Give Peace Lilies a Chance with Tovah Martin’s
latest title: The Indestructible Houseplant:
Here’s proof that anyone can grow healthy
houseplants. It all boils down to a simple set of skills and—here’s
the crucial part—picking the right plants. Not only
can these tough but handsome plants thrive in less-than-ideal
conditions, but they are easy to find. You’ll learn
how to pot, repot, water, and fertilize while picking up some
great ideas for fun, funky containers. Get inspiration on
how to display ordinary plants (no specialist nurseries necessary)
to perk up a room and transform your windowsills. Life will
The Unexpected Houseplant
The Unexpected Houseplant isn't your typical, old-fashioned,
dowdy houseplant book. Martin's approach is revolutionary—picture
brilliant spring bulbs by the bed, lush perennials brought in
from the garden, quirky succulents in the kitchen, even flowering
vines and small trees growing beside an easy chair. Along with
loads of visual inspiration, readers will learn how to make
unusual selections, where to best position plants in the home,
and valuable tips on watering, feeding, grooming, pruning, and
troubleshooting, season by season.
Comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, and illustrated with gorgeous
photography by Kindra Clineff, The Unexpected Houseplant is
for beginners, green thumbs, decorators, and anyone who wants
to infuse a bit of surprising green into their décor.
The New Terrarium
you live in the city but want to be close to nature, you need
a terrarium. If you find yourself in the country but with no
time to step outdoors, you need a terrarium. If you are confined
to an office fifty hours a week, a terrarium can be your connection
with nature. And if your home décor needs a little extra
green, try a terrarium. Quite simply, terrariums are the solution
for bringing all the benefits of botany and you together.
In The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter/Publishers,
a division of Random House, Inc. 2009), Tovah Martin presents
the whimsical yet practical world of gardening under glass –
a no-fuss way to bring snippets of nature indoors and intimate.
When encased in glass, plants thrive with almost no help from
outside their little enclosed world. With the aid of a terrarium,
you can host nature almost anywhere – in your parched
apartment or your dim cubicle. Whether you are a summer gardener
or city-dwelling nature lover, The New Terrarium
will spark your creativity and turn your world green year around.
Available on Amazon
Tasha Tudor's Garden
and illustrator of more than 75 beloved children's books, Tasha
Tudor lives a 19th-century lifestyle in the gardens surrounding
her hand-hewn house. In this gorgeous book, garden writer Tovah
Martin and photographer Richard Brown take readers into the
magical gardens called "Paradise"--and behind the
scenes. Photographs and watercolors throughout.
View from a Sketchbook
this open sketchbook, Dutch artist and naturalist Bastin invites
readers on a nature walk through the wet, dark woods of her
native Holland; the hardy, waving grasses of the Missouri prairie
she purchased and restored; and the shell-strewn shores of Grand
Cayman island where she often retreats. Best known in the U.S.
for her line of Hallmark greeting cards of "uncannily lifelike
birds, and animals, and flowers, suffused with color,"
she reveals her passion for preserving nature’s splendor
through conversations with garden writer Martin, personal interjections
highlighted in sidebars and a rich collection of agreeable watercolors.
The brief, illustrated chapters—featuring her herb garden,
her bird feeders, her goose pond, etc.—are grouped according
to the four seasons and offer a delightful annual tour of the
natural world. 100 watercolor illustrations.
A Time to Blossom
author and photographer of the classic Tasha Tudor's Garden
deliver this intimate celebration of the gardening rites and
rituals that mark not only the passage of the seasons but the
passage of the years as they are shared with successive generations.
In A Time to Blossom, Tovah Martin commemorates with words --
while Richard Brown illustrates with lush photographs -- the
joys and discoveries of the horticultural year as experienced
by a child.
Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts
this magical sequel to Tasha Tudor's Garden, Martin and Brown
revisit America's beloved children's book illustrator, taking
readers inside Corgi Cottage to watch Tasha craft items that
are an integral part of her legendary 19th-century lifestyle.
100 color photos.
and Brown (Tasha Tudor's Garden) take a walk on the lighter
side of horticulture. Postulating that "gardeners suffer
from a tendency to take themselves too seriously," the
pair drop in on 10 practitioners of the craft who have learned
to cut loose a little. Clearly inspired by their subjects (quirky
green thumbs who leaven their compost with irreverent wit and
creative flair), the authors chronicle found art and impertinent
flowers and the stories behind scores of captivating plants
from the past are rediscovered in this fully illustrated volume.
Alternately admired and considered out of fashion, these enchanting
blossoms have been the bedrock of spectacular bouquets and have
provided medicine and food throughout the centuries. This book
delves into the history of classic bulbs, ravishing old-garden
roses, antique annuals and perennials, heirloom houseplants,
and vintage vines. Tips on how to create period floral arrangements
and an extensive list of hard-to-find heirloom suppliers make
it easy to reintroduce these beloved garden species into a contemporary
setting. Keeping vintage flowers available and teaching readers
how to grow these heirlooms -- this book ensures that neither
they and nor their fabulous history will disappear.