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Video in the garden with Debra Baldwin

December 17, 2013

We don’t often associate writers with video. Like the rest of us, writers have found their way online, and using social media can now communicate directly with their audience. Like us, they share links, upcoming events, or pictures of their kids or pets (or both), but how many of them use video as a means […]

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Create a succulent centerpiece

December 9, 2013

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Seasonal care for succulents

December 4, 2013

An in-ground garden in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 11 (based on the average annual minimum winter temperature) comprised primarily of succulents needs maintaining on average four times a year. The plants may need to be thinned, deadheaded, and have old leaves or branches removed; any that aren’t thriving, replaced; weeds and pests dealt […]

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How to make a succulent wedding bouquet

June 8, 2013

Debra Lee Baldwin and Robyn Foreman show how to make a wedding bouquet that combines succulents, flowers, and greens.

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How to make a succulent cake-stand centerpiece

June 7, 2013

Debra Lee Baldwin and Robyn Foreman show how to make a beautiful, long-lasting centerpiece using succulents as well as flowers.

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What’s wrong with my succulent?

June 5, 2013

Succulents are easier to grow than most, but like all plants, they have their problems, too. Here are some troubleshooting tips for common afflictions and conditions from the author of Succulents Simplified.

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How to make a succulent corsage or boutonniere

June 3, 2013

Using floral material inspired by the main bouquet, make boutonnieres for the gentlemen and corsages (wrist or lapel) for the ladies. This simple technique also works well for hair ornaments.

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Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2012

February 15, 2012

Last week, a few of us from Timber attended the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Washington. It was an amazing time–and my first flower show, so I was very excited to experience the event. We walked the floor numerous times, enjoyed the show gardens, and saw several of our authors speak. This year, […]

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Sedum burrito and the whole taxonomy enchilada

February 25, 2010

Would a sedum by any other name be so cute? Timber Press includes tens, maybe hundreds, of thousands of plant names in our books every year. Plant names are constantly changing, being challenged, and being debunked; yet there is no real final authority on plant names like a Supreme Court. Plant names either survive or […]

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Book trailers

October 5, 2009

It is a very interesting time to be in publishing, for both good reasons and bad. On the one hand, there is much talk about how the publishing industry is in trouble (with a capital T, which rhymes with P, which… oh, sorry.) Revenues are down, people are not reading any more, etc., etc. On […]

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