NZ Organic Gardening & Garden Plants

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A HISTORY OF GARDENING IN NEW ZEALAND
Bee Dawson
ISBN9781869621568
$45.00

An excellent and absorbing social history of gardening from the Maori gardens to the present. Illustrated throughout with historic photographs, paintings and gardening ephemera. A wonderful book.

Godwit Books Random House, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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BOTANIC GARDENS AND PARKS IN NEW ZEALAND
Paul Tritenbach
ISBN0473005042
$30.00

An illustrated record of the history and design of Botanic Gardens and parks about New Zealand.

Excellence Press, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GARDENS OF CANTERBURY A History
Thelma Strongman
ISBN0589015370
$37.50

A well researched and fascinating account of the gardens of Canterbury including Maori gardens, Victorian gardens, promenade gardens and the Edwardians and after. Illustrated.

A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 203 pages. SECONDHAND


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COLONIAL LANDSCAPE GARDENER
Rupert Tipples
ISBN0864760337
$65.00

A very detailed and very well illustrated  account of the life and work of Alfred Buxton, Christchurch nursery owner and landscape architect. Folding panorama landscape photographs to rear. Scarce.

Lincoln College, Canterbury, 1989. Softback. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GARDEN AT LARNACH CASTLE A New Zealand Story
Margaret Barker
ISBN9781869536398
$45.00

The evolution of the garden at Larnach Castle, Otago, from overgrown wilderness to a vision of the South Seas, is a truly remarkable gardening adventure. This is the fully illustrated story of the garden.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CULTIVATION OF NEW ZEALAND PLANTS
Lawrie Metcalf
ISBN0908877234
$45.00

A definitive guide to the cultivation, identification and landscaping uses of over 360 species of native plants, including herbaceous plants, ferns, ornamental grasses and small shrubs suitable for rock gardens. Nearly 100 superb line drawings and 200 colour photographs combine with the authoritative text to provide an indespensable reference work for all serious New Zealand gardeners.

Godwit Press Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND NATIVE PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN
Julian Matthews
ISBN9780864790194
$30.00

A guide to the most effective use of a wide range of native plants for a variety of conditions. There is a descriptive list of native plants in alphabetical order with illustrations.

Pacific Publishers, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 130 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOING NATIVE Growing and using New Zealand native plants
Ian Spellerberg and David Given, editors
ISBN9781877257131
$39.95

A rich conpendium of ideas by various authorities on how to make the most of New Zealand native plants in our personal and public environments and how to restore native plant habitats.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 255 pages. NEW


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BULBS FOR NEW ZEALAND GARDENERS & COLLECTORS
Jack Hobbs and Terry Hatch
ISBN9780908877379
$47.50

Includes over 120 genera and 800 species of bulbous plants, all of which are suitable subjects for New Zealand gardens. Fine colour photographs.

Godwit Press, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND


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NATURAL PEST CONTROL
Bruce Chapman and David Penman
ISBN0474000451
$37.50

A guide to pest control using natural methods for New Zealand conditions in the home garden or the lifestyle block and small farm. Illustrated.

Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Softback. 114 pages. SECONDHAND


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CULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
Wolf D. S
ISBN9781583945506
$45.00

The classic guide to biodynamic and and organic gardening that details how traditional communities around the world grow their food holistically and shows how to use these techniques in our own gardens. First published 1979.

North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, USA, 2013. Softback. 396 pages. NEW


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BIODYNAMIC GARDENING FOR HEALTH AND TASTE
Hilary Wright
ISBN9780863156960
$45.00

Discover how the rythams of the moon, sun, stars and planets influence your garden, creating ideal periods in which to sow, weed and harvest plants. Through straightforward advice and illustrations, this practical guide shows how even the novice gardener can use biodynamic techniques to produce a healthy, abundant garden.

Floris Books, Edinburgh, UK, 2009. Softback. 144 pages. NEW


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COMPOST, THE NATURAL WAY TO MAKE FOOD FOR YOUR GARDEN
Ken Thompson
ISBN9781405311038
$35.00

Everything that you throw away that was ever alive can be recycled, and this celebration of compost shows you just how easy it is.

Dorling Kindersley, London, 2007. Hardback. 192 pages. NEW 


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THE BULB BOOK
Martyn Rix and Roger Phillips
ISBN0330264818
$37.50

An outstanding guide to hardy bulbs, illustrating over 800 species and varieties with superb colour photographs, some taken in the wild. This book is one of the well known series of titles from Phillips and Rix and rank as some of the finest and most useful and beautiful garden plant reference books ever published. First published in 1981, this is the second printing.

Pan Books Ltd., London, 1983. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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HERBS
Roger Phillips and Nicky Foy
ISBN0330307258
$47.50

An outstanding guide to growing or gathering herbal plants and their use in cookery, illustrated in superb colour photographs, some taken in the wild. This book is one of the well known series of titles from Phillips and Rix and rank as some of the finest and most useful and beautiful garden plant reference books ever published.

