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garden inspiration

An interview with Jenny Rose Carey of Glorious Shade

May 4, 2017

“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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Bright ideas for shady spaces

April 4, 2017

When designing your shade garden, it is helpful to study existing gardens to get ideas and inspiration.

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Outstanding southern garden styles

April 4, 2017

These gardens exemplify the many ways that design can transform a garden from something merely pleasant into an extraordinary blend of plants, hardscape, and that elusive quality, “sense of place.”

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The best of garden writing

March 30, 2017

Many of the best books on the shelves are inspired by nature, and many more are inspired by other nature writing. At Timber Press, a reverence for nature and a passion for gardening are never in short supply. After you come inside to wash the dirt off your hands, enjoy these brief excerpts from some of […]

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An interview with Karen Randall

March 9, 2017

“Terrestrial gardening gets us outdoors and in touch with nature in a very profound way. Aquatic gardening gives us the opportunity to keep our hands dirty (and wet) year round!” —Karen Randall

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The underwater worlds of aquatic gardening

February 7, 2017

It’s so easy to fall under the spell of a skillfully planted aquarium: it’s like peeking into a tropical forest, an enchanted meadow, or a miniature mountain range. In Sunken Gardens, Karen Randall explains how to plan, design, plant, and maintain a beautiful, thriving aquascape. Here are some of our favorite images of these strange and beautiful underwater worlds.

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Winter is your lushest season for garden planning

December 1, 2016

With your garden dormant, the cold months are perfect for planning next year’s new landscaping projects and maintenance calendar. Pick up The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer to discover why Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America.

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Growing carnivorous plants outside

October 13, 2016

With the wit and wisdom of one of the UK’s biggest garden celebrities, Carnivorous Plants helps home gardeners being these carnivorous, trendy oddities out of greenhouses and windowsills and into the year-round garden.

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The early life of Ruth Bancroft: The woman who inspired the Garden Conservancy

October 4, 2016

Like so many of us, Ruth Bancroft started life as an inquisitive child with a love of nature. Through her work at the iconic Ruth Bancroft Garden, she shaped the world of landscaping with a waterwise collage of colors and textures that proves a well-curated dry garden never goes out of style.

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Art and the design process

November 24, 2015

From Art to Landscape author W. Gary Smith shows how art informed two gardens by the celebrated designer Conrad Hamerman. I visited Conrad Hamerman, my design teacher from my undergraduate years, to talk about his west Philadelphia garden, which is bordered by a painted wooden fence with angular lines that look like they emerged from […]

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