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Learn more about the International Year of Soils

July 23, 2015

2015 has been designated the International Year of Soils to raise awareness of the importance of soils and the dangers facing them. Continue on to learn more.

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Will rock gardens start to make a comeback? Our authors on what to do, what not to do, and this year’s biggest trends at Chelsea Flower Show

May 15, 2015

GRAHAM RICE Powerhouse Plants & Planting the Dry Shade Garden Must-do: Check out the Plant Of The Year finalists and winner in the Grand Pavilion: twenty brand new plants go for the award. Must-not-do: Do not wear sandals. Instead, wear your most comfortable walking shoes, you’re going to be on your feet all day. Best-kept-secret: […]

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Timber Press authors take over the Northwest Flower and Garden Show!

January 16, 2015

Our authors share the love at the Northwest’s largest garden trade show. 18 Timber Press authors are presenting at this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show! The seminar schedule is packed with them and each will sign books after their presentation. Check out all of the amazing speakers and buy your tickets now. Keep reading […]

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Gift ideas for garden designers

December 4, 2014

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

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Holiday gift staff picks, the Pacific Northwest edition

December 2, 2014

Books for both garden and outdoor enthusiasts. When asked to choose one book to recommend, a number of staff members picked a title specific to our region. Since our main office is located in Portland, Oregon, we may be a little partial to the area. Through our books, however, we most definitely work to celebrate […]

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Holiday gift staff picks

December 1, 2014

Hand-picked to help you find the right gift for the gardener in your life. Of course, this is just a wee bit of what we offer. For more choices, try searching by category: award winners, botany, bulbs, container, crafts, encyclopedia, food plants, garden design, lawn alternatives, low-maintenance, native plants, new books, orchids, perennials, photography, pruning, […]

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Martha Stewart visits Portland, catches up with former head gardener

June 17, 2014

Martha Stewart was in Portland recently and caught up with her former head gardener and Living gardening editor, Andrew Beckman. For those of you who don’t know Andrew, he is now associate publisher and editorial director at Timber Press, and while he’s more comfortable in his garden than in the spotlight, we can’t help but […]

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Landscaping for privacy: Windbreaks and salt buffers

February 12, 2014

While landscaping for privacy can shield your yard from neighbors, reduce noise, or hide an eyesore, it can also provide protection. In this post, Marty Wingate offers advice on how to contend with two common environmental intrusions, wind and salt.

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You had me at hellebore: plant-inspired Valentines

February 4, 2014

Download. Print. Cut. Voilà. Happy Valentine’s Day! Design: Marla Sidrow

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An American sycamore, like you’ve never seen one before

September 29, 2013

When it comes to nature, and our place in it, we are asked to see the big picture, to recognize that all things are part of a single, larger whole. To see the forest for the trees. In Seeing Trees, Nancy Ross Hugo suggests that to truly appreciate nature’s vitality we must get up close. “There […]

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