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Gift ideas for garden designers

December 11, 2017

Give the gift of gardening! Help the garden designer in your life build their library with books from Timber Press. If you don’t find the right one here, try searching our catalog for more great garden design books.

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Holiday gift picks, the Pacific Northwest edition

December 11, 2017

Books for both garden and outdoor enthusiasts are frequently regional. Since our office is located in Portland, Oregon, we may be a little partial to the PNW… so here are some titles that celebrate and share the mighty Pacific Northwest!

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Orchestrating the Ideal Site for Succulents

November 8, 2017

How to make succulents feel at home, from the author of Designing with Succulents. Because they are the least demanding of all plants, succulents require very little from their owners. However, for succulents to look their best, they do need some consideration as you’re laying out your site. Imagine being rooted and unable to move, […]

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Enhancing what you have: DIY garden renovation ideas

November 2, 2017

There might be a lot about your landscape you find less than Pinterest-perfect. While not as exciting as starting from scratch, adding enhancing touches with color and artistry is a quick, affordable way to transform your garden and add more personality to your yard.

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From dull to dynamic: Professionally renovating a shaded deck

November 2, 2017

If you are a homeowner looking for some inspiration, or a professional designer vetting potential hardscaping strategies, this redesign of a shady back yard will shed some light on how renovation can revolutionize a garden.

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Chinese kitchen garden winter greens

November 1, 2017

Vegetables play a large, enchanting role in Chinese meals and traditions, and a Chinese kitchen garden is rich with versatile winter staples. Read more about Wendy’s family history along with gardening and cooking tips for cold-weather crops.

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Rocks for jocks: The ultimate North American climbing bucket list

October 31, 2017

The most vivid examples of North America’s geological diversity also happen to be a climber’s paradise. Learn some of the natural history surrounding these gems as conversation-starters for when you’re between routes swapping peak-bagging tales with fellow rock hounds.

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Wildlife spectacles and “scant regard for food-chain decorum”

October 23, 2017

In her article “Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain,” Natalie Angier details the unexpected hunting habits that are driving some researchers to consider mantises a class all their own. With 3D vision and “scant regard for food-chain decorum,” mantises may be less like insects and more like aspiring vertebrates. Inspired, and a little unnerved out […]

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An interview with Maggie Enterrios of Nature Observer

October 18, 2017

“When you buy a piece of wall art, it creates ambiance and you can look at it when you come home. When you wear art, you take it with you everywhere you go, and it allows you to express yourself to the world.”

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The “rocky” history of North America: Supercontinents and plate tectonics

October 18, 2017

If you’re curious about the world around you, enjoy the big-picture perspective, and are interested in some of the processes that are constantly reshaping our planet, here’s a crash course on the basics of North America’ geology.

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