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Fruit Trees for Every Garden by Orin Martin

Orin Martin, who has been the manager of UC Santa Cruz’s renowned Alan Chadwick Garden for decades, shares his wisdom about growing healthy, organic fruit trees in his excellent new book. Covering apples to peaches, citrus to figs, Martin advises on the selection, planting, feeding, and pruning of trees to produce a bountiful harvest. With stellar instructions, a foreword by Alice Waters, and Stephanie Martin’s lovely illustrations, Fruit Trees for Every Garden is an indispensable book that every gardener should own. - S.B.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780399580024
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 27th, 2019

Cabin Porn: Inside edited by Zach Klein

Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. Then came a phenomenally popular website and bestselling book featuring the exterior designs of handmade homes. Now an all-new volume features a look inside these most beloved cabins, shelters, and retreats from all over the world. The rooms in the getaways are filled with warmth and simplicity and will appeal to anyone wanting to live in harmony with nature.

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$32.00
ISBN: 9780316423090
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Published: Voracious - October 1st, 2019

Reclaimed Wood by Alan Solomon & Klaas Armster

Secondhand. Salvaged. Scrap. Reclaimed wood once went by many different names and was used out of necessity; now it is extolled for its beauty and for the character and history it can bring to any space. This gorgeous new book about reclaimed wood covers everything from the history of wood in America to sourcing and design. Packed with inspirational photos of homes, furniture, and artwork that use repurposed lumber, it would make a great gift for any woodworker, builder, or designer, or anyone who appreciates natural beauty. - S.B.

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By Klaas Armster, Mr. Alan Solomon, Michel Arnaud (By (photographer))
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419738180
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Published: Abrams - October 1st, 2019

Down to Earth by Lauren Liess

Down to Earth features houses that are relaxed, effortless, and celebrate a connection with nature. Designer Lauren Liess draws upon her fondest memories outdoors to inspire her interiors, creating homes that have a simple and natural vibe and are meant to be enjoyed rather than designed to impress. With her use of durable textiles, rustic beams, and great tiles, Liess’s style reminds me of a cross between Justina Blakeney (The New Bohemians) and Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper), and no doubt fans of either would be delighted with this book. - S.B.

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ISBN: 9781419738197
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Published: Abrams - October 8th, 2019

Nomad by Emma Reddington

Nomad is equal parts dream board and resource guide, exploring the life less conventional and how best to live it, whether in a converted van, a tiny home, a school bus, or a boat. Profiling people worldwide (including one family in the Santa Cruz Mountains!) who have defined home for themselves in simplified, revitalizing, workable ways, this gorgeous design book is perfect for those in need of everyday inspiration as well as those in search of trailheads for a new path forward. - Melinda

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By Emma Reddington, Sian Richards (Photographs by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781579658137
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Published: Artisan - October 15th, 2019

Planting the Natural Garden by Piet Oudolf & Henk Gerritsen

This seminal book started a gardening revolution, the New Perennial movement, when it was first published in 2003. Dutch designer Piet Oudolf (the High Line, Battery Park) champions a naturalistic approach to home and public garden design, emphasizing the use of hardy perennials and grasses that produce landscapes that look natural and organic no matter the season. This revised edition includes beautiful new photography and updated plant lists, making it more valuable and inspirational than ever. - S.B.

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ISBN: 9781604699739
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Published: Timber Press - November 12th, 2019

FARM + LAND's Back to the Land by Freddie Pikovsky & Nicole Caldwell

Whether you dream of living off the grid or being just a little greener, Back to the Land will help get you there. Filled with lovely builds and a wonderful property in Boulder Creek, including A-frames, tent cabins, treehouses, domes, this book celebrates outdoor life with a decidedly modern flair. With advice on low-level homesteading and next-level gardening, Back to the Land is great for anyone who wants to escape to a simpler way of life. - Jenny

A Garden Can Be Anywhere by Lauri Kranz

This gorgeous book is a bounty of creativity and information on planting and maintaining a beautiful and productive edible garden. Lauri Kranz, founder of Edible Gardens LA, has a bit of magic about her, which is clear from the testimonials of her clients (celebrities among them) who give her credit for creating gardens that have changed their lives. Even as an experienced gardener myself, I must say that I fell under her spell while picking up great tips, advice, and inspiration. - S.B.

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ISBN: 9781419733192
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Published: Abrams - February 26th, 2019

A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach

Twenty years after it was first published, this classic gardening guide has been updated. I have long loved Roach’s writing (which I first found in Martha Stewart Living) for the way she conveys so much knowledge and expertise in an approachable, encouraging, and personal way. Wise and funny, inspirational and practical, A Way to Garden is the perfect book to sit down and read for pleasure as well as put to good use in the garden. - S.B. 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781604698770
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Published: Timber Press - April 30th, 2019

The AHS Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques by the American Horticultural Society

Inspirational books are great, but sometimes a step-by-step guide is needed to get tasks accomplished in the garden. Whether you need help with pruning, planting, watering, or controlling pests, the American Horticultural Society will show you the way with their latest book, The AHS Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques. This great collection of text, photographs, and illustrations covers everything from how to train a vine to how deep to plant potatoes. - S.B.

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$49.99
ISBN: 9781784725884
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Published: Mitchell Beazley - March 19th, 2019

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