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  • LEAF SUPPLY : A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants
    LEAF SUPPLY : A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants
    CAMILLERI LAUREN / KAPLAN SOPHIA
    ISBN: 9781925418637
    Title: LEAF SUPPLY : A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants
    Author: CAMILLERI LAUREN / KAPLAN SOPHIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fresh flowers are great – everyone loves receiving them. But inevitably they’re already on the way out the door (and into the bin!) by the time they arrive. Plants – living, breathing, life sustaining plants – are where it’s at!

    Sydney-based authors Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan really want you to fall in love with indoor gardening and growing as much as they do. Leaf Supply profiles and provides comprehensive (but easy to follow) care instructions for 100 houseplants – including tropical plants, palms, hanging plants, succulents, cacti, and more unusual varieties such as airplants and carnivorous plants – ensuring you learn and grow as your plant grows.
    But much more than a plant guide, Leaf Supply also gives interior styling advice on choosing the rights pots for your plants – both aesthetically and practically – as well as best utilising your space, and making the most of your indoor greenery, as well as advice on pet-friendly (as well as harmful) plants for your home. The book also profiles 10 tastemakers from creative fields who have integrated indoor greenery into their homes and workplaces – to give the reader a real insight into how plants can be used in everyday life.

    This is a comprehensive guide for any budding greenthumb interested in greening their apartment or inside their home

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • LITTLE BOOK OF LATIN FOR GARDENERS
    LITTLE BOOK OF LATIN FOR GARDENERS
    PARKER PETER
    ISBN: 9781408706169
    Title: LITTLE BOOK OF LATIN FOR GARDENERS
    Author: PARKER PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How did the delphinium get its name? Which parts of the body lend their names to auriculas and orchids? Who are the gentian, lobelia and heuchera named after? Why are nasturtiums and antirrhinums connected? What does an everlasting pea have to do with Indian miniature paintings?

    These are some of the questions answered in Peter Parker's adventurous exploration of the mysteries of Botanical Latin.

    Evolved over many centuries and often thought to belong to the rarefied world of scholars and scientists, this invented language is in fact a very useful tool for everyday gardening. It allows us to find our way around nurseries; it sorts out confusions when two plants have the same English name; and it gives us all kinds of information about how big or small a plant will grow, what shape or colour it will develop, and what habitat it prefers.

    In his lively survey, Parker agues that Botanical Latin is not merely useful, but fun. The naming of plants draws upon geography, social and medical history, folklore, mythology, language, literature, the human body, the animal kingdom and all manner of ancient beliefs and superstitions.

    The book, beautifully illustrated with old woodcuts, explains how and why plants have been named, includes handy lists of identifying adjectives, and takes the reader down some of the stranger byways of human endeavour and eccentricity.

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • LOOSE LEAF
    LOOSE LEAF
    BAE WONA
    ISBN: 9781743794548
    Title: LOOSE LEAF
    Author: BAE WONA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    Observe nature, be inspired by it and start experimenting. These are the tenets upon which Loose Leaf was created by botanical designers Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler. In their stunning book, Loose Leaf, they show us the many ways we can get creative with nature. It’s filled with ways to bring the beauty of nature into our homes and our lives.

    Each chapter is dedicated to design with different natural materials such as cut flowers and foliage, sculptural medium and living plants. 10 projects explore the full range of Wona and Charlie's unique sculptures and botanical installations. In each project they show us practical ways to get creative with nature, including how to make items such as seasonal wreaths, hanging gardens, organic sculptures as well as the secrets behind their signature Monstera chandeliers.

    Loose Leaf harnesses the belief that by bringing the outside in through design with natural material such as plants and flowers, you can realise the importance of nature and learn its nobility. It showcases earthy and inventive flower and foliage arrangements for your home with basic information on the types of vegetation that work together harmoniously. From your own backyard to urban roadsides and far-flung coastlines, Loose Leaf’s incredible botanical art will kick-start your own ideas and creativity.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • MAGIC LITTLE MEALS : Making the most of home-grown produce
    MAGIC LITTLE MEALS : Making the most of home-grown produce
    HOUBEIN LOLO
    ISBN: 9781743055793
    Title: MAGIC LITTLE MEALS : Making the most of home-grown produce
    Author: HOUBEIN LOLO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2018 NEW RELEAS


    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $49.95
    Price: $49.95
  • MID CENTURY MODERN GARDEN
    MID CENTURY MODERN GARDEN
    CLARKE ETHANE
    ISBN: 9780711238237
    Title: MID CENTURY MODERN GARDEN
    Author: CLARKE ETHANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Mid-Century Modern Garden links the design of homes and gardens popular during the mid-century period of 1940 - 1970 to contemporary style and the desire to create healthy, sustainable lives. A substantial introduction looks at the transformation of Modernism into Mid-Century Modern (MCM); the impact of war and how it led to the spread and development of modernism. There will be particular focus on Frank Lloyd Wright and Midwest modern, the arrival of Bauhaus on the East Coast of America, Post-War Suburbs and the rise of West Coast Ranch-style living.
    The book then outlines how to make a modern home landscape in the MCM style in six thematic chapters: the Outline: Plotting the lay of the land: Site, climate and indigenous flora. Soil and terrain The Plan: Designing for use and beauty: how to create meaningful relationships between the house and garden Inspiration Boards: Visualising a personal statement: Balancing richness with simplicity: Floors, walls, light, shade. Making it Sustainable: Under the hood maintenance matters: Irrigation, soil amendment, container planting. Materials: Textures, colours and shapes in hardscaping and planting schemes. Garden rooms: For outdoors living: kitchen, dining, relaxing, physical activity.
    Fully illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and drawings in colour and black & white, all thematic chapters will include classic examples of mid-century architecture and landscaping accompanied by examples of gardens executed according to MCM principles, and drawn from the portfolios of contemporary designers in the USA, Europe and Pacific Rim.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    BRADLEY KIRSTEN / RITAR NICK
    ISBN: 9781743364116
    Title: MILKWOOD : Real skills for down-to-earth living
    Author: BRADLEY KIRSTEN / RITAR NICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Get started living a homegrown life with the hugely popular Aussie permaculture educators, Milkwood.

    The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to know how to grow your own food? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you're curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato.

    You're invited to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making.

    Milkwood is the name of Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar's first farm as well as their school where anyone can learn skills for down-to-earth living. Kirsten, Nick and a team of educators offer courses on topics contained in this book as well as permaculture design, natural building and much more. Kirsten and Nick live on a small regenerative farm near Daylesford, where many things from the sprouted grain they feed their chickens to ingredients that make up dinner is homegrown.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • MR GUILFOYLES SHAKESPEARIAN BOTANY
    MR GUILFOYLES SHAKESPEARIAN BOTANY
    CUDMORE EDMEE
    ISBN: 9780522873986
    Title: MR GUILFOYLES SHAKESPEARIAN BOTANY
    Author: CUDMORE EDMEE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'What's in a name? That which we call a Rose

    By any other name would smell as sweet.'


    William Shakespeare


    The great William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William Shakespeare referred to in his plays and poems. Each entry is accompanied by Basilius Besler's groundbreaking illustrations and delicate watercolours by Jacques le Morgues.



    Shakespearian Botany is a feast for those who love the bard, gardens and art. It is the first in the Mr Guilfoyle trilogy.


    Mr Guilfoyle's Honeymoon- The Gardens of Europe & Great Britain and Mr Guilfoyle's South Sea Islands Adventure on HMS Challenger will be published in 2019.

    Imprint: MIEGUNYAH PRESS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants   -   Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants - Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    HERD KATE / IVANKOVIC-WATERS JELA
    ISBN: 9780500501023
    Title: NATIVE : Art and Design with Australian Plants - Indie Book of the Year 2018 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    Author: HERD KATE / IVANKOVIC-WATERS JELA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Authoritative gardening book to put a fire cracker under the Australian native gardening scene. This richly illustrated book captures the most inspiring Australian plants and the people who work with them.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    COSTERMANS LEON
    ISBN: 9781877069703
    Title: NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
    Author: COSTERMANS LEON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Virtually all species of native trees and larger shrubs in this area are described in a scientifically accurate, but accessible, style.

    Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia embraces an area that stretches from the Flinders and Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, across Victoria and southern New South Wales to the NSW South Coast. It records the land and its vegetation in a scientifically accurate, but accessible, style. Virtually all species of native trees and larger shrubs in this area are described, and their occurrences are related to the features of their environments – events of the past, geology, landforms, soil and climatic conditions.

