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Timber Press

Understanding your soil

January 17, 2018

Soils in the Pacific Northwest range from the sharpest-draining sand to the stickiest clay. Each soil type has its advantages and disadvantages. If you have soil that is hard to work with, remember that plants can be found to suit any kind of soil, and difficult soil can always be amended to enhance the variety […]

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A sneak peek at The Less is More Garden

January 17, 2018

Use the helpful tips in The Less Is More Garden to turn your standard lot into a unique space that is beautiful, low maintenance, and the perfect fit for your family.

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Caring for peony bouquets

January 5, 2018

Peony bouquets often accent the most exceptional days of our lives. Many brides and their mothers sense that peonies in bloom will convey that romantic aura. Graceful, often fragrant, and in the full range from chaste whites through blushing pinks, culminating in boldly festive corals, yellows, and reds of every hue, peonies are suitable for […]

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Flower forms: The anatomy of peonies

January 4, 2018

Peonies are stunningly beautiful, easy to grow, relatively carefree, and adaptable to any garden style. They are a favorite flower everywhere they can be grown and for good reason: the heady fragrances and enchanting colors of a peony-rich garden can evoke memories, capture an enchanted moment, and represent hope, friendship, romance, or gracious hospitality. To […]

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An interview with Marta McDowell of The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

January 2, 2018

“Whether child or adult, I think she can lead us all back to nature, to a Wilder garden.” —Marta McDowell

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An interview with Mary Caperton Morton of Aerial Geology

January 2, 2018

“Just remember, traveling doesn’t have to be exotic or expensive. All you really need is time and a good pair of shoes.” —Mary Caperton Morton

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Gardening gifts for every budget

December 11, 2017

We always plan to make a thoughtful DIY craft, but inevitably things gets busy, and we have to make some last-minute purchases. Using some of our favorite Timber Press titles for inspiration, we’re made of list of the best gifts for the gardening, plant-loving friends and family you celebrate:

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3 gift ideas for the reflective gardener

December 11, 2017

Some gardeners aren’t content to hibernate like bulbs in winter, they must continue to grow, even in the snowy season. These gardeners are easy to spot: their kitchen table becomes littered with seed catalogs almost as soon as the turkey is gone and their holiday wish-list contains things like knee pads and hose extensions. They […]

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Holiday staff picks

December 11, 2017

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

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3 gift ideas for the garden geek

December 11, 2017

All gardeners are geeks in their own way but some gardeners dig deeper than others, seeking to discover how far the roots really go. For some people, plants are more than plants. They might be symbols of beauty (rose), peace (olive branch), perfection (orchid), or even death (poppy). Plants can be keys to understanding human […]

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