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40471
Adams, George Martin
Birdscaping Your Garden
Rigby, Adelaide SA, 1982.
Quarto hardcover: red boards with white spine titling and blue endpapers; 144pp., colour plates and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear only; very good to near fine in like dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. This delightful book combines immediate visual appeal with a deep appreciation for Australia's most characteristic birds and plants. Remarkable insights into bird and plant interdependence are linked to a gently conservationist philosophy that seeks to protect, extend, and preserve the unique elements of our bushland. This book contains information that will provide the basis for deriving countless hours of pleasure from the natural environment: identification of plants; approximate flowering times; propagation and cultivation; planning and planting. With many b/w drawings, colour photographs and diagrams.
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$20
90702
Bennett, Peter
Australia and New Zealand Organic Gardening
Child & Associates, Frenchs Forest, 1989.
Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards and endpapers; 207pp., colour and monochrome illustrations. Mild spotting to preliminaries and half-title page; spine faded. Otherwise minor wear. Very good. No dustwrapper.
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$22
67568
Buczacki, Stefan
Creating a Victorian Flower Garden Original Flower Paintings by Alice Drummond-Hay
Collins, London, 1988.
Square quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 160pp., colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; upper text block edge toned and spotted; a few random spots on half-title page; slight scuffing to dustwrapper with lightly worn edges and corners with small scrape on head of spine; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. In the 1890's, Alice Drummond-Hay painted the flowering plants in the garden of her family home in Perthshire. The paintings are well preserved and have only recently come to light. They show flowers, shrubs and trees in bloom and berry through the year and are a work of great attraction and artistic merit. The 60 paintings are published for the first time in this beautiful book. Stefan Buczacki discusses the vast range of native and exotic plants that appear in these art works, describing their place in the late Victorian flower garden. He explains how they can be cultivated by anyone interested in creating a period feel in their garden, offering growing advice and guidance on the style and techniques of Victorian gardening.
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$25
209091
Byrne, Josh
The Green Gardener - signed copy Sustainable Gardening in Your Own Backyard
Viking, 2006.
Small quarto paperback; 138pp., colour illustrations. Inscribed in ink to owner. Slightly cocked; spine and adjacent sunned. Very good.
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$20
209989
Campbell, Colin
Garden Talk
Hyland House, Melbourne Vic., 2013.
Octavo paperback; 193pp., monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; mild wear to edges and corners with slightly faded spine panel and upper edges. Very good.
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$16
88810
Clarke, Ethne (Jonathan Buckley, illus.)
The Garden in Autumn Planting; Colour; Inspiration
David & Charles Ltd., Newton Abott Devon UK, 2004.
Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards, grey endpapers; 168pp., colour illustrations. A few superficial scratches to dustwrapper. Near fine otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$22
209258
Clyne, Densey (Helen McCosker, et al., illus.)
How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden - signed
Reed Books Pty. Ltd., Balgowlah NSW, 1990.
Quarto; hardcover, with upper board titles and decorative endpapers; 88pp., with many full-colour illustrations. Mild wear; light scraping of the spine extremities; signed in ink with a dedication to the verso of the flyleaf. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Very good.
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$22
61075
Davis, Mary
Creating Cottage Gardens
Angus & Robertson, Pymble NSW, 1993.
Square quarto hardcover; yellow boards and cream endpapers; 194pp., colour illustrations. Titling on board spine completely faded; bumping to board corners and slight wear to edges; mild spotting on upper text block edges; dustwrapper spine faded and small tear on upper front spine edge. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$28
207117
DiSabato-Aust, Tracy (Megan H. King, illus.)
The Well-Designed Mixed Garden Building Beds and Borders with Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, and Bulbs
The Timber Press, Portland OR, 2003.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, 460pp., with many colour illustrations. Mild wear; cocked; light toning of the text block edges with some faint spotting to the top edge. Dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn. Very good.
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$35
30987
Dunn, Margaret Hanlon, & Barbara O'Leary
Colour Me a Garden A Complete Guide to Planting for Colour in the Garden
Golden Press Pty. Ltd., Drummoyne NSW, 1987.
