Everything you need to know about bonsai care, maintenance, design, and arrangement. With clear explanations of bonsai and what it is, these 101 easy-to-grasp tips have everything you need to get the results you want.
Build knowledge and confidence with this must-have pocket guide, filled with the essentials you're looking for including pointers and advice on cultivating bonsai plants. Create a sense of balance and serenity in your home with these beautiful miniature trees and bring the ancient practice into the 21st century. Using a step-by-step approach, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai explains design and style principles, which containers to use, how to cultivate a bonsai plant and more. Learn about the different suitable species, from Japanese red maple to Scots pine, find out how to prune, reshape with wiring, implement Saikei and rock planting, and develop a watering routine to keep your living art healthy.
Whether you want to build on your basic skills or become an expert, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai is right for you. This pocket guide is chock-full of information to guide you, inspire you, and give you the knowledge and confidence you're looking for.
Shawna Coronado, one of America's most creative gardeners, gives you her library of clever gardening tricks in 101 Organic Gardening Hacks.
If you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised.
In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to upcycle everyday items in your garden.
One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.
South Africa-born Marie Viljoen captures the hearts of her readers as she blogs about cooking and gardening on her tiny 66-square-foot terrace in Brooklyn. Named one of the top 10 gardening blogs by Apartment Therapy and the Discovery Channel, 66 Square Feet has also been covered in the New York Times.
The book draws the reader into Viljoen's beautiful world of unfolding city seasons as she forages through New York City and harvests from her garden to create elegant and inspiring meals that encourage the reader to pause and savor life. Each chapter is a month, and ends in the kitchen, with a menu inspired by her terrace and roof gardens, farmer's markets, and the occasional weed. Set against a backdrop of growing up in South Africa and moving to the United States, meeting her French husband, and finding a culinary and emotional home in Brooklyn, Viljoen's book is a love letter to living seasonally in the most famous city on the planet.
Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are some of the easiest plants to grow, which helps explain why they're popping up in stores across the country and appearing in magazines, on blogs, and all over Pinterest. The amazing thing about air plants is that they use their roots to anchor themselves to an object, which allows them to grow in a variety of locations naturally. This flexibility of growth makes air plants ideal for decoration of home and office.While air plants are known for being easy to grow, they still do need attention to survive and live a healthy life. If taken care of, tillandsia will live for several years and will even provide "pups" for additional years of enjoyment Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant enthusiasts who turned their passion into profit with Air Plant Design Studio, an e-commerce site that sells all things air plants. Here they share tips for properly caring for air plants as well as inspiration and instruction for a myriad of ways to use air plants to enhance your space or event, including air plant wedding bouquets, wall art, terrariums, wreaths, and more. Air plants can enhance the design of any space, big or small. This beautiful, inspiring and practical guide is the perfect introduction to the wacky, hip, gorgeous world of air plants.
"In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with tillandsias." --Flora GrubbAir Plants shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern, easy-to grow houseplants. Stunning photographs showcase creative ideas for using tillandsias mounted on walls and suspended from the ceiling. You'll learn how to use the plants in living hair accessories and jewelry and in unique containers, like dishware, leather bowls, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums.
Get a little greenery in your life with this beautiful, practical guide to decorating with houseplants. At Home with Plants helps you select, plant, and display an array of easy-to-source, easy-to-care-for botanicals. Includes stylish projects--such as terrariums and hanging planters--as well as a special section of design ideas for each room of the house, plus the best plants for each space.Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. Indoor gardening is not just about growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory to boost your home's style and mood. In this inspirational book, interior landscape designer and Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Ian Drummond pairs up with interiors writer Kara O'Reilly to show you how to transform your home with plants, offering up more than 250 gorgeous aspirational images and ideas for each space in the house. These plant-design experts will walk you through the steps to create your indoor oasis with chapters on:
THE PRACTICALITIES: Health Benefits, Cleaning the Air, Houseplants & Allergies PLANT FAMILIES: Bold, Edible, Flowers & Fragrance, Tough & Tolerant, The Indestructibles CONTAINERS: Potential Planters, Container Materials, Return of the Terrarium DESIGN WITH PLANTS: Where to Start, Scale & Contrast, Symmetry & Repetition, Alternative Displays RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT ROOM: Living Spaces, Kitchens & Eating Spaces, Sleeping Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Children's Spaces, Working Spaces, Connecting Spaces THE BASICS: Light, When & How to Water, Plant Care, Plant Doctor
Packed full of great ideas to brighten up your balcony, The Balcony Gardener will teach you everything you need to know to turn your balcony, roof terrace, or window sill into a stunning outdoor spacePacked full of great ideas to brighten up your balcony, roof terrace or window sill, The Balcony Gardener will teach you everything you need to know to create a stunning outdoor space. The Balcony Gardener covers everything from the fundamentals of starting a new garden, to picking out the best accessories to suit your style and your space. The first chapter, The Basics, will guide you through planning, designing, and the basic elements of gardening so that you can create a terrace or balcony that most suits you. The next chapter, Urban Spaces, goes into much more detail about the best plants to use in smaller environments, highlighting those flora that would be better adapted to life in an urban setting. Then, move on to the chapter entitled Creative Recycling, which provides all sorts of great ideas for recycled containers and beautiful features in your yard--make a Pallet Wall Planter or Olive Oil Drum to liven up your space. There is even a chapter for All Things Edible, allowing you to customize your yard to not only look delightful, but smell and taste fantastic too. Finally, Enjoying Your Balcony offers some great advice about what type of furnishings would best suit your balcony, patio, terrace, or small yard. Complete with a journal section, a plant list, a glossary, and comprehensive resources list, The Balcony Gardener is a must-have book for any green-thumbed city-dweller.
Without fail, visitors to the great gardens of the world are enchanted by their topiary art. These great, green sculptures, often in the form of animals, but sometimes in geometric or abstract shapes, are formed by carefully binding and trimming a living plant. The patience and skill required may seem intimidating to those who wish to try their hands at it, but in this book the art is made accessible to every gardener. Well illustrated, with easy-to-understand instructions, three topiary projects are offered, a peacock (with instructions for its transformation into an angel), a Gothic arch, and a duck. The projects shown use small, potted plants from the nursery, but the techniques are readily adapted to shrubs and bushes in the garden. The tools and materials needed for topiary are common, owned by almost every gardener; with this basic guide, all that is needed is a little creativity and time. The results will astound.
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Cannabis can be a tricky plant to cultivate, but The Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana makes it easy by guiding you through each stage of development to ensure that you always build a thriving garden. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know about growing and harvesting marijuana, from choosing the right herb strain to establishing the perfect soil conditions, light, and temperature for your plants. Featuring illustrations that depict the cannabis's anatomy, you'll also discover the differences among various types of plants, how to tell a male marijuana plant from a female, and what it looks like when it's ready to be harvested. Complete with quick Money Smart tips and Keep It Simple sections, this one-stop resource shows you how to get the most out of your money and time when you're nurturing your first crop.
- Bonsai from different sources
- Choosing a bonsai site
- Essential techniques and materials
- Forests, groves, and Saikei
- Care of bonsai: a five-point program
- Root pruning and repotting
- Seasonal Changes
- Advanced Techniques
- Varieties of Bonsai Trees
The clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs ensure that even the most inexperienced gardener will be able to start creating beautiful bonsai in no time. Despite being small, bonsai are not delicate--they are strong, hardy trees and creating them is a rewarding and inexpensive hobby that anyone can take up--even without an effortless green thumb.