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The Garden of Babylonstoren (Hardcover): Franchesca Watson The Garden of Babylonstoren (Hardcover)
Franchesca Watson; Photographs by Heidi Bertish; Babylonstoren 2
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 In stock

The mostly edible garden of Babylonstoren in the Drakenstein Valley of the Cape Winelands has become a must-see for all visitors to the region. Not simply because it is beautiful, but because it offers a mesmerising range of experiences to both the day tripper and hotel guest, encompassing history, insight into the workings of a productive farm and food garden, and how the land can be cultivated along diversifi ed yet integrated principles.

As co-author Franchesca Watson says, ‘The way Babylonstoren expresses itself visually is inordinately charming. Every material is simple and intrinsic, nothing is smart or clever or tacky, everything is understandable and fi lled with sincerity; it is a generous place.’

This visually stunning coffee-table book covers every aspect of the 3.5-hectare garden: its design, Cape Dutch history, plants, cultivation methods and the people behind it all.

Garden Style - Creating Beautiful Gardens in South Africa (Paperback): Melanie Walker Garden Style - Creating Beautiful Gardens in South Africa (Paperback)
Melanie Walker; Illustrated by Connall Oosterbroek
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Create the garden of your dreams with ideas and advice from a leading light in the gardening world, Melanie Walker.

Whether you have a tiny urban courtyard or a roomy rural plot, Garden Style will inspire gardeners from every corner of South Africa to make the most of their garden and entertainment area.

Garden Style describes in detail how to achieve any of 19 distinct garden styles: from sweeping woodland and grassland gardens, through moon, rock and rose gardens, to compact courtyard and cottage gardens. It also covers the fundamentals of gardening, such as understanding garden habitats, basic design elements and water-wise gardening.

Each chapter includes sections on planning and planting, with a list of key plants suited to each style, plus lots of helpful tips and features on different aspects of gardening – and, of course, ample spectacular photos to inspire you.

Kirstenbosch - The Most Beautiful Garden In Africa (Hardcover): Brian J. Huntley Kirstenbosch - The Most Beautiful Garden In Africa (Hardcover)
Brian J. Huntley
R350 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R120 (34%) In stock

Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates round the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty, and in 2013 Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th anniversary. This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heros. It outlines the Garden's scientific eminence – as the repository of knowledge on our prized flora – and details the many attractions that make it a favourite destination for Capetonians and visitors alike.

With a finely crafted text by acclaimed ecologist Brian Huntley, and lavishly illustrated with photographs and artworks that tell the history and reflect the beauty of the Garden, this will be a sought-after volume – a quality memento for visitors to Kirstenbosch and a keepsake for the many thousands of locals who flock there annually. Beautifully presented in a colourful dustjacket, this book will be a tasteful, all-occasions gift, and one to cherish.

Garden Mosaics - 25 Step-By-Step Outdoor Projects (Paperback): Becky Paton Garden Mosaics - 25 Step-By-Step Outdoor Projects (Paperback)
Becky Paton
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Foolproof mosaic projects for your garden, including planters, furniture, and ornaments

One of the most long-lasting and hard-wearing artforms, mosaic pieces are perfect to make the most of your outdoor room. Suitable for a tiny terrace or a large garden, the projects in Garden Mosaics show you how to decorate your outdoor space in the most charming, individual, and enduring way.

The extensive techniques section shows you how to choose and use the right tiles for your environment. The range of tiles on the market today is better than ever; and the book makes the most of the wealth of new materials available such as spangled tiles or inexpensive but authentic gold-leaf tiles. As you progress, you can develop your own creativity with tips on tile- and colourmatching that allow you to adapt the projects to make pieces completely unique to you and your garden.

All suitable for beginners, the 25 projects in the book range from simple decorative pieces, such as the enchanting, simple child’s footprints and butterfly stones to practical and sturdy weatherproof pieces, including a trompe l’oeil chequered mosaic tabletop and delightful planters that will add colour to your garden especially in winter. Some projects, such as the night light, can be finished in under two hours.