Quarto; hardcover, with decorated endpapers; 342pp., with many full-colour illustrations. Moderate wear; some mild spotting to the preliminaries. No dustwrapper as issued. Very good.
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$25
58437
Forsyth, Holly Kerr
Gardens in My Year
New Holland, Sydney NSW, 2000.
Hardcover, square quarto, 192pp., colour illustrations. Mild wear to board corners and edges; text block edges lightly toned. Dustwrapper lightly worn at edges. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Gardens in My Year is a collection of Holly Kerr Forsyth's weekly columns from the Weekend Australian Review. Organised seasonally, each story tells of how extraordinary garden features and beautiful plants have been used by the owners of many of Australia's finest gardens. Replete with anecdotes from her visits to various gardens and regions, the author presents her own evocative photography, sharing her love of gardens as well as gardening secrets and helpful tips.
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$25
209973
Gettle, Jere & Emilee, with Maghan Sutherland
The Heirloom Life Gardener The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally
Hyperion, New York NY, 2011.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles and decorative endpapers; 228pp., with a full-colour frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Moderate wear; cocked; spine extremities lightly softened. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Very good.
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$25
63930
Hobhouse, Penelope
Flower Gardens
Angus & Robertson, Pymble NSW, 1991.
Square quarto hardcover; blue boards with gilt spine titling; 215pp., colour illustrations. Owner's name. Minor wear; scattered spotting on half-title and title page and spotting to upper text block and page edges; dustwrapper very slightly faded along spine with slight edgewear at spine panel extremities (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Otherwise very good to near fine. This glorious book is both a celebration of flowers and a thoroughly practical growing guide. Showing flowers in close-up, Hobhouse then broadens their focus by considering the different roles that flowering plants can play in garden pictures all through the seasons. Finally the author selects over seven hundred of the best flowering plants in a comprehensive catalogue giving full cultivation details. Any advice from Penelope Hobhouse is great advice. A necessary addition to the gardener's library.
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$30
84321
[Hortus] (David Wheeler, ed.)
By Pen & by Spade An Anthology of Garden Writing; Foreword by Roy Strong
Alan Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, 1990.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 248pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Some mild spotting to the the text block edges. Dustwrapper sunned along the spine panel. Very good. "David Wheeler is the owner of the garden, called the Neuadd, which means the Hall in Welsh. He is editor and publisher of Hortus, a gardening quarterly that he founded in 1987, the year he moved from Surrey. His editorials, which have charted his move and the continual revelations of his Welsh garden, are only one of the ingredients that make Hortus a garden journal with a difference. Like its Latin name, which means garden, Hortus is devoted simply to the pleasures of the gardening experience. 'With so much emphasis today on the scientific and how-to aspects of horticulture, gardening itself had almost become a dirty word,' said Mr. Wheeler. He seeks instead essays of a more literate nature on the decorative aspects of gardening from a circle of not just garden writers. Many articles have explored literary gardens as well, like those found in the works of Milton, Jane Austen and Henry James. For his first issues, he garnered such well-known English writers and garden practitioners as Dame Sylvia Crowe, Penelope Hobhouse and Ronald Blythe. Because Hortus also demonstrates Mr. Wheeler's devotion to fine-quality printing, rare book dealers are stocking up on early issues for resale. .. In place of photographs, Mr. Wheeler commissions drawings or wood engravings for illustrations. 'Drawings capture aspects of plants and gardens that photographs never can,' he said. 'Also, I want drawings inside to equal the originality and imaginativeness of the texts.' ...'In essence, what I want to do,' he said, 'is to encourage the reader's mind to leap the garden wall.' - Paula Dietz
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$25
209962
[Hortus] (David Wheeler, ed.; Foreword by Ronald Blythe)
The Generous Garden A Second Anthology of Garden Writing
Alan Sutton Publishing, Far Thrupp Stroud Gloucestershire UK, 1991.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 242pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Moderate wear; cocked; spine extremities mildly softened; some light spotting to the text block edges. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Very good.
