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Required Reading: Evergreen, Living with Plants


Required Reading: Evergreen, Living with Plants

November 14, 2016

New from German publisher Gestalten is Evergreen: Living with Plants, a verdant 256-page tome that “allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the everyday and quenches urban gardening desires.” In addition to diagrams and tips (about which plants thrive in damp bathrooms, for example), the book features dozens of gardeners, florists, farmers, and designers as inspiration—starting with a bearded, suspender-clad man on the cover. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite projects.

Photography courtesy of Gestalten.

Evergreen Living with Plants Book Cover by Gestalten

Above: Evergreen: Living with Plants is available for $60 via Gestalten or Amazon.

Evergreen Living with Plants Samuel Zeller Botanical Garden in Switzerland

Above: Plants are veiled by dappled glass at the Botanical Garden in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph by Samuel Zeller.

Evergreen Living with Plants Muz Botanik Kahle Vases in Turkey, Photo by Maurizio Braggiotti

Above: A collection of geometric glass and steel terrariums at Turkish shop Müz. Photograph by Maurizio Braggiotti.

Evergreen Book Harken Plants on Shelves

Above: In the living room of the couple behind plant-inspiration blog Haarkon, a jungle of plants perched on stools, shelves, and sills. Photograph by Haarkon.

Evergreen Book Swallows and Damsons Shelves. Photo by India Hobson

Above: Swallows and Damsons, an antiques and flower shop in Sheffield, England, has botanical drawings pinned to the walls and shelves full of well-weathered terra cotter planters. Photograph by India Hobson.

Evergreen Book The Petaler Workshop, Photo by Airyka Rockefeller

Above: Rebekah Northway drives her mobile San Francisco-based flower shop The Petaler around the city, delivering blooms to restaurants and homes—and to the San Francisco Remodelista Market, where she’ll be selling her creations again this year. Photograph by Airyka Rockefeller.

Evergreen Book Plants by Ferm Living

Above: Denmark-based company Ferm Living’s collection of minimalist concrete pots—and clever metal trellises that fit inside. (See our posts: Pots & Planters: New Spring Colors from Ferm Living and High Achievers: Trellises and Pots for Indoor Vines and Climbers.) Photograph by Ferm Living.

Evergreen Book Atelier Botânico Workshop, Photo by Karen Suehiro

Above: At Flo Atelier Botânico in São Paulo, Brazil, Carol Nóbrega and Antonio Jotta craft bespoke terrariums in vintage vessels. Photograph by Karen Suehiro.

Evergreen Book Winterbourne Greenhouse by Haarkon

Above: “Over 6,000 plant species” from all over the world thrive in an unexpected place: the historic Winterbourne House and Garden in Birmingham, England. Photograph by Haarkon.

Evergreen Book Garden by Mary Barensfeld Architecture, Photo by Joe Fletcher

Above: An ingenious solution for urban gardens with small footprints: go vertical. This patio in Berkeley, CA, tightly “tucked between its neighbors’ backyards,” features a sloping, structured path to a reading nook high above. Design by Mary Barensfeld Architecture; photograph by Joe Fletcher.

Evergreen Book Sedans Ostergro in Denmark, Photo by Preston Drake Hillyard

Above: At Copenhagen rooftop farm ØsterGRO and its companion restaurant Stedsans, a communal table—complete with warm fur throws—is tucked amid the beds. Photograph by Preston Drake-Hillyard.

For more garden-inspiration books we can’t put down, see our posts:

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€39.90 EUR from Gestalten

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