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The Wild Out Your Window
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ean: 9780892725755, isbn: 0892725753,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
What could be better than watching the natural world out your window or on your television? Going out and experiencing it firsthand. In these fifty essays, acclaimed nature and science writer Sy Montgomery takes her readers on a season-by-season tour of the wilderness that is often as close as the backyard. Sy invites ― almost dares ― readers to follow her and form hands-on relationships with the plants, animals, birds, and even the insects that share space with people. These essays, most

The Brother Gardeners: A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession
By Vintage
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sku: 9564577, ean: 9780307454751, isbn: 0307454754,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, a fascinating look at the men who made Britain teh center of the botanical world.Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America. In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped two boxes of precious American plants and

Virginia Woolf's Garden: The Story of the Garden at Monk's House
By Jacqui Small
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mpn: MAN-1909342130, ean: 9781909342132, isbn: 9781909342132,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
This chronological account takes you through the key events in the lives of Virginia and Leonard Woolf through a history of their home, Monk’s House in Sussex, where Virginia wrote most of her major novels.  The story of this magical garden includes selected quotations from the writings of the Woolfs which reveal how important a role the garden played in their lives, as a source of both pleasure and inspiration. Bought by them in 1919 as a country retreat, Monk's House was somewhere they

Life in the Garden
By Viking
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ean: 9780525558378, isbn: 0525558373,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and lifePenelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard,

Village in a Valley (Beverley Nichols's Allways Trilogy)
By Nichols, Beverley/ Connon, Bryan (FRW)
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mpn: 9780881927290, ean: 9780881927290, isbn: 0881927295,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
This reprint of the third book in Nichols's Allways trilogy contains a new foreword by Bryan Connon, Beverley Nichols's biographer. Set in the English countryside, the hilarious memoir is as much about the author's love for plants as it is about the village in which he lived. The depictions of flowers and ornamentals - ''A single one of those gloxinias would be an event in Allways ... I should give a party for it'' - are both inspiring and unforgettable. This is the voice of one whose chief

Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
Covering more than 100 universal gardening ''dos and don'ts,'' Decoding Gardening Advice is the first book to provide gardeners with the real answers. Jeff Gillman, the bestselling author of The Truth About Garden Remedies, and Meleah Maynard back up every good recommendation with sound horticultural and botanical science. Decoding Gardening Advice is the first and only hard-hitting, evidence-based book that every gardener needs for definitive advice on everything from bulbs, annuals, and

Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World's Greatest Playwright
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews
A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. With a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed. In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and

In and Out of the Garden
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ean: 9780894801938, isbn: 0894801937,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
Sara Midda's richly illustrated In and Out of the Garden has delighted readers and critics alike. Diana Vreeland praised it as ''delightful and delicious,'' and Laura Ashley called it ''pure inspiration.'' The most elegant and subtle of books to give and to have, it evokes the English gardens of Sara Midda's childhood, sowing the imagination with glorious images. Dozens and dozens of illustrations and tender reflections recall a hut in the wood, or a topiary maze, a summer day spent podding

Seed, Grow, Love, Write: One man's unexpected and slow journey to fulfillment
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ean: 9781548898151, isbn: 1548898155,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
''The author is a natural storyteller, with a keen ability to capture the inherent hilarity of both ordinary and extraordinary days. You won't regret your time on his journey of reflections and growth through a lens that is reflective, comedic, heartfelt and wise.'' Are you still searching for your passion? Are you seeking fulfillment in your life but aren't sure where to turn next? Seed, Grow, Love, Write is part memoir, part self help and part hilarious jaunt through one man's life and

Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden
By Unknown
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ean: 9781608682522, isbn: 1608682528,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Come See the Garden That Is Your LifeWhen Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller and her family land in a house with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Through her eyes, rocks convey faith, ponds preach stillness, flowers give love, and leaves express the effortless ease of letting go. The book welcomes readers into the garden for Zen lessons in fearlessness, forgiveness, presence, acceptance, and contentment.

