• The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage

    “Gardenmaking, in its finest form, is a celebration of life and of love. David and his book epitomize this.” —Lauren Springer Ogden Brandywine Cottage is David Culp's beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden where he mastered the design technique of layering—interplanting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. The result is a nonstop parade of color that begins with a tapestry of heirloom daffodils and hellebores in spring and ends with a jewel-like blend of Asian wildflowers at the onset of winter.The Layered Garden shows you how to recreate Culp's majestic display. It starts with a basic lesson in layering—how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and how to maintain it. To illustrate how layering works, Culp takes you on a personal tour through each part of his celebrated garden: the woodland garden, the perennial border, the kitchen garden, the shrubbery, and the walled garden. The book culminates with a chapter dedicated to signature plants for all four seasons.

    • Brand: Timber Press
    • ASIN: 1604692367

  • The Essential Garden Design Workbook: Completely Revised and Expanded

    A bestselling classic completely revised and updatedThe Essential Garden Design Workbook has been the go-to guide for students, professionals, and any gardener passionate about well-designed outdoor spaces. Now, eminent designer-educator Rosemary Alexander has teamed up with rising design star Rachel Myers for a complete update.  New garden plans, new photos and diagrams, and updated profiles of 50 top plants offer timely insights for today’s designers. Advice on designing for sustainability and diversity has been added, along with guidance on planning for garden spaces large and small, using computer-aided design, and starting a garden design business. Detailed sections that lead you through the entire process—pre-design, concept, layout, planning, planting, and maintenance—are more relevant than ever. Invaluable for experienced pros and the next generation alike, this expanded classic is for anyone interested in designing beautiful, successful gardens.  

    • Brand: Timber Press
    • ASIN: 1604696613

  • Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

    “Gardentopia is that rare marriage of the art of landscaping and the technical knowledge of how to compose a landscape―boiled down to readily understood and easily executed actions. This book puts you in the driver’s seat and shows you how to chart the course to your own personal garden utopia.” - Margie Grace, Grace Design AssociatesAny backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Jan Johnsen’s new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, will delight all garden lovers with over 130 lushly illustrated landscape design and planting suggestions. Ms. Johnsen is an admired designer and popular speaker whose hands-on approach to “co-creating with nature” will have you saying, “I can do that!’This info-packed, sumptuous book offers individual tips for enhancing any size landscape using ‘real world’ solutions. The suggestions are grouped into five categories that include Garden Design and Artful Accents, Walls, Patios, and Steps and Plants and Planting, among others. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a landscaping novice, Gardentopia will inspire you with tips such as ‘Soften a Corner”, “Paint it Black”, and “Hide and Reveal”. 100 color photographs

    • ASIN: 1682683966

  • English Cottage Gardening: For American Gardeners, Revised Edition

    Thanks to the extraordinary photographs and gardening wisdom in this classic book, the elegant intimacy of the English cottage garden is a practical possibility for amateur gardeners in diverse regions of the United States. The author has analyzed the aesthetic and horticultural elements in ten representative cottage gardens―eight in England and two in the United States. Her spectacular photographs render the look and atmosphere of these gardens, while her text focuses on easily grown, readily available plants that are adaptable to a wide variety of climatic and soil conditions. In the back of the book―completely updated for this new edition―may be found specific horticultural information on a wide variety of cottage garden plants commonly available in the United States, glossaries of Latin and common names, and a list of sources for old rose varieties. The gardens in this beautiful book are not those of the great estates of England, manicured by staffs of professional gardeners. They are, instead, labors of love on the part of individual homeowners, many of whom started with bleak, rubble-strewn lots and went on to create the enchanted settings pictured here.

    • Brand: W W Norton Company
    • ASIN: 039304789X

  • Big Book of Garden Designs (Big Book of)

    Presents more than 120 innovative garden plans designed to suit virtually every possible landscape condition and size, accompanied by detailed planting lists, ideas for theme gardens, plant selection tips based on climate conditions, tips and advice from a professional garden designer, maintenance and cultivation instructions, and more. Original.

    • ASIN: 0376031891
    • UPC: 070661031897

  • Pleasures of the Cottage Garden

    Filled with sumptuous color photographs and exquisite botanical illustrations, Pleasures of the Cottage Garden is a rich visual celebration of a well-loved gardening style. But it is also a practical guide for those who wish to create a cottage garden tailored to their specific climates and horticultural passions.

    • Brand: Brand: Friedman/Fairfax Publishing
    • ASIN: 1567996957

  • Nantucket Cottages and Gardens: Charming Spaces on the Faraway Isle

    There is something essentially charming about a simple cottage surrounded by a fence covered with roses. More than 1,200 of these houses can be found on Nantucket Island. Nowhere in this country are there more charming and diverse cottages featuring small pocket gardens and window boxes than on Nantucket.To a large extent, the character of the island is reflective of these little early homes. They were originally built by and for island residents at a time when islanders didn’t require, didn’t desire, or couldn’t afford anything larger.Living small, as typified by cottage living, has become the responsible, chic, innovative, and practical wave of the immediate future. Many homeowners are rethinking their needs in regard to space, opting for more quality and less quantity of space. They know that a house is more than square footage, and a small home is one that can be infused with special details and designed to accommodate the lifestyle of its occupants. Neither size nor volume has anything to do with style and comfort.The homes and gardens featured in Nantucket Cottages and Gardens reflect classic design elements that have been embraced in the past and continue to survive in the present. Throughout this book, the cottages of Nantucket will inspire those who are building ne...

    • Brand: Skyhorse Publishing
    • ASIN: 1510719520

  • Small Space Decorating (Better Homes and Gardens) (Better Homes and Gardens Home)

    Make the most of small living spaces Do you live in tight quarters? Is your pad's smaller square footage cramping your style? Well, living in a small space doesn't have to mean sacrificing style, comfort, or organization. Small Space Decorating shows you how to transform dull, cramped, or confining into stylish small spaces that live large. This book is packed with images, tips, and tricks for making the most of miniscule or challenging square footage—whether it's a single room or an entire house. Room-by-room guide shows you how to bring style to any small living space Advice on storage, color, accessories, and other key features that give a room functionality and personality Practical solutions for decorating challenges faced by apartment dwellers and other rentersWith a friendly tone and an energetic approach that will appeal to young singles and families alike, Small Space Decorating gives you the confidence and skills to make a big statement in even the smallest of spaces.

    • Brand: Wiley
    • ASIN: 0470887109

  • Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms (Gardening Book for Beginners, Floral Design and Flower Arranging Book)

    The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.A stunning flower book: This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms and cut flowers to create show-stopping arrangements. It makes a beautiful gift for any occasion, for friends, loved ones and gardening lovers alike!Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book:Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite bloomsTips for growing in a variety of spaces and climatesStep-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and décor for every seasonIf you liked Paris in Bloom, you'll love Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden.

    • Brand: Chronicle Books
    • ASIN: 1452145768