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Beverley Nichols with his beloved cat.

Although you may not have read Down the Garden Path or Garden Open Today, you will soon come to love their unjustly neglected writer, Beverley Nichols. Witty, sardonic, and full of garden mischief, Nichols was a talented and fascinating man. Meet the original garden gossip in this introduction by Bryan Connon, author of Beverley Nichols: A Life.

Nichols burst onto the literary scene in the 1930s with successful novels, plays, children’s stories, political commentary, and a special interest in religion, travel, and gardening. In his later years, Nichols was known chiefly for his books on gardens and cats, and he grew increasingly bitter about his failure to be accepted as a serious writer.
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Add a splash of color

by Timber Press on December 1, 2016

in Craft, Gardening

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A modern, sophisticated planter. All photographs by Charles Coleman

Winter gardens don’t have to be a wash of browns and grays! Add a splash of brick red or royal blue with DIY garden furnishings. Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder of Color Concrete Garden Projects: Make Your Own Planters, Furniture, and Fire Pits Using Creative Techniques and Vibrant Finishes offer insight into balancing color in the garden and walk you step-by-step through the process of crafting a simple, durable planter.

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Pond Garden

Beauty persists in the autumnal Pond Garden. All photos by Rob Cardillo.

With your garden dormant, the cold months are perfect for planning next year’s new landscaping projects and maintenance calendar. Pick up The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer to discover why Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America.

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Rock and Sand Landscape. All photographs by the author.

“I try to respond to the environment, both indoors and out, keeping the photography soft and allowing the garden, object, or room to shine.” —Caitlin Atikinson

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Spooky yet beautiful, the Japanese Arisaema thunbergii subsp. urashima goes by the racy common name dominatrix Jack-in-the-pulpit. The dusky-hued, whiplike tail is actually an elongated spadix, and has been known to extend up to 18 inches.

Onset of winter weather got you down? Feed your passion for plants by snuggling up to enjoy nineteen lush images by nature photographer Robert Llewellyn from Seeing Seeds, Seeing Flowers, and Seeing Trees.

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The author with a basket of Amaranth, one of a few beautiful leafy form, I recommend trying a few types green vegetables that can really take the heat of the summer.

The author with a basket of Amaranth. All included photographs by Sarah Culver.

“I think most gardeners could tell a life story based on their changing gardens.” —Wendy Kiang-Spray
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04bHow we turned a neglected corner into an office bright spot with Plant Craft: 30 Projects that Add Natural Style to Your Home.

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This meadow composition reflects the interplay among the site conditions, the various plants’ characteristics, and the work of the garden artist. Photograph by Rob Cardillo.

This meadow composition reflects the interplay among the site conditions, the various plants’ characteristics, and the work of the garden artist. Photograph by Rob Cardillo.

“I still consider myself primarily a garden designer, however, one that tries to guide instead of dominate nature.” —Larry Weaner
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A crevice garden in a pot in Ev Whittemore’s garden in North Carolina. Photograph by

A crevice garden in a pot in Ev Whittemore’s garden in North Carolina. Photograph by Bobby J. Ward.

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Greenhouse seedlings

by Timber Press on November 10, 2016

in Design, Gardening

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In the cooler fall and winter, dedicate your gardening attention to starting specialty seedings in a greenhouse. Photograph by iStock LisaInGlasses.

If you’ve ever tried to germinate seeds or grow cuttings on a windowsill, you’ll appreciate what a joy it is to perform these tasks in your greenhouse. The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual author, Roger Marshall, shares insight for starting seeds in a winter greenhouse.

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