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RL Picks: Gardening Books

Be inspired to cultivate your own plants with these handy guides


Bring the outdoors in and maintain your own green corner with the help of these handpicked reads.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag and Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("45 Must-Read Books”) in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Start your own garden projects.

Bring the Outdoors In: Garden Projects for Decorating and Styling Your Home by Shane Powers

Without a doubt, a touch of nature can liven up any room. Take decorating to a whole new level by turning flowers, leaves, and branches into organic décor. This book highlights 20 fresh and stunning garden projects by designer and stlist Shane Powers. Some of the projects include floral garlands, wreaths, and water gardens.

P1,048, Fully Booked

Be inspired to do simple vignettes.

Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Feast your eyes on deceptively simple vignettes with an elegant but exotic sensibility. The floral arrangements featured in the book are inspired by different seasons and the local environment. Aside from the arresting arrangements, you will also love the photos of the interiors the vignettes are created for. As an added bonus, it also highlights a how-to section with tips on selection, trimming, and proper care of the arrangements, to name a few.

P1,879, Powerbooks

*Prices are subject to change. Visit the nearest bookstore to inquire.


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