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  • GARDENISTA
    GARDENISTA
    SLATALLA MICHELLE
    ISBN: 9781579656522
    Title: GARDENISTA
    Author: SLATALLA MICHELLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Our homes’ outdoor spaces can—and should—be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade), the team behind Remodelista.com launched sister site Gardenista.com. Like Remodelista, Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75% of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic.

    The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and colour palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops); DIY projects and a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals. Equal parts inspiration and expert intel, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point and an all-in-one bible.

    Imprint: ARTISAN
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • GARDENS ON THE EDGE
    GARDENS ON THE EDGE
    REID CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9781760631604
    Title: GARDENS ON THE EDGE
    Author: REID CHRISTINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In breathtaking images and insightful essays, Gardens on the Edge explores 18 Australian gardens that are defined by extraordinary horizons. Each of the featured landscapes - from every state and territory, from outback to city - is situated on the edge of a natural frontier: rainforest, desert, bushland, river, mountain range, volcanic crater lake, coast, harbour, saltbush plains. In another sense, Australian gardens and their owners are always 'on the edge' in dealing with the endless vagaries of nature, from drought to dust, fires to flood. In telling the stories of the gardens and their owners, Christine Reid reveals the diversity and character of the Australian continent - and celebrates the imagination and resilience of those who have met the challenges of creating, reconstructing or restoring their 'vision splendid' in an ancient and often-unforgiving land.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GREAT AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    GREAT AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    ISBN: 9781742457406
    Title: GREAT AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2018 NEW RELEAS

    This glorious book takes readers on a virtual stroll through some of Australia's loveliest gardens.

    From sprawling country properties through to cleverly planned and planted urban plots, this stunning book showcases an edited selection of the magnificent gardens from the pages of Australian House & Garden magazine.

    Moving from romantic, flower-filled wonderlands through to sculptural, water-saving native gardens, bountiful edible plots and rural oases, Great Australian Gardens pays homage to the life-affirming, stunning beauty of a lovingly-tended patch.

    Generous layouts, images from Australia's best garden photographers and insights from the owners of thesespecial properties will delight true gardeners and aesthetes alike.

    Imprint: RANDOM HOUSE
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GREAT NATURALISTS
    GREAT NATURALISTS
    HUXLEY ROBERT (ED)
    ISBN: 9780500294796
    Title: GREAT NATURALISTS
    Author: HUXLEY ROBERT (ED)
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From Classical times to the 19th century, the great quest to discover and define the intoxicating diversity of the natural world attracted a host of intrepid thinkers and explorers. Aristotle and Linnaeus set out to classify nature; Joseph Banks and von Humboldt made perilous journeys to collect and record it. Antony van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria with a homemade microscope and James Hutton revealed the immense age of the Earth. Mary Anning hunted fossils; others insects, birds and plants. Georges Cuvier pondered extinction, and Charles Darwin proclaimed the origin of species.

    With their radical thinking and commitment to close observation, these pioneers laid foundations for the specialist scientists of today. Here thirty-nine of them are brought vividly to life by an array of experts, with illustrations from the unmatched archive of the Natural History Museum, London.


    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • GREEN : Plants for small spaces, indoors and out
    GREEN : Plants for small spaces, indoors and out
    CHONGUE JASON
    ISBN: 9781743795545
    Title: GREEN : Plants for small spaces, indoors and out
    Author: CHONGUE JASON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A hands-on guide to transforming small urban spaces into lush, plant-filled retreats.

    In Green, Jason Chongue explains and simplifies how to curate and look after plants in small urban spaces. He provides a practical and personal guide to creating urban gardens and styling with plants, perfect for a range of environments and climates, inside or out. From balconies, porches, courtyards and small backyards to entryways, offices and living spaces, this ‘how to’ guide is an approachable resource for gardeners of all types.