Kreatiewe Kombinasies In Eietydse Tuine (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise van Rooyen, Suzette Stephenson Kreatiewe Kombinasies In Eietydse Tuine (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise van Rooyen, Suzette Stephenson
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In hierdie boek wys twee kenners jou hoe om dit reg te kry, met honderde voorbeelde uit tuine van regoor die land. Dit wys jou dat 'n tuin basies 'n kombinasie is van kleur, vorm, tekstuur en groeiwyses - in wese 'n kombinasie van kombinasies. Leer hoe om plante te kombineer wat mekaar aanvul en hul eie harmonie skep en hoe om plante en elemente te kombineer vir enersheid, of vir andersheid. Deur uitgesoekte plante en elemente saam te gebruik, skep jy 'n prentjie wat mooier, treffender en meer skouspelagtig is as wat elk van die gekombineerde elemente individueel sou kon doen. Die skeppende omvang van kombinasiemoontlikhede kan nie gekwantifiseer word nie - as jy jou 'n kombinasie kan voorstel, kan jy dit skep. In Kreatiewe kombinasies word in vier kategoriee na kombinasies gekyk: kleur, vorm en groeiwyse, tekstuur en die tuin en plante se spesifieke omgewing. Daar is meer as 230 foto's om jou te bekoor en inspireer en al die nodige inligting om slim en vindingryk met kombinasies te werk. Vergroot jou tuin se trefkrag deur die beste moontlike gebruik van die kombinasies daarin.

Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes - Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas (Paperback,... Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes - Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas (Paperback, Revised and Expanded Edition)
Baker H. Morrow
R772 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico-including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation-to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening, and outdoor enjoyment.

Jane's Delicious A-Z Of Vegetables - A Guide To Growing Organic Vegetables In South Africa (Paperback): Jane Griffiths Jane's Delicious A-Z Of Vegetables - A Guide To Growing Organic Vegetables In South Africa (Paperback)
Jane Griffiths
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Janeís Delicious AĖZ of Vegetables is an accessible guide to the most commonly-grown vegetables, plus many new and unusual ones now available, with detailed information on how to sow, plant, feed, water, protect, harvest and eat them, as well as save their seed for future generations. Written in Janeís quirky, practical style and lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs for easy reference, this is a one-stop guide to growing any type of vegetable organically.

Mosaiek vir Jou Tuin - 25 Stap vir Stap Projekte (Afrikaans, Paperback): Becky Paton Mosaiek vir Jou Tuin - 25 Stap vir Stap Projekte (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Becky Paton
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Flatervrye mosaÔek projekte soos plantbakke, meubels en ornamente vir jou tuin

• Van eenvoudige projekte soos sierpanele tot ’n sprankelende waterverfraaiing en ’n mosaÔektafelblad

• Uitvoerige bespreking van tegnieke, volledige aanwysings, patrone en wenke om ’n professionele afwerking te verseker

MosaÔek is ’n een van die duursaamste kuns vorme in die wÍreld, wat dit perfek maak om die ruimte buite jou huis te versier. Die projekte in MosaÔek vir jou tuin is geskik vir alles, van ’n klein terras tot ’n groot tuin en wys jou hoe om jou buitenshuise ruimte op die mees bekoorlike, unieke en blywende manier te versier.

Die uitgebreide tegniek-afdeling toon hoe om die regte teŽls vir jou omgewing te kies, asook hoe om dit te gebruik. Die groot verskeidenheid teŽls wat vandag in die handel beskikbaar is, is beter as ooit tevore en hierdie boek benut diť skatkis nuwe materiaal, onder andere versierde teŽls, of selfs goedkoop (dog outentieke) bladgoudteŽls ten volle. Namate jy vorder, kan jy jou kreatiwiteit ontwikkel met wenke vir bypassende teŽl- en kleurskemas wat jou in staat stel om die projekte effektief aan te pak en kunswerke te skep wat heeltemal eie is aan jou en jou tuin.

