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Gardens of the National Trust
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A substantially revised edition to showcase superb new photography and to introduce newly acquired properties, along with fascinating practical gardening guides from the Trust's expert head gardeners
 
Britain's National Trust has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership—the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance, and quality. Together, they form the world's most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished by their beauty, rarity, historical interest, and scientific value. Historically and horticulturally, a vivid picture of the gardens is painted, with all the major periods represented—from a knot garden from a 1640 design to Victorian Gardens and the famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century. Both a practical guide and a rich source of inspiration, the book includes horticultural details, a complete plant list, and a section on the many other Trust gardens to visit. Throughout, splendid color images by the country's leading photographers bring to life the beauty of each garden.
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By: National Trust.   2011-11-01

New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
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A cramped kitchen. A bedroom that lacks elbow room. A living room that's no fun living in. It's the age-old dilemma of owning an old house...you want to add space by making an addition but don't want to damage your home's integrity. Now The Taunton Press and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have joined forces to bring you outstanding design solutions.

Renowned architect Frank Shirley will share dozens of proven ideas for expanding the space and comfort of your charming colonial, cozy cape, vintage Victorian, any classic home...all while preserving the look and feel you first fell in love with!

Teach an old house new tricks!

  • 300 stunning photos of additions that work
  • Reassuring answers to all your concerns about adding new space to your beloved old home:
    • A house in harmony - living in an old house and loving it
    • Preserving the all-important balance of your home
    • Creating "public" and "private" spaces
    • Making the painless transition from old to new
    • Crafting with materials that express your home's style
  • Inspiring case studies - A Home on the Hudson, A Bay Area Beauty, A Victorian with Humility, Reviving a Retreat and more
  • Pure pleasure to read...as a fellow old house owner and aficionado, Frank Shirley writes with warmth and insight
  • A gorgeous book, the perfect gift for anyone who owns and loves his or her old house
  • An unparalleled resource whether you're in the dreaming, planning or doing stage!

"Like you, I prefer old houses. For decades, I've helped home owners make their old houses more livable. With this book, you will discover a wealth of ideas and design strategies for additions that not only preserve but enhance the beauty that originally drew you to your classic home."

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By: Taunton Press.   2007-10-01

Capability Brown and His Landscape Gardens
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One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot "Capability" Brown was known to many as "The Omnipotent Magician" who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, visitors still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the series Downton Abbey) and many more. This book tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible resource for anyone who wants to know more about the man who created a landscape style which for many defines the English countryside.
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By: National Trust.   2016-07-01

Decks and Patios For Dummies
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Life is just so much sweeter when experienced from a good deck or patio. Breezes, sunlight, the smells of the garden, birdsongs…just a few minutes in your own backyard can enliven the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. Meals become relaxed affairs. Food tastes better. Conversations are richer. Time eases its hectic demands and drifts by at a more congenial pace. Whether for a neighborhood barbeque or just a quiet afternoon with a paperback, decks and patios offer us the perfect space to kick back and let the good times roll.

Decks and Patios for Dummies contains everything you need to know to design and build your dream deck or patio. Full of practical tips and clear, simple instructions, it shows the do-it-yourselfer how to solve problems in design and construction while avoiding pitfalls and unnecessary expenses. You’ll find useful information on:

  • Choosing the location
  • Sizing
  • Choosing materials
  • Preparing the site
  • Building
  • Adding barbeques, fireplaces, etc.
  • Maintenance

This is a start-to-finish guide on all aspects of deck and patio construction – including when you should seek help from the professionals! Designed to make the most of your budget, it walks you through:

  • Dealing with contractors, codes, and feasibility
  • The building checklist
  • Lighting, outlets, faucets, and other add-ons
  • Decks – from frames to finishes
  • Patios: concrete, flagstone, or brick?
  • Steps, stairs, and benches
  • Special details and decorations

Whether your project is a patio just big enough for two chaises-lounges or a screened-in, wraparound deck on the side of a mountain, Decks and Patios for Dummies makes building understandable and fun with illustrations, diagrams, helpful sidebars, and a color insert of photos to stir the imagination. Take advantage of this comprehensive guide and build your dream deck today.

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By: For Dummies.   1998-03-30

A Gardener's Latin: The Language of Plants Explained (National Trust Home & Garden)
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An exquisitely illustrated, lively exploration of Latin plant names explaining the meanings behind hundreds of names, from vulgaris ("common") to mirabilis ("extraordinary")

Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many Latin names hide the secrets of where the plant is found, its color, flowering times, leaf pattern, natural habitat, and all sorts of other information that's extremely useful to the gardener: if you want a plant for a shady place, choose one with a name ending in sylvestris ("of woods"), while if your garden is dry, look out for the suffix epigeios ("of dry places"). More than just a dictionary of plant names, this fascinating book explains the meaning of hundreds of Latin plant terms. Within these pages you'll learn that Digitalis purpurea (the common foxglove) is purple, that the sanguineum in Geranium sanguineum means "bloody" (its common name is the bloody cranesbill), and to steer clear of any plant whose Latin name ends in infestus.

