In this book the author describes the way her garden evolved and how, without meaning to do so, she let it take over her life.
She suggests moving away from planning, regimentation and gardening with the mentality of a stamp-collector. Frequently funny and always stimulating, she writes of the alchemy of gardens, of... read more
What's small, able to be grown on your windowsill and is bursting with flavour and goodness? Microgreens! The new superfood that everyone can grow.
A sumptuous and inspirational landscape design book that looks at how award-winning landscape designer Xanthe White's signature style, which she calls 'the wild garden' can be applied to flower, native, rural, dry, inner city, productive, subtropical, coastal, and small city wall and roof gardens. Warmly and expertly written... read more
Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan grew up on a dairy farm in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it settlement in the Waikato. When she left the country as a know-it-all teen to study journalism in Auckland, she was seduced by the city and vowed never to go back to the land. Fate had other ideas. Having met a man with land, she's now happily... read more
Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unraveling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how botanical Latin can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as ... read more
One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds.Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American speci... read more
As life becomes busier and gardeners look for more permanence in their landscaping, foliage plants have come into their own. In this authoritative overview of 114 of the best foliage plants for a range of climates and regions, renowned garden writer Julian Matthews uses stunning photographs to illustrate their inherent beauty... read more
Politicians, artists, academics, farmers, business people - growing numbers of New Zealanders are committed to a passionate love affair with native plants. This collection of 44 personal narratives is sumptuously illustrated by photographs by John Maillard, who travelled from Invercargill to Auckland to bring to life contrib... read more
A totally integrated system of gardening - a labour-saving way to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs that taste great and help to keep the environment healthy. First published 1996.
|Series:||Creating compact gardens|
In this text, Catherine Mason provides a wealth of imaginative ideas for creating beautiful herb gardens of all kinds, from simple window boxes filled with culinary herbs, through colour-themed herb borders, to traditional knot gardens.
In this revised and updated edition of <i>Grasp the Nettle</i> Peter Proctor tells the reader how to apply biodynamic methods of farming and gardening to a wide range of conditions in New Zealand and in other countries. The book provides practical observations and techniques, and relates these to the spiritual sci... read more
This is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in growing their own healthy food while improving the health of their family and our own planet, Earth.
|Author:||Rosemary Thodey (photography Gil Hanly)|
Rose Thodey and Gil Hanly are legends in gardening and gardening media circles, and their Landscapes: Gardens by New Zealand's Top Designers published by Godwit in 2005, has now gone into a third reprint. This handsome sourcebook is aimed at creative home gardeners looking for inspiration to develop or redevelop their propert... read more
Kristin Lammerting travelled the length of New Zealand with photographer Ferdinand von Luckner to explore the gardens and talk to the garden owners about the source of their inspiration. Most of the gardens - including Kristin's own award-winning Palmco Garden in Kerikeri - are open to the public.
In The Curious Gardener, Anna Pavord brings together in 12 chapters - one from each month of the year - 72 pieces on all aspects of gardening. From what to do in each month and how to get the best from flowers, plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables, through reflections on the weather, soil, the English landscape and favourite ... read more
No space is too small to grow delicious and healthy food. Enjoying tasty and fresh produce no longer requires a trip to the local vege shop or gourmet grocery. With The Edible Container Garden as your guide, everything from salad greens and savoury herbs to luscious fruits and vegetables can be as close as your patio, balcony... read more
The gardens of Italy rank amongst the great treasures of the world. They have influenced and inspired almost every landscape designer and architect since the Renaissance yet they are not isolated historical artifacts. A garden is always a living, evolving entity that tells a thousand stories about the people that made it as w... read more
|Author:||Garden and Landscape Photographic Arts Ltd.|
"The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition was established in 2008, and is the world's premier competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. This book brings together the very best images from the first five years of the competition in one beautiful volume. Garden photograph... read more
|Author:||Colin Leftley & John Walker|
This is the practical guide to greener, planet-friendly gardening. It includes garden layouts and planting plans, step-by-step techniques, a directory of 80 plants and over 500 photographs and illustrations. It shows how to reduce your garden's 'carbon footprint' and create a greener, more ecologically sustainable garden by w... read more
|Author:||Robert John Thornton|
Flower power. This is a stunning achievement in botanical illustration. More than two centuries have passed since the publication of Robert John Thornton's "The Temple of Flora" in 1799, but its charm remains unsullied. Although trained as a medical doctor, Thornton (c. 1768-1837) passionately devoted himself to botany. Only ... read more