Home & Garden

You can’t go wrong with guides from Sunset, which are written for west coast gardeners. Their newest book showcases plants and design plans for low-water beds, borders, and containers—focusing on specific plant groups that are easy to grow, belong together, and take the same conditions. With the drought on everyone’s mind—but the desire for a beautiful garden remaining—this book couldn’t come at a better time.  

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Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Water Beds, Borders, and Containers Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780376030122
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Published: Sunset - April 7th, 2015

As someone who just dug up her front yard and put in a vegetable garden (on a street with many passersby), I’m feeling some pressure to make sure that what I grow looks as good as it tastes. Growing Beautiful Food gives me hope that I can. A showcase of gorgeous greens, peppers, tomatoes, plums, berries, herbs, edible flowers, and much more, it provides tons of inspiration as well as information.       

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S.B.
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Growing Beautiful Food: A Gardener's Guide to Cultivating Extraordinary Vegetables and Fruit Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781623363567
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Published: Rodale Books - March 31st, 2015

Twenty homes, designed in a free-spirited, no-rules style, are featured in this beautiful, colorful, and creative book. “The New Bohemians is definitely my favorite new book of 2015…. I think this is destined to be the most read, loved, Instagrammed and ‘photographed on people’s coffee tables’ book of the year, so if you’re looking for some new inspiration for spring decorating, check out Justina’s new book.” —Grace Bonney, Design Sponge

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The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781617691515
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - April 14th, 2015

Piet Oudolf is best known for his now-iconic designs for the High Line in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago. Hummelo, his own garden in The Netherlands, serves as his personal design and plant propagation laboratory and is visited by thousands of gardeners each year. This new book takes you through not only his garden, but Oudolf’s development as a designer—from his first interest in gardens and plants at around age 25 to his renown today as one of the world’s top designers. 

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Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781580934183
Availability: Backordered
Published: Monacelli Press - May 5th, 2015

If you've ever wondered about plants that get you drunk, this book is perfect for you. Not happy just covering the basics, Amy Stewart goes into the history, culture, and lifestyle of the various plants, grains, trees, fungi, and herbs that make up our liquor cabinets. Feeling adventurous? Try out some of the recipes shared throughout the book.  

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Rachel
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The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781616200466
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2013

If you’re a fan of designers Charles and Ray Eames, or just fans of good design in general, this is the book for you. Eames: Beautiful Details is a visual history of the designing duo whose work included architecture, furniture, textiles, products, graphic design, toys, and photography. Even those who are unfamiliar with the designers will swoon at this beauty of a book. A smaller, more affordable reprint of the 2012 original (which was $200), Beautiful Details is a great companion for anyone with an eye for style and a mind for design.

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Megan
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Eames: Beautiful Details Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9781623260316
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Published: Ammo Books - November 1st, 2014

If you are looking for a beautiful yet informative book for yourself or a fellow gardener, you can’t go wrong with this stunner. More than 3,000 plants and 30 types of planting locations are profiled and gorgeous color photos abound, making it easy to choose perfect plants for your garden.
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Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location Cover Image
By DK
$40.00
ISBN: 9781465414397
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 15th, 2014

I think we can all agree that Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most iconic architects ever. Now, for the first time, all of Wright’s varied West Coast buildings are collected in one book. Filled with photographs of the structures, both inside and out, as well as blueprints and history, this handsome book is perfect for any Frank Lloyd Wright fan or general architecture buff.
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Flannery
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Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast Cover Image
By Mark Wilson, Joel Puliatti (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781423634478
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 1st, 2014

Are you even remotely interested in herbs? Do yourself a favor and check out Orr’s lavish and informative book. Each herb’s entry has information on its varieties, history, and medicinal and culinary uses, as well as instructions for growing the herb. Beautiful illustrations and rich detail inform and enlighten without being overwhelming. Makes a great gift for someone with an herb garden or even for someone just looking for a place to start.
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Jax
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The New American Herbal Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780449819937
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 30th, 2014

I am absolutely loving this new book filled with gorgeous ideas for outdoor living spaces. Kameon shows readers how to get the most of their yards, with ideas for great paths, walls, and plants, plus lighting, furniture, and accessories. Her style is modern yet warm and inviting, and I found myself wanting to replicate so many of her beautiful and colorful designs. “To make a garden truly sing, start from the ground up... landscape designer Judy Kameon shows how to make each part of your yard fully and delightfully user-friendly.” —Martha Stewart Living

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Gardens Are for Living: Design Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces Cover Image
By Judy Kameon, Jonathan Adler (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847842193
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - March 4th, 2014

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