    In a systematic sequence, every species is illustrated and accompanied by a distribution map. Descriptive information is concise, and carefully researched. There are more than 300 colour plates and over 160 photographs.

    The brief descriptions of places of special interest, as well as the eight regional 'guide-lists' that cover the coast, hills and ranges, high-mountain country, and various inland areas, assist anyone exploring such regions to identify the trees and shrubs.

    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • NEW AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    NEW AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    BATES MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781743368107
    Title: NEW AUSTRALIAN GARDEN
    Author: BATES MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The New Australian Garden is an insider's account of the journey to design, construct and plant 18 landmark gardens that represent a new movement in Australian landscape design - one where the relationship between architecture and garden is paramount. Landscaper Michael Bates, working alone and in collaboration with some of the greatest design talents in the field, creates spaces that connect indoor to outdoor through masterful use of levels, innovative materials and experimental planting. Traditional lawns are reimagined as contoured sculptural forms, and water and fire pits inject life and energy into open spaces. The resulting gardens are destination spaces, sanctuaries and breathtaking backdrops for everyday life.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • NEW PLANT PARENT
    NEW PLANT PARENT
    CHENG DARRYL
    ISBN: 9781419732393
    Title: NEW PLANT PARENT
    Author: CHENG DARRYL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: March 2019 New Release



    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • PAUL BANGAYS COUNTRY GARDENS
    PAUL BANGAYS COUNTRY GARDENS
    BANGAY PAUL
    ISBN: 9781921383991
    Title: PAUL BANGAYS COUNTRY GARDENS
    Author: BANGAY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Look behind the gates of twenty exclusive country estates from The Mornington Peninsula to The Hamptons in this magnificent book showcasing the work of internationally acclaimed garden designer Paul Bangay.

    Paul Bangay's love affair with country gardens dates back to his childhood. Feast your eyes on these to-die-for gardens, each of which features Paul's distinctive simplicity and elegance, as he writes passionately of his deeply personal relationship with each property and its owners.


    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • PLANT HUNTERS
    PLANT HUNTERS
    FRY CAROLYN
    ISBN: 9780233005164
    Title: PLANT HUNTERS
    Author: FRY CAROLYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Plant Hunters tells the story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. From ancient times, when Alexander the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing story moves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses and numerous fruits and vegetables were introduced from one country to another.

    The book traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of plants that made or broke economies, for instance tulips, tea and rubber. Travelling right around the world and throughout history, this is the tale of the botanical pioneers who changed the face of landscapes.

    Imprint: ANDRE DEUTSCH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    CHONGUE JASON
    ISBN: 9781743793435
    Title: PLANT SOCIETY : Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis for Your Urban Space
    Author: CHONGUE JASON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Plant Society is your 101 guide on how to care for and decorate your home with indoor plants.

    Even if you've killed every house plant in the past, plant cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that it's really not that difficult to keep them happy. Covering everything from basic plant care and re-potting, to plants suited to pets and propagating, this book will help rid you of your fear of gardening and inspire you to create your very own indoor rainforest.

    There are profiles of 25 ideal indoor plants, organised from the most low-maintenance species through to the more exotic and labour-intensive plants. On top of this, the book offers styling advice including how to decorate different rooms in your home with plants, as well as suggestions on pots and planters to give your plants more personality. Throughout the book, you'll also find interviews with “plant people” from around the world, who provide an insight into their unique relationships with house plants.

    Indoor gardening has never been so easy!

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    LANGAN ALANA
    ISBN: 9780500501030
    Title: PLANT STYLE : How to Greenify Your Space
    Author: LANGAN ALANA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Ferns are back in the bathroom, cacti are sitting on plant stands and devil's ivy are cascading from hangers. Indoor plants are the ultimate accessory. Softening interiors and readily available, they are a stylist's best friend. This is a charming guide on how to turn your home into a calming retreat.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • PLANTHUNTER : Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
    PLANTHUNTER : Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
    REID GEORGINA
    ISBN: 9781760760236
    Title: PLANTHUNTER : Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
    Author: REID GEORGINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A celebration of the exceptional and ordinary ways people engage with the world around them through plants.

    In gardens we find shelter, nurture and respite from the noise and rush of everyday life. To garden is a wonderful thing but you don't have to have a large plot of land or immense knowledge to reap the benefits of a little nature. The Planthunter uncovers all the ways in which people around the world find purpose, beauty, wellness and connection through the act of gardening.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
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