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All included images by Karen Chapman.

Even if the winter weather is keeping you indoors, it’s time to start planning your upcoming garden designs. With the fun and fresh combination of fir, bushes, lilies, and dahlias in Gardening with Foliage First, Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz show how the right foliage palette can make your garden shine with color and texture year-round.

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All images by Shawn Linehan from The Culinary Herbal.

Every January, hundreds of blogs spotlight the foods we need to cut out to live happier, healthier lives. Rather than denying ourselves, we want to use the #NewYearNewYou mentality to enjoy more of our favorite foods by mindfully integrating healthful herbs. With valuable insight from The Culinary Herbal and The Herbal Apothecary, we can all cook flavorful, rejuvenating dishes with these easy-to-grow plants.

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Large, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal spores. Image courtesy of Jim Deacon, University of Edinburgh.

Have you ever walked into your garden or through the woods to find a ring of mushrooms had sprung up overnight? In his third book on the soil food web, Jeff Lowenfels describes the reproduction and life cycles of fungi.

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Dionaea muscipula plants in the wild with the sundew Drosera capillaris. Photo by Nigel Hewitt-Cooper.

“Carnivorous plants are ideal anywhere sheltered and sunny. Apart from that, anything goes.” —Nigel Hewitt-Cooper

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Illustrations by Andrew Joslin.

“The idea came to me that we could be most effective in preserving our forests by making sure that each local area—at least each county—has a protected forest that is open for all to experience.” —Joan Maloof

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Pretty double Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus ‘Lady Elphinstone’ is well worth celebrating in a vase. Photo by Jo Whitworth.

“They are tiny but they are hardy and reliable, and that gives people hope.” —Naomi Slade

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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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