Al 25 projekte is geskik vir beginners en strek van eenvoudige dekoratiewe stukke, soos die betowerende kindervoetspore en skoenlapperklippe, tot praktiese en stewige weerbestande stukke soos die geruite trompe l’oeil-tafelblad en bekoorlike plantbakke wat veral in die vaal wintermaande sal bydra tot die kleur in jou tuin. Sommige projekte, soos die kershouer, kan binne twee uur voltooi word.

Design Ideas for Your Garden - Inspired by the National Trust (Hardcover): Jacq Barber Design Ideas for Your Garden - Inspired by the National Trust (Hardcover)
Jacq Barber
R535 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R190 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the sculpted topiary at Hidcote Manor to spectacular summer container planting at Powis Castle and stylish contemporary border planting at Packwood House, the gardens of the National Trust are a fantastic source of inspiration for gardeners of all standards. In this book, keen gardener and design historian Jacq Barber shows how different elements in the National Trust's gardens can be applied to your garden - whether it is large space, courtyard or just a balcony. National Trust Head Gardeners give unique insights and tips throughout, showing you how to apply their expertise to reinterpret your garden while still retaining your own individual creative style. With chapters on how to introduce design elements of structure and texture, what to plant in each season to bring colour to your garden throughout the year, how to use various water features and imaginative plant combinations for pots and containers, along with advice on delicious edible planting and creating wild flower gardens. This practical guide is a sumptuously illustrated, inspirational source of creative ideas that can be adopted and adapted to suit all gardens, no matter what their size, shape or budget.

James Rose (Paperback): Dean Cardasis James Rose (Paperback)
Dean Cardasis
R579 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first biography of this important landscape architect, James Rose examines the work of one of the most radical figures in the history of mid-century modernist American landscape design. An artist who explored his profession with words and built works, Rose fearlessly critiqued the developing patterns of land use he witnessed during a period of rapid suburban development. The alternatives he offered in his designs for hundreds of gardens were based on innovative and iconoclastic environmental and philosophic principles, some of which have become mainstream today. A classmate of Garrett Eckbo and Dan Kiley at Harvard, Rose was expelled in 1937 for refusing to design landscapes in the Beaux-Arts method. In 1940, the year before he received his first commission, Rose also published the last of his influential articles for Architectural Record, a series of essays written with Eckbo and Kiley that would become a manifesto for developing a modernist landscape architecture. Over the next four decades, Rose articulated his philosophy in four major books. His writings foreshadowed many principles since embraced by the profession, including the concept of sustainability and the wisdom of accommodating growth and change. James Rose includes new scholarship on many important works, including the Dickenson Garden in Pasadena and the Averett House in Columbus, Georgia, as well as unpublished correspondence. Throughout his career Rose refined his conservation ethic, finding opportunities to create landscapes for contemplation, self-discovery, and pleasure. At a time when issues of economy and environmentalism are even more pressing, Rose's writings and projects are both relevant and revelatory.

The Kinfolk Garden - How to Live with Nature (Hardcover): John Burns The Kinfolk Garden - How to Live with Nature (Hardcover)
John Burns
R829 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R177 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since the launch of its magazine in 2011, Kinfolk has grown into an internationally recognized brand known for its minimalist aesthetic and strong community of inspiring and influential creatives. Kinfolk's books, with a combined 335,000 copies in print, have applied this lens to cooking, home design, and work. Now, in The Kinfolk Garden, the team turns its eye to outdoor spaces and the many ways they enhance our lives and help us foster community. With a focus on spaces that bring the outdoors in and the indoors out and people who have found ways to expertly incorporate the natural world into their lives, the book explores the garden as a place for work, play, entertaining, and inspiration. Featuring 30 homeowners and their spaces in locations around the globe, The Kinfolk Garden offers an easy approach to bringing nature home.

