Edward Lyon grew up in the Midwest so understands much about the plants, environment, and climate. He encourages gardeners to educate themselves on their region, soil and its geography before selecting plants for a garden. He does an excellent job of giving specific suggestions of plants that are best suited for a certain area. Much of what he writes about is based on his own experiences of trial and error, which is truly valuable! The information can save a gardener time and money. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-495-6Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Wildflowers Of The Pacific Northwest, by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson, showcases over 1220 species found in the Pacific Northwest. These species include perennials, annuals, and shrubs. This field guide has more than 1240 color images that compliment the useful information and region mapping. This book makes the perfect wildflower field guide with its easy to follow information, and well organized format. Find out what you have been missing on your nature walks through the Pacific Northwest! ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-745-0Cover Type: PapberbackPublisher: Timber Press.
The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn, by John Greenlee, defies the idea that the traditional lawn is the way to go. Instead, the author believes that it should be tailored to the regional conditions in order to eliminate harmful chemicals and save time, water, and frustration. This book covers plant selection, site preparation, and care. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-871-6Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The California Native Landscape, by Greg Rubin & Lucy Warren, explores the idea that California landscapes should use native plants in order to save water and money without sacrificing style, color, and beauty. Learn how to garden smart by using appropriat plant selection and landscape design in order to promote a symbiotic relationship. The author also challenges the idea that native plants are fire-prone by highlighting natives that are more fire-resistant than popular nonnatives. This book is an essential guide for any California gardener who want to crate a gorgeous landscape that conserves resources. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-232-7Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Drought-Defying California Garden, by Greg Rubin & Lucy Warren, profiles 230 of the most appropriate plants to use in the California landscape. These plants all use the minimum amount of water, which allows California gardeners to keep enjoying their passion without breaking the water restrictions. The author shares advice on getting these plants established and how to maintain them using the least amount of water. All the plants covered are native to California and include annuals shrubs, perennials, succulents, and even trees. You don’t have to limit your plant selection in order to conserve anymore! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-709-4Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Southeast Foraging: 120 wild and Flavorful Edibles from Angelica to Wild Plums, by Chris Bennett, explores the wide variety of edible plants just waiting to be foraged all throughout the Southeastern United States. The riverbanks, fields, mountains, valleys, woods, and even neighborhoods of the southeast are prime space for foraging. Explore some new nature in your area while gathering unique ingredients to spruce up any meal. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-499-4Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Armitage’s Native Plants For North American Gardens, by Allan M. Armitage, examines over 630 species and varieties of perennials, annuals, and biennials that are native to North America and specifically the United States. This easy to follow guide covers all the essential areas needed to understand each plant and how it will fit into your garden scheme. Learn about each plants ideal habitat, proper garden placement, propagation, cultivation, and hardiness among other facts. Whether you are a stickler for planting only native plants, or you just want some ideas for what will work naturally in your are, this book will have all the answers that you seek. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-760-3Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Explorer’s Garden – Rare And Unusual Perennials, by Daniel J. Hinkley, covers perennials from all over the world that the author has found to be useful in the garden. Find out about these astounding perennials and the benefits that that they have to offer in your landscape. The author’s tips for cultivation and propagation will make it a breeze to add these perennials into your garden. This book includes stunning photographs and illustrations from all over the world. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-917-1Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries, by Leda Meredith, documents many edible plants that are prime for foraging in the Northeast region. Learn how to identify these plants and where they can often be found. This book shows the reader how to harvest the plants they find, and how those plants can be used in meals. If you are looking to add a unique touch to your meals, or just looking for some unusual ingredient substitutions, this foraging field guide will be your best friend. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-417-8Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
California Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Evergreen Huckleberries to wild ginger, by Judith Larner Lowry, explores the unique edible plants that can be foraged in California. Compiling information and images about edible plants from many regions of California, this is a fantastic field reference. Discover not only where, what, and how to forage in California, but also how to turn your harvest into a feast. Forget packing a lunch, next time you are on a hike through California, bring this book and forage your own meal! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-420-8Cover Type: PapberbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, by Mark Turner and Ellen Kuhlmann, covers 568 species of woody plants that are found in the Pacific Northwest. This guide is the perfect resource for in-depth botanical information and plant facts on these species. There are also plant habitat descriptions and range maps that will help you locate these species in the wild. Whether you live in this region, or you just plan on visiting, take this guide with you on hikes and nature walks so that you can get the most out of your experience. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-263-1Cover Type: PapberbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Trees And Shrubs For The Southwest, by Mary Irish. Examine the issues that gardeners face in the Southwestern region. High temperatures and low rainfall make it hard to grow the plants that are popular in the rest of the country. The author addresses these issues by profiling over 200 trees and shrubs that are climate appropriate and easy to maintain. As a bonus, there is information on planting, pruning, and pests/diseases for these hand picked plants. If you live in the Southwestern U.S., and are looking for sustainable and low maintenance garden options, this book will be the perfect guide for you! ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-905-8Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Midwest Foraging, by Lisa M. Rose, is a full guide to the bountiful world of foraging food in the midwest. There are delicious edibles hiding in fields, forests, river sides, and even neighborhoods. Learn where these treasures can be found, how to identify them, harvesting, and how they can be used in meals. Whether you are looking to garnish a meal, make a feast full of foraged goods, or make your own natural ale, this book has everything you need to know. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-531-1Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Growing The Southwest Garden, by Judith Philips, outlines the best gardening options for the Southwestern region of the United States. Geography, climate, pests, and soil composition are essential factors to consider when choosing plants for your garden. The southwestern region is characterized by high temperatures and low rainfall, which makes it one of the most difficult places to plant. This guide fully profiles many plants of all types that will thrive in this region, and ways to overcome common adversities. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-522-9Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide, by Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood, and Frederick A. Stevens. This is an essential guide to mushrooms found in California. The authors profile more than 1100 species, including both detailed plant information and wonderful photographs. Each profile includes all of the important information such as habitat, edibility, and potenetial look alikes that coould get you in trouble. Evn though this book focuses on mushrooms in California, most of these species can be found throughout western North America. This book is a complete guide that is a must have for any mushroom hunter. ISBN-13: 978-3-60469-353-9Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.