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$23
209964
Howard, Elizabeth Jane
Green Shades An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners
Aurum Press Ltd., London, 1991.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, full cloth with gilt spine titles; 256pp., with 16pp. of colour plates and many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; some spotting to the text block edges and top edge dusted. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; spine panel sunned. Very good.
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$23
209996
Karsten, Joel
Straw Bale Gardens Complete
Cool Springs Press, Minneapolis, 2015.
Quarto paperback; 175pp., colour illustrations. Minor wear only; near fine. Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn't only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today's home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn't be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere - even in your driveway. Karsten's step-by-step guide offers all the information you need to make your own straw bale garden today. In this lushly photographed volume, Karsten shares all of the secrets he has developed over years of teaching eager students the miracle of straw bale gardening. You'll learn how to locate and choose straw bales, then how to condition and plant them for the earliest possible start. You'll master Karsten's methods for combating plant pests and maximizing space by applying the principles of vertical gardening to his straw bales. Whether it's seedlings or seeds, veggies or flowers, there is practically no limit to the plant varieties that will prosper in a straw bale garden - and with Karsten's breakthrough gardening guide, you can do it all yourself.
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$20
62196
Kingsbury, Noel
The New Perennial Garden
Frances Lincoln, London, 1996.
Square quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 160pp., with many full-colour illustrations. Minor wear; some light spotting to the text block edges. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. In the new perennial garden, ornamental grasses and robust perennials, carefully chosen to be appropriate to their setting, weave together to form a natural, harmonious whole. With their strong foliage shapes and attractive flower and seed heads they look beautiful through all the season. This new style of planting is not only ecologically friendly but also low-maintenance. Guru Noel Kingsbury explores this new style of coping with changing climate, water restrictions and poor soil. A champion of the new informality movement loosening up the straitjacket of landscape gardening.
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$22
210030
Lacey, Stephen
The Startling Jungle Colour and Scent in the Romantic Garden
Viking/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1986.
Octavo hardcover; black boards with silver gilt spine titling; 253pp., colour illustrations. Minor wear; small mark on upper front board; mild spotting to text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper a few tiny chips on corners and spine panel extremities; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$18
209089
Lee, Rand B.
Pleasures of the Cottage Carden
Friedman/Fairfax, New York BY, 1998.
Square quarto hardcover; green boards with silver gilt spine titling, yellow endpapers; 144pp., colour illustrations. Spotting and a few marks to endpapers and prelims; spotting to text block edges; small loss to upper rear edge of dustwrapper, some chipping. Good to very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$24
208665
Lloyd, Christopher
The Well-Tempered Garden
Viking/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1985.
Reprint. Hardcover, octavo; green boards with gilt spine titling; 479pp., monochrome and colour illustrations. Offsetting and mild spotting to endpapers; spotted text block edges; mild rubbing and edgewear to dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
209138
Lloyd, Christopher (Howard Sooley, illus.)
Gardener Cook
Viking/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Camberwell Vic., 1997.
Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards; 255pp., colour illustrations. Misbound - back to front. Faint spotting to text block edges; dustwrapper spine and adjacent sunned. Very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$18
42632
McMaster, Natalie, & Jane Edmanson (eds.)
Ideas from Private Gardens 35 Australians Share Their Secrets.
Anne O'Donovan, Hawthorn Vic., 1986.
Hardcover, quarto; grey/green boards with white spine and green spine titling, green endpapers; 136pp., monochrome and colour illustrations. Minor wear; faint spotting on upper text block edges; dustwrapper spine panel faded and a few tiny chips on edges. Otherwise very good to near fine. "Ideas from Private Gardens" is a celebration of the joy of gardening. Thirty-five gardeners share with the authors the inspiration, the ideas and the secrets of their special gardens. Through their first-person accounts of how they went about creating their "visions of paradise", the reader can glimpse the imagination that can transform an ordinary garden into something magical.
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$25
42528
McMaugh, Judy
What Garden Pest or Disease Is That? Every garden problem solved
Lansdowne Press, Sydney NSW, 1987.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, with decorated endpapers; 312pp., with many monochrome and full-colour illustrations. Mild wear; slightly shaken; softening to the spine extremities; creasing to the upper board (possibly a bindery error). Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. A comprehensively illustrated and detailed book answers your questions about garden pests and diseases. The precise photographic illustrations and full-colour drawings take the guesswork out of attempting to work out which blotch means what. Divided into four self-contained sections for easy reference, each pest and disease is illustrated.