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By: Pavilion.   2015-08-01

The Good Gardener: A Hands-on Guide from National Trust Experts (National Trust Home & Garden)
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Marrying innovative techniques with traditional skills, this practical, modern guide from the National Trust head gardeners covers all aspects of gardening

National Trust gardeners are very much at the forefront of modern gardening techniques yet at the same time, use valuable traditional skills passed down through the generations. Interspersed throughout all the up-to-date gardening advice offered in this guide are tip boxes describing all the traditional skills that are used. Head gardeners from world-famous gardens like Hidcote, Sissinghurst, and Stourhead all contribute. This comprehensive guide covers garden basics (soil type, aspect, weeding, digging, and what to grow where and when); design (styles, functional vs. aesthetics, landscaping, low maintenance gardening, container gardening, and a return to lost gardening styles and techniques); lawn care and lawn alternatives, gardening techniques and maintenance, crop rotation, growing and cooking food (fruit, vegetables, and herbs), greener gardening, and wildlife gardening—natural alternatives, how to encourage wildlife, how to deter pests without damaging the environment, beehives, and composting tips. Each chapter is packed with step-by-step guides to various techniques, handy hints from head gardeners, and "tales from the potting shed" that give historical context to the methods used by the gardeners.

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By: National Trust.   2015-06-01

Britain's Wildflowers
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From hedgerows to meadows, wildflowers can be found throughout our green and pleasant land. In this book, journalist and garden writer Rosamond Richardson traces the history and myths behind each flower to discover the fascinating ways in which the plants were used. Discover which flower used as a medieval lie-detector to test the innocence of suspected criminals, or stuffed in the shoes of Roman centurions to prevent damage to their feet as they marched. From periwinkles, beloved of Chaucer, and the oxlips and "nodding violet" growing in the forest of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the book celebrates the important role wildflowers have played in literature, as well as their uses in food and medicine, and the history, myths, and tales behind each species. The 19th-century poet John Clare wrote, "I love wildflowers (none are weeds with me)." This book is a celebration of the bountiful history behind Britain’s beloved wildflowers and is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening, history, or the natural world.
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By: National Trust.   2017-07-01

Some Flowers (National Trust Home & Garden)
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Legendary gardener Vita Sackville-West's affectionate and inspirational tribute to her 25 favorite plants

In Some Flowers, originally published in 1937, Vita Sackville-West took the novel step of choosing 25 of her favorite flowers and describing their appearance, origins, characteristics, and the best ways to grow them, in a series of beautifully expressive pen portraits which retain their vitality more than 70 years later. In this fresh edition, the exquisite watercolors of Graham Rust provide a perfect marriage of words and images, clearly demonstrating at last the accuracy and ingenuity of Vita Sackville-West's descriptions. This glorious second flowering of her personal, erudite, and poetical book will not only delight her many admirers but also guarantee her reputation with a new generation of gardening enthusiasts.

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By: National Trust.   2014-10-01

Garden Friends: Plants, Animals and Wildlife that are Good for Your Garden (National Trust Home & Garden)
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Whether you want to experiment with companion planting, pest control or simply need some plants to do the work for you, gardening in harmony with nature has never been easier. Get the best out of your outside space by calling on your garden "friends." Introducing helpful wildlife into your garden will help to control pests, maintain a natural chemical-free balance and encourage your garden to bloom, whether you have a large garden, an allotment or a simple window box. Some plants are great "friends" and are endlessly useful—sweetpeas are good for regenerating tired soil, for example, while marigolds repel pesky greenfly away from your prized cabbages. Birds and other animals such as hedgehogs, bats and frogs are also renowned pest-munchers, while bees, butterflies and other insects will happily pollinate your flowers, fruit and vegetables. Encouraging just a few of these "friends" into your garden will soon ensure your prized plants are blooming. This practical guide describes all of the wonderful wildlife that is helpful to have in your garden and how to spot them. Packed with hints and tips on how to encourage the critters into your space and make sure they stick around, this guide is a must-have for any gardener.
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By: National Trust.   2016-06-01

Gardens of the National Trust Postcard Box
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The National Trust cares for the finest collection of gardens in the UK, and these 50 postcards show some of the most beautiful. From the dense color of cottage gardens and the geometric perfection of knot gardens to the sweeping grandeur of Capability Brown's vistas, there's a perfect card for every occasion. The cards are presented in an attractive hinged box that can be reused.
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By: National Trust.   2016-06-01


 

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