Timber Press

Timber Press Publishers of authoritative books on gardening, horticulture, and natural history.
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Mission: We share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history.

People traditionally think of containers as entry accents to a house or property. Or maybe as a tender-plant centerpiece...
05/07/2020

People traditionally think of containers as entry accents to a house or property. Or maybe as a tender-plant centerpiece on a table, in the garden or indoors. But there is a container to suit almost any space in the garden.

Photo by Rob Cardillo from the new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.

GROW WITH US! Stay up-to-date with Timber Press news, events, and special offers, just for Master Gardeners. Subscribe h...
05/06/2020

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Ayana Young is our #wcw this week. She is the cofounder and host of the @forthewild.world. At the heart of For the Wild ...
05/06/2020

Ayana Young is our #wcw this week. She is the cofounder and host of the @forthewild.world.

At the heart of For the Wild are the critically important questions Ayana asks her community and herself. Of the podcast, Ayana said: “complicity is what makes my life’s work harder. Only in seeing my complicity can I creatively figure a way out, in community with people from different backgrounds and perspectives.”

Learn more about Ayana Young in the book THE EARTH IN HER HANDS by Jennifer Jewell of Cultivating Place: Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden.

What do you grow in containers? Here’s what David Culp has to say about them in his new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAG...
05/05/2020

What do you grow in containers? Here’s what David Culp has to say about them in his new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.

"Containers bring delight to gardening year-round, both outside and in. They allow you to create looks that you may not be able to replicate in the larger, in-ground garden, such as different color combinations, or groupings of plants that you wouldn’t normally grow together. You can highlight collections of plants. You can create edible containers or herbal containers. You can group annuals and perennials and woody plants. And you can use them as moveable accents throughout the garden."

Photo by Rob Cardillo.

Having a progression of fresh seedlings ready to plug in through the growing season helps maximize use of space. And gua...
05/03/2020

Having a progression of fresh seedlings ready to plug in through the growing season helps maximize use of space. And guarantee a bounty of flavor.

Photo from A WAY TO GARDEN by A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach.

Most people approach garden design like flower arranging, as a form of addition: You add more plants until you like what...
05/02/2020

Most people approach garden design like flower arranging, as a form of addition: You add more plants until you like what you see. But there is also a lot of subtraction, or at least moving things to other columns in the ledger, particularly with certain annuals, biennials, and short-lived perennials that tend to sow themselves about if allowed to go to seed. The best gardeners learn to identify their baby self-sowns each spring (which may not show until quite late), and capitalize—leaving some in place, perhaps, and relocating others.

The celandine poppy in the photo above is an easy self-sower to transplant.

Text and photo from A WAY TO GARDEN by A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach.

If your mother basically lives in the garden—or if you're the gardener in the family—we've got books that make great gif...
05/01/2020

If your mother basically lives in the garden—or if you're the gardener in the family—we've got books that make great gifts this Mother's Day. From beginners looking for more plants to grow, to those who want to keep gardening for years to come. For a limited time you can save 30% on the best choices for mom (including the stunning A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE). Just use the code MOTHER30.

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The cutting garden of our dreams.Photo by Rob Cardillo from the new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.
04/30/2020

The cutting garden of our dreams.

Photo by Rob Cardillo from the new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.

Our #wcw this week is Megan Twilegar, a Portland-based nurserywoman and designer and the owner and founder of Pistils Nu...
04/29/2020

Our #wcw this week is Megan Twilegar, a Portland-based nurserywoman and designer and the owner and founder of Pistils Nursery.

When Jennifer Jewell of Cultivating Place: Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden asked Megan about her favorite plant, here is what she said: "Wild onion. There are so many species native to our region, and I have fallen in love with all of them. Being bulbs, they have the ability to grow in the leanest, grittiest, and heaviest soil and, depending on the species, push through the toughest mats of grass to return year after year for eons. For me, the represent flexibility, perseverance, and longevity. As a woman, I aspire to embody these qualities, as I feel they are needed to navigate life."

To learn more about Megan, check out THE EARTH IN HER HANDS

Weeding. How do you do it?Weeding by hand is the safest and smartest choice. Here are some tips for doing it well. Pull ...
04/28/2020

Weeding. How do you do it?