    Chapters cover understanding your climate, a plant maintenance calendar, curating a range of spaces and appreciating plants in public spaces, as well as quick tips for styling and plant care. Jason also invites ‘Plant People’ across the globe to provide an insight into how people are inspired by nature. Green is the perfect guide to small-space gardening, beautifully photographed and illustrated, and will help you transform your indoor and outdoor spaces into a lush, healthy oasis in no time.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    ISBN: 9788499360966
    Title: GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    Author: MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There is much more to interiors filled with plants than meets the eye. Plant arrangements can be seen as an inexpensive way to decorate a home, but in fact, the use of plants in an interior has benefits that are often overlooked. Plants add dimension to interiors and make them feel lively. They strengthen the connection with nature and reflect an appreciation of the botanical world. The presence of plants in a home counteracts the negative effects of city living by improving air quality and regulating temperature and humidity levels. Plants also seem to have positive effects on people's mood and health, reducing stress, promoting creativity and productivity, and increasing levels of wellbeing. The book includes interior design projects for residential spaces, such as apartments, single-family houses, penthouses, and lofts in urban and rural environments. It focuses on modern interiors, where plants are part of the design, giving the home an organic touch.
    From interior courtyards to small balconies and through simple but graceful arrangements of potted plants, the projects offer inspirational ideas to all those who want to fill their homes with plants and add more personality to their decor.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GROW FOOD ANYWHERE : The New Guide to Small-Space Gardening
    GROW FOOD ANYWHERE : The New Guide to Small-Space Gardening
    PEMBER MAT / SEITCHIK-REARDON DILLON
    ISBN: 9781743793190
    Title: GROW FOOD ANYWHERE : The New Guide to Small-Space Gardening
    Author: PEMBER MAT / SEITCHIK-REARDON DILLON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Grow. Food. Anywhere. is the must-have guide for anyone who has ever had a desire to grow their own food. Authors Mat and Dillon, of the Little Veggie Patch Co. provide a comprehensive and authoritative guide to gardening in any space, all in their own unique and entertaining style. Whether you've got a balcony, a tiny courtyard, or a patch of reclaimed dirt in a shared neighbourhood space, this book offers inspiration – and instruction – for growing good things to eat.

    The book has three sections: What Plants Need; Fruit and Veg to Grow; and Pests and Diseases to Know . These chapters cover everything from: why soil matters; composting; how to make a wicking garden; how to select the right growing style; what to plant and when; harvesting; troubleshooting; pruning; and more. Grow. Food. Anywhere. is presented with a combination of photographs, illustrations, and a playful, engaging design that very much mirrors the refreshing no-nonsense approach of the book's two accomplished and articulate young authors, and their thriving gardening business.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • GROW IN THE DARK
    GROW IN THE DARK
    STEINKOPF LISA ELDRED
    ISBN: 9780760364512
    Title: GROW IN THE DARK
    Author: STEINKOPF LISA ELDRED
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: May 2019 New Release

    In Grow in the Dark, houseplant guru Lisa Eldred-Steinkopf shares her expert knowledge on the 50 best houseplants to grow in dimly lit spaces.

    Having a south-facing window doesn't always guarantee you the best light to grow plants-especially if your window faces an alley or a tree-lined street. What's the point of growing an urban jungle if tall buildings are blocking all your sunshine? This compact guide, designed to look as good on your shelf as it is useful, will help you learn how to make the most of your light so you can reap the physical and emotional benefits of living with plants.

    Detailed profiles include tips on watering your plants just right, properly potting them, and troubleshooting pests and diseases. You'll also learn which plants are safe to keep around your pets.

    Whether you live in a shady top-floor apartment or a dungeon-y garden level, this book will help you grow your plant collection to its healthiest for its Instagram debut.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • GROW YOUR OWN
    GROW YOUR OWN
    STEWART ANGUS / LEAKE SIMON
    ISBN: 9781760522629
    Title: GROW YOUR OWN
    Author: STEWART ANGUS / LEAKE SIMON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Urban environments require specific techniques to optimise growing conditions for plants. Two leading experts in horticulture and soil science teach the reader how to grow their own food-from the ground up-in this authoritative, accessible, generously photographed guide.
    Grow Your Own provides simple step-by-step methods and information enabling the average city dweller to grow food plants at whatever scale their time and resources permit and no matter their location, be it suburban backyard or apartment balcony. Some of the many topics covered include creating the best environment for growing (influenced by water/temperature/light/air quality), setting up the soil; fertilisers, compost and worm farms; choosing crops (annual/perennial/heirloom/modern); propagation, planting and maintenance; pest and disease management; seed saving; rooftop spaces and vertical gardens; and integrated urban farming including bees and poultry.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HABITAT : A practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden
    HABITAT : A practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden
    BISHOP A B
    ISBN: 9781760523473
    Title: HABITAT : A practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden
    Author: BISHOP A B
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a world where suburban nature is declining and diversity is shrinking, Habitat is a practical guide for those of us who want to encourage insects, reptiles, frogs, birds and animals into our garden. Not only for our own enjoyment, but as a direct contribution to the health and sustainability of our local environment and wildlife. AB Bishop shows how to design, plant and maintain fauna-friendly landscapes, stressing the importance of understanding how all aspects of the backyard ecosystem are interlinked in order to create a truly authentic and effective habitat. This information-packed resource includes a detailed plant directory; information on what plants (native and exotic) suit what creatures and why; and advice on how to factor in the shelter, nesting, food and water requirements of different types of wildlife. A practical projects chapter features step-by-step instructions for soil testing; making compost tea; building and planting a frog pond; and constructing nesting boxes and insect hotels.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    RAY ROSE
    ISBN: 9780711238374
    Title: HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    Author: RAY ROSE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    House of Plants is a practical and beautiful guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These indoor plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to nurture and enjoy these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

