garden

  • Building Stone Walls Booklet

    Why stone? Well, a better question might be, why not? For building or landscaping, you simply can't do better. Tasha has many stone walls and terraces. Pick up this Storey bulletin as a do-it-yourself beginner's guide.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Child's Garden of Verses

    Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poems of childhood combined with Tasha Tudor's idyllic pictures, this is a treasured edition for any bookshelf.

    Here is a delightful look at childhood. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination. Tasha Tudor's watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most: children and nature. Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by familes for generations. Originally published with Tasha's illustrations in 1947 in a different form; it was redone in 1981, and it is these illustrations that grace this 2000 edition from Simon & Schuster's "Tasha Tudor Collection." 

    All ages.

    67 pages. 

    Full-color illustrations. 

    Hardcover. 

    Sized 9 1/4" x 12". 

  • Flower Garden Enclosure Cards

    A sultry summer sky hints of thunderstorms over the distant Green Mountains, while the little girl feeds her doves. This popular image is now available as a small enclosure card. Set of five cards/envelopes. Add some garden cheer to your Easter baskets with these tiny cards. Size: 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" Interior: Blank. Printed in USA.

  • Garden Path Print

    Tasha Tudor was known for her incredible gardens, which she often drew inspiration from in her illustrations and watercolors. This print beautifully captures one of the many peaks of perfection in Tasha Tudor's garden. When admiring it, one can almost feel the rustling of a summer breeze, smell the sweet perfume of the colorful blossoms, and feel the sun-warmned grass beneath one's feet! Image size 12"x 17" Printed in the USA.

  • Garden Update

    Natalie Wise
    May 17, 2011

    There has been so much wonderful work done in the garden lately! The gourd and sweet pea trellises have been built and installed by Winslow, the pansies have been planted in abundance by Marjorie, the weeding has been done with diligence by Jenna. How exciting!
  • Gardening to Attract Birds Booklet

    "There is nothing more exciting than watching a mother bird drop seeds from your feeder into her young one's throat for the first time -- unless it's catching a hummingbird dart and dive at the nectar flowers and brightly colored vines you've planted. Or maybe it's hearing the call of a bobwhite as it forages for seeds in your backyard wildflower meadow. Gardens that attract birds are sources of everlasting enjoyment and beauty. Of course, the entertainment for you as a gardener can't compare with how the birds benefit. You're providing them with the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, and water. 

    Perhaps the most important benefit of gardening for the birds is the happy effect it has on the environment. When you plant a bird garden, you create a new habitat that is good for the entire ecosystem. Insects, butterflies, and often mammal populations will thrive. 

    You may think there's not much you can do to help restore the wild and diverse landscape that dominated North America just a few decades ago. But as ecologists around the world like to say, "Think globally. Act locally." When you look outside at your own backyard, the task becomes easier. And if you can get your neighbors and community interested in bird gardening, you can create much larger areas of bