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Matt Ritter, the author of A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us, and a botany professor, talks about the difference between the cultivated and invasive trees, which trees are taking over California, and why poor neighborhoods seem to have fewer types of trees.
Our Q&A with well-known garden designer Piet Oudolf, whose new book Landscapes in Landscapes, has just been published.
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Our pick for Mother's Day gifts: Books, dishes, vases, and a compost container!
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Sharon Beals photographed fifty birds' nests in vivid detail, giving us a glimpse into a beautiful and architectual world. Plus: Accompanying illustrations of the nests' avian makers.
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True Life: Steven Harris Architects, from Princeton Architectual Press, is a retrospective that covers Steven Harris Architects' first twenty-five years. The firm has long made landscape design an integral part of its work, with its in-house landscape unit spun off four years ago as Rees Roberts + Partners. Our review of the book, with a look at three inside spreads.
Published in 1847, Les Fleurs Animées imagines a world where the flowers reclaim the meanings bestowed upon them by a covetous Victorian audience, and become actresses in their own drama. In J.J. Grandville's engraved illustrations, an exotic Lady Tulip bewitches, while fair young Forget-Me-Not mourns her loneliness.
Edward Gorey's The Evil Garden (Pomegranate, March 2011) is a cautionary tale for botanic enthusiasts everywhere: Beckoned by the delights of a lush, enticing garden, a family traipses through nature's alluring gate toward the promise of a flowering sanctuary. But any notions of floral delights are replaced with grave encounters when the plants turn bad.
The landmark work of British botanist Anna Atkins paved the way for a new field of botanic photography.
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To be released in March of 2009, Cotswold Houses: Stone Houses and Interiors From the English Countryside, a new title from Rizzoli and written by Nicholas Mander, profiles signature houses and their landscapes and interiors from the region, with photos are taken from Country Life magazine.From the introduction: “The Cotswold Manor House and its setting assumed iconic status in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At its most potent, it became a symbol of Edwardian natio ...
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