As the brains behind The Little Veggie Patch Co., Fab and Mat have taken the mystery out of - and put the fun back into - growing fruit and vegetables. 1-Minute Gardener features 70 fast, illustrated ..
Bring the beauty of National Trust gardens to your own little patch. Some 80% of people who visit NT properties do so 'to look at the garden'. And one of the glories of NT gardens are their incredible..
From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies; Popeye's spinach to the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, renowned garden expert Chris Beardshaw takes us on a journey though history's most fascinati..
With limited space and time to care for plants, it is important to be selective. 1001 Plants You Must Grow Before You Die features species suitable for the smallest spaces, from windowsills to yards. ..
Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens! The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but if you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand t..
Roses have been grown in gardens around the world for thousands of years and are still the most popular flower in the world.When you follow Diana Sargeant's advice in All About Roses, you will grow th..
Inspired by classic illustrated botanical volumes, this is a modern celebration of wild, garden and exotic flowers. A single photographic image captures the intricate detail, form, texture and colour ..
* Introduces us to the author's top 80 perennial leafy green vegetables This book will be of interest both to traditional vegetable and even ornamental gardeners. It includes recipes inspired by local..
Grazing management might seem simple: just put livestock in a pasture and let them eat their fill. However, as Sarah Flack explains in The Art and Science of Grazing, the pasture/livestock relationshi..
To visit Chanticleer is to step into a world of beauty and creativity that few other gardens can match. Each of its many areas - including formal borders, woodland glades, and a fantasy garden planted..
The Arts and Crafts Movement espoused values of simplicity, craftsmanship and beauty quite counter to Victorian and Edwardian industrialism. Though most famous for its architecture, furniture and orna..
In contemporary American garden design, beauty for beauty s sake is making a comeback. The sixty gardens featured here trace current planting trends across the country, showcasing the best designs of ..
As a reformatted edition, this beautifully illustrated book provides an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, using natural materials such as wood, bamboo..
The expert guide to growing vegies organically in your own backyard. Featuring top advice from ABC Organic Gardener magazine, horticultural editor Penny Woodward and expert contributors present a pra..
Home-produced food almost always begins in the vegetable garden. So, too, begins "The Backyard Homestead". Planning charts and a thorough vegetable-by-vegetable growing guide are accompanied by simple..
Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventi..
A reissue of Beekeeping (2007). A practical and inspirational guide to keeping bees and apiaries in both rural and urban areas. It's no shock that the beekeeping trend is steadily on the rise. These f..
Just as people are increasingly thinking about where their food comes from - and looking for greater control over their food sources - they are also seeking to take greater control of their health car..
First published as Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden by Cassell in 2002, this Pimpernel Classic edition includes a new chapter by David Ward, Head Gardener at Beth Chatto's Gardens. 'Most gardens have dar..
An entertaining and enlightening compendium of the world's most amazing and bizarre plants, revealing their secrets, history, and loreWhat happens when you give a plant a polygraph test? Can a flower ..
Take a journey through a forest of fascinating facts and explore the wonders of the plant kingdom - from the tallest and smallest, to the smelliest and deadliest. This A to Z gift book reveals some of..
Find all of the most up-to-date information you need to design and equip your own greenhouse, all in one place! Black & Decker Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses is a new edition to the popular Comple..
Complete step-by-step instructions help you achieve a sustainable, efficient, and attractive yard. The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Landscape Projects is a hardworking, comprehensive manual for re..
The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its ac..
One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Some are stunningly over the top; others almost inconspicuous. The Orchidaceae is the second most widely geographically distributed family, ..
Botanica is the universal standard work for garden enthusiasts and botanists alike. The collaboration of a team of international experts has resulted in a reference work that illustrates the rich dive..
While highly finished drawings and paintings frequently feature in histories of botanical art, the preparatory sketches, first impressions and creative thoughts on paper behind them are rarely seen an..
Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and Wall Flower documents this extraordinary convergence of ..
Gardeners are inherently curious. They make note of a plant label in a botanical garden and then go home to learn more. They pick up fallen blossoms to examine them closer. They spend hours reading pl..
In this book, a leading plant scientist offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant life. Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communi..
Love plants, but short on outdoor space? Or feeling inspired by striking terrariums and succulent gardens? Keen to create a unique home brimming with greenery? Then this is the book for you. With stun..
As Seen on the BBC. British Gardens in Time takes four iconic gardens, each a product of its age, and provides a fascinating window into the creators and events that shaped them. The stories of their ..
One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not ..
Following on from the hugely successful Polytunnel Book, Joyce and Ben Russell have devised 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to..
In The Cabaret of Plants, Mabey explores the plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from ever..
Cacti are full of contradictions. Although they can be found in some of the harshest, driest and most barren environments on earth, some are delicate tropical plants that grow high among the branches ..
One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was known to many as 'The Omnipotent Magician' who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that see..
Carnations permeate our culture from the wedding bed to the funeral wreath. Derided in Shakespeare as 'nature's bastards', they challenged the tulip as the florist's favourite flower, and went on to g..
With a focus on sustainability, biodynamic agriculture is a holistic take on farming that stresses the connections between plants, animals and terrain. Joffe offers easy, accessible ways for urban an..
Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey, who went to Gisborne Girls' High together, met again after thirty years at a school reunion. They rekindled their friendship and began writing, discovering in the..