The focus of this book is on the classic, ageless, and enduring flowers, which we have dubbed Vintage roses. This user-friendly term encompasses both the true Old roses and the best of the Modern roses. All Vintage roses have one thing in common; they are garden-friendly roses that celebrate the style and grace of the old. Vintage roses can be overblown, multi-petalled or deliciously simple, and this sumptuous tome is a love letter to these beautiful blooms. Unearth the hands-on know-how and history of the world's favourite flower. This book will appeal to the armchair gardener, gardening novice and seasoned expert alike. At the heart of the book are over 60 specially selected specimens – including those that have the best visual appearance, the most fragrant perfume, are easy to grow and produce beautiful flowers for cutting. The book covers not just original varieties such as Rosa Mundi (with its beautifully variegated stripes of deep pink and white), but also the wonderful new varieties that have been developed over the last 20 years. The no-fuss notes on pruning and care and the straightforward advice that accompanies each variety completely dispel the myth that roses are difficult or time-consuming to grow – proving that you can just as easily grow roses in a pot on your front steps as you can in a large country garden. Covering the best rambling, climbing and shrub roses, from bourbon to tea and floribunda to polyantha, you’ll be sure to find your new favourite variety. Plus, tips and tricks on arranging your cut roses makes it even easier to enjoy these fabulous flowers at home. With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the classic beauty of the vintage rose.
From the tulip fields of Netherlands to your garden flower patch, tulips are loved the world over. Jane Eastoe's passion for gardening and Rachel Werne's spectacular photography combine to showcase these gorgeous bulbs and show that anyone can grow and enjoy tulips at home. Tulips have more than 3,000 variations and their diverse textures mean that they can work anywhere, from vases to garden plots, from romantic bouquets to wedding boutonnieres. Along with the fascinating history of the flowers, Tulips details more than 50 of the most beautiful varieties, detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they'll look like. From the raspberry swirl of Zurel and the petticoat-like frills of Weber's Parrot, to the crystal rim of the Mascotte and the flaming petals of the Fabio tulip, you'll discover a stunning range of specimens to grow, including historical and contemporary varieties. With engaging commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the majesty of the tulip. Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for over 25 years. She is the author of Vintage Roses and Peonies. Rachel Warne is a photographer specializing in botanical and outdoor living. Her work has been exhibited at Kew Gardens, the Garden Museum London and the Chandran Gallery in San Fransisco.
- Celebrates the beauty and romance of this timeless flower- History and poetry combine with inspiration for using roses in your home- Stunning photographs make this a great gift for any lover of roses- Celebrate the beauty and romance of this timeless flower, with Roses for your home and special occasions
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Wolverine State has to offer! Whether you’re a born-and-raised Michiganite, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Michigan Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Colleen Burcar takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sites in theWolverine State. Experience some raucous festivals that celebrate everything from Elvis and Jimmy Buffett to bologna and chicken gizzards. Visit the home of the world’s largest burger, where you can still order a 100-pound Goliath burger, topped off with a one-and-a-half-gallon Colossal sundae—and don’t forget the 20-inch chocolate chip cookie. Discover where the law of gravity is broken, tour an actual glass house (the ultimate recycling project), and visit some amazing stone “hobbit” houses.
For more than twenty years, the Insiders' Guide® series has been the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information—from true insiders whose personal, practical perspective gives you everything you need to know. “Everything is bigger in Texas,” it’s said, and Houston is no exception. Spanning more than 600 square miles (with the suburbs adding another 9,000-plus), America’s fastest-growing city is a center of international trade, oil, aerospace, and education—and unparalleled cultural, shopping, and dining opportunities. This authoritative guide will show you how to navigate this fabulous city. So whether you are a longtime Houstonian, a new resident, or just passing through, prepare to meet with a whole host of treasures and quirks just waiting to be discovered. Inside You’ll Find: • Countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best shopping to the lowdown on real estate • The inside scoop on popular attractions such as NASA’s Space Center Houston and the San Jacinto Monument, and on events from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo to the International Festival and the Park-to-Park Run • Comprehensive listings of restaurants, accommodations, and recreational opportunities • Sections dedicated to children, education, and health care
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Arkansas Off the Beaten Path show you the Natural State you never knew existed. Saddle up for a moonlit ride at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper. Dig in at Eureka Springs’ Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse, a cabin which belonged to one of the first settlers in the county. Dig down (for real gemstones!) at Jessieville’s Coleman Crystal Mine. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Lavishly illustrated and full of practical home-entertaining know-how, this book will appeal to everyone from first-time hosts to seasoned party-throwers. Author, designer, and HGTV host Monica Pederson will inspire and teach readers how to entertain at home with her exclusive insider tips. Her book shows readers how to create beautiful, innovative parties for a range of occasions and budgets. Monica Pedersen Make it Beautiful is a step-by-step guide featuring simple, must-know party planning secrets, in addition to social etiquette tips and how to dress for each event. Pedersen explains how readers can work with what they have in their home when planning a party, taking direction from their very own interiors and generating creative ideas. In 10 gorgeous chapters, Pedersen presents 10 separate parties--each for its own occasion and with its own themes--using her accessible approach and distinctive style to set the tone. For each party, Pedersen assembles a presentation board the same way she would for a design client, with dazzling sample fabrics, flowers, colors, renderings, descriptions, invitations and party favors. Each chapter will also feature sample menus from some of the nation’s top celebrity chefs, including the Wynn Hotel’s Paul Bartolotta and Top Chef's All-Star Fabio Viviani. Mike Ditka of Chicago Bears fame and owner of Chicago's fabled Ditkas Restaurant, even provides a special Super Bowl menu. Also included are exclusive wine pairings from Napa Valley’s Rutherford Hill Winery, to round out this reader-friendly guide to all-around entertaining. Pedersen, a former fashion model and popular HGTV host who appears regularly on the Today Show and Live with Kelly & Regis, will feature prominently throughout this inspirational, do-it-yourself party-planning book. Using her mother’s fabulous parties as inspiration, Pedersen offers up her personal take on entertaining--the same know-how that’s made her one of the go-to designer-hosts on HGTV--by pairing old traditions with new opportunities This book is sure to become the go-to guide for those who want to host stylish and beautiful events in their own homes.