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Holiday staff picks

by Timber Press on December 11, 2017

in Gardening

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

BeatrixPotterNEWcover SMALLBeatrix Potter’s Gardening Life
by Marta McDowell
Besse Lynch, Publicity

“Beatrix Potter’s ‘little books’ were some of my favorites when I was little. I loved the whimsical illustrations and all the rascally animals! But Marta McDowell’s book opened my eyes to a whole other aspect of Potter’s fascinating life beyond the imaginative worlds she created in print. Beatrix Potter was a naturalist, a gardener, and a businesswoman far ahead of her time. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life tells the story of the joys and inspiration found in nature and plants—the story of an amazing life lived!”

Read an interview with author Marta McDowell in The New York Times.


McIndoe_CreativeShrubs_FrontCoverRGB SMALLThe Creative Shrub Garden
by Andy McIndoe
Darcel Warren, Production

“I appreciate the author’s enthusiasm for and expertise on shrubs! The plant combinations are helpful ‘recipes’ for the home gardener.”

Learn to create a warm and relaxing mood in the garden with Andy’s guide to these hardy plants.




Farmer_Cover_flat SMALLDeep-Rooted Wisdom
by Augustus Jenkins Farmer
Mike Dempsey, Editing

“I can give no higher praise to Deep-Rooted Wisdom than to say that it not only left me with an array of great advice that I could put to use straightaway, it changed the way I look at my garden and my yard—and my relationships. By introducing us to many of the gardeners that have inspired him throughout his gardening life, Jenks Farmer’s book is a bounty of knowledge and a total pleasure to read. Full of lessons that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my days, it’s brimming with compassion and enthusiasm for gardens well tended and lives well lived.”



Kobayashi_Cover SMALLKeshiki Bonsai
by Kenji Kobayashi
Tina Parent, Sales

“One of my favorite books is Keshiki Bonsai. I love the step-by-step photo layout of the projects. The unique but simple containers will inspire you to do more than one. And the size of each piece makes it ideal to create for your home, work, or cabin in the woods.”

Learn to create living pieces of art with Kenji’s guide to this modern form of bonsai. Watch here for a demonstration.

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