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood
By Kathryn Aalto
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mpn: 178 colour photographs, 21 colour, 23 bl, ean: 9781604695991, isbn: 1604695994,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews
Loved “Goodbye Christopher Robin”? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories. Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the magical landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. The Hundred Acre Wood—the setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures—was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. In the pages of this

Taming the Truffle: The History, Lore, and Science of the Ultimate Mushroom
By Hall, Ian R./ Brown, Gordon T./ Zambonelli, Alessandra
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mpn: 9780881928600, ean: 9780881928600, isbn: 0881928607,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
Whether the world’s best truffles come from Piedmont or Périgord inspires impassioned debate, but the effects of dwindling supply and insatiable demand for the elusive mushroom are unquestionable: prices through the roof, intrigue and deception, and ever more intensive efforts to cultivate. As international mycologist Ian Hall and his colleagues have written, “Attempts at taming the truffle, of ordering its growth and harvest, now span the globe, and there has been some success in

Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation across Two Centuries
By David R Godine
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ean: 9781567924404, isbn: 1567924409,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Gardening, more than most outdoor activities, has always attracted a cult of devotedly literate practitioners; people who like to dig, it would appear, also like to write. And many of them write exceedingly well. In this thoughtful, personal, and embracing consideration of garden writing, garden historian Elizabeth Barlow Rogers selects and discusses the best of these writers. She makes her case by picking delightful examples that span two centuries, arranging the writers by what they did and

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
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mpn: 9781604696707, ean: 9781604696707, isbn: 1604696702,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
“For those of you—and your numbers are growing—gardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In

The Writer's Garden: How Gardens Inspired our Best-loved Authors
By Frances Lincoln Ltd
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ean: 9780711238404, isbn: 0711238405,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Great things happen in gardens. No one can doubt the importance of the garden in Roald Dahl's life as it was here where he worked, and here that he created James and the Giant Peach. And where would Jane Austen have been if she had never seen a â??walkâ??, an ornamental lake, or a wilderness?Gardens hold a special place in many authorâ??s lives. For Beatrix Potter, Hill Top house was made possible by the new found freedom and wealth that a literary career can bring; for Sir Walter Scott,

The Art of Setting Stones: And Other Writings from the Japanese Garden
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mpn: 9781880656709, ean: 9781880656709, isbn: 1880656701,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
In Japanese gardens, composition follows from placement of the first stone; all elements and plantings become interconnected. These eight essays on Kyoto gardens similarly begin with keen description and build into richly meditative excursions into art, Buddhism, nature, and science. Landscape architect Marc Keane shows how Japanese gardens are both a microcosm of the natural universe and a clear expression of our humanity, mirroring how we think, worship, and organize our lives and

Seed, Grow, Love, Write: One Man's Unexpected and Slow Journey to Fulfillment
By John Markowski
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ean: 9780692107676, isbn: 0692107673,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
''Hey Johnnie Mulchowski, are you coming out with us tonight or what?'' Part self help, part a hilarious jaunt through one writer's life, Seed, Grow, Love, Write will leave every reader laughing, crying and, as author John Markowski says, ''chewing'' on something different.Grow with Markowski as the ''Family Leaf Management Program'' lures him into gardening, a love further strengthened by ''The Markowski Mulch,'' a grand event that happened each July. Feel the relief of a clean slate provided

Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm
By Chelsea Green Publishing
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ean: 9781603587259, isbn: 160358725X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
For more than four decades, the self-described “contrary farmer” and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation―young people who are moving back to the land to enjoy a better way of life as small-scale “garden farmers.” It’s a lifestyle that isn’t defined by accumulating wealth or by the “get big or get out” agribusiness mindset. Instead, it’s one that

The Art of Botanical Drawing: An Introductory Guide
By Ravert-haevermans, Agathe
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mpn: Full-color throughout, ean: 9780881929904, isbn: 0881929905,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
The Art of Botanical Drawing is an introductory guide to the techniques of botanical painting and drawing. Beginning artists and gardeners looking to capture the beauty of the plants in their garden will learn how to recognize and draw a wide variety of flowers and leaves, including succulents, vegetables, trees, perennials, and grasses. Botanists and naturalists who need to understand the fundamentals of scientific illustration will also find the text useful. Lessons on recognizing and

Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom
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mpn: 9780241318270, ean: 9780241318270, isbn: 0241318270,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
NOW A UK BESTSELLER Unrivalled gardening wisdom from Monty Don, including essential tips, knowledge and musings from his 50 years of gardening experience. Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice. Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. Read about the month-by month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you.

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