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Note: Guides to the Midwest & Southern California coming December 2015!

Gardeners are not all the same. But gardening advice often is. What works for one gardener may not work for another, especially if they live in different parts of the country.

The Timber Press Guides to Vegetable Gardening solve that with advice from regional experts. These gardeners know what works, where. And they want to save you from frustration.

Read on to find which one is right for you.

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Our authors share the love at the Northwest’s largest garden trade show.

18 Timber Press authors are presenting at this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show! The seminar schedule is packed with them and each will sign books after their presentation. Check out all of the amazing speakers and buy your tickets now.

Keep reading for a full list of Timber Press author presentations.

See you at the show!

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A little imagination can bring an edible garden to even the most unlikely nooks and spaces. Image: Derek St. Romaine

A little imagination can bring an edible garden to even the most unlikely nooks and spaces. Image: Derek St. Romaine

Andrea Bellamy outlines the basics of creating abundant and attractive Small-Space Vegetable Gardens.

When you want to grow food in a small space, every square inch of soil has to work extra hard. Experienced small-space gardeners use a number of techniques to get the most from their gardens. Practicing succession planting, vertical growing, and winter gardening, for example, allow you to harvest more food over a longer season. Learn the basics, then put them into practice in your garden.

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Start a Community Food Garden author LaManda Joy’s tips on how to keep community gardeners engaged and entertained.

Each season brings its challenges and opportunities. The needs of the growing season naturally dictate potential activities or programs, and during your busy building and planting season, there are lots of reasons for people to be together in the garden. But as the garden slows down, the opportunities for people to congregate and build community become less obvious, so you will want to be creative about providing rationale and opportunities to get together. Local or national holidays can provide a backbone for events or celebrations. And the needs of the garden organization itself might provide fodder for meetings or other gatherings.

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Thank you!

by Timber Press on December 24, 2014

in News

A very special thanks to you all. We are honored and humbled by your support.

2014 Happy Holidays MASTER

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9781604694635fHave a look inside the book Dominique Browning of The New York Times says, “should be on every serious gardener’s shelf.”

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The new woodland garden

by Timber Press on December 18, 2014

in Design

Candelabra primulas, rodgersias and other moisture-loving perennials crowd the lower, damper sections of a glade at Wildside.

Candelabra primulas, rodgersias and other moisture-loving perennials crowd the lower, damper sections of a glade at Wildside.

Author Keith Wiley shares his approach to Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden.

As so often in my gardening life it was by observing plants in the wild, particularly the seemingly effortless way they combine, that sparked my desire to experiment with a wider range of woodland plants. My general approach to gardening tends to be holistic, which means that I see the whole woodland garden environment as a single unit which is in balance from the tallest tree down to the smallest bulb. Gardens like this do not rely solely on a blaze of spring glory but instead have a natural look that is always changing. This differs structurally from the stereotypical woodland garden by having fewer and less densely planted shrubs in the understorey layer, which in turn lets more light reach the woodland floor and allows a wider range of plants to grow there.

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Give the gift of gardening!

Help the garden designer in your life build their library with books hand-picked by Timber Press staff. If you don’t find the right one in this post, try searching our catalog for more great garden design books.

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Books for both garden and outdoor enthusiasts.

When asked to choose one book to recommend, a number of staff members picked a title specific to our region. Since our main office is located in Portland, Oregon, we may be a little partial to the area. Through our books, however, we most definitely work to celebrate and share the mighty Pacific Northwest!

Click here for a complete list of our Pacific Northwest books.

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Holiday gift staff picks

by Timber Press on December 1, 2014

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Hand-picked to help you find the right gift for the gardener in your life.

Of course, this is just a wee bit of what we offer. For more choices, try searching by category: award winners, botany, bulbs, container, crafts, encyclopedia, food plants, garden design, lawn alternatives, low-maintenance, native plants, new books, orchids, perennials, photography, pruning, rain gardens, reference, rock garden, shrubs, small spaces, succulents, sustainable, trees, tropicals, vegetables.

Whew! Still don’t see what you’re looking for? Why not start at the beginning?

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