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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Books for gardeners

by Timber Press on November 29, 2018

in Design, Gardening

They’ll want to read and reread these giftable garden books from leaders in horticulture and garden design.  With delightfully designed pages filled with color photos and packed with helpful insight and inspiration, these are the best gardening gifts of the season.

Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult, and Kate Frey—expert gardener and designer—makes it easier than ever with her book, Ground Rules. Frey distills the vital lessons of gardening into 100 simple rules that will yield a gorgeous, healthy, and thriving home garden. Discover tips on garden design, care and maintenance, healthy soil, the best ways to water, and so much more in this sweet, simple book.

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In The Garden in Every Sense and Season, beloved author Tovah Martin mindfully explores the sensory delights in her own garden and discovers the pleasures that can be found in focusing on sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. In brief, evocative essays, Martin shares sage garden advice, offers intimate reflections on her own garden, and urges gardeners to inhale, savor, and become more attuned to their gardens.

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Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant collectors, houseplant fans, and anyone who wants to garden indoors any time of the year. You’ll learn the basics of photosynthesis, the science of light, how to accurately measure how much light a plant needs, and details about the most up-to-date tools and gear available.

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Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne’s garden—situated on one and a half acres in Eugene, Oregon—is filled with an incredible array of plants from around the world in a stunning patchwork widely considered one of America’s most outstanding private gardens. In A Tapestry Garden, the O’Byrnes share their deep knowledge of plants and essential garden advice. There is something here for every type of gardener: a shade garden, perennial borders, a chaparral garden, a kitchen garden, and so much more.

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