Outdoor Living Books
By Richard L. Bitner
Not all conifers are created equal, as writer and photographer Richard L. Bitner demonstrates in Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers. In the 1990s, Bitner fell madly in love with conifers and now he’s sharing that love with readers worldwide. This guide provides readers with an in-depth guide to one of nature’s [...]
By Ted Jordan Meredith
Bamboo is rapidly becoming a favorite “green” material of home and garden professionals thanks to its quickly renewing growth rate. It is appreciated for its simplistic beauty as well as for more practical characteristics, like screening and erosion control.
In his 2001 book, Bamboo for Gardens, award-winning writer Ted Jordan Meredith thoroughly explores [...]
By Suzy Bales
Flower lovers know that achieving the perfect floral arrangement is no easy task — an endeavor made more challenging when using only fresh flowers from one’s own garden. In Suzy Bales’ latest book, Garden Bouquets and Beyond: Creating Wreaths, Garlands, and More In Every Garden Season, she shares ways to reap the [...]
By Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson is one of today’s top writers and gardeners, and since joining the Royal Horticulture Society in 2000, he has defined a new philosophy of gardening. He incorporates innovative techniques and designs along with his knowledge of modern science, fusing the two to provide practical guidance for today’s gardeners. Wilson and the [...]
By Terry Wallace
Since childhood, Terry Wallace has had a passion for gardening. Now an accomplished landscape designer with over 30 years of experience, she owns Wallace Landscape Associates, and has made it her life’s work to design gardens across the Mid-Atlantic.
In Wallace’s new book Landscaping for the Mid-Atlantic, she guides readers through the creation of [...]
By Barbara Simms
John Brookes has changed the way people view gardens. A celebrated landscape designer, he has helped to transform the garden, taking it from a simple display area for plants to an outdoor room that accommodates both plant life and those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Author Barbara Simms, a garden and landscape historian, [...]
For most of us, tending to our gardens in freezing temperatures may be the last thing on our minds, but for Better Homes and Gardens contributing editor Suzy Bales, winter presents an opportunity to create uniquely breathtaking snowscapes in the residential landscape.
What Color Is Your Swimming Pool?: A Homeowner’s Guide To Trouble-Free Pool, Spa, And Hot Tub Maintenance
By Alan E. Sanderfoot
Everyone remembers how exciting it was to go to the swimming pool as a kid. School was out and a big cannonball leap into refreshing water was always a fantastic way to start the day. Years later, the desire to own a pool might give you the same cheery feelings but also [...]
By Michèle Osborne
Photography by Steven Wooster
If you’re looking for a “Do-It-Yourself” guide to garden lighting you’ve chosen the wrong book. Instead, Creative Garden Lighting is a photographic art book illustrating the majestic settings that subtle garden lighting can help create. Michele Osborne collaborates with photographer Steven Wooster in this 176 page, show-and-tell guide to light [...]
By John Tullock
John Tullock wants gardeners to know that hardy orchids may be easier to cultivate than they may think, and in his book, “Growing Hardy Orchids,” imparts the basics of orchid cultivation and propagation through easy to follow tips and beautiful illustrative photos.
Tullock not only explores the debate over native orchid conservation but [...]