Afton Villa - The Birth and Rebirth of a Ninteenth-Century Louisiana Garden (Hardcover): Genevieve Munson Trimble Afton Villa - The Birth and Rebirth of a Ninteenth-Century Louisiana Garden (Hardcover)
Genevieve Munson Trimble
R828 R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Save R177 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Genevieve Trimble's remarkable story of Afton Villa began with a tragedy. In 1963, fire ravaged the forty-room Victorian Gothic plantation home on the historic estate, bringing to ashes over 170 years of history. Over the next decade, its once-regal serpentine entryway and carefully laid out gardens gradually deteriorated, as vines strangled the rows of azaleas that once welcomed guests. A place of enchantment crumbled toward extinction. The irreversible loss of Afton Villa's once pristine nineteenth-century gardens and carefully built stately home did, however, inspire Trimble to seize the opportunity to protect the derelict property from oblivion and she and her husband purchased the estate in 1972. This ambitious move initiated a forty-year regeneration of one of the most treasured and legendary gardens in Louisiana. Afton Villa documents Trimble's decades-long restoration project while providing a history of the original owners and paying tribute to the other people who contributed to its rebirth. Focusing on preservation, Trimble reveals how the garden's original footprint survived as well as how she thoughtfully introduced new flora into the terraced landscape, including the foundation ruins of the house, under the guidance of landscape architect Neil G. Odenwald. With steep learning curves and devastating setbacks, including hurricane destruction, each milestone in the recovery of Afton Villa marked a triumph of collaborative will over adversity. Hundreds of visitors every year journey to St. Francisville to enjoy the result of Trimble's arduous and rewarding efforts. The moss-draped oaks welcome them to a rolling vista of daffodils, cherry trees, and a boxwood parterre as well as hundreds of other features in this thirty-five-acre garden. With a vivid narrative and beautiful images, Afton Villa: The Birth and Rebirth of a Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Garden captures the story of this remarkable restoration.

Hidcote (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Graham Pearson, Anna Pavord Hidcote (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Graham Pearson, Anna Pavord
R367 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R92 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Often described as 'the most beautiful garden in England', Hidcote is a jewel in England's horticultural history. The garden's creator, Lawrence Johnston, was inspired by many of the Arts and Crafts design ideas at the turn of the 20th century. From 1907 this intriguing American-born plant hunter transformed ten acres of Gloucestershire hillside into one of the world's most influential gardens, a complex mixture of hedged 'rooms' and vistas, lavish planting and simpler, informal areas. Today it is one of the most popular gardens in the country, with over 130,000 people visiting every year. The book covers the history of this stunning garden, including its fascinating creator who fused planting ideas from various parts of the world while making Hidcote. In addition, Anna Pavord's text illuminates the garden as it is today with a wonderful literary and visual tour around the garden in spring, summer and autumn. Substsntially revised with new photography in 2013. Often described as 'the most beautiful garden in England', Hidcote is a jewel in England's horticultural history. The garden's creator, Lawrence Johnston, was inspired by many of the Arts and Crafts design ideas at the turn of the 20th century. Revised with new photography added in 2013.

Creative Combinations In Today's Gardens (Paperback): Suzette Stephenson, Louise van Rooyen Creative Combinations In Today's Gardens (Paperback)
Suzette Stephenson, Louise van Rooyen
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Gardening is every bit as creative as painting flowers in watercolour. And it is in bringing together various elements that a lot of the creativity lies.

This book gives you expert guidance to achieve this, with loads of examples from gardens all over the country. It shows you that a garden is in essence a combination of shapes, textures, colours and growth forms – the ultimate combination of combinations. Learn how to combine plants that are mutually supportive and create their own harmony or combine plants and elements for sameness, or for contrast. By bringing together selected plants and garden elements you create a more beautiful, more arresting and more powerful visual presentation than what could be done by using any of the combined elements individually. The creative scope and different permutations made possible by combinations cannot be quantified – what you can imagine, you can combine.

This book looks at combinations in four categories: colour, shape and form, texture, and the specific environment of the garden and its plants. More than 230 magnificent photographs will charm and inspire you and the information will show you how to use combinations skilfully and wisely. Maximise the appeal of your garden by making the most of its combinations.

