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Winter photography: Working with the elements

March 7, 2017

Garden photography depends hugely on weather. When planning photography shoots, keep a close eye on the forecasts, taking note of three separate predictions and averaging out the results. Winter weather—frost, snow, and mist or fog—poses unique photographic challenges as well as stunning opportunities. Developing an understanding of it can help you to anticipate when it will […]

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Winter is your lushest season for garden planning

December 1, 2016

With your garden dormant, the cold months are perfect for planning next year’s new landscaping projects and maintenance calendar. Pick up The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer to discover why Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America.

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19 amazing plants to see up close

December 1, 2016

Onset of winter weather got you down? Feed your passion for plants by snuggling up to enjoy nineteen lush images by nature photographer Robert Llewellyn from Seeing Seeds, Seeing Flowers, and Seeing Trees.

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Seeds up close: Hellebore

September 16, 2015

Seeing Seeds authors Teri Dunn Chace and Robert Llewellyn take a close look at the beginnings of this popular plant. Those who garden where the winters are cold and snowy cherish hellebores, for their early appearance is a sign of spring. The two most popular species are Lenten rose, Helleborus ×hybridus, and Christmas rose, H. […]

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Evolution of a book cover

June 5, 2015

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Or so the saying goes. But people do it anyway, a fact we’re keenly aware of here at Timber Press. Our book covers go through an intensive approval process in which we fret over every element: Is the title descriptive enough? Would a subtitle help? Does the image […]

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Books in their natural habitat

August 24, 2012

Here in the Timber Press art department, we spend our days inspecting type, proofing colors, and working hard to make our books as functional and beautiful as possible. But the proximity to our work can sometimes result in a lack of perspective. Sometimes we need to get out of the office, to see what things […]

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Houseplants as eye-candy? See for yourself.

August 15, 2012

While fawning over Tovah Martin and her new book, as well as attempting to get our readers hooked on indoor gardening, we may have failed to mention how inspirational the photography is in The Unexpected Houseplant. Allow us to correct that.

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A look inside A Guide to Bearded Irises

June 21, 2012

A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts by Kelly Norris is now available! In this comprehensive and definitive guide, iris expert Kelly Norris provides an accessible yet authoritative overview of these deservedly popular plants. Introductory chapters show how to grow successfully, how to use them in the garden, how to choose […]

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Tiny striking succulents from around the world

April 18, 2012

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World by Fred Dortort contains images of some very interesting succulents, and today I’d like to show you some of my favorites. These little plants are found throughout the world, and come in a variety of shapes and colors. The tiny striking succulents found below are only […]

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Valentine’s Day: A round-up

February 16, 2012

I know what you’re thinking. “Valentine’s Day? That’s over! Let’s move on! The chocolate has been eaten, and the flower arrangement is already beginning to lose its luster.” (As to the latter, don’t forget to change the water. As for the chocolate, sorry, can’t help you. And if you didn’t get either of those for […]

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