Home & Garden

Another excellent title in the 1001 series, this book covers all of my planting dreams. It has information on everything from classic flowers to new hybrids, revitalized heirlooms to the downright odd. Logically organized, with beautiful photos and in-depth advice, 1001 Plants works as both a reference book and as coffee-table eye candy.  —Rachel

 

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1001 Plants to Dream of Growing Cover Image
By Liz Dobbs (Editor), Graham Rice (Foreword by)
$36.95
ISBN: 9780789331168
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Published: Universe Publishing(NY) - March 29th, 2016

Ariella Chezar, an acclaimed florist, shares her approach to arranging flowers in this gorgeous book. Emphasizing the use of seasonal and locally sourced blooms, branches, and fruit, she composes simple, organic arrangements that would brighten any home or special occasion. I already love arranging flowers, but found much inspiration in Chezar’s breathtaking bouquets, wreaths, garlands, and table décor. The Flower Workshop made me swoon.  —S.B.

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The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781607747659
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 1st, 2016

I loved Wendy’s first installment of these unique knitting stitches (Up, Down, All Around). The patterns are written for either flat or in-the-round, making it easy to design a new hat, scarf, or sweater around your new favorite stitch pattern. Remember, knitting isn’t just for winter; break out the cotton and linen and get your lace on for a fancy warm-weather tee!  —Megan

 

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The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 New Stitch Patterns to Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth & in the Round Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781617691959
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - April 26th, 2016

Get ready to meet your new best friends: charismatic and talented brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott. If you haven’t seen their popular home redesign show on HGTV, this book will be the perfect introduction to their magical world of designing a dream home on a budget. The Property Brothers, drawing on their years of experience, include tips and tricks for room design as well as advice about how to save money on the things you need to turn your house into your dream home. Consider this your new homeowner’s handbook.  —Megan

 

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Dream Home: The Property Brothers Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544715677
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 4th, 2016

Ever think to yourself, “Man, I’d really like my garden to be low maintenance yet cater to the needs and desires of thousands of tiny friends, but where do I start?” Look no further than this super book! Complete with fun facts on bee-havior, instructions on building a beautiful bee condo that doubles as a garden sculpture, and of course, suggestions about which plants to choose for your new bee-topia garden, this book is fun and informative and will make you say, “Bring on the bees!” —Megan

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The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard That Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781607747635
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 9th, 2016

Aromatherapist Kathi Keville explains how fragrant plants, from the sweetly scented lemon verbena to pungent, peppery basil, can be as therapeutic as they are intoxicating, and how easy it is to add this element to gardens large and small. This beautiful guide, filled with lovely photographs and recipes for oils, liniments, and tonics, is perfect for anyone interested in medicinal herbs, aromatherapy, or aromatic gardening.  —S.B.

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The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604695496
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - April 27th, 2016

Katie Jackson’s book is filled with outdoor projects that are modern, attractive, and (best of all) actually easy enough for woodworking beginners. Like the sweet red chair on the cover, Jackson’s designs are clean and simple and require only basic tools to make. It is totally refreshing to find an easy woodworking book with projects that match my aesthetic. I am all about the midcentury modern slat bench and pipe leg potting table, and can’t wait to make them for our garden.  —S.B.

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Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture: 20 Step-By-Step Projects Anyone Can Build Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781604695830
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - May 4th, 2016

It is nearly impossible for me to give up anything once I attach importance to it. I was super skeptical anything could help. This book, however, helped me get rid of a lot, but discarding is not really the point. It's more about surrounding yourself with things you love. This book seriously changed me (and I was certainly resistant to change!). –Ivy

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Cover Image
By Marie Kondo, Cathy Hirano (Translator)
$13.59
ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

Introduce yourself to the ever popular indoor gardening trend with this beautiful book. Owners of their own garden design shop, these authors will guide you on a whimsical journey of designing and caring for your very own potted, vertical, and tabletop plantings. Now hop on over to your favorite nursery and get to work!

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Megan
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Rooted in Design: Sprout Home's Guide to Creative Indoor Planting Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781607746973
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 21st, 2015

Embrace the magic of moss and unlock all its earthy secrets! Learn about the 3500 types of moss and prepare for El Nino's drenching with the right plants. (Please drench us, El Nino. Please). Full of gorgeous macro photography and tons of landscaping ideas.

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Rachel
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The Magical World of Moss Gardening Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604695601
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - August 26th, 2015

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