each garden is accompanied by descriptions in which Secret Gardens director Matthew Cantwell tells the story of each project, explains how their dramatic transformation was achieved and reveals a few tricks of the trade in the process. The gardens are grouped into three sections, based on the size of each project: Compact, Room to Move, and Free Reign.
About the Author: Matthew Cantwell is a multi-award winning garden designer, considered within the industry to be one of Australia’s best. Qualifications Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Landscaping) Winner of many design awards from AILDM (Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers) including 3 times winner of The Alan Correy Award. Other awards from LNA for construction and horticulture.
SunflowersArtist/Author: Harris, StephenSunflowers are the most recognizable members of the world’s largest family of plants, Asteraceae, which includes lettuce, chrysanthemums, asters, dahlias and weeds. The sunflower family is found in almost all habitats, from the driest deserts through grasslands and the tallest mountains to urban wastelands, and includes more than 32,000 species. The family has become a part of our literary and visual cultures, inspiring artists such as Vincent van Gogh, and is used by advertisers to promote countless products. It produces hugely popular and economically valuable ornamental flowers, as well as familiar flavourings such as tarragon and artemisia, and sunflowers are also used in the production of antimalarial drugs, artificial sweeteners, insecticides and fish poisons.Sunflowers unravels the interplay between the biology of sunflowers and human cultures over the last 6,000 years. It explores our fascination with the family and how our uses of the plants have changed over millennia. Illustrated with many rarely seen images of the sunflower family, this beautiful volume will appeal to those looking for a new, surprising perspective on familiar flowers.
What Garden Pest or Disease is That? Organic and Chemical Solutions for Every Garden ProblemArtist/Author: McMaugh, Judy
This book is intended to help gardeners avoid garden problems and to deal efficiently with any that do occur. The hundreds of pests and diseases included in this book do not all occur in the same geographic area or in the same season. In fact years may pass before most of them are of serious concern in a particular garden. Some insects have been included only to show that although commonly seen they do very little damage and should be accepted as part of the friendly garden fauna. The A-Z of Plant Care section outlines appropriate culture for a wide range of plants and indicates their most common pest and disease problems. It also suggests some solutions. More information about most of these problems, together with coloured photographs can be found in the Pest or Disease section
RHS The Garden Anthology: Celebrating the best garden writing from the Royal Horticultural SocietyArtist/Author: Buchan, Ursula
An anthology of the best garden writing from the pages of The Garden, the magazine of the Royal Horticultural Society.
As well as revealing key moment from a time of intense change, this anthology paints a rich and intriguing picture of what gardening means today.The writers tell of plant-hunting and new gardening practices, fashion and growing food, whilst shedding light on the inner landscape of the thoughtful gardener.ÿ
Collected and curated by Ursula Buchan, herself an anthologist, The Garden Anthology presents a narrative of thoughts and opinions for keen gardeners to help navigate the gardening year, and comprises the best writing from more than the last 100 years.
This 320-page reading book includes short essays, opinions, thoughts and excerpts from 80 garden writers and designers including James Wong, Sir Roy Strong, Helen Dillon, Anna Pavord, E A Bowles, Gertrude Jekyll, John Brookes, Tim Richardson, Joy Larkcom, Hugh Johnson, Nigel Slater, Lia Leendertz, Ursula Buchan, Nigel Colborne and Mary Keen under the universally-appealing subjects of: the kitchen garden; wildlife and wildflowers; gardens; garden design; the environment; plants; people; seasons and the weather.
Reflections from a GardenArtist/Author: Rory Stuart, Susan Hill
Gardens can be places of relaxation and refuge, stimulation and solace. Reflections from a Garden is about all of these, but the authors also attempt to break the mould, reflecting on drama, time, senses and other concepts in the garden.
Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian GardensArtist/Author: Aitken, Richard.
Planting Dreams celebrates the artistry and imagination that have shaped Australian gardens. Internationally renowned garden historian Richard Aitken explores the environmental and social influences that have helped produce our unique gardening culture – from Indigenous land management and the earliest European garden at Farm Cove, to the potted plants and besser block screens of mid-twentieth century modernist design and beyond. Drawing on the unparalleled collections of the State Library of New South Wales, Planting Dreams showcases Australian garden making in all its richness and diversity through a stunning and intriguing mix of paintings, sketches, photographs, and prints, from popular culture to high art.
Personal LandscapesArtist/Author: Malitz, Jerome
This is a book on garden design that manages to be both philosophical and personal. As well as philosophical guidance, Professor Malitz provides specific techniques for drawing up garden plans as guides for visualising an imagined garden in different seasons and stages of growth.
If you are planning a new garden or interested in re-examining an existing garden , you will find this book valuable and stimulating.
Miniature RosesArtist/Author: Eagle, Dawn; Barry Eagle
This practical book covers everything the beginner needs to know about the growing and care of miniature roses. The major part of the book is devoted to an alphabetical listing of over 250 miniature rose varieties, with a brief description of each, giving details of flower colour and size, the height of the plant and it’s distinctive characteristics. this section is lavishly illustrated with superb full-colour photographs.
Grounds for Pleasure: Four Centuries of the American GardenArtist/Author: Otis, Denise
A splendid illustrated survey of four centuries of gardening in America covers the subject, from pre-Columbian Indian designs to the private gardens of America’s suburban landscape.
Good PlantingArtist/Author: Verey, Rosemary
A practical reference book covering planting throughout the seasons, detailing plant associations, offering guidance for successful planting and utilizing difficult areas of the garden. The author’s garden at Barnsley House in Gloucestershire won a “Garden of the Year Award”.