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June 2011

A New Garden

June 29, 2011

The last time I posted I was just beginning to hunt for a house here in Portland and bemoaning  having to downsize from country acreage to a city lot.  Since then Bob and I found a great  house and we are moving in at the beginning of July.  The house is northwest of the city […]

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Small Green Roofs Event

June 27, 2011

In celebration of the release of Small Green Roofs, Margot Taylor hosted an event for the book, which was attended by co-author Edmund Snodgrass. Margot co-designed a garden room with Jeff Chalfant, and their creation, “The Magic Hut,” was featured in the book as an example of the use of sustainable design practices. Small Green […]

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Friday Roundup

June 24, 2011

It’s that time of week again! I hope you enjoy our links for the roundup. Have a wonderful weekend! UGA Trial Gardens The UGA Trial Gardens are ready for its Open House on Saturday, June 25th. Timber author and University of Georgia horticulture professor Allan Armitage visited the many varieties of plants and flowers that […]

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GWA Silver Awards of Achievement

June 23, 2011

We’re excited to announce that several Timber books and authors have been selected as winners of the Garden Writers Association 2011 Silver Awards of Achievement! Writing—Book: Jeff Lowenfels, Teaming with Microbes (Revised Edition) Photography—Technical Book: Rob Cardillo, The Encyclopedia of Container Plants Graphic Design—Book: Jane Jeszeck, The Revolutionary Yardscape The Gold Awards will be announced in August during the GWA […]

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Small Green Roofs Authors at Chelsea

June 21, 2011

Timber author Nigel Dunnett’s garden design was recently showcased at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. His book, Small Green Roofs, is the first to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs, and Dunnet’s design offers a beautiful example of the practices featured in his book. His design was also supported by authors John Little and Dusty […]

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Feature: Vanilla Orchids

June 20, 2011

We’re happy to announce the release of Vanilla Orchids: Natural History and Cultivation. In Vanilla Orchids, leading orchid expert Ken Cameron covers the natural history of the world’s most popular flavor and fragrance and provides an introduction to the pollination, biology, structure, evolution, and diversity of Vanilla and related orchids. With more than 30,000 known species, orchids […]

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Terrarium Craft Launch Party

June 17, 2011

Launch Party! Last night we had a delightful media launch party to kick-off the new release of Terrarium Craft. The soiree took place at Artemisia, a magical little store owned by one of the authors, Amy Aiello. The store has every unique terrarium material you could ever dream of—once you read the book, you will […]

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Friday Roundup – Special Edition

June 17, 2011

We’ve had some great support from crafty blogs who featured our Terrarium Craft giveaway this week. We thank all of them very much for promoting the book. These ladies all share some wonderful craft inspiration, so be sure to check them out. The Zen of Making is a DIY blog featuring crafty tutorials, handmade geekery, […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 16, 2011

Happy Father’s Day from Timber Press! For those of you celebrating, here are some gift ideas for the dad in your life.     Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest by Lisa Morrison is a suds-soaked adventure through the 115 key breweries and brew pubs in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.With 18 walkable pub-crawls, a beer […]

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Terrarium Week: A Girl’s Best Friend

June 15, 2011

The celebration that is Terrarium Week continues today with one of the many inspiring designs from Terrarium Craft. But don’t forget, our contest is still going on — for details, see the end of this post, or just go straight to the contest page. Tell all your terrarium-loving friends (or don’t, and try to improve […]

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