Our mission is to share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Grow with us.

Sea Crest Nursery, in Santa Barbara, one of California’s premier sources for large, choice palms and cycads, maintains palm specimens in boxes, making them portable and reducing transplant shock in California’s dry, often cool climate. Photographs by Caitlin Atkinson.

Now that you’ve decided to add the iconic silhouette of a palm to your landscape, you’ll need expert advice from Jason Dewees of Flora Grubb Gardens to ensure successful sprouting, planting, fertilizing, and pruning.

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

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Discover how L.M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscape inspired her to write Anne of Green Gables.

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Included photos by Maya Blum.

At Timber Press, we are honored to be a part of the colorful indie publishing community. In addition to supporting powerful campaigns like Workman’s #IReadIndie, we want to celebrate independent bookstores and their communities. Supporting independent authors, publishers, and bookstores promotes diverse voices, small businesses, and community engagement. Here are some of the amazing booksellers stacking the selves across the country:

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Tarboo Creek restored: the remeander is complete and the banks are planted out. (winter 2005)

“Ethics start at home and expand outward. We can’t expect someone else to defend what we value—we have to do it. That means taking care of the place that is your place in the world.” —Scott Freeman

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#IReadIndie: The Bookworm

by Timber Press on February 10, 2018

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Photo by Jackie Cooper.

At Timber Press, we are honored to be a part of the colorful indie publishing community. In addition to supporting powerful campaigns like Workman’s #IReadIndie, we want to celebrate independent bookstores and their communities. Supporting independent authors, publishers, and bookstores promotes diverse voices, small businesses, and community engagement. Here are some of the amazing booksellers stacking the selves across the country:

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Native bees are the middle children of the bee world. Honey bees get all the press—the books, the movie deals—even though they came over from Europe with the early colonists. With more and more native bees becoming threatened and endangered, it’s time to highlight some of the many iconic native bees. Here are a few local profiles from Paige Embry, author of Our Native Bees: America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.

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Burrowing in cow patties and snail shells, pollinating a plant that hits back, and crossing the road to get to the other side—the native bees of the Pacific Northwest are as eccentric and unique as the people that call this region home. Learn more about these Portlandia pollinators from Paige Embry and Our Native Bees: America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.

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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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A mix of furniture sizes makes a patio comfortable for adults and kids.

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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