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Beautiful, sustainable bamboo is one of the most popular materials around for gardens and home décor. This highly regarded introduction to the material is now back in print, revised and updated. It still offers rich history, fascinating background, and great projects, but with more than 20 new images—making this the most attractive source on the “it” plant of the green movement.From weathering the plant and preventing insect damage to attaching, bending, flattening, finishing, and preserving …
Amazon / Lark Books
Price: 127.54 $

Bamboos are extraordinary in their ability to transform a garden, adapt to inhospitable surroundings, survive with little care and, most of all, surprise and delight the people who view them. Too long the exclusive pleasure of those with tropical and subtropical gardens, this hand-picked selection allows gardeners in cooler climes to experience the wonder and infinite variety of these magical plants. Besieged by winter wet, summer drought and bitter, drying winds, Paul Whittakers garden has been …

A spline is a thin flexible strip composed of a material such as bamboo or steel that can be bent to pass through or near given points in the plane, or in 3-space in a smooth manner. Mechanical engineers and drafting specialists find such (physical) splines useful in designing and in drawing plans for a wide variety of objects, such as for hulls of boats or for the bodies of automobiles where smooth curves need to be specified. These days, physi­ cal splines are largely replaced by computer software …
Amazon / Birkhäuser
Price: 91.62 $

Dust jacket notes: The bamboos are virtually synonymous with China, having been used for millenia not only for landscaping purposes but in the making of countless things from buildings to chopsticks. The bamboo in China symbolizes things virtuous and honorable. So few of the Chinese species were introduced in earlier years that Western gardeners and horticulturalists have tended to regard bamboo as a tall, invasive, tender family of plants. Yet plant hunting expeditions in China within the last 50 …

Gardeners love build-it-yourself projects because they help save time, make tricky jobs simpler, give new life to cast-offs, and just make gardening more fun! These inventive and clever garden accessories work for a wide variety of garden tasks-from making compost, planting seeds, and controlling weeds to trellising climbing plants, attracting backyard wildlife, and keeping everything well watered. ¥ Need a nifty way to harden off seedlings? Try recycling an old drawer into a protected growing space, …
Amazon / Rodale Books
Price: 78.43 $

There are around 1400 species of bamboo spread throughout the world s temperate, tropical, and subtropical regions. They grow from sea level to high mountainous regions and can be successfully grown in a range of climates, from coastal California to Minnesota, New England, the British Isles, and continental Europe. Versatile bamboos are both ornamental -- they have striking foliage and come in variety of colors and patterns -- and practical for providing screening and privacy and controlling erosion. …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 78.14 $

Part history lesson, part horticultural treatise, part visitors guide, Guide to the Gardens of South Carolina takes you on a tour of the Palmetto States breathtaking gardens. Lilly Pinkas explores the histories of the most magnificent plantation houses, antebellum mansions, and townhouses, where fragrant flowers burst forth in every color of the rainbow. Youll visit specialty gardens such as a 1670 experimental crop garden; biblical, swamp, purple, and Xeriscape gardens; herb gardens; topiary and …

Hanezawa Garden is an illicit trail through a walled garden in Tokyo, between thick foliage, slender bamboo and semi-inhabited outhouses, their plastic roofs heavy with leaves, as if reclaimed by the jealous trees. The protagonist, like a detective, catalogues the garden obsessively, registering strange and peripheral details: a sealed cardboard box, lingering on a sill, or the receding body of a workman. Time is loose, and the seasons slip by. The sightlines through Hanezawa are multiple and mutable, …
Amazon / Mack
Price: 60.00 $

Nourish the soul and restore the spirit in your own Japanese garden! This inspirational and photo-packed guidebook shows how to create the sense of harmony and balance that are so much a part of Zen philosophy. Every element that goes into the garden has meaning, along with its careful arrangement, and its use of natural and unobtrusive materials (like bamboo). Walls, fences, and paths provide security, beauty, and boundaries that separate and frame various areas. Boulders, stones, and gravel contrast …

With their superbly shaped trees and shrubs, subtly colored foliage, and emphasis on nature in its pure state, Japanese Zen gardens are spaces of beauty and tranquility. Serene Gardens is an exquisitely illustrated introduction to the style and its traditions—and the only book that explains how to use western plants and materials to achieve the minimalist look beloved by Japanese garden designers. Gardeners will find plant lists; climate zone maps; instructions for selecting readily available flora, …

Lost Garden is a glimpse into a mystical parallel world. Amidst lush woodlands, Amazonian nude women are absorbed in savage and shamanistic scenes, their faces hidden under the skulls of fierce beasts - bristling with beaks, horns and fangs. Initially the spark for Lost Garden was the concept of creating a series of instant-film photographs shot entirely in a woodland setting; specifically in the 19th century botanical garden and arboretum located at the Helnwein family s Irish estate. Helnwein constructed …