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All other photos by the authors with Sydney Michael and Amanda Brooks.

Craft your own DIY, rustic planters for a Mediterranean look inside or outdoors.

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California blackberries are juicy and delicious, fresh or in baked goods. Photo by Peter G. Smith and Judith Larner Lowry.

Scroll to your region to discover the tasty summer flavors blooming in your area! For more foraging insights, check out our Timber Press Foraging Guides, perfect for newbies and experts who want to enjoy the abundance of wild foods in their region.

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Increasingly, the much-loved panoramas of the American West are infused with smoke. Yet there’s much more than scenery at stake here. In a single week during September 2015, the federal government spent more than $240 million battling out-of-control wildfires. Photo by Tim Mossholder.

An excerpt from Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson.

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A birdseye view of the gnome’s garden. Included photos by Kate Baldwin and Janit Calvo.

“It was my intention to make miniature gardening as accessible as possible because it is such a fun hobby to take up and it is genuinely feasible for anyone.”

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In possibly the most famous wildfire photograph ever taken, elk observe a wildfire in
Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest. Most animals don’t run from walls of flame, as old
Disney movies might have us believe. U.S. Forest Service, photo by John McColgan.

“While the effects of climate change vary greatly region to region, the entire planet is being affected to some degree.”

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Split-leaf Acer palmatum illuminated by the low light of the autumn sun. All included photos by the author.

“That is what I encourage gardeners to do—make a garden where you create spaces to live in the garden and enjoy times with family and friends.”

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Photo by Kate Baldwin.

Instead of giving your mother an ordinary bouquet on her special day, why not make an adorable miniature arrangement, or create an entire garden filled with tiny bouquets?

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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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Included images by the authors with Sydney Michael and Amanda Brooks for Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers.

“To some extent, part of the DIY code is being able to accomplish something at a reasonable cost.” —Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray

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Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica). Photos by the author.

Blue is consistently the color that intrigues humans most, perhaps unsurprisingly because true blue is one of the rarest shades in nature. That rarity gives blue its allure.

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