Weeding by hand is the safest and smartest choice. Here are some tips for doing it well. Pull weeds when they are small. Avoid daytime heat. If possible, weed after it rains or a few hours after you have watered the garden.

Find more expert tips in THE NEW GARDENER’S HANDBOOK.

Do you grow plants from seed? Are you trying it now for the first time?In THE NEW GARDENER’S HANDBOOK, Daryl Beyers shar...
04/27/2020

Do you grow plants from seed? Are you trying it now for the first time?

In THE NEW GARDENER’S HANDBOOK, Daryl Beyers shares this rule of thumb: Use the size of a seed to determine planting depth and never bury a seed deeper than three times its longest dimension.

The Save Indie Bookstores fund seeks to infuse independent bookstores across the country with the financial support they...
04/27/2020
Initiatives — Save Indie Bookstores

The Save Indie Bookstores fund seeks to infuse independent bookstores across the country with the financial support they need while they are forced to remain closed as a result of COVID-19. To support this crucial effort, Timber is donating 100% of this week's profits from sales of A WAY TO GARDEN by A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach to the fund. Learn more about the campaign—and about what you can do to help—https://www.saveindiebookstores.com/initiatives.

Take ActionThere are helpers everywhere.   April 15, 2020 — April 30, 2020Rick and Becky Riordan are matching each dollar raised up to $100,000!Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicle...

When gardeners plant something, it’s just the beginning. They assume responsibility for that plant, setting the stage fo...
04/26/2020

When gardeners plant something, it’s just the beginning. They assume responsibility for that plant, setting the stage for the season, years, and generations to come.

Are you new to gardening? THE NEW GARDENER’S HANDBOOK is your go-to source for expert advice.

A Bombus sandersoni collecting nectar.Learn more about the importance of bees in OUR NATIVE BEES.
04/25/2020

A Bombus sandersoni collecting nectar.

Learn more about the importance of bees in OUR NATIVE BEES.

Do you propagate plants? These succulent leaf cuttings rooting into mini terra cotta pots are adorable.Learn how to make...
04/24/2020

Do you propagate plants? These succulent leaf cuttings rooting into mini terra cotta pots are adorable.

Learn how to make more plants (for free!) in PLANT PARENTING, by Halleck Horticultural.

Because Clematis ‘Lemon Bells’ can bloom on old and new growth, prune lightly just to keep it in shape after the first f...
04/23/2020

Because Clematis ‘Lemon Bells’ can bloom on old and new growth, prune lightly just to keep it in shape after the first flush of bloom.

Photo from A WAY TO GARDEN, by A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach.

Happy Earth Day! We hope you take a moment today to step outside and appreciate the natural world that surrounds you.To ...
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day! We hope you take a moment today to step outside and appreciate the natural world that surrounds you.

To celebrate the wonders of our planet, we’re giving away a package of books that give gardeners the tools they need to help change the world, one home garden at a time.

To enter, tell us in the comments how your garden acts as an agent of change. Contest is open until 11:59 PM on 4/26. The winner will be contacted in the comments the following day. This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram/Facebook, and only open to residents of the US. Good luck!

A white-lined sphinx moth pollinates a flower while seeking nectar.Photo from NATURE’S BEST HOPE, by Doug Tallamy.
04/21/2020

A white-lined sphinx moth pollinates a flower while seeking nectar.

Photo from NATURE’S BEST HOPE, by Doug Tallamy.

Don’t miss the first in a series of gardening articles written by A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach. Beautifully writ...
04/21/2020
In a Chaotic Season, Where to Begin Your Spring Cleanup?

Don’t miss the first in a series of gardening articles written by A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach. Beautifully written sage advice for the way we are gardening (and living) now.

This year, even the easy parts of gardening are challenging. A veteran gardener offers advice and encouragement.

Our #womancrush this week is Margaret Roach.Her passion for gardening is evident in her work. This quote from THE EARTH ...
04/20/2020

Our #womancrush this week is Margaret Roach.

