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  • MAGIC LITTLE MEALS : Making the most of home-grown produce
    MAGIC LITTLE MEALS : Making the most of home-grown produce
    HOUBEIN LOLO
    ISBN: 9781743055793
    Title: MAGIC LITTLE MEALS : Making the most of home-grown produce
    Author: HOUBEIN LOLO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Warm, witty and wise, this practical garden-to-table cookbook will help you to not just grow your own food - but eat it, too.

    Put yourself in the expert hands of gardening guru Lolo Houbein, author of the international hit One Magic Square, and organic farmer Tori Arbon, of urban food-growing workshops Magic Harvest.

    Find out how to grow (and prepare) more than fifty fruits and vegetables, with recipes ranging from simple snacks and finger food to inventive soups and salads; and warming stews and curries, to dinner-party risottos and vegetable roasts. Whether your taste runs to French onion soup or Hungarian goulash, spanakopita or sweet potato fritters, you'll find bountiful ideas for turning your garden produce into delicious food.

    Magic Little Meals includes a host of bonus garden tips, on everything from edible garden activities for children to filling a raised garden bed.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • MID CENTURY MODERN GARDEN
    MID CENTURY MODERN GARDEN
    CLARKE ETHANE
    ISBN: 9780711238237
    Title: MID CENTURY MODERN GARDEN
    Author: CLARKE ETHANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Mid-Century Modern Garden links the design of homes and gardens popular during the mid-century period of 1940 - 1970 to contemporary style and the desire to create healthy, sustainable lives. A substantial introduction looks at the transformation of Modernism into Mid-Century Modern (MCM); the impact of war and how it led to the spread and development of modernism. There will be particular focus on Frank Lloyd Wright and Midwest modern, the arrival of Bauhaus on the East Coast of America, Post-War Suburbs and the rise of West Coast Ranch-style living.
    The book then outlines how to make a modern home landscape in the MCM style in six thematic chapters: the Outline: Plotting the lay of the land: Site, climate and indigenous flora. Soil and terrain The Plan: Designing for use and beauty: how to create meaningful relationships between the house and garden Inspiration Boards: Visualising a personal statement: Balancing richness with simplicity: Floors, walls, light, shade. Making it Sustainable: Under the hood maintenance matters: Irrigation, soil amendment, container planting. Materials: Textures, colours and shapes in hardscaping and planting schemes. Garden rooms: For outdoors living: kitchen, dining, relaxing, physical activity.
    Fully illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and drawings in colour and black & white, all thematic chapters will include classic examples of mid-century architecture and landscaping accompanied by examples of gardens executed according to MCM principles, and drawn from the portfolios of contemporary designers in the USA, Europe and Pacific Rim.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    BRADLEY KIRSTEN / RITAR NICK
    ISBN: 9781743364116
    Title: MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    Author: BRADLEY KIRSTEN / RITAR NICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Get started living a homegrown life with the hugely popular Aussie permaculture educators, Milkwood.

    The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to know how to grow your own food? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you're curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato.

    You're invited to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making.

    Milkwood is the name of Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar's first farm as well as their school where anyone can learn skills for down-to-earth living. Kirsten, Nick and a team of educators offer courses on topics contained in this book as well as permaculture design, natural building and much more. Kirsten and Nick live on a small regenerative farm near Daylesford, where many things from the sprouted grain they feed their chickens to ingredients that make up dinner is homegrown.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants   -   Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants - Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    HERD KATE / IVANKOVIC-WATERS JELA
    ISBN: 9780500501023
    Title: NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants - Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    Author: HERD KATE / IVANKOVIC-WATERS JELA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Authoritative gardening book to put a fire cracker under the Australian native gardening scene. This richly illustrated book captures the most inspiring Australian plants and the people who work with them.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    COSTERMANS LEON
    ISBN: 9781877069703
    Title: NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    Author: COSTERMANS LEON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Virtually all species of native trees and larger shrubs in this area are described in a scientifically accurate, but accessible, style.

    Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia embraces an area that stretches from the Flinders and Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, across Victoria and southern New South Wales to the NSW South Coast. It records the land and its vegetation in a scientifically accurate, but accessible, style. Virtually all species of native trees and larger shrubs in this area are described, and their occurrences are related to the features of their environments – events of the past, geology, landforms, soil and climatic conditions.

    In a systematic sequence, every species is illustrated and accompanied by a distribution map. Descriptive information is concise, and carefully researched. There are more than 300 colour plates and over 160 photographs.

    The brief descriptions of places of special interest, as well as the eight regional 'guide-lists' that cover the coast, hills and ranges, high-mountain country, and various inland areas, assist anyone exploring such regions to identify the trees and shrubs.

