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Product Description: “A beautifully illustrated reference book covers the origins, ecology and history of popular garden plants.” —Shelf Awareness The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field...read more

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9781604695656 | Timber Pr, October 5, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: “A beautifully illustrated reference book covers the origins, ecology and history of popular garden plants.

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Product Description: Small gardens are a challenge to design and to keep looking good but now help is on hand! This practical guide seeks to inspire and inform gardeners to make the most of their small spaces. Featuring more than 50 contemporary and inspirational gardens, the handbook examines both how their designers created them and how their owners use and develop them...read more

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9780711236806 | Frances Lincoln Ltd, September 1, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Small gardens are a challenge to design and to keep looking good but now help is on hand!

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Product Description: Natural swimming pools are the biggest news for gardeners since green roofs. The water is cleaned by aquatic plants instead of chlorine so it is gentle on the eyes and healthy for swimmers. These self-cleaning ecosystems are beautiful to look at and provide a valuable water source for dragonflies, honeybees and other beneficial insects...read more
By Noel Kingsbury (foreword by)

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9780993389214 | Filbert Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Natural swimming pools are the biggest news for gardeners since green roofs.

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Product Description: An intimate look at the personal garden of the Dutch landscape designer renowned for his plantings at the High Line in New York City, and Lurie Garden at Chicago’s Millennium Park. Hummelo—near the village of the same name in Gelderland in the eastern Netherlands—is visited by thousands of gardeners seeking inspiration each year...read more

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9781580934183 | Monacelli Pr, May 5, 2015, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: An intimate look at the personal garden of the Dutch landscape designer renowned for his plantings at the High Line in New York City, and Lurie Garden at Chicago’s Millennium Park.

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9780373585724, titled "An Unsuspecting Heart" | Large print edition (John Curley & Assoc, September 1, 1992), cover price $15.95 | also contains An Unsuspecting Heart

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Product Description: Behind the cedar scent of fresh pencil shavings and the slightly bitter tang of orange in our marmalade are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world. Celebrating the human heritage of these and other natural phenomena, the new Hidden Natural Histories series offers fascinating insight into the cultivation and use of the bits of nature we take for granted in our daily lives...read more

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9780226282213 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 13, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Behind the cedar scent of fresh pencil shavings and the slightly bitter tang of orange in our marmalade are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world.

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9780226215754 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 2015, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: The diversity of trees is part of their universal appeal and splendor. A tree may be home to a local god; it may be a provider of flowers for a wedding or a material for making rope, a source of a miracle drug or of genes for a new crop variety...read more

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9780711235809 | Frances Lincoln Ltd, October 1, 2014, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The diversity of trees is part of their universal appeal and splendor.

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Product Description: For gardeners, inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. Perennial enthusiasts around the world might be surprised to find their muse in the middle of a bustling city. Lurie Garden, a nearly three-acre botanic garden in the center of Chicago’s lakefront in Millennium Park, is a veritable living lab of prairie perennials, with a rich array of plant life that both fascinates and educates as it grows, flowers, and dies back throughout the year...read more

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9780226437453 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 14, 2014, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: For gardeners, inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.

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Product Description: There is no harbinger of spring like a field or garden filled with bright yellow daffodils. But the world of the daffodil is much more than just its place in the march of the seasons. It’s a plant whose history starts with the tombs of the Pharaohs, through pre-Darwin evolutionary theory and Cornwall’s burgeoning bulb business, and leads to the current explosion of varieties from plant breeders seeking new colors, fragrances, and forms...read more
By Noel Kingsbury and Jo Whitworth (photographer)

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9781604693188 | Timber Pr, September 24, 2013, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: There is no harbinger of spring like a field or garden filled with bright yellow daffodils.

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Product Description: Planting: A New Perspective is an essential resource for designers and gardeners looking to create plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit. An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of modern landscape design, and Planting makes Oudolf’s considerable understanding of plant ecology and performance accessible, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors...read more

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9781604693706 | Timber Pr, April 9, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Planting: A New Perspective is an essential resource for designers and gardeners looking to create plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.

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Product Description: Disheartened by the shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed state of contemporary supermarket fruits and vegetables, many shoppers hark back to a more innocent time, to visions of succulent red tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, gleaming orange carrots pulled from loamy brown soil, swirling heads of green lettuce basking in the sun...read more

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9780226437040 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 15, 2009, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Disheartened by the shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed state of contemporary supermarket fruits and vegetables, many shoppers hark back to a more innocent time, to visions of succulent red tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, gleaming orange carrots pulled from loamy brown soil, swirling heads of green lettuce basking in the sun.

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9780226437132 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 30, 2011, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Disheartened by the shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed state of contemporary supermarket fruits and vegetables, many shoppers hark back to a more innocent time, to visions of succulent red tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, gleaming orange carrots pulled from loamy brown soil, swirling heads of green lettuce basking in the sun.
9780201597936, titled "Process Writing Port 2" | Prentice Hall, June 1, 1997, cover price $10.20 | also contains Process Writing Port 2

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Product Description: A stunning peek at the private gardens of some of the world's most influential designers—often a place for experimentation The gardens designers have created for their clients may be familiar to garden enthusiasts, but what happens in the designers' own backyards? This fascinating book takes a look at the gardens of some top designers, investigating how they differ from their commissioned work, the design process, and how they reflect their owner's design philosophy...read more

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9781862058422 | Pavilion, July 1, 2011, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: A stunning peek at the private gardens of some of the world's most influential designers—often a place for experimentation The gardens designers have created for their clients may be familiar to garden enthusiasts, but what happens in the designers' own backyards?

