Based on the award-winning modern classic Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand, this accessible edition presents a beautiful selection of Audrey Eagle’s acclaimed botanical paintings. In 2006, the award-winning Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand was published to widespread acclaim a... read more
This is a beautiful collection of Audrey Eagle's botanical illustrations, containing full-page plates of key NZ species, with botanical information at the end. A comprehensive introduction takes an interesting look at the history of botanical art in New Zealand. This book celebrates the unique qualities of New Zealand fl... read more
|Author:||Carol Bucknell & Sally Tagg|
Big or small, a garden is an expression of your interests, personality and lifestyle. The smaller the garden, the easier it should be to convey this message. The aim of this book is to help small garden owners turn their outdoor spaces into beautiful, well-designed places that complement their lifestyle and reflect their own ... read more
A beautifully illustrated and readable book packed with ideas on how to develop and improve New Zealand gardens. The book is set out in well- defined sections: ‘Boundaries’ (fences and hedges of great variety), ‘Furniture’, ‘Containers’, etc; each giving a range of possibilities for gardens... read more
Author Carol Bucknell and photographer Sally Tagg have travelled the length of New Zealand to capture more than twenty of our most impressive and interesting modern garden designs. The result is Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand, a stunningly photographed book celebrating some of the best contemporary gardens our country ha... read more
Practical and inspiring, Jamie Durie's Edible Garden Design is a book for our times. As more and more of us recognise the environmental, financial and health benefits of growing our own food, all over the country flower beds are being transformed into vegie patches and empty windowsills into flourishing windowboxes. Here Jami... read more
This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to fruit and nut plants that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z of more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various aspects... read more
An inspiring and joyous account of a year of living 'the good life'. When Sarah and her young family moved from an urban metropolis to the rural backblocks, the first thing she did was to build a large garden. Being self-sufficient soon became a family affair. THE GOOD LIFE is a funny and inspiring slice-of-life gardening boo... read more
The ultimate guide for every home gardener! All the information you need regarding likes and dislikes, requirements and care, common problems, harvest and the nutrition of your favourite vegetables and herbs as well as a guide to when to sow and plant.
There are hundreds of plants we can grow for food - many that we've never even heard of. In this must-have new guide to food-bearing plants of all descriptions, Selby Gouldstone profiles familiar and exotic food plants of all varieties, with detailed, easy to follow advice on how and where to plant, how to protect from pests ... read more
The outstanding gardens featured in Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens are all designed by innovative, influential, award-winning designers. Fascinating text and sumptuous photography profile each garden, analysing the relationship between the garden and its setting, planting schemes, the aims of the designers, and their ach... read more
A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand. First produced by the New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society (now NZPPS), this booklet has been reprinted five times since 1985. It is intended as a field guide for people concerned with weeds and their control, from the home gardener to the pr... read more
In 1967 the Barker Family purchased a rather run-down Larnach Castle and its 14 hectares of grounds. Today they host well over 100,000 paying visitors per year, making it Dunedin's top visitor attraction. The garden, Margaret Barker's personal creation over 37 years, has also been labeled a "Garden of National Significance" b... read more
This simple and easy to follow manual will provide an insight for children, adults and the elderly. When one considers the average thickness of the world's topsoil is only 20 centimetres and this maintains the world's population, you realise what an importantart part earthworms play in our lives. No topsoil - no life! John St... read more
In this comprehensive survey the species have been arranged in phylogenic order, making identification and comparison of similar plants easier. High-quality colour photographs illustrate the major features of the plants described.
The most comprehensive book on greenhouse gardening available today. Today, greenhouses and sunrooms are real living spaces where gardeners spend as much time with a book and a cup of coffee as they do with a watering can and a pair of pruning shears. In this fully revised edition of a best-selling classic, veteran gardener S... read more
This title lets you select ideas from a range of popular styles including Traditional Lines, Mediterranean Moods, Outdoor Rooms, Productive Spaces, Contemplative Retreats and Modern Zones. Case studies demonstrate real-life backyards to set your imagination alight, from an exotic Moroccan Nights location for entertaining in s... read more
A New Zealand guide to the art of foraging - the ultimate guide to finding sustainable, free and fascinating plants.
In New Zealand's urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable but the ... read more
The lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, rose, tulip and orchid. Seven flowers: seven stories full of surprise and secrets. Where and when did these flowers originate? What is the nature of their power and how was it acquired? What use has been made of them in gardens, literature and art? These are both histories and detectiv... read more
Every tool has a tale to tell. The garden shed shelters some improbable stories, from the Mayan and Mediterranean clay pot makers to the tale of the tailor, trimming the uniforms of English Redcoats, who invented the lawn mower; from the manic evolution of the seventeenth-century Dutch bulb planter to the plant container that... read more
In today's economic climate, self-sufficiency is increasingly seen as a viable means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - this is the book that will help every householder do just that.
Each of the twelve chapters focuses on key topics for living a more self-sustainable life, with practical i... read more
Small Space Organics follows the development of a small urban garden in Fremantle, Australia. Illustrated with technical diagrams, sketches and before-and-after photos, the book charts the process for creating innovative, sustainable and stylish ways to incorporate organic food production into urban residential landscapes. Sm... read more