Tracy Disabato-Aust wrote this practical garden book mostly with the beginner gardener in mind. She gives step by step instructions for planting, where to plant, and she clearly gives details on maintenance. This books concentrates on perennials and educates gardeners on the requirements needed to grow a beautiful garden. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden assists a gardener in starting a perennial garden, or gives options to those who have already established one. There are more than 200 photographs to provide visual ideas or to serve as an important reference. Tracy thoroughly explains how and when to transplant or divide certain plants. One of the most helpful section of her book, however, is the long list in the back. This list provides crucial information about where you live, what to grow in your climate, and the maintenance issues of each perennial. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-803-7Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, by Marta McDowell, is a unique account of the famous author and conservationist Beatrix Potter, who created popular characters like Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin. Discover how Potter fell in love with gardening and nature and how that passion influenced her work. This book includes a biography of Potter, a depiction of her gardens and how they progress through the seasons, and a traveler’s guide that details how the reader can visit her gardens that are still thriving. Whether you are a fan of Beatrix Potter, her books, her gardens, or just gardening in general, this book will intrigue you and keep you interested the whole way through. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-363-8Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Natural World Of Winnie-The-Pooh, by Kathryn Aalto, paints a picture of the the mystic Ashdown forest that originally inspired author A. A. Milne to create one of the most widely known children’s series. Get a sense of this 6000 acre forest in Southeast England with many colorful images, original illustrations, and even passages that Milne wrote himself. Discover the places, plants, and wildlife in Ashdown forest and how they directly influenced the world of Winnie-The-Pooh. Not only will this book give you great insight into the characters that you loved so much as a child, but it will also make you feel like you are in the magical Ashdown forest yourself. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-599-1Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Seeing Trees, by Nancy Ross Hugo. This book takes an in depth look at some of the most common trees in order to highlight their commonly overlooked beauty. Often trees have gorgeous blooms, but most people never notice. The author outlines ways that the reader can improve their observations by categorizing tree characteristics like leaves, buds, flowers, bark, and branching. Ten common species are profiled in this book. Pick this book up today and gain a deeper appreciation for the gorgeous trees that you see everyday but hardly notice. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-219-8Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don’t Eat, by Ruth Rogers Clausen. This book is the perfect guide to planting a truely deer resistant garden. If pesky deer are often eating your hard earned plants and blooms, it can be a very frustrating experience. Trying to wade through the information to find plants that truely wont be eaten can be just as tough. This book is the answer to all your deer related issues. With over 50 plants of all different types, you will be sure to find some options that are perfect for you. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-195-5Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.