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Guest Poster

Deer are as thirsty as your plants are

August 15, 2011

I’d like to welcome guest poster Ruth Rogers Clausen, author of 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of her book and a pair of Womanswork gloves in our giveaway this week! In times of summer drought, deer are as thirsty as your plants are. Imagine this for a moment: […]

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Planting the Dry Shade Garden

July 27, 2011

Planting the Dry Shade Garden by Graham Rice will be available in a few weeks, and I’m excited to share some photos from the book with you! Dry shade is a problem that most gardeners have, and rather than leaving it empty, why not fill it with greenery? Dry shade is that space under a […]

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Armitage’s Garden Perennials, Second Edition

July 11, 2011

We’re excited to announce the release of Armitage’s Garden Perennials: Second Edition, Fully Revised and Updated by Allan M.  Armitage. Originally published in 2000, Armitage’s Garden Perennials quickly became a garden-shelf classic. Beloved for its well-edited plant selection and Armitage’s trusted advice on choosing and caring for the best plants, Booklist named it “an essential addition to gardening collections.” […]

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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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Timber author Ruth Rogers Clausen at White Flower Farm

May 9, 2011

One of our Timber Press authors, Ruth Rogers Clausen, visited White Flower Farm and spoke with Womanswork owner Dorian Winslow.     Ruth is the author of the upcoming book 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants with photography by Allan L. Detrick. This book will be released in June 2011.   Thanks to Womanswork for the video!

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Arbor Day

April 29, 2011

Today is Arbor Day in the United States. Arbor Day is an interesting holiday, which gets less press than the all-out events of Earth Day. It originated in Nebraska in 1872, and was founded by Julius Sterling Morton, the editor of the Nebraska City News. April 10th, 1872, was the first Arbor Day, and apparently […]

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Hard-wired for good design

September 10, 2010

This guest post was written by author Vanessa Gardner Nagel, APLD When I wrote my book, Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Aspiring Designers, it was important to me to begin with the topic of why design is important. It’s a topic near and dear to my heart which I continue to pursue. As […]

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Cherries and raspberries at the farmers’ market

July 21, 2010

This guest post was written by Debra Daniels-Zellar, author of The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook. I always get to the University District farmers’ market in Seattle long before the market opens, especially in the summer when the crowds show up like fruit flies.  For one thing, it’s hard to find parking after the market opens and […]

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Starting a garden has never been easier

May 19, 2010

Last week our intern, Katy Drawhorn, gave you a peek inside The Nonstop Garden through quotes and by paraphrasing the wisdom of authors Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner. This week Katy is back to give you the inside scoop on how to plan your very own nonstop garden. Now that you’ve begun to think of […]

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