|The Book of Bamboo |
By David Farrelly
This is one of the most useful books on bamboo that is in print today. It is the one to buy if you are going to purchase just one. It introduces us to the oldest, most remarkable resource on the planet. Farrelly tells us about the plant's biology, life cycle and gives tips on harvesting and planting. He also conveys the rich and timeless message that bamboo is an abundant resource that could beneficially replace many of the less sustainable materials used in many aspects of our daily lives. Text and lots of drawings, 340 pages. A true classic.
|Gardener's Guide to Growing Temperate Bamboos |
By Michael Bell
This book has just been released (April 2000) and we must say that it is an invaluable guide to bamboos. The author, who is president of the UK Bamboo Society, holds one of the National Collections of Phyllostachys which forms part of his collection of 165 species. This books covers bamboo cultivation, history, propagation and care. Very beautiful photos that aid in identification and offers an A-Z listing with details about each species characteristics. The cultivation section gives lots of important tips, even for the prevention of over spreading and flowering. We highly recommend this for lovers of bamboo as well as first time growers.
By Christine Recht and Max F. Wetterwald
A complete illustrated reference to bamboo. This book provides all the information gardeners need to successfully plant and grow bamboos. 160 pages and many color photographs of bamboo in groves and used in the home garden setting.
|American Bamboos |
by Emmet J. Judziewicz (Editor), Lynn G. Clark, Ximena Londono, Margaret J. Stern
This book covers American bamboos, it goes in great detail with many species of South and Central America. There are 203 color photographs and extensive details on structure, evolution, ecology and diversity. An identification key sorts species, giving very complete descriptions habitat, range maps and references. Discusses the conversation value, human uses, cultivation and propagation. A recent publication with complete information on bamboos native to the Americas. A valuable reference book with 400 pages.
|Hardy Bamboos for Shoots and Poles |
By Daphne Lewis
This book is new and has many details on the Phyllostachys bamboos which are cold hardy and can be grown in many areas of North America. It covers many uses of bamboo and how to grow it. This Book is printed on 100% bamboo paper. It contains 28 pages.
|Bamboo Style |
By Gale Beth Goldberg
We enthusiastically recommend this amazing and superbly presented book from architect Gale Beth Goldberg. It offers simple projects that anyone can create to add either a functional or an elegant touch to home decorating with something fresh, vibrant, upscale and sophisticated. She does an excellent job educating the reader about this unique plant with her wealth of information. The beautiful photos are reason enough to purchase this very informative book.
We had the pleasure of meeting Gale and getting our book signed at the 2002 American Bamboo Society meeting in New Orleans. She is a very delightful and knowledgeable author and a well traveled architect.
|Bamboo for Gardens |
By Ted Jordan Meredith
|The Bamboos |
By Floyd Alonzo McClure
|Bamboo in Japan |
By Nancy Moore Bess
|The Craft and Art of Bamboo - Projects for Home and Garden |
By Carol Stangler
Bamboo is increasingly being used for crafts and garden structures. Carol reflects that trend in this book that contains detailed instructions for 30 well laid out projects. There are step by step instructions for trellises and fences, as well as small pieces of furniture and table items well designed in oriental style. She gives information on growing, harvesting and working with your bamboo.
We have had the pleasure of meeting Carol at two American Bamboo Society meeting. Her enthusiasm and love of bamboo comes out in her workshop classes that we have participated in.
|Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Arts |
By Robert T. Coffland
This book is essential for basketry artists and collectors. Twenty of Japan's leading bamboo artist are featured in portraits and through their stunning bamboo baskets and sculptures. The author gives the reader all the background information to understand how basketry evolved over the last 150 years.
|New Bamboo: Bamboo Architecture and Design|
By Marcelo Villegas
This book is a color portfolio of contemporary structures and decorative designs that demonstrates the appeal of building with bamboo. Bamboo, properly treated, is suited for prime grade hardwood for residential and commercial structures. It showcases projects in Brazil, Mexico and other countries where bamboo has traditionally been used for construction material for centuries.
|Building Bamboo Fences |
By Isao Yoshida
This paperback contains 146 color photographs with many drawings. There are many techniques with detail pictures for building the many bamboo fences shown. This book contains 184 pages and is paperback.
|Grow Your Own House |
By Simone Velez and Bamboo Architecture
This paperback contains 265 pages. (August 2000)
|Bamboo World: The Growing and Use of Clumping Bamboos |
By Victor Cusack, Deirdre Stewart (Photographer)
This hardback contains 224 pages. (August 2000)
|Building With Bamboo: A Handbook |
by Dr. Jules A. Janssen
This paperback contains 65 pages with over 60 drawings on construction. Some areas covered are building walls, ceiling, doors and even trusses all with bamboo. Very informative!
by Lius Marden
|China Voyage |
by Tim Severin
|A Japanese Touch for Your Gradern |
By Kiyoshi Seike, Masanobu Kudo, and David H. Engel
This 80 page paperback contains over 100 beautiful color photographs. Shown are many Japanese gardens using bamboo in their landscaping and it even covers the construction of some bamboo fences.
|American Horticultural Society Complete Guide To Water Gardening |
by Peter Robinson
A lavishly, fully illustrated guide contains all the know-how you need with easy-to-follow steps to add ponds, cobblestone fountains, streams and waterfalls to gardens large and small. Look through this beautiful book and see where to add a water garden to your landscape. Many plants will compliment water gardens and bamboo is widely used. Hardcover
By Rosalind Creasy
We are a little partial to this publication because we are cited as a resource.
Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has swept across the nation. More and more Americans are looking to grow clean, delicious produce at home, saving money and natural resources at the same time. And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the finest landscapes—even the White House grounds! Creasy’s expertise on edibles and how to incorporate them in beautifully designed outdoor environments was first showcased in the original edition of Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), hailed by gardeners everywhere as a groundbreaking classic. Now this highly anticipated new edition presents the latest design and how-to information in a glorious full-color format, featuring more than 300 inspiring photographs. Drawing on the author’s decades of research and experience, the book presents everything you need to know to create an inviting home landscape that will yield mouthwatering vegetables, fruits, nuts, and berries. The comprehensive Encyclopedia of Edibles—a book in itself—provides horticultural information, culinary uses, sources, and recommended varieties; and appendices cover the basics of planting and maintenance, and of controlling pests and diseases using organic and environmentally friendly practices. (ISBN: 9781578051540, $49.95)