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Design

A sneak peek at Designing with Palms

February 27, 2018

A must-have reference for landscape designers and nursery professionals.

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Paws and petals: Quick tips for dog-friendly garden design

February 8, 2018

If you have dogs, take their needs into consideration when designing your less is more garden. In a small yard, space is at a premium, and some careful planning can mean a safe, relaxing, personalized oasis for you and your furry friends.

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Garden party: Designing your small yard for family and friends

February 8, 2018

Once the decision is made to upgrade a backyard, most of us want to get started immediately. But taking time to thoroughly identify what you really want from your space is a crucial first step to creating a successful, livable garden to enjoy with your friends and family.

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Less space? More enjoyment!

February 8, 2018

Once upon a time, small gardens were mainly confined to the condos, courtyards, and terraces of crowded urban areas while the typical suburban landscape tended to be large and sprawling. Today, small has become the new normal. And that is an opportunity, not a restriction.

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Slug and snail control: Not for the faint of heart

January 22, 2018

There are many species of slugs indigenous to our region, including our famous gargantuan banana slugs, which can reach over 9 inches long and weigh a quarter of a pound. It may come as a surprise to gardeners, however, that the behemoth species aren’t the ones doing the most damage…

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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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Gift ideas for garden designers

December 11, 2017

Give the gift of gardening! Help the garden designer in your life build their library with books from Timber Press. If you don’t find the right one here, try searching our catalog for more great garden design books.

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