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"These miniature gems ... are tiny enough to fit anywhere, yet bold enough to make a dynamic impact."
Steeped in tradition, traditional bonsai can be complicated, time consuming, and expensive.
Keshiki bonsai is a revolutionary approach that involves creating living pieces of art using readily available plants and containers. This dazzling book features 37 stylish projects with easy, step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow. The projects start with simple moss designs, moving on to add small trees, perennials, and stones. Each project can be made with a wide variety of containers, from artisan clay pots and repurposed ramekins to a simple box.
Previously, these techniques, tips, and insights were available only to Japanese enthusiasts. Now, for the first time, Western readers can join in creating these miniature masterpieces. Learn how a garden, a forest, or even a stream can come to life within the bounds of a small container.
Indoor plants have gotten a bad rap—think dusty African violets and languishing philodendrons. No longer! It's time for plant lovers to discover just how exciting and stylish plants can be in the home, all year long.
The Unexpected Houseplant isn't your typical, dowdy houseplant book. Martin's approach is revolutionary—picture brilliant spring bulbs by the bed, quirky succulents in the kitchen, even flowering vines and small trees growing beside an easy chair. Along with loads of visual inspiration, readers will learn how to make unusual selections, where to best position plants in the home, and valuable tips on year-round care.
Comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, and illustrated with gorgeous photography, The Unexpected Houseplant is for anyone—beginners to green thumbs—who wants to infuse a bit of surprising green into their décor.
"This charming, simple book makes a great gift for gardening friends, who can curl up with it on a rainy day and reflect on their own obsession."
Do you remember why you first picked up a garden trowel? For fun? For food? The reasons are as unique as the gardener.
The Roots of My Obsession features thirty of the most vital voices in gardening explaining the why behind a passion that cannot be conquered or abandoned, only indulged. Whether their quest is to achieve a personal vision of ultimate beauty, to heal the earth, or to attempt to grow the perfect heirloom tomato, the writing is direct, engaging, and from the heart.
As you read, you may find yourself nodding your head in agreement, or gasping in disbelief. What you're sure to encounter is some of the most soul-stirring garden writing ever to appear. For anyone who cherishes the miracle of bringing forth life from the soil, The Roots of My Obsession is essential inspiration.
"Spellbinding writing and Cardillo's breathtaking photos entice readers through Culp's woodland garden. An essential title in the 'how I did it' genre of garden writing."
Brandywine Cottage is David Culp's beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden where he has spent the last 20 years creating a year-round, majestic parade of color.
The Layered Garden shows you how to recreate Culp's technique—interplanting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. Starting with how plants grow and change throughout the seasons, Culp then illustrates how layering works by taking you on a personal tour through each part of his celebrated garden.
As practical as it is inspiring, The Layered Garden will provide you with expert information gleaned from decades of hard work and close observation. If you thought that a four-season garden was beyond your reach, this book will show you how to achieve that elusive, tantalizing goal.
"A fascinating blend of botany, politics, and cultural revolution. Rendon succeeds in taking apart these contradictions and creating a vivid portrait of what may be the world's most powerful plant."
—Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs
Marijuana has been illegal in the United States since 1937. Yet, thanks in large part to a loosely connected underground world of breeders, dealers, and smokers, there are currently more than 2000 varieties available. And since 1996, when California first passed legislation allowing for legalized medical marijuana, the underground has slowly surfaced, pushing what was once a decentralized, lawless world closer to the corporate sphere of business, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals.
Super-Charged gets up close and personal with the people who have transformed this controversial drug, taking readers behind the scenes and into the homes and operations of the committed, quality-obsessed practitioners in the underground industry responsible for creating today's super-charged cannabis.