    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $46.99

    Price: $46.99
  • NICOLE DE VESIAN - GARDENS : Modern Design in Provence
    NICOLE DE VESIAN - GARDENS : Modern Design in Provence
    JONES LOUISA
    ISBN: 9782330120375
    Title: NICOLE DE VESIAN - GARDENS : Modern Design in Provence
    Author: JONES LOUISA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2019 New Release

    Newly updated edition of the first book in French and English devoted to Nicole de Vésian and her work

    After a career as a designer working for the great design houses, especially Hermès, Nicole de Vésian (1916-1996) moved to Provence and created her first garden. Her green and grey tapestry-gardens soon inspired gardeners and landscapers around the world. Today, few gardens have been imitated as readily as those of Nicole de Vésian, because, writes Louisa Jones, ‘she has a feeling for space like musicians have a feeling for music.’ Her finest work was La Louve, her own garden in Bonnieux, a hilltop village in the Luberon area of Provence.

    On the narrow terraces around her Bonnieux home, Nicole de Vésian created her own very personal garden in a minimal but far from austere style, composed mainly of heath-land plants (varieties of thyme, lavender, rosemary, rockrose and box tree), in which she pruned all her plants to cushion shapes of varying, yet superbly proportioned sizes. Nicole de Vésian advises us to ‘learn to listen to the soil.’ Her plant sculptures are always somehow a reference to the wild hills of the surrounding countryside, reflecting an age-old Mediterranean landscape mindset, with a distinctly modern twist.

    The work is also a tribute to Nicole de Vésian and her life. Her close friend, Louisa Jones, shares her own thoughts on the work of this atypical creator, accompanied by accounts from her friends and pupils: Christian Lacroix, the nursery owner Jean-Marie Rey, the landscape artists Arnaud Maurières, Éric Ossart and Marc Nucera, as well as the garden historians Roy Strong and John Brookes.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • PLANT HUNTERS
    PLANT HUNTERS
    FRY CAROLYN
    ISBN: 9780233005164
    Title: PLANT HUNTERS
    Author: FRY CAROLYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Plant Hunters tells the story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. From ancient times, when Alexander the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing story moves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses and numerous fruits and vegetables were introduced from one country to another.

    The book traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of plants that made or broke economies, for instance tulips, tea and rubber. Travelling right around the world and throughout history, this is the tale of the botanical pioneers who changed the face of landscapes.

    Imprint: ANDRE DEUTSCH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    CHONGUE JASON
    ISBN: 9781743793435
    Title: PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    Author: CHONGUE JASON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Plant Society is your 101 guide on how to care for and decorate your home with indoor plants.

    Even if you've killed every house plant in the past, plant cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that it's really not that difficult to keep them happy. Covering everything from basic plant care and re-potting, to plants suited to pets and propagating, this book will help rid you of your fear of gardening and inspire you to create your very own indoor rainforest.

    There are profiles of 25 ideal indoor plants, organised from the most low-maintenance species through to the more exotic and labour-intensive plants. On top of this, the book offers styling advice including how to decorate different rooms in your home with plants, as well as suggestions on pots and planters to give your plants more personality. Throughout the book, you'll also find interviews with “plant people” from around the world, who provide an insight into their unique relationships with house plants.

    Indoor gardening has never been so easy!

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    LANGAN ALANA
    ISBN: 9780500501030
    Title: PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    Author: LANGAN ALANA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ferns are back in the bathroom, cacti are sitting on plant stands and devil's ivy are cascading from hangers. Indoor plants are the ultimate accessory. Softening interiors and readily available, they are a stylist's best friend. This is a charming guide on how to turn your home into a calming retreat.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • PLANT TRIBE : Living Happily Ever After with Plants
    PLANT TRIBE : Living Happily Ever After with Plants
    JOSIFOVIC IGOR
    ISBN: 9781419740411
    Title: PLANT TRIBE : Living Happily Ever After with Plants
    Author: JOSIFOVIC IGOR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This new book by the authors of the bestselling Urban Jungle addresses the life-changing magic of living with and caring for plants. Aimed at a wider audience than typical houseplant books, each chapter combines easily digestible plant knowledge, style guidance via real home interiors, and inspiring advice for using plants to increase energy, creativity, and well-being and to attract love and prosperity. Also included: real-world @urbanjungleblog followers' FAQs; a section on plants and pets; and plant care for the different stages of a houseplant's life. The focus is on using plants to raise the positive energy of every room in the house and to live happily ever after with plants.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • PLANTING DREAMS : SHAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    PLANTING DREAMS : SHAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    AITKEN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781742234649
    Title: PLANTING DREAMS : SHAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Author: AITKEN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Waratah or wattle? Chrysanthemum or rose? Planting Dreams celebrates the artistry and imagination that have shaped Australian gardens. Respected garden historian Richard Aitken explores the environmental and social influences that have helped produce our unique gardening culture – from Indigenous land management and the earliest European garden at Farm Cove, to the potted plants and besser block screens of mid-twentieth century modernist design and beyond.

    Drawing on the unparalleled collections of the State Library of New South Wales, Planting Dreams showcases Australian garden making in all its richness and diversity through a stunning and intriguing mix of paintings, sketches, photographs, and prints, from popular culture to high art.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • PLANTING FOR HONEYBEES : The grower's guide to creating a buzz
    PLANTING FOR HONEYBEES : The grower's guide to creating a buzz
    WYNDHAM LEWIS SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787131460
    Title: PLANTING FOR HONEYBEES : The grower's guide to creating a buzz
    Author: WYNDHAM LEWIS SARAH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Of the 25,000 known species of bee worldwide, only seven species are honeybees.

    Bees and plants have a sophisticated and delicate symbiosis. In recent years, the shrinking of green spaces has endangered the honeybee. Now Planting for Honeybees shows you how you can help these delightful pollinators to flourish by creating a garden as a habitat for them.

    No matter how small or large your space – from a window ledge in the city to a country garden – Sarah Wyndham Lewis offers practical advice on which plants to grow, and when and where to plant them.

    Charmingly illustrated with delicate drawings, this a jewel of a guide to treasure.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • PLANTOPIA : Cultivate / Create / Soothe / Nourish
    PLANTOPIA : Cultivate / Create / Soothe / Nourish
    SOULAYROL CAMILLE
    ISBN: 9782080203892
    Title: PLANTOPIA : Cultivate / Create / Soothe / Nourish
    Author: SOULAYROL CAMILLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Taking the houseplant trend to the next level, this book offers--in addition to growing tips for over twenty varietals--rich inspiration for home decoration, crafting, and DIY natural health and beauty projects using nature.

    Leafy green houseplants, hardy succulents and cacti, and flowering perennials add as much to your daily sense of well-being as to the beauty of your home once you convert it into a plant paradise. Opening her book with all the essentials you need to cultivate twenty home varietals--from calathea to monstera to pilea peperomioides--with practical tips for repotting, watering, and sunlight recommendations, Elle Décor Idée co-editor Camille Soulayrol takes the houseplant trend to the next level by offering a broad program of gorgeous DIY projects. She shares step-by-step inspiration for creating terrariums and aquatic plant habitats, decorative tips for showcasing plants at home with wreathes or geometric frames that allow vines to thrive, and nature-inspired table setting ideas incorporating leaves and dried herbs. Tips on how to frame blossoms and leaves and how to create herbal dyes for textiles, round out a rich palette of home decorating projects. Learn to leverage the benefits of specific plants through recipes for natural cosmetics, essential oils, and herbal infusions sourced from your houseplant haven.

    Urban dwellers have finally caught on to the beauty, joy, and mindful benefits of bringing nature into the home, and this innovative book is essential reading to succeed in reinvigorating your interior using the diverse bounties of nature.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • PLANTS FOR THE PEOPLE : A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine
    PLANTS FOR THE PEOPLE : A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine
    LOVELL VERINDER ERIN
    ISBN: 9781760760465
    Title: PLANTS FOR THE PEOPLE : A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine
    Author: LOVELL VERINDER ERIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life, this book offers a beginner's guide to plant medicine as a source of self-care, vitality and wellness. Plants! People! We belong together!

    Plants are our past. Plants are our future. We are diminished if we can't celebrate plants, properly understand their powers and harness their energy to heal ourselves. Plants for the People is an exploration of the plant world through the eyes of a master herbalist, weaving ancient wisdom with a modern approach to plant medicine. This is a beginner's guide to using plants to restore vitality and a general sense of wellbeing, with recipes for easy-to-make teas, tinctures, syrups, balms and baths. Throughout there are golden tips and tonics for addressing common ailments such as bloating, bad skin, lack of energy, winter coughs and colds, jangling nerves and many other present-day complaints. An evolution of herbal-medicine books of the past, Plants for the People is a modern presentation of an ancient craft. This is plant medicine's time to shine.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • PRICK : Cacti and Succulents - Choosing Styling Caring
    PRICK : Cacti and Succulents - Choosing Styling Caring
    LEON GYNELLE
    ISBN: 9781784723675
    Title: PRICK : Cacti and Succulents - Choosing Styling Caring
    Author: LEON GYNELLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A modern guide to the fashionable world of houseplants.

    Cacti and succulents are the plant of the moment. Beautiful, affordable and - if you know how - easy to care for, they're a short cut to creating brighter, calmer, more relaxing spaces in the home and office.

    In PRICK, cactus and succulent expert Gynelle Leon gives you all the knowledge you need to help your plants thrive in a simple, easy-to-understand way - from a plant gallery showcasing all the weird and wonderful varieties, to straightforward advice on how to choose, care for and style your plant for maximum impact.

    As an RHS-award-winning plant photographer and founder of London's only shop dedicated to cacti and succulents, Gynelle is full of useful information and fascinating facts about all things succulent.

    Imprint: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • PRIVATE GARDENS OF AOTEAROA
    PRIVATE GARDENS OF AOTEAROA
    TURLEY SUZANNE
    ISBN: 9781760760519
    Title: PRIVATE GARDENS OF AOTEAROA
    Author: TURLEY SUZANNE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Suzanne Turley – one of New Zealand’s most sought-after landscape designers – has created many of the country’s most desirable private gardens, all set against the spectacular backdrop of the natural environment.

    From the pristine Pacific beaches of the North Island to the breathtaking peaks of the Southern Alps, this book gives readers rare access to these hidden gardens nestled alongside coastal cliffs and surging rivers, woven into bush or etched seamlessly into volcanic hills.

    Private Gardens of Aotearoa is both an exemplar of cutting-edge landscape design and a travelogue of a country feted for the magnificence of its natural features.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
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