By Jurgen Dahl, Claudia Heidieker (trans) and Noel Kingsbury (foreword by)

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9780881926576 | Timber Pr, September 15, 2004, cover price $24.95

A Dutch garden designer and nurseryman presents the concepts behind his distinctive landscapes which emphasize form, texture, light, movement, and elements of surprise as well as color

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9780881924374 | Timber Pr, September 15, 1999, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A Dutch garden designer and nurseryman presents the concepts behind his distinctive landscapes which emphasize form, texture, light, movement, and elements of surprise as well as color

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9780881929539 | Reprint edition (Timber Pr, September 1, 2008), cover price $19.95

This book introduces a revolutionary new concept to gardeners. Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe, but it is now becoming popular all over the world. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, and also help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls discusses the practical techniques required to make planting on roofs and walls a reality. It describes how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, considers the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments. This informative book will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

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9780881929119 | Rev upd edition (Timber Pr, April 15, 2008), cover price $39.95
9780881926408 | Timber Pr, May 15, 2004, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This book introduces a revolutionary new concept to gardeners.

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Product Description: Gathering the design principles and tricks of the world's greatest garden makers, this illustrated guide provides expert advice in all aspects of the design process. By examining the way designers work, this book helps the reader decide on a garden layout and style, relate the garden to the landscape, choose materials for surfaces and boundaries, incorporate living spaces and decorative features, and map out planting schemes...read more

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9788480765787 | Italian edition edition (Blume, September 28, 2006), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Gathering the design principles and tricks of the world's greatest garden makers, this illustrated guide provides expert advice in all aspects of the design process.

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Product Description: Seedheads bring impact to late summer borders and linger to provide interest well into autumn and winter. They look dramatic set against a backdrop of fading flowers, associate well with grasses and native plants, and are key components of the naturalistic garden in which every phase of a plant is enjoyed from first shoot to final decay...read more

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9780881927962 | Reprint edition (Timber Pr, June 29, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Seedheads bring impact to late summer borders and linger to provide interest well into autumn and winter.

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Since the eighteenth century, when Pope and Addison meditated deeply on gardens, there has been very little critical discussion of gardens and gardening. This collection of essays aims to redress that balance, renewing the connection between gardening and the wider intellectual and cultural world.
By Noel Kingsbury (editor) and Tim Richardson (editor)

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9780711225756 | 1 edition (Frances Lincoln Ltd, February 28, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Since the eighteenth century, when Pope and Addison meditated deeply on gardens, there has been very little critical discussion of gardens and gardening.

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Product Description: Home gardeners with a keen interest in design, as well as professional landscape designers, will find invaluable advice in this new approach. The book focuses on the general principles behind creating successful and beautiful plant combinations in both time and space-working with perennials in the context of trees, shrubs, and the surrounding landscape...read more

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9780881927405 | Timber Pr, October 21, 2005, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Home gardeners with a keen interest in design, as well as professional landscape designers, will find invaluable advice in this new approach.

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Noel Kingsbury surveys the work of several designers ranging from Penelope Hobhouse and Piet Oudolf to the comparatively unknown, arranged thematically according to the contributions their examples can make to the ordinary domestic garden.

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9781862055988 | Gardners Books, April 21, 2005, cover price $38.60 | About this edition: Noel Kingsbury surveys the work of several designers ranging from Penelope Hobhouse and Piet Oudolf to the comparatively unknown, arranged thematically according to the contributions their examples can make to the ordinary domestic garden.

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Product Description: This handbook of stylish borders to copy at home includes an introduction to the basic principles of border design and care, and a profile of each designer and their work. Each designer has contributed four original designs with borders for every situation, season and taste...read more

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9781844030101 | Cassell, April 1, 2003, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Seven renowned masters have created a brilliant handbook of stylish borders that anyone can copy at home.

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9781844032136 | Cassell Illustrated, July 1, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This handbook of stylish borders to copy at home includes an introduction to the basic principles of border design and care, and a profile of each designer and their work.

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Product Description: With the growing recognition that a wisely and sensitively planted garden has a lot to offer to wildlife and the food web, more and more people are looking for ways to make their gardens environmentally friendly. However, gardeners have tended to assume that they need a lot of space to create habitats for wildlife and to evoke wild and natural places...read more

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9780881925647 | Timber Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: With the growing recognition that a wisely and sensitively planted garden has a lot to offer to wildlife and the food web, more and more people are looking for ways to make their gardens environmentally friendly.
9780711220157 | Gardners Books, March 6, 2003, cover price $40.30 | About this edition: Many gardeners presume that it is not possible to create a habitat for wildlife, and evoke wild places and natural open spaces, unless you have a large garden.

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9780881928150 | Reprint edition (Timber Pr, June 29, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: With the growing recognition that a wisely and sensitively planted garden has a lot to offer to wildlife and the food web, more and more people are looking for ways to make their gardens environmentally friendly.

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A common-sense handbook on planting for every type of garden. Among the 25 planting plans there are family gardens, low-maintenance gardens, a herb garden, a rose garden, a white border or a pastel one, a Japanese garden or a classical one, and even plans for window boxes.

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9781841881294 | New edition (Cassell Illustrated, April 12, 2001), cover price $17.80 | About this edition: A common-sense handbook on planting for every type of garden.
9780706377897 | Ward Lock Ltd, April 1, 1999, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: That kind of look do you want in your garden -- showy summer colors, pastel borders, rhododendron glory?

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