    Caro Langton and Rose Ray detail how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more. They also show you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and make these plants part of your life.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • HOUSEPLANTS
    HOUSEPLANTS
    STEINKOPF LISA ELDRED
    ISBN: 9781591866909
    Title: HOUSEPLANTS
    Author: STEINKOPF LISA ELDRED
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: May 2019 New Release

    When you want to raise plants but just don't have the space, then it's time to turn to houseplants! Houseplants come in millions of varieties, all with different levels of maintenance and care. Now is your chance to dive into this great hobby without the worry of what potting mix to try, what the right level of light you'll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change.
    Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant's Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, and other scientific specs.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • JAPANESE GARDEN
    JAPANESE GARDEN
    WALKER SOPHIE
    ISBN: 9780714874777
    Title: JAPANESE GARDEN
    Author: WALKER SOPHIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    An in-depth exploration spanning 800 years of the art, essence, and enduring impact of the Japanese garden.

    The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject, exploring the Japanese garden in detail through a series of essays and with 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs. Leading artists, architects, and other cultural practitioners offer personal perspectives in newly commissioned essays.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $95.00

    Price: $95.00
  • LEAF SUPPLY : A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants
    LEAF SUPPLY : A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants
    CAMILLERI LAUREN / KAPLAN SOPHIA
    ISBN: 9781925418637
    Title: LEAF SUPPLY : A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants
    Author: CAMILLERI LAUREN / KAPLAN SOPHIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fresh flowers are great – everyone loves receiving them. But inevitably they’re already on the way out the door (and into the bin!) by the time they arrive. Plants – living, breathing, life sustaining plants – are where it’s at!

    Sydney-based authors Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan really want you to fall in love with indoor gardening and growing as much as they do. Leaf Supply profiles and provides comprehensive (but easy to follow) care instructions for 100 houseplants – including tropical plants, palms, hanging plants, succulents, cacti, and more unusual varieties such as airplants and carnivorous plants – ensuring you learn and grow as your plant grows.
    But much more than a plant guide, Leaf Supply also gives interior styling advice on choosing the rights pots for your plants – both aesthetically and practically – as well as best utilising your space, and making the most of your indoor greenery, as well as advice on pet-friendly (as well as harmful) plants for your home. The book also profiles 10 tastemakers from creative fields who have integrated indoor greenery into their homes and workplaces – to give the reader a real insight into how plants can be used in everyday life.

    This is a comprehensive guide for any budding greenthumb interested in greening their apartment or inside their home

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • LEAF SUPPLY GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR INDOOR JUNGLE
    LEAF SUPPLY GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR INDOOR JUNGLE
    CAMILLERI LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781925811254
    Title: LEAF SUPPLY GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR INDOOR JUNGLE
    Author: CAMILLERI LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book is a luxurious guide to creating the very densest of jungles in your living room. It's time to finally turn that thumb green.

    With this stunningly photographed greenery-guide, anyone can master the art of making a living room thrive. When done correctly, curating any decent houseplant can be just as effective as hanging a beautiful work of art. After all, our green companions are known to be beneficial for mental health, for general health (being oxygenators) as well as being a key element of any well-balanced interior fit out.

    Lauren and Sophia run the wildly successful nursery and interior design store Leaf Supply, in Sydney, Australia. They wrote a beautifully designed book, by the same name, in 2018. Now, with Indoor Jungle, they explain (in laypersons' terms) how to best transform your house into a veritable greenhouse. In this sequel-of-sorts, Lauren and Sophia cast their plant-loving net far wider than simply fabulous Australian interiors, featuring jungle-y architecture from around the world!

    For each spread of beautifully verdant interiors, the duo breaks down how the foliage within is surviving (and thriving). Ablaze with jaw dropping photography, Indoor Jungle will deserve its own prominent place in your new, improved and jungle-ified living room.

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • LOOSE LEAF
    LOOSE LEAF
    BAE WONA
    ISBN: 9781743794548
    Title: LOOSE LEAF
    Author: BAE WONA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    Observe nature, be inspired by it and start experimenting. These are the tenets upon which Loose Leaf was created by botanical designers Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler. In their stunning book, Loose Leaf, they show us the many ways we can get creative with nature. It’s filled with ways to bring the beauty of nature into our homes and our lives.

    Each chapter is dedicated to design with different natural materials such as cut flowers and foliage, sculptural medium and living plants. 10 projects explore the full range of Wona and Charlie's unique sculptures and botanical installations. In each project they show us practical ways to get creative with nature, including how to make items such as seasonal wreaths, hanging gardens, organic sculptures as well as the secrets behind their signature Monstera chandeliers.

    Loose Leaf harnesses the belief that by bringing the outside in through design with natural material such as plants and flowers, you can realise the importance of nature and learn its nobility. It showcases earthy and inventive flower and foliage arrangements for your home with basic information on the types of vegetation that work together harmoniously. From your own backyard to urban roadsides and far-flung coastlines, Loose Leaf’s incredible botanical art will kick-start your own ideas and creativity.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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