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Gardening gifts for every budget

December 11, 2017

We always plan to make a thoughtful DIY craft, but inevitably things gets busy, and we have to make some last-minute purchases. Using some of our favorite Timber Press titles for inspiration, we’re made of list of the best gifts for the gardening, plant-loving friends and family you celebrate:

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Summer succulents and trusty tropicals: In leaves we trust

June 7, 2017

If flowers are obvious, leaves are overt, even if they too often go unnoticed. The modern garden is marked by its understanding that foliage—of all shapes, sizes, colors, and presentations—is the real undercurrent that keeps aesthetics afloat. An excerpt from Plants with Style: A Plantsman’s Choices for a Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden by Kelly D. Norris.

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Handmade balcony garden

February 1, 2017

This shiny, sleek planter—actually a modified length of pedestrian galvanized gutter—takes up little room on a tiny balcony but contributes flash and a lively mix of color and texture. The resulting contemporary composition is stylish and hip—a far cry from planting an old boot.

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Crafts that combine your love of books and plants

January 26, 2017

There is no shortage of Pinterest-worthy inspiration for decorating with plants or books, but what about innovative ways to spotlight plants and books? Enter the magical, miniature worlds of Terrarium Craft. With two crafts combining plants and books together, our home décor can flourish with life and literature.

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Stranger-than-fiction facts about plants

May 5, 2015
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The Unexpected Houseplant: A wish list

September 20, 2013

The thing I like most about Tovah Martin is that she doesn’t make a distinction between outdoor and indoor gardening. They are both simply elements of the same continuum. For her, the end of the outdoor garden season is only the beginning of the indoor garden season. But what about those of us with no […]

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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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A plant profile from The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus

April 16, 2012

In The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus, succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden or serve as dazzling container specimens. Today, we’re sharing a profile of a plant that Scott features in this new book. The beehive cactus is an […]

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The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus

January 20, 2012

I’m excited to announce that The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus by Scott Calhoun is now available! Here’s a sneak peek into this new book: At last: a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone — not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus […]

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Succulent Plants of the World

November 1, 2011

I’m excited to announce that The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World by Fred Dortort is now available! A comprehensive guide to more than 2000 succulents, this groundbreaking book begins with an overview of where succulents are found and how they live, along with information on growing and caring for them. The remaining chapters […]

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