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Author: Bernd Hertle
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
Gräser sind in der Gartengestaltung voll im Trend: Sie beleben mit ihren grazilen Blütenständen und feinen Blättern jedes Staudenbeet und vermitteln mit ihren sanften Grün- und Brauntönen zwischen knalligeren Blütenfarben. So ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass sie mittlerweile zu Hauptdarstellern im Garten aufgestiegen sind. Die Palette reicht von hohen Riesen wie Pampasgras bis zu horstförmigen Arten wie Diamantgras, von Gräsern mit filigranen Rispen wie dem Zittergras bis zu buntlaubigen Arten. Mit ihnen lassen sich Pflanzungen gestalten, die den weiten Charakter einer Savanne oder das naturnahe Flair eines Teichrands in den Garten zaubern. Dabei können die zarten Gräser als Solitäre ebenso wie in Kombination mit Stauden und Co eingesetzt werden. Egal wofür man sich entscheidet, sie sind immer ein ganz besonderer Eyecatcher im Garten. Außerdem setzen viele Arten mit einer leuchtenden Färbung im Herbst oder mit lange haltbaren Halmen sogar im Winter attraktive Akzente.
A fantastic bumper volume of classic children’s stories from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. The Mystery series follows the adventures of ‘The Five Find Outers’- Pip, Bets, Larry, Daisy and Fatty, as they solve the most unusual crime cases with the help of their dog Buster. This second volume collects stories four to six in the series: The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters, The Mystery of the Missing Necklace and The Mystery of the Hidden House. Enid Blyton is one of the most famous children’s authors of all time. Thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, she has sold over 400 million books in more than 40 languages worldwide. Her Mysteries stories have charmed generations of children – and they are as popular today as they have ever been.
RHS How to Plant a Garden
Author: Matt James, The Royal Horticultural Society
Publisher: Hachette UK
Evening Standard The Best Gardening Books of 2016 Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.
Author: Eva Aufreiter, Bernadette Baumgartner, Birgit Hauer, Christine Mahringer-Eder, Anna Obermayr
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
If you enjoy experimental cooking, take the first steps to becoming a master pickler by diving into this world of pickled delicacies. Experts have compiled 174 recipes with instructions for pickling fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, eggs, fish, cheese, and more in numerous types of alcohol, vinegar, and oil as well as sweet syrups, savoury salts, and other seasonings. Clementines in whiskey, pickled radishes, curry pears, goat cheese provençal, and eggplants in syrup are just a handful of delicious concoctions to indulge in or give away as gifts. Detailed ingredients, essential prep work (blanching, steaming, and filtering), and storage tips are included with the recipes, which are written to be followed with ease. But do not feel obliged to conform -- part of the fun is discovering new techniques and surprising yourself with the results. A glossary with all the pickling vocabulary you will ever need introduces you to this colourful culinary niche.
Mushrooms and Truffles
Author: Antonio Carluccio, Priscilla Carluccio
Publisher: Quadrille Pub
The author has condensed his lifetime of knowledge and passion for the most popular elements of Italian cuisine into this book of mushroom and truffle recipes. It is packed with tips on how to create his dishes, and advice on the best quality ingredients available.
Author: Jackie Bennett, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Shakespeare's Gardens is a highly illustrated, informative book about the gardens that William Shakespeare knew as a boy and tended as a man, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in April 2016. This anniversary will be the focus of literary celebration of the man's life and work throughout the English speaking world and beyond. The book will focus on the gardens that Shakespeare knew, including the five gardens in Stratford upon Avon in which he gardened and explored. From his birthplace in Henley Street, to his childhood playground at Mary Arden's Farm, to his courting days at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and his final home at New Place - where he created a garden to reflect his fame and wealth. Cared for by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, these gardens are continually evolving to reflect our ongoing knowledge of his life. The book will also explore the plants that Shakespeare knew and wrote about in 17th century England: their use in his work and the meanings that his audiences would have picked up on - including mulberries, roses, daffodils, pansies, herbs and a host of other flowers. More than four centuries after the playwright lived, whenever we think of thyme, violets or roses, we more often than not still remember a quote from the 39 plays and 154 sonnets written by him.
Author: Christian Ziegler
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Confucius called them the “king of fragrant plants,” and John Ruskin condemned them as “prurient apparitions.” Across the centuries, orchids have captivated us with their elaborate exoticism, their powerful perfumes, and their sublime seductiveness.But the disquieting beauty of orchids is an unplanned marvel of evolution, and the story of orchids is as captivating as any novel. As acclaimed writer Michael Pollan and National Geographic photographer Christian Ziegler spin tales of orchid conquest in Deceptive Beauties: The World of Wild Orchids, we learn how these flowers can survive and thrive in the harshest of environments, from tropical cloud forests to the Arctic, from semi-deserts to rocky mountainsides; how their shapes, colors, and scents are, as Darwin put it, “beautiful contrivances” meant to dupe pollinating male insects in the strangest ways. What other flowers, after all, can mimic the pheromones and even appearance of female insects, so much so that some male bees prefer sex with the orchids over sex with their own kind? And insects aren’t the only ones to fall for the orchids’ charms. Since the “orchidelirium” of the Victorian era, humans have braved the wilds to search them out and devoted copious amounts of time and money propagating and hybridizing, nurturing and simply gazing at them. This astonishing book features over 150 unprecedented color photographs taken by Christian Ziegler himself as he trekked through wilderness on five continents to capture the diversity and magnificence of orchids in their natural habitats. His intimate and astonishing images allow us to appreciate up close nature’s most intoxicating and deceptive beauties.