I don’t do so well with plants, so I was delighted to find this book. It outlines common ailments in a clear, straightforward way, with plenty of helpful color drawings for easy identification. It also provides simple solutions for almost every problem you can encounter. With this book, even the most inept gardener (like myself) can keep a plant alive!
Water conservation is a huge issue--luckily for those who want to conserve, this book provides plenty of plants that are as beautiful as they are hardy. With a simple, colorful layout broken down by plant type, it’s easy to use, and full of special facts, related plants, and design ideas. Now, there’s no reason not to save some water and still have a stunning garden!
Here it is! The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger and creator of Design*Sponge (the most popular design site on the Web), Grace Bonney! Filled to the brim with awesome ideas for your home—including 50 before-and-after makeovers by real people with limited time and realistic budgets—this book is a must-have for DIY and design fans.
This is a lovely, informative, and beautiful book that is sure to inspire gardeners of every level. British landscape and garden designer Dan Pearson, author of numerous books and host of his own BBC series, excelled at designing his clients’ gardens but, as a city dweller, missed the daily wonders of tending to his own soil. This warm, personal book (which reminds me of Nigel Slater’s Tender) chronicles the renovation, planting, and nurturing of the new space he moves to just outside the heart of London. Home Ground is also filled with absolutely gorgeous photographs that capture both the grand vision and delicate beauty of Pearson’s garden. Highly recommended.
The work of Bernard Maybeck, one of the Bay Area’s most iconic architects, is celebrated in this gorgeous new book. The warmth and elegance of his buildings, which include the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Berkeley, have influenced countless architects for more than four generations. Maybeck’s development of a nature-based design philosophy and his ability to balance historicism and modernity place him among the most important American architects of all time. This is the first comprehensive book on Maybeck in nearly 20 years, and it includes personal reflections of his family, old photos, drawings, and paintings both by and about Maybeck, and absolutely beautiful photographs of his buildings. A knockout.
A gorgeous guide to all the plants and flowers you could ever wonder about. The American Horticultural Society is a leading expert on the cultivation of plants, so this is just as full of thorough information as it is of pretty pictures. This fully revised edition is a great guide on how to grow, when to grow, and what to grow where. The new organization makes it easy to navigate and a pleasure to look at.