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The Book of the Conservatory by Peter Marston The Book of the Conservatory by Peter Marston

In this book, Peter Marston, a designer and builder of glasshouses all over the world, shows the enormous diversity of conservatory styles, sharing knowledge gained over 20 years of creating customized conservatories. Marston explains how the conservatory has evolved and explores the many different styles to suit houses of all kinds. Both the text and accompanying photographs offer ideas for furnishing, lighting, flooring, glazing, heating and ventilation, revealing the conservatory to be one of the most versatile and desirable rooms in the house.
Garden House : Bringing the Outdoors in by Bonnie Trust Dahan, Sean Sullivan (Photographer), Bonnie Trust Dahan, Bonnie Trust-Dahan Garden House : Bringing the Outdoors in by Bonnie Trust Dahan, Sean Sullivan (Photographer), Bonnie Trust Dahan, Bonnie Trust-Dahan

In essence, creating a "garden house" means pulling together the best and most comfortable aspects of indoor comforts and combining them with the natural delights of the garden, bringing the outdoors in to create a restorative, uplifting, and comfortable home. In this lushly illustrated idea book, Bonnie Trust Dahan offers a wealth of innovative ideas, designs, and delights: aromatic herbs near the bath, an indoor hammock, a stunning birch log with branches as a coat rack, an outdoor swing on an indoor porch, a rustic potting bench as a kitchen enhancement. 
Bright Ideas: Sunrooms & Conservatories - Tina Skinner Bright Ideas: Sunrooms & Conservatories - Tina Skinner

This rich compendium of color photos shows interior and exterior shots of sunrooms, conservatories, greenhouses, and great glass walls will help homeowners, architects, and remodelers choose the perfect addition. These images will help you select the right style for your architecture, as well as your lifestyle. There are plenty of ideas for furnishing your indoor extension into the great outdoors, from formal dining areas to comfy family gathering spots. There are tub and pool rooms, patio rooms and indoor gardens, even kitchens and fanciful Florida rooms.
Garden Room Style by Peter Marston Garden Room Style by Peter Marston 

Containing elements from both indoors and out, a garden room or conservatory serves as a link in style between the house and the garden. This book takes an up-to-date look at glass rooms from the inside, presenting a wealth of inspirational ideas for creating stunning light-filled rooms.
Greenhouses and Conservatories - Olivier de Vleeschouwer Greenhouses and Conservatories - Olivier de Vleeschouwer

Greenhouses and conservatories have a long and distinguished history. Starting in ancient China and the Roman Empire, the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw them housing rare and treasured spices and fruits from the colonies that were quite literally worth their weight in gold. Some of the most spectacular examples were commissioned by kings and queens, like the stunning organgeries at Versailles or Victoria's Crystal Palace that housed the first International Exhibition, symbolizing the glory and pride of an era. Olivier de Vleeschouwer's fascinating text examines the role of greenhouses and conservatories, in public and in private gardens, from their beginnings to the present day.
Glass Houses by May Woods, Arete Swartz Warren Glass Houses by May Woods, Arete Swartz Warren 

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Enjoy Your Garden by Charlie Dimmock Enjoy Your Garden by Charlie Dimmock 

A fun guide to how to get the most out of your garden and enjoy it at the same time, this book is for everyone who's fancied getting their hands dirty, but been put off by all the Latin plant names.
Crystal Palaces, American Garden Conservatories by Anne S. Cunningham(Introduction), Paul Bennett (Foreword) Crystal Palaces, American Garden Conservatories by Anne S. Cunningham (Introduction), Paul Bennett (Foreword)

A central part of a visit to any botanical garden is the conservatory, an enormous glass structure that houses a wide variety of exotic flora. America has an abundance of exceptional examples; many have been designated National Historic Landmarks. Crystal Palaces is the first book on garden conservatories in the United States from the Victorian-era structure in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to the recently completed Quad City Conservatory in Rock Island, Illinois. Twenty-five conservatories are presented in detail through lavish color photos and evocative descriptions.
Build Your Own Outdoor Structures in Wood Penny Swift, Janek Szymanowski Build Your Own Outdoor Structures in Wood Penny Swift, Janek Szymanowski 

An illustrated guide to building your own wooden garden structures. Projects show how to build a garden summerhouse, make a simple shed, play structure, tree house, arched entrance porch, gazebo and pergola. The book includes information on all the basic tools, construction methods and equipment.
The Conservatory Gardener Anne Swithinbank, Deni Bown The Conservatory Gardener Anne Swithinbank, Deni Bown 