The Twilight Garden - A guide to Enjoying Your Garden in the Evening Hours (Hardcover): Lia Leendertz The Twilight Garden - A guide to Enjoying Your Garden in the Evening Hours (Hardcover)
Lia Leendertz
R560 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R150 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covering basic planting and design principles that make the most of outdoor surroundings, this guide helps gardeners establish a unique nocturnal garden. Including chapters on night-scented and night-blooming plants, gentle mood lighting, water features, enclosures, and the use of color and sound to attract wildlife, this is the perfect starting place for gardeners attracted to the ethereal nature of a moonlit landscape, whether they are working with a backyard terrace or a large plot of land. Case studies of formal gardens and detailed horticultural descriptions of night-friendly plant species and varieties--divided into Star Plants, Supporting Cast, and Backstage Beauties--round out the tools needed to transform a private space into a moonlit paradise. Given that the sun only shines half the day, shouldn't there be a guide for what happens, or could happen, in your garden after sunset? There are many reasons to consider a twilight garden. You may live in a warm climate where evenings are more comfortable than midday. You may work long hours, or enjoy eating dinner and entertaining outdoors. Or perhaps you're attracted to the ethereal nature of a moonlit landscape. Whatever the reason, you need a guide to make the most of your outdoor surroundings. "The Twilight Garden" covers basic planting and design principles needed to establish a unique nocturnal garden. It includes chapters on night-scented and night-blooming plants, gentle mood lighting, water features, enclosures, and the use of color and sound to attract wildlife. Gardening expert Lia Leendertz shows that it is possible to create a nighttime paradise whether you have a small backyard terrace or a large plot of land. She includes case studies of formal gardens and detailed horticultural descriptions of night-friendly plant species and varieties, divided into Star Plants, Supporting Cast, and Backstage Beauties. Following her lead, you'll be able to transform your own private space into a moonlit paradise.

Lawrence Halprin (Paperback): Kenneth I. Helphand Lawrence Halprin (Paperback)
Kenneth I. Helphand
R579 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R109 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation. He took on challenging new project types, developing a multidisciplinary practice while experimenting with adaptive reuse and ecological designs for new shopping malls, freeways, and urban parks. In his lifelong effort to improve the American landscape, Halprin celebrated the creative process as a form of social activism. A native New Yorker, Halprin earned degrees from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin before completing his design degree at Harvard. In 1945 he joined Thomas Church's firm, where he collaborated on the iconic Donnell Garden. He opened his own San Francisco office in 1949, where he initially focused on residential commissions in the Bay Area, completing close to three hundred in ten years' time. By the 1960s the firm had gained recognition for significant urban renewal projects such as Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco (1962-68), Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis (1962-67), and Freeway Park in Seattle (1970-74). Halprin used his conception of a Sierra stream as the catalyst for the Portland Open Space Sequence, a series of parks featuring great fountains that linked housing and civic space in the inner city. A charismatic speaker and passionate artist, Halprin designed landscapes that reflected the democratic and participatory ethic characteristic of his era. He communicated his ideas as well in lectures, books, exhibits, and performances. Along with his contemporary Ian McHarg, Halprin was his generation's great proselytizer for landscape architecture as environmental design. Throughout his long career, he strived to develop poetic and symbolic landscapes that, in his words, could "articulate a culture's most spiritual values."

Grow Your Own Vegetables,fruit, Nuts, Herbs & Spices (Paperback): Tinus Oberholzer, van Rensburg, JJ |  Oberholzer, Tinus, J.J.... Grow Your Own Vegetables,fruit, Nuts, Herbs & Spices (Paperback)
Tinus Oberholzer, van Rensburg, JJ | Oberholzer, Tinus, J.J. van Rensburg
R380 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R30 (8%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Grow your own is a comprehensive guide providing practical guidelines that will teach you how to fully utilise your garden (large or small) by means of alternative as well as traditional growing methods. The recommendations aren’t limited to the more ordinary plants, either. Grow any variation of vegetables, fruit, nuts or even herbs and spices. This guide is logically presented to discuss the respective plants along with brief, but thorough, guidelines detailing requirements for soil preparation, propagation, cultivation, harvest and storage. Enjoy additional tips about cultivating in containers, choosing the most suitable plants for different spaces, deterring pests, companion planting, and combatting diseases and other problems. A handy summary about each plant offers a quick reference with nifty textboxes that highlight other interesting facts about the plant species concerned, to gain some bonus insights.

The Home Gardener: Small Gardens (Paperback): David Squire The Home Gardener: Small Gardens (Paperback)
David Squire
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In a compact garden, vertical and overhead spaces take on a different role. Trellises, pergolas, hanging baskets, window boxes, as well as all manner of tubs and containers, create opportunities that are often overlooked in more expansive gardens.

Small Gardens offers ideas for space-saving designs as well as suggestions for suitable plant combinations for patios, terraces, courtyards and other small areas. This book will show you how to transform almost any small space into a garden of delight.

The Home Gardener: Garden Design & Planning (Paperback): Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater The Home Gardener: Garden Design & Planning (Paperback)
Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A useful guide for anyone who has moved into a new house and needs to create a garden that will meet their needs for decades to come.

Garden Design and Planning shows you how to convert a bare patch or an existing layout into the garden of your dreams. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings, it guides the reader through every stage of the process, from the initial planning to the finishing touches, offering practical advice on a variety of projects that are well within the reach of the average gardener or DIY enthusiast

Container gardens (Paperback): David Squire Container gardens (Paperback)
David Squire
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Growing plants in containers is a quick and easy way to enhance gardens, courtyards, patios and terraces, balconies, windows and entrances. This detailed and authoritative book sets out the best container plant combinations and gives you all the step-by-step directions you need for planting, creating and maintaining beautiful container-based displays.

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest (Paperback): George O. Miller Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest (Paperback)
George O. Miller
R530 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R40 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the world heats up and we become more and more conscious of our place in the natural scheme, the appeal of the native plants of the Southwest becomes ever more compelling for gardeners. In addition to providing year-round beauty with relatively little maintenance, landscaping with native plants contributes to the repair of the natural ecosystem and brings us closer to our environment--and the array of native plant material available to the Southwestern gardener is diverse and spectacular, providing seemingly endless opportunities for creative and attractive landscapes.In Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest, George Oxford Miller provides the definitive guide to choosing the best of the best among the native plants of Arizona and New Mexico. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, groundcovers, and cacti, this comprehensive, richly illustrated book selects the species whose ornamental qualities, growth habit, adaptability, maintenance needs, and beauty add up to the highest landscape value. The illustrations, maps, and charts provide guidelines for species selection and planting, ongoing maintenance, landscape design, and water and energy conservation. In-depth plant profiles describe the habitat requirements for more than 350 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties, with lush photographs illustrating how each plant looks and responds to landscape conditions.As the interest in native-plant landscaping and xeriscaping continues to grow, this book will find a place on the shelf of every gardener and landscaper in the region--or of anybody interested in recreating the beauty of the Southwest in a hot, dry corner of the yard.

Ponds - Creating and Maintaining Wildlife Ponds (Hardcover): Chris McClaren Ponds - Creating and Maintaining Wildlife Ponds (Hardcover)
Chris McClaren 1
R211 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R55 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These beautiful additions to any land provide homes for some of our most important indigenous wildlife: plants, insects, fish, amphibians, birds and even mammals. A limpid pool edged with rushes, the humming of damselflies, the croaks of frogs and the swooping flight of swallows will be a microsite of the best of the countryside. Pond expert Chris McClaren introduces the reader to the world of ponds: how to create one, how to maintain one and how to introduce wildlife to this idyllic pool and help it thrive. All your questions are answered here. What plants are indigenous and will have positive environmental impact? What cover to include around the pond so that it links to a suitable 'wildlife corridor'? What fish are sustainable in a pond of a small size? How can I make sure the pond is safe? What will the pond be like through the seasons? To help create and conserve our wildlife and to discover the delights of creating a micro-ecosystem - take time to create a pond.

