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An unexpected houseplant—an unexpected gift for mom

May 9, 2013

Because she nurtured you from a seedling and gave you a comfy home, what could be a better gift for your mom than a houseplant? But because no two mothers are alike, here are a few ideas for houseplants that cover all the bases:

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2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in pictures

February 27, 2013

Timber Press went to this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show to support our authors, mingle with gardeners, and see what’s new in the industry. It’s also a good excuse to visit Seattle. We thought it was a huge success. You can read more about here. And here. And here and here and here and […]

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A quick report on Portland’s Yard, Garden, and Patio Show

February 13, 2013

I went to the Yard, Garden, and Patio Show on Friday and there was plenty to see and do. Too much, really! The highlight for me was a talk by Dan Hinkley. He’s quite charming and very funny, and he might have the best job in the world: to travel the globe collecting plant seeds. […]

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Season’s Greetings

December 19, 2012


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New Releases for Fall 2012

September 7, 2012

We have a wide variety of books releasing soon, and today I’m sharing a sneak preview of the lineup of our fall titles! You’ll be sure to find something that piques your interest–topics of these soon-to-be released books include coffee, bees, fast-growing veggies, green roofs, and more. Left Coast Roast by Hanna Neuschwander is a caffeine-fueled guide […]

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An interview with Tovah Martin of The Unexpected Houseplant

August 14, 2012

Tovah Martin emerged from 25 years working at Logee’s Greenhouses with a serious houseplant addiction. But before you offer to be her 12-step program sponsor, you might want to read her new book, The Unexpected Houseplant. Luckily for us, Tovah is still hooked. And anyway, she remains unapologetic. In fact, she wants to convert you. […]

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Timber in the Times

June 5, 2012

We were flattered recently by having not one, but two Timber Press books mentioned in the New York Times summer garden books round-up. While we might disagree with Dominique Browning’s claim that “No gardener worth her salt has time for lengthy books these days”, we certainly can’t disagree with her taste in books. (And we […]

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Head on a swivel: My garden tour

March 16, 2012

Garden writer Benjamin Vogt opened his home garden to visitors during the Wachiska Audubon Society 2011 Garden Tour last summer. Today, he talks about the exciting–and sometimes stressful–experience of sharing your garden with others. It’s Sunday morning, Father’s Day, and already at 8am, three hours before the opening, it’s as muggy as an ocean. I couldn’t […]

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Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2012

February 15, 2012

Last week, a few of us from Timber attended the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Washington. It was an amazing time–and my first flower show, so I was very excited to experience the event. We walked the floor numerous times, enjoyed the show gardens, and saw several of our authors speak. This year, […]

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Book trailer: Free-Range Chicken Gardens

December 15, 2011

Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard by Jessi Bloom will be available in January 2012, and here’s a sneak peek of the book to hold you over until then! This video features the author in her own garden and the chickens that she raises as an important part of her landscape. […]

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