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$25
209095
Ross, Linda, Sandra & Graham
From the Ground Up - signed by the authors A Complete Garden Guide for New South Wales Gardeners
Neutrog Australia, Adelaide SA, 2010.
Quarto; hardcover, with upper board titling and decorated endpapers; 279pp., with many full-colour illustrations. Mild wear; signed by all three authors in ink to the title page; scraping to board corners; upper board edges lightly faded. Dustwrapper spine panel sunned; mild wear to edges; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
207757
Schenk, George
Gardening on pavement, tables, and hard surfaces
Timber Press Inc., Portland OR, 2003.
Square octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 192pp., with many full-colour illustrations. Mild wear; slightly rolled. Dustwrapper sunned along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$22
208043
Scott-James, Anne (Osbert Lancaster, illus)
Down to Earth
Frances Lincoln Ltd., London, 2004.
Octavo hardcover; black boards with silver gilt spine titling; 191pp., b&w plates and line drawings. Scraping to board corners; browned text block edges; very slightly rolled. Very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$18
37790
Squire, David
The Scented Garden A Complete Guide to Fragrant Plants for the Australian and New Zealand Gardener
Doubleday, Sydney, 1989.
Quarto, hardcover; purple boards with gilt spine titling, yellow endpapers; 220pp., colour illustrations. Minor wear; board edges mildly faded; spotted text block edges. Very mild sunning to dustwrapper spine panel; wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Else very good.
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$23
55485
Stuart, David
Gardening with Antique Plants
Conran, London, 1997.
Quarto; hardcover; 160pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; some spotting to the text block top edge. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Antique plant expert David Stuart selects the best varieties for the contemporary garden, including original species introduced from the wild or plants that were bred over 100 years ago. Plants are suggested for a wide range of gardens, including headings of Cottage, Wildflower, Topiary and Kitchen. Each chapter contains a visual catalogue of antique varieties, stories of how the plants were introduced or bred by early gardeners, and ideas for combining them with other antique varieties. A set of cultivation notes provides practical guidance on growing the main species featured and this is linked to lists of specialist nurseries and mail-order suppliers.
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$30
210077
Taylor, Patrick (ed.)
The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Oxford University Press, Melbourne Vic., 2006.
Quarto hardcover; green boards with gilt spine titling, decorated endpapers; 554pp., colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; a few faint spots and marks on text block edges; mild rubbing and edgewear to dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$60
210075
Thomas, Graham Stuart
The Rock Garden and its Plants From Grotto to Alpine House
J.M. Dent, London, 1989.
Quarto hardcover; green boards with gilt spine titling; 266pp., colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; slightly faded dustwrapper spine. Otherwise very good to near fine.
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$30
209967
Tychonievich, Joseph
Rock Gardening Reimagining a Classic Style - Gardens, Techniques, Plants
The Timber Press Inc., Portland OR, 2016.
Royal octavo; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 296pp., with many full-colour illustrations. Minor wear. No dustwrapper as issued. Near fine.
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$30
209976
van Dok, Wendy
The Water-Efficient Garden A Guide to Sustainable Landscaping in Australia
Water Efficient Gardenscapes, Waverley Vic., 2002.
Octavo paperback. 130pp., colour and monochrome illustrations. Mild spotting to text block edges; very good to near fine.
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$18
59855
Wheeler, David (ed.)
The Penguin Book of Garden Writing
Viking/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1996.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 382pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations and decorations likewise. Mild wear; text block and page edges lightly toned and spotted; previous owner's ink inscription to the verso of the flyleaf. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; spine panel lightly sunned. Very good.
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$23
210010
Windust, Allan
Waterwise House & Garden
Landlinks, Collingwood, 2003.
Paperback, octavo; 190pp., monochrome illustrations. Faint spotting to upper text block edge, toning to page edges; mild edgewear. Very good to near fine.
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$17