The Well-Tempered Garden
By Christopher Lloyd
By HRH The Prince of Wales, Bunny Guinness
HIGHGROVE: A GARDEN CELEBRATED is a commemoration of the beautiful, mature gardens planned and planted by The Prince of Wales over thirty years ago. The gardens at Highgrove evoke intense emotion. In January, the dramatic light and early snowdrops of the Stumpery are exquisite; the glistening emerald lawns and tree blossoms in Spring lift the spirits with a promise of what is to come; in Summer, the longed-for delphiniums in the Sundial Garden stand proudly to attention and dramatic leaf colours welcome Autumn to the Arboretum as the harvesting in the Kitchen Garden begins. In Winter the structural elements of the garden have their moment of glory as the year comes to a close and the cycle of the seasons continues.Lavishly illustrated with photographs that capture both the light and detail of this magisterial space, this beautiful book will delight and inspire gardeners of every level. It is an exquisite celebration of garden design, passion and inspiration.
James Wong's Homegrown Revolution
By James Wong
A revolution in the garden - a completely new range of fruit and vegetables to grow and eat.Whether it's a window box of homegrown saffron, your very own kiwi vine or a mini green tea plantation on your patio, TV botanist and best-selling author James Wong proves that 'growing your own' can be so much more exciting than spuds, sprouts and swede.Breaking free from the 'dig for victory' time warp of allotment staples, James reveals the vast array of 21st century crops that will flourish outdoors, even in our blustery North Atlantic climate - no greenhouse necessary. From goji berries to food-mile free sweet potatoes, James' revolutionary approach to edible gardening will show you how to grow, cook and eat all manner of superfood crops that are just as easy (if not easier) and far more exciting to grow than the 'ration book' favourites.Inspiring, fun and full of plant know-how, this book is set to revolutionise the whole concept of 'growing your own' for newbie growers to seasoned allotment veterans alike. You'll never look at your garden the same way again!
The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
By Tim Smit
The glorious No.1 bestsellerUntil the First World War, the estate gardens at Heligan were one of the glories of Cornwall. Thereafter, through growing neglect, they slipped gradually to sleep. This is the amazing story of their rediscovery and restoration, or the Victorian vision and ingenuity which first created that subtropical paradise, and of the modern obsession and improvisation which recreated it.
Two-Hour Garden Art
By Ruby Begonia
With these 52 projects, you can choose just the right easy-to-make editions for every outdoor area. Redecorate your front porch in Victorian, Southern, Country, Formal, or Shabby-chic. Refresh your windows, inside and out, with eye-catching planter boxes, shelves, and cut flowers. Decorative yard displays include a nostalgic lemonade stand, copper table, candelabra plant stand, and lighted crystal trees. Patio accessories offer lights, lanterns, finials, and niches. Small accessories include a bird feeder, pot pond, tea service, and solarium, while large garden accessories feature flower be trains, a gate trellis, garden clock, mosaic fountain, and art wall.
Water Features For Every Garden
By Helen Nash
From formal to friendly, whatever the style of your gadren, there is a water feature that's right for you. Ideas to help you create the backyard haven of your dreams. The water features span a range of styles and meet a variety of needs. If you have small children, there's a feature on a child-safe pebble pond; if you don't have much room, there's one on a mini water garden in a container. A whole range of ideas, practical tips and instructions to help you create the inherent peace & tranquility of water in your gadren.
The Language of Flowers
By Marthe Seguin-Fontes
On Valentine¿s Day, birthdays, graduations, weddings, any special day, we all 'say it with flowers', bestowing our congratulations and love with bouquets and plants. Each blossom has a special association and emotion of its very own. Nothing could be lovelier than this enchanting guide to the language of flowers, filled with poetry and illustrated with delicate and crisp full page water colours. Pink sprigs of heather stand for 'solitude', for that is how they grow on hills and escarpments. For the chrysanthemum, colour matters: red ones say 'I love you', blue signifies truth, and yellow suggests a fragile romance. Happy are those who receive irises, for good news will soon arrive. Among the many poets who add beauty and harmony to the paintings: Virgil, Shakespeare, Hugo, Rimbaud, Lorca, and Beckett.
By Sig Lonegren
For thousands of years, in many different cultures and in many diverse forms, the labyrinth¿s enigmatic shape has reappeared to tantalise archaeologists and historians. What were these magical mazes used for, and why? What meaning could they hold for us today? Through myths, stories, and symbolism we enter the labyrinths sacred space and into its very heart where we can reach and understand its mysteries: how it enhances awareness and forces us to become attuned to the convoluted path in order to achieve our goal. As we work our way through various forms, from ancient Greece to Native America, through its legends, links with dream energy, role in women¿s history, energies and planetary connections, we are given practical projects for personal growth.
Tole-Painted Outdoor Projects
By Areta Bingham
The real beauty of these projects is in the simplicity of the painting techniques and the resplendent use of colour. This book is packed with creative, appealing ideas which are easy to follow or put your own personality, skill and imagination into each project and create your own unique treasures! Stepping stones and rocks are transformed by beautiful painted flowers, and will brighten an empty spot in the garden and add colour. Tole-paint sumptuous floral designs on outdoor tables and chairs, candleholders, or even a wheelbarrow ¿ the possibilities are endless! The designs are breathtaking - your garden will bloom with charm.
The Art of Japanese Gardens
By Herb L Gustafson
This inspirational, photo-packed guidebook shows how to create a Zenlike, harmonious space, where every element has both a spiritual meaning and a practical purpose. Build walls, fences and paths that provide security and section off areas; contrast rough stones and gravel with flowing ponds and waterfalls; ass koi and water plants; and put up a teahouse.
Nature Gardens of Sebastian Kneipp
By Hans Horst Frohlich
Imagine gardens all around your home filled with healing plants s- flowers, shrubs, vines and trees selected for their medicinal benefits. Follow the vision of a famous 19th-century pioneer of holistic medicine, Sebastian Kneipp.Charts based on the garden¿s 300 medicinal plants and herbs show how to grow and use the healing properties of various roots, branches, leaves, flowers, fruits, nuts, bark, oils, resins, tannins, and acids. Treatment instructions help prevent or heal a range of ailments including coughs and colds, joint and muscle pain, heartburn and abdominal pain, hear, bladder, kidney and prostate problems, as well as aid sleeping and treatment for stress and depression.
Romance Of Flowers
By Pat Poce
Create the absolutely perfect present. Make any occasion truly unforgettable. Make the ideal decoration for any celebration. Month by month, form summer party days to merry Christmases, mark every holiday with these blossom-rich, extravagant ideas (accompanied by lyrical photo essays) for unusual bouquets, surprising arrangements, and exquisite presentations. With information on selecting, mixing, and preserving your flowers, too!
The Living Pond
By Helen Nash
Guidance from the right fish and climate to basic water chemistryBeautiful step-by-step photographyClassification of fish and their specific requirementsAdvice on maintenance and installation