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Dogs are humans best friends, and pets have, increasingly, become more like family members. Your castle is their castle and, with that in mind, this book combines tips and expertise for creating the perfect outdoor environment for your pet and gives answers to common behavioral problems such as barking and unwanted excavating of your yard. Through 170 images, youll be treated to residential landscape designs that feature pet friendly zones, including shade and sun areas, pet shelters, edible gardens, and containment. Patterns are included to inspire your own layout ideas. For landscapers, architects, and anyone who owns a pet, this book is a great resource and offers plenty of ideas for co-habitation
This book examines the ideal of wilderness preservation in the United States from the antebellum era to the first half of the twentieth century, showing how the early conception of the wilderness as the place where Indians lived (or should live) gave way to the idealization of uninhabited wilderness. It focuses on specific policies of Indian removal developed at Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks from the early 1870s to the 1930s.
Jim Hole looks at locations and areas inside of your home and helps you with the selection of great plants for a variety of indoor locations and situations
The French landscape architect Jacques Simon's love for nature first developed on his father's tree farm and then deepened when he traveled as a young man to Sweden and then Canada, where he attended art school in Montreal while working as a lumberjack. Between 1957 and 1959, Simon studied at the Ecole Nationale de Horticulture. He has since become an important link in the renewal of French landscape architecture, combining the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian garden cultures he absorbed in his travels with classic Latin structures. He works as often as possible in situ, and does not shy away from driving the tractor himself. Since the 1980s, Simon has also been creating transitory landscapes--patterns in cultivated fields and on snowy grounds. His projects range from the design of a 15,000-acre park in Normandy to a giant Eiffel Tower built from bales of hay.
'A thoroughly recommended read if you want your garden to have that designer touch - and to look good all year round' - Alan Titchmarsh 'This book is reassuringly methodical. From the initial survey to the planting palette and how to design for privacy, shelter or noise control. It's a helpful primer for any design project.' - Daily Mail 'Inventively presented with a lot of info packed in without seeming deterrently difficult.' - Evening Standard 'Great design tips, ideas and planting schemes for year-round interest.' - House Beautiful Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.
From Rosalind Creasy a name synonymous with California's garden-to-table movement comes an accessible guide to cultivating and preparing herbs. If you buy only one herb gardening book, this should be it. Creasy takes you from seeds to stove top, from preparing the soil to elegant dining suggestions, with easy-to-follow instructions and inspirational ideas every step of the way. Each section of this book presents vivid photos and practical information, including: How to design and grow an herb garden in just about any space from a spacious plot to a tiny balcony and in just about any climate; A tour through many beautiful private herb gardens, including some of Creasy's own, as well as the garden of herb luminary Carole Saville and others; A fully illustrated encyclopaedia of edible herbs from old favourites like basil, rosemary and sage to more exotic herbs such as lemon verbena and Mexican tarragon; A savoury selection of healthy herb recipes for side dishes, such as blends, butters and vinegars, main dishes from around the world and even cocktails and desserts; Maintenance and organic pest control methods; A list of resources for seeds and supplies; A guide to growing, cultivating and preparing hops. This herb guide is full of practical tips and tricks presented in a beautiful format perfect for the gardener, aspiring gardener or home chef.
The stories of six colonial Australian gardeners and their transformation of the Australian landscape are told in this revealing look at 19th-century botany, horticulture, and plant collecting. Original writings, illustrations, and photographs from this time period help to reveal the progress of the gardeners as they made clearings on land that they did not understand people still inhabited.
Val Bourne's garden is living proof that cultivating a healthy ecosystem - what she calls her `living jigsaw' - really can produce a beautiful and productive garden. By encouraging a wide diversity of birds, animals, insects, and even slugs, your garden will find a natural balance that will allow plants to shrug off problems before they become entrenched. The Living Jigsaw is a masterclass in natural gardening. Val's personal, inspirational and practical approach offers tried-and-tested techniques, with beautifully illustrated, proven results.
As one of the founders of French Impressionist painting, and one of the world's most famous painters, Monet's works fill the halls of the most frequented and esteemed museums across the world-from waterlilies to haystacks. The author of Monet's Palate Cookbook and the writer and producer of the PBS documentary Monet's Palate, Aileen Bordman has always been surrounded by the influence and beauty of Monet's work. With direct access to Giverny through her mother, one of the stewards of the Giverny estate, and the head gardener, this book transports the reader to Monet's garden at Giverny-the third most visited site in France-in simple prose, beautiful photography, and how-to graphics. In EVERYDAY MONET, Aileen pulls from the impressions, the history, the palettes, and designs of Monet's gardens and paintings to encapsulate a home and lifestyle inspired by Monet. This book gives the reader step-by-step instructions and photographs on how to grow a garden like Monet, preserve a waterlily inside your home, decorate a dining room table or a bathroom inspired by Monet's aesthetic, and prepare foods that inspire your inner-Impressionist to bring a bit of Monet into your life and home. Filled with stunning photography-from the gardens of Giverny to the streets of Normandy-and images of Monet's most famous paintings, this book is not only a keepsake for those who love Monet, but also a practical guide to finding ways to implement Monet's beautiful designs into your home and garden, whether you live next to sprawling grass or in a city high-rise.
Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before - often with negative consequences. Unrestricted outdoor play reduces stress, improves health, and enhances creativity, learning, and attention span. In Nature Play at Home, Nancy Striniste gives caregivers the tools they need to make outdoor adventures possible in their homes, schools, and neighbourhoods. With hundreds of inspiring ideas and 12 illustrated, step-by-step projects, this hardworking book details how to create playspaces that use natural materials - like logs, boulders, sand, water, and plants of all kinds. Projects include hillside slides, seating circles, sand pits, and more. Accessible, research-based, and timely, Nature Play at Home is a must-have for modern parents and caregivers.
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