Pan Books Ltd., London, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS
Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix
ISBN0333748891
$47.50

An outstanding guide to growing garden annuals and biennials, illustrated with over 1000 superb colour photographs, some taken in the wild. This book is one of the well known series of titles from Phillips and Rix and rank as some of the finest and most useful and beautiful garden plant reference books ever published.

Macmillan Publishers, London, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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VEGETABLES
Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix
ISBN9780330315944
$47.50

An outstanding guide to growing vegetables, illustrated with over 650 varieties in superb colour photographs. This book is one of the well known series of titles from Phillips and Rix and rank as some of the finest and most useful and beautiful garden plant reference books ever published.

Macmillan Publishers, London, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE BOTANICAL GARDEN, TWO VOLUMES
Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix
ISBN9780333730034 9780333748909
$135.00

An important and comprehensive botanical reference work covering over 1000 genera of garden plants from all over the world, complemented by fine photographs of botanical specimens. A superb piece of work and outsanding companion to the author's earlier botanical and garden works. Volume I, Trees and Shrubs, Volume II, Perennials and Annuals. TWO VOLUMES. These large heavy books will require an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.

Pan Macmillan Ltd., London, 2002. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 491 pages and 539 pages. SECONDHAND


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DWARF BULBS
Brian Mathew
ISBN0713404035
$30.00

Covers 700 species, including the well-known and the uncommon found in cultivation and these are the genera that are hardy in the temperate zones. 60 line drawings and 100 photographs. A very authoritative work.

B.T. Batsford Ltd., in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, London, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LAUREL BOOK
Richard A. Jaynes
ISBN0028471806
$30.00

The first complete record of the laurel's history, botony, taxonomy, genetics, culture and propogation. A native of N. America these are good garden plants for New Zealand.

Hafner Press, New York, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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DWARF RHODODENDRONS
Peter A. Cox
ISBN0713404043
$32.50

The first ever published comprehensive guide to dwarf rhododendrons and their cultivation and propogation. Well illustrated with colour plates and line drawings, this is an authoratitive work from an acknowledged expert.

B.T. Batsford Ltd. in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, London, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND


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TRAVELS IN CHINA - A PLANTSMAN'S PARADISE
Roy Lancaster
ISBN1851491759
$75.00

Travels in China in the footsteps of Victorian plant-hunters, and an assessment of plants that will be of interest to Western gardeners. 413 colour photos and 253 b&w. This book is very heavy and will require extra postage charges to destinations outside New Zealand.

Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 520 pages. SECONDHAND


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DECEPTIVE BEAUTIES The World of Wild Orchids
Christian Ziegler with an introduction by Michael Pollan
ISBN9780226982977
$75.00

Fascinating look at the diverse variety of orchids and their adaptions to the environments they grow in. Exquisite photographs.

University of Chicago Press, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. NEW


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THE WOMEN BEHIND THE ROSES
Tilley and Andrew Govanstone
ISBN9781877058936
$37.50

An introduction to Alister Clark's rose-namesakes 1915-1952. Australian rose-breeder Clark named 65 of his rose breeds after women he knew. The author's have recorded the relationship with Clark, and biographies of these women.

ROsenberg Publishing Pty. Ltd., NSW, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ARTIST AND THE GARDEN
Roy Strong
ISBN9780300085204
$55.00

A beautiful book that presents a very interesting collection of paintings and drawings of English gardens from 1540 to the early nineteenth century. A exception work of scholarship and erudition, superb garden history. THIS COPY signed by Strong.

Yale University Press, New Haven, USA, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GARDEN AT HIGHGROVE
HRH The Prince of Wales & Candida Green
ISBN9780297825449
$40.00

An account of the organic garden made by the prince after its first two decades. The garden is now regarded as one of the finest in England.

Weidenfield & Nicolson, London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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MR HAMILTON'S ELYSIUM The Gardens of Painshill
Michael Symes
ISBN9780711230552
$50.00

The full story of the Hon. Charles Hamilton and the creation of his eighteenth century pictorial landscape garden in Surrey. Inspired by his time abroad his garden included a Chinese Bridge, a Turkish Tent, a Ruined Abbey, a Grotto and a Hermitage and was considered one of the finest in England.

Frances Lincoln Ltd., London, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GARDENMAKERS OF TARANAKI
Susette Goldsmith and Verne Barrell
ISBN0473046962
$37.50

Early gardeners and nurserymen and their legacy, from those planted by the first settlers to more recent enthusiasts. Includes Ratanui, Oakura, Holland Gardens, Tikorangi, Tupare, Pukekura Park, Pukeiti.

Ratanui Press, New Plymouth, 1997. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEMORY OF OLD ROSES
Trevor Griffiths
ISBN9780143020974
$37.50

Notes from the life of a great New Zealand Rosarian. An autobiography of his private, and his professional life in horticulture, where he is respected as a rose grower.

Penguin Books, 2006. Softback. 187 pages. SECONDHAND