Her passion for gardening is evident in her work. This quote from THE EARTH IN HER HANDS sums it up beautifully: “For me, my garden is my life partner. We are one organism—garden and gardener. It is my spiritual home and heartbeat.”

more about Margaret Roach in THE EARTH IN HER HANDS.

What’s your favorite vegetable to grow at home? There isn’t much more satisfying than pulling carrots from the ground.Yo...
04/19/2020

What’s your favorite vegetable to grow at home? There isn’t much more satisfying than pulling carrots from the ground.

You can save 20% on all books when you use the code BOOKS. Check out our books on vegetable gardening at the link below.

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Are your kids spending too much time in front of a screen? Break up their day with gardening. Teaching them how to grow ...
04/18/2020

Are your kids spending too much time in front of a screen? Break up their day with gardening. Teaching them how to grow their own food can help foster a life-long love of vegetables, fresh food, and time spent outdoors.

Today’s #wcw is Ira Wallace, a worker and owner of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.Ira is also a founding member owner a...
04/15/2020

Today’s #wcw is Ira Wallace, a worker and owner of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

Ira is also a founding member owner and worker at Acorn Community Farm, a 60-acre organic farm and intentional community. She grows and does trials for vegetable, herb, and flower seed varieties, evaluates new additions for their catalog, and coordinates outreach and education.

Ira’s new books about growing vegetables in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are available now everywhere books are sold and at the link below. Use code BOOKS to receive 20% off.

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Halesia blooms, carpeting the pathway. Photo by Rob Cardillo from the new book by David Culp, A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTA...
04/15/2020

Halesia blooms, carpeting the pathway.

Photo by Rob Cardillo from the new book by David Culp, A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.

April might be paradise in the garden. Both flowers and trees are blooming, and when their bloom times overlap, it’s jus...
04/13/2020

April might be paradise in the garden. Both flowers and trees are blooming, and when their bloom times overlap, it’s just beautiful.

Photo by Rob Cardillo from the new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.

Packed with glorious images and practical tips, A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE will inspire you to live a life enriched by...
04/12/2020

Packed with glorious images and practical tips, A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE will inspire you to live a life enriched by nature every day of the year. Order it today at the link below and receive 20% off when you use the code BOOKS. This code can be used to order books from our entire library.

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If you want to use them in a salad, you should gather nutrient-rich dandelions while the leaves are still small and tend...
04/11/2020

If you want to use them in a salad, you should gather nutrient-rich dandelions while the leaves are still small and tender, before the flowers emerge. Make sure you know what you are picking. Dandelion leaves are hairless and saw-toothed. As always, it is safest to eat dandelions gathered from your own organic garden or lawn.

Photo by Rob Cardillo from the new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.

Here’s some sage advice from David Culp about tulips: “Tulips have always been treasured as the perfect heralds of high ...
04/10/2020

Here’s some sage advice from David Culp about tulips: “Tulips have always been treasured as the perfect heralds of high spring. Color is what I think of when I think of tulips. The stunning color possibilities seem almost unlimited; few other plant groups offer as many variants. I often refer to tulips as one of my plant indulgences.”

Feeling inspired to add tulips to your garden? Check out David Culp’s new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE.

Hellebores can be used as cut flowers; simply replace the ones that flag. To learn more about how to grow this lovely pl...
04/09/2020

Hellebores can be used as cut flowers; simply replace the ones that flag. To learn more about how to grow this lovely plant, check out the new book A YEAR AT BRANDWINE COTTAGE by David Culp.

Photo by Rob Cardillo.

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04/09/2020

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Our #wcw this week is Frances Palmer, the inspiring woman behind Frances Palmer Pottery. Here’s the list of women Palmer...
04/08/2020

Our #wcw this week is Frances Palmer, the inspiring woman behind Frances Palmer Pottery.

Here’s the list of women Palmer gave when Jennifer Jewell of Cultivating Place: Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden asked who inspired her: Eudora Welty (an American writer and gardener), Nicole de Vesian (a French fashion designer and gardener), Rosie Sanders (a British botanical artist), and Emily Thompson (a floral designer and owner of Emily Thompson Flowers).

Which amazing women inspire you?

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