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Plant review: Some good Euphorbias

December 27, 2010

Like a dashing, eccentric relative, euphorbias are odd but appealing. Well, at least the good ones are. The bad ones — and there are many — are among the foulest weeds in existence. You’ll even find some dastardly characters (I’m looking at you, Euphorbia cyparissias) in otherwise trustworthy nursery catalogs. Beware. But let’s get back […]

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Bulb inspiration

November 8, 2010

Since it’s bulb planting season, I thought it would be a good time to post some bulb inspiration from our myriad bulb books. Bulbs are pretty awesome — small, brownish, lumpy packages that have been known to cause extreme happiness. I am one of those who enjoys the sight of bunches of daffodils.

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A revolutionary new book

October 19, 2010

We had a flurry of books come out in early October — books on reusing materials in the garden, on bamboos, on bizarre plants, and on prairies. I always have mixed feelings when lots of books are available at once. On the one hand, look at all the cool new books! (So much variety!) On […]

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Cheese and wine, wine and cheese

August 11, 2010

In addition to our gardening and horticulture books, Timber Press has a nice list of titles that relate to the Pacific Northwest. We’re very fond of our rainy home (don’t tell anyone, but we get sun too), and we have books that celebrate everything Northwest, from arts and crafts to local hiking. This week, we […]

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Lounge lizard photo gallery

July 12, 2010

On a warm day in Portland, I decided that much the best way to spend the day would be to look through our design books for some cool retreats. It’s getting hot here, and the idea of a cool retreat is very appealing. Some lounging could take place. Some lemonade could be sipped. General satisfaction […]

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Right plant, right place

May 26, 2010

We’ve covered getting to know your site and creating a plan. You’ve gone to the nursery, picked up the plants you need, and it’s time to plant them. How can you give them the best chance at success? Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner offer the following advice. Have your soil tested. Before you put one […]

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The desert smells like rain

April 28, 2010

This guest post was written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, and originally appeared on their blog. In Arizona the desert wildflowers are particularly abundant this year because of the generous rainfall last winter. We’re driving through this enchanting landscape on our way to bookstore appearances at Changing […]

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Succulent Container Gardens

March 12, 2010

As a member of the Official Group of People Who Like Succulents, I was as pleased and inspired as anyone when Debra Lee Baldwin’s new book, Succulent Container Gardens, came out. (I had the added perk of seeing the book far in advance of the actual publication date, too. Ah, the advantages of working in […]

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So You Want To Be A Garden Designer

March 10, 2010

I love the title of this book. It lends itself to all sorts of vocal inflections, from “arch” to “zoned out”. And it’s tough to abbreviate, meaning that when it is spoken of around the office it often comes out really fast, as in: “SoYouWannaBeAGardenDesigner.” That, or every word is pronounced carefully, distinctly, with perfect […]

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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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