Fokuspunte - en verfraaiings in eietydse tuine (Afrikaans, Paperback): Suzette Stephenson, Louise van Rooyen Fokuspunte - en verfraaiings in eietydse tuine (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Suzette Stephenson, Louise van Rooyen
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Leer hoe om standbeelde, beeldhouwerk, vaste strukture, waterverfraaiings, fokusplante en veel meer te gebruik om jou tuin pragtig af te rond. Manjifieke foto's van tuine regdeur die land, wat spesiaal vir die boek geneem is, se uitgebreide byskrifte verduidelik hoe jy die geillustreerde effek in jou eie tuin kan verkry. Daar is hope wenke en aanbevelings, dus is die boek nie net 'n visuele inspirasie nie, maar het dit ook 'n skatkis van beproefde, praktiese raad. Die inhoud sluit die volgende in: Paadjies en plaveisel; houers; kleur en die effek wat dit gee; randjies en afwerking; standbeelde en beelhouwerk; oorspronklike idees; ligte en beligting; plante as fokuspunte.

The Garden - Elements and Styles (Hardcover): Toby Musgrave The Garden - Elements and Styles (Hardcover)
Toby Musgrave
R1,408 R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Save R304 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An A-to-Z compendium of more than 200 garden elements, styles, features, and ornaments for gardeners around the globe The Garden is the definitive reference guide to garden design, its rich history, and the creative art of garden. With an easy-to-use A-Z format, the book includes definitions and informative descriptions for over 200 modern and historical garden styles, features, types and ornaments, brought to life with more than 500 spectacular images. This accessible, inspirational format is pefect for both amateur gardeners and specialists alike. Entries range from Allee, Borrowed Landscape and Coastal Garden, to Minimalism, New Perennial Planting, Pool, Vista and Xeriscape Garden. This is a unique, illustrated 'glossary' for gardeners features over 400 gardens, both public and private, iconic and lesser known. Examples include spaces such as the Baroque gardens of Versailles and rarely published tropical courtyards from contemporary designers, alongside artist creations such as Frida Kahlo's courtyard in Mexico and Derek Jarman's coastal garden in Dungeness, England. Alongside the work of private garden owners and makers, the book also showcases the work of emerging and eminent designers, including Andrea Cochran, Emily Erlam, Raymond Jungles, Dan Pearson and Piet Oudolf. Whether tending an English cottage garden or a Japanese Zen landscape, gardeners and garden lovers everywhere will be inspired as never before. Written by garden expert and historian Toby Musgrave, author of Phaidon's bestselling book The Gardener's Garden.

Kweek dit Self (Afrikaans, Paperback): Tinus Oberholzer, van Rensburg, JJ |  Oberholzer, Tinus, J.J. van Rensburg Kweek dit Self (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Tinus Oberholzer, van Rensburg, JJ | Oberholzer, Tinus, J.J. van Rensburg
R380 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R30 (8%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Kweek dit self is ’n alsomvattende gids vol praktiese riglyne wat jou sal leer hoe om jou tuin (groot of klein) ten volle te benut, hetsy met tradisionele of alternatiewe tuinbou metodes. Die inhoud is nie beperk tot alledaagse en bekende spesies nie, daar word metodes aangebied om ongewone en moderne variasies van elke tipe plant te kweek. Elke plant word op ’n geordende en logiese manier volledig bespreek, met besondere verwysing na die vereistes vir die voorbereiding van die grond, verdeling van die plante, die kweking, asook die oes en berging daarvan. ’n Lekker bonus is die bykomende wenke hoe om plante in houers te kweek, die geskikste plante vir verskillende spasies, hoe om peste te bekamp, plantmaats, en die beste wapens in die oorlog teen siektes en ander probleme. Met die oog op die haastige leser wat nie onnodige opleeswerk wil doen vůůr besluitneming nie, is daar ’n gebruiksvriendelike opsomming van elke spesie en bykomende interessante inligting op so ’n manier saamgestel dat dit ’n plesier is om daarna vollediger inligting te bekom.

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