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Rock Gardening Other / Books

Rock Gardening

Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style Rock gardening —the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop—has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West, and a trend …

Serene Gardens Other / Books

Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden

Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden | 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 …

Garden Designers at Home Other / Books

Garden Designers at Home

The Private Spaces of the Worlds Leading Designers The gardens designers have created for their clients may be familiar to garden enthusiasts, but what happens in the designers own backyards? This fascinating book takes a look at the gardens of some top designers, investigating how they differ from their …

Dream Gardens Other / Books

Dream Gardens: 100 Inspirational Gardens

100 Inspirational Gardens | The perfect companion to Merrells bestselling Dream Homes, Dream Gardens is a beautifully designed sourcebook of 100 modern and contemporary gardens of all styles in all parts of the world. It presents an exciting array of stunning locations and garden-design ideas, from small, …

Perennials for the Southwest Other / Books

Perennials for the Southwest

Plants That Flourish in Arid Gardens | Drawing upon her vast knowledge of perennials and how they perform in the arid Southwest, Mary Irish has produced the definitive guide for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum. This book will help Southwest …

Intimate Garden Other / Books

Intimate Garden

Visit ten spectacular examples of economically sized gardens in the U.S. and England that shows how any homeowner can create an oasis amidst the rush and tumble of a busy life. Brian Coleman shares inspiring examples of a wide variety of small gardens, and reveals just how relaxing a small retreat can …

The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto Other / Books

The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto

From the Archives of Country Life | The gardens of the great Edwardian landscape designer, captured in all their glory in 200 color and duotone images from the archives of Country Life. Harold Peto (1854–1933) was one of the most celebrated landscape designers of the Edwardian era. A leading exponent …

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces Other / Books

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces is the first book to describe how to grow garden plants directly on hard surfaces such as pavement, rocks, tables, and other impermeable platforms. Plants have known all along that they can grow on these media, and George Schenk translates this small miracle …

Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens Other / Books

Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens

Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens Luciano Giubbilei is known for his award-winnning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Societys Chelsea Flower Show and for his beautiful and serene gardens for private houses across the world. Since 2012 he has been working on an experimental flower bed in …

William Robinson Other / Books

William Robinson: The Wild Gardener

The Wild Gardener | Like his contemporary Gertrude Jekyll, William Robinson made enormous contributions to the world of gardening. More than any other gardener, he was responsible for sweeping out the rigid Victorian style and ushering in a more relaxed look that used native plants. Here, Richard Bisgrove …

Landscaping With Ornamental Grasses Sunset book Other / Books

Landscaping With Ornamental Grasses Sunset book

Sunset is the first to offer Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, a complete design and reference book that explores the history of grasses in their natural settings, and describes how to integrate them in a variety of climatic situations shady woodland to desert, Asian-style gardens to naturalistic …

The Authentic Garden Other / Books

The Authentic Garden: Five Principles for Cultivating A Sense of Place

Five Principles for Cultivating A Sense of Place| What makes a garden authentic? For American gardeners, this question can be vexing. Because America is a comparatively young nation, it hasnt had much time to develop an indigenous garden style. Gardeners have tended to turn to other national traditions—such …

Bulbs for Garden Habitats Other / Books

Bulbs for Garden Habitats

Where most bulbs books repeat the seasonal approach to bulb gardening by bloom time, assuming the usual fall ritual of mass planting bulbs by the bushel, this book advocates more careful study of natural habitats and cultural needs before planting. All gardeners have experienced the frustration of having …

Gardens of the Spirit 2008 Calendar Other / Books

Gardens of the Spirit 2008 Calendar

Strongly influenced by Shinto and Buddhism, the Japanese style of landscaping is particularly conducive to restoring an inner calm. Requiring an artful blend of imagination, skill and patience, the Japanese garden is an extension of the self. By adapting the harmonies of natural design to our own landscape, …