My Garden, My Paradise will delight and inspire as it celebrates the relationship between New Zealand literature and the garden. Over fifty of New Zealand's finest writers express the beauty, joy and satisfaction of gardening, of growing food and flowers, of creating and enjoying a private haven. Prose extracts and poems, bea... read more
A personal selection and authoritative guide to the most beautiful bulbs on the earth. The publication of Anna Pavord's guide to her favorite bulbs, corms, and tubers is an event to be celebrated. Here, the world famous author of "The Tulip," selects 540 favorite bulbs, more bulbs than and gardener could grow in a lifetime. ... read more
The Great Vegetable Plot is Sarah Raven's guide to growing vegetables for all keen cooks and any level of gardener. In it, she demonstrates how to plan and plant your plot, recommends the best vegetables to grow and eat and gives clear instructions on how to cultivate them using minimum input to get maximum reward. Divided in... read more
Organic Vegetables From Your Garden All Year LongIf you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows ho... read more
The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking.
In this inspiring, ground-breaking book, Monty Don, one of the UK 's leading gardeners, breathes new life into every aspect of gardening. Drawing directly on the experience gained from his own organic garden, Monty champions the sustainable approach and explains how to grow healthy plants and harvest delicious garden produce ... read more
This is the long-awaited reprint of this great book, first published in 1983.
This book contains detailed descriptions of the orgin, habit, uses, planting and propagation of over 300 species, both native and exotic. The emphasis is on trees in a 'working environment' and the book is written especially for farmers and ot... read more
Whether we recognise it or not, gardeners are artists. Indeed, experimenting with the colours of plants is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. While the shapes and grouping of plants in the garden are as important as form and composition are to a painting, colour brings the scene to life, giving it personality and... read more
Nut growing has become more popular and technology has developed significantly over the last 5 years. This book is the starting point for prospective commercial nut growers - large or small scale, for farmers who want to diversify and also for gardeners interested in growing nut trees in their back yards. Nut Grower's Guide i... read more
Completely revised edition of this classic reference book for gardeners, with existing entries updated and new ones added. Includes: all the favorite trees from around the world and from all different climates; trees listed alphabetically by genus; beautiful color photographs; concise, practical entries giving the common name... read more
This book will teach the reader how to make beautiful, livable gardens for small yards and city lots by using imaginative design to create the illusion of space. The author brings twenty years of landscape design experience to provide the homeowner with virtually all the practical and hands-on advice they will need in order t... read more
A concise, illustrated gardening guide, this book features practical information on all the reader might need to know about pruning and training plants and flowers.
Zen gardens are for contemplation, reflecting the beauty of nature and the aesthetic sense of the gardener. Originally created in Japanese monasteries around the twelfth century, their beauty comes from their simplicity and the precise arrangement of rocks, gravel, water and plants. Using as few or as many plants as required,... read more
For over a century, Country Life magazine has been influential in the world of garden design. Since 1897, its superbly illustrated essays on houses and gardens sought to inform and educate taste. Drawing from the unrivaled photographic archives of Country Life, Lost Gardens of England presents 46 splendid gardens, long gone, ... read more
Everyone loves fresh flowers, and this book presents the finest details about how to grow them; how to cut them; how to care for them; how to preserve them and in fact the book is filled to the brim with all kinds of information that deals with every imaginable aspect of fresh cut flowers. Filled with illustrations and magnif... read more
Author Bill Neal has weeded through the Latin words that describe and distinguish plants and flowers and compiled a single volume of select definitions and gardening lore. Narcissus bulbocodium or Narcissus cyclamineus? Isabellinus, iadinus, ianthinus? Basilaris or basilicus? Today's gardeners encounter Latin terms like these... read more
A lavishly illustrated and deeply personal story of the creation of an idiosyncratic Australian country garden, Velvet Pears is an inspirational book that is also full of practical ideas. Author Susan Southam created the amazing garden at Foxglove Spires on the land of an old dairy paddock. Velvet Pears captures the essence o... read more
A garden is never complete but Ayrlies, one of only a select few New Zealand gardens of international significance, is the star of ‘Ayrlies, my story, my garden’ written by Bev McConnell about her life, her family and five decades spent in creating this outstanding garden.