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Garden Wonderland by Leslie Bennett & Julie Chai

Award-winning Oakland garden designer Leslie Bennett’s new book is a complete delight that will inspire you to create a garden that is beautiful and reflects what matters to you, whether that is beauty, solace, bounty, or a connection with nature. Garden Wonderland is packed with gorgeous photos, great plant lists, and lots of fantastic advice, but what sets this book apart is its thoughtfulness. Bennett’s words made me stop and really consider what makes my garden meaningful to me, and I haven’t looked at it the same way since. —S.B.

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Garden Wonderland: Create Life-Changing Outdoor Spaces for Beauty, Harvest, Meaning, and Joy By Leslie Bennett, Julie Chai Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984861382
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 2nd, 2024

ADUs by Sheri Koons

This book is useful for those who hope to build or rent an ADU and also for anyone looking for smart design solutions for small spaces. The homes profiled run the gamut of architectural styles, locations, sizes, budgets, and purposes. ADUs has beautiful photographs, easy-to-understand explanations of different architectural terms, and includes options for greener living. —Yves

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Adus: The Perfect Housing Solution By Sheri Koones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423665250
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 19th, 2024

The Gardening Book by Monty Don

I have been a big fan of British gardening expert Monty Don for many years and have gleaned more horticultural information from him than anyone else, so I’m delighted that he’s sharing his wealth of knowledge in his latest book. Despite his prowess, Don is warm and reassuring and doesn’t believe in strict rules about what makes a garden, but rather, that a garden is whatever one wants it to be. He shares loads of advice about planting, maintaining, and propagating all kinds of flowers, fruits and vegetables, succulents, and houseplants, making this a terrific reference book for gardeners of practically any level. —S.B.

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The Gardening Book: An Accessible Guide to Growing Houseplants, Flowers, and Vegetables for Your Ideal Garden By Monty Don Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593797792
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 9th, 2024

Live Natural by Alison Davin

Most of us think about outdoor air quality, but not about the effect on indoor air quality from new housewares and furnishings—yet many of the products in our homes are covered in harmful chemicals. In Live Natural, Alison Davin takes us through the ins and outs of creating a home that is better for our overall health, with tips and ideas on how to furnish homes sustainably while being conscious about our lasting effects on the environment. —Kristina

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Live Natural: A Relaxed Approach to Creating Healthy Homes By Alison Davin, Lisa Romerein (Photographer) Cover Image
By Alison Davin, Lisa Romerein (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781423665823
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Published: Gibbs Smith - June 11th, 2024

The Fragrant Flower Garden by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis

Imagine walking out your door and having the perfume of a fragrant flower garden fill your nose with delight. If that is a dream you’d like to have come true, then The Fragrant Flower Garden is your book. It has garden design guidance for a year’s worth of flowers, foliage, and fragrance, along with recipes for natural beauty products and help for making floral arrangements. Bittner and Harampolis want to ensure you get to enjoy your garden’s heavenly scents, whether you’re indoors or out. —Kristina

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The Fragrant Flower Garden: Growing, Arranging & Preserving Natural Scents By Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984860101
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 5th, 2024

100 Herbs to Grow by Jekka McVicar

As the weather warms, my thoughts turn to all the delicious and delightful herbs I can plant, but I’m also determined to find expert advice on keeping my basil alive and my coriander from bolting. Jekka McVicar covers it all in her beautiful and luscious book, which starts with great information and advice. You can also flip to the section on the specific herb you want to plant and learn about its history, the best ways to propagate it, and its culinary and medicinal uses. I’m keeping my copy handy this planting season and will be giving it as a gift to anyone interested in herby goodness. —Jax

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100 Herbs to Grow: A Comprehensive Guide To The Best Culinary And Medicinal Herbs By McVicar Jekka  Cover Image
ISBN: 9781837830442
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Published: Quadrille - March 12th, 2024

Surf Style at Home by Raili Clasen

Raili Clasen, the brilliant mind behind the design of Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, shares her techniques and tips for creating your own surf space. I loved that everything she suggests can be scaled up or down; all you really need is to embrace your sense of fun and play. Whether you’re a dedicated surfer or just one who loves the vibes, Surf Style at Home will inspire you to bring “the wink” into your space. —Jax

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ISBN: 9781423664819
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Published: Gibbs Smith - April 9th, 2024

The Garden Against Time by Olivia Laing

Beautiful descriptions of plants and gardens intertwine with critical thinking in Olivia Laing’s mesmerizing book. Sparked by the author’s experience of restoring her new home’s overgrown garden in Suffolk during the pandemic, she asks questions about who gets to create gardens, have access to them, and enjoy them. From places of privilege to queer utopias, The Garden Against Time explores the many things that gardens are, represent, or could be.  —S.B.

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The Garden Against Time: In Search of a Common Paradise By Olivia Laing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393882001
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 25th, 2024

Golden Gate Gardening by Pam Peirce

  • The only gardening book you need for Bay Area gardening
  • Friendly, practical advice
  • What to plant for each season
  • Seasonal garden-to-table recipes



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