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5 New Design and Gardening Books to Read This Month

A Gardener’s Guide to Botany

Author: Scott Zona, Ph.D.
Botany expert Scott Zona offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the science behind plants and gardening. With clear explanations and beautiful illustrations, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the botanical world and cultivate a more successful garden. $32 (

Legendary Patania Jewelry: In the Tradition of the Southwest

Authors: Pat Messier and Kim Messier
“Legendary Patania Jewelry” is a dazzling tribute to the legacy of the Patania family, renowned for their iconic silver and turquoise creations. With more than 200 photographs and insightful commentary, this book captures the beauty and cultural significance of the bespoke baubles. $60 (

The New Classic Home: Modern Meets Traditional Style

Author: Paloma Contreras
“The New Classic Home” is a beautifully curated guide to creating a timeless and elegant home that reflects your personal style. With stunning photography and practical design direction, those seeking to elevate their living spaces into something truly special will find indispensable inspiration and guidance. Available for pre-order ahead of the Oct. 24 release date. $45 (

Capturing Nature: 150 Years of Nature Printing

Authors: Matthew Zucker and Pia Östlund
“Capturing Nature” is a captivating visual journey through the world of botanical art. Featuring more than 700 examples, this volume showcases the splendor and diversity of plant life while celebrating the skill and artistry of the botanical illustrators who capture it. A must-read for anyone who loves plants and art. $100 (

Rebel Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Organic Urban Gardening

Author: Alessandro Vitale
This revolutionary handbook introduces a bold and unconventional approach to gardening. With a focus on sustainability, creativity and experimentation, Vitale encourages readers to break free from traditional gardening norms and forge their own paths to a beautiful and bountiful garden, regardless of space. $27 (


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