This volume shows how to make the most of a conservatory. There is a comprehensive guide to 1000 conservatory plants, arranged according to use: for dramatic impact or as background, for seasonal interest or temporary display. They are cross-referenced according to temperature needs and other attributes such as scent and colour. A practical section gives essential advice on feeding and watering, ways of regulating light, temperature and humidity, dealing with pests and on step-by-step propagation. Anne Swithinbank is the author of "Bloom", "A Handbook of Greenhouse and Conservatory Plants", "The Gardeners' World Book of House Plants", "Border Planning" and "Container Gardening". 
Conservatory and Indoor Plants Vol 1 by Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix Conservatory and Indoor Plants Vol 1 by Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix 

Volume 1 includes camelias, pelargoniums, fuchsias, magnolias, euphorbias, hibiscus and bourgainvillaea, as well as tender roses and other select groups. All these plants grow outdoors in Mediterranean or subtropical climates and most of them need the shelter of a cool greenhouse or conservatory in areas that have frost in winter, a few need heat. All of them can be grown outdoors in the UK summer. There are also introductory chapters on garden and greenhouse cultivation, types of conservatory and on the habitat of species in the wild.
Growing Under Glass by Kenneth A. Beckett, The Royal Horticultural Society Growing Under Glass by Kenneth A. Beckett, The Royal Horticultural Society 

Explaining how to use greenhouses, conservatories and frames to raise every sort of plant from the humble to the exotic, this text also includes information about alpine houses, frames and cloches. 
The Garden DIY Expert D.G. Hessayon The Garden DIY Expert D.G. Hessayon 

For the gardener who has never used a screwdriver as well as the DIY fan, this book deals with choosing, using and maintaining all the non-living things in the garden. 
Patios and Conservatories Van Der Horst Patios and Conservatories Van Der Horst 

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Urban Eden Adam Caplin, James Caplin Urban Eden Adam Caplin, James Caplin 

From eliminating urban pollution in your garden to growing the most beautiful edible plants in your limited outside space, this book is aimed at anyone who doesn't have the luxury of a country garden. This book shows how to get the best soil, gives advice on garden design and supplies recipes which highlight the taste of the food you grow. The plant directory also advises upon the most suitable varieties of crop to grow in very small numbers. Whatever your "garden" space, be it a window box or a roof terrace, an allotment or a back garden, this book aims to show you how to turn it into a productive "Eden" all year round. 
"Ground Force", Practical Garden Projects Tommy Walsh "Ground Force", Practical Garden Projects Tommy Walsh 

A guide to transforming your garden into the equivalent of an outdoor room. A variety of simple projects include: hedges and edges; clearing and levelling; paving and turf; timber - decking, arches, trellises, sheds and summerhouses; and living in the garden - barbecues, sandpits, seats and tables.
The Garden Room : Bringing Nature Indoors by Timothy Mawson, Ivan Terestchenko (Photographer) The Garden Room : Bringing Nature Indoors by Timothy Mawson, Ivan Terestchenko (Photographer)

Whether it's a sun-filled breakfast room, a charming potting shed, or a rose-covered gazebo, The Garden Room celebrates the happy union of indoors and outdoors, where house and garden merge. Featuring a variety of rooms full of comfortable furniture, striking combinations of colors and textures, and cherished family treasures, drawings, and photographs.
Garden Style (Better Homes and Gardens) by Better Homes and Gardens (Editor), Linda Hallam (Editor) Garden Style (Better Homes and Gardens) by Better Homes and Gardens (Editor), Linda Hallam (Editor)

Bring the beauty and sensations of gardening into your home! Better Homes and Gardens shows how gardeners, designers - everyone! - can use indoor spaces, plants, furnishings, art and accessories to express garden style year-round wherever you live.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Remodeling Your Home (Complete Idiot's Guides) Terence Meany, Alpha Group (Editor), Terry Meany The Complete Idiot's Guide to Remodeling Your Home (Complete Idiot's Guides) Terence Meany, Alpha Group (Editor), Terry Meany

For the many homeowners who spend millions on home improvements and renovation, this idiot-proof guide simplifies home remodelling, with easy instructions on redoing bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, the living room, the exterior and more.
Bob Vila's Complete Guide to Remodeling Your Home : Everything You Need to Know About Home Renovation from the 1 Home Improvement Expert Bob Vila, Hugh Howard Bob Vila's Complete Guide to Remodeling Your Home : Everything You Need to Know About Home Renovation from the 1 Home Improvement Expert Bob Vila, Hugh Howard

Offers a comprehensive manual for remodeling a home, covering everything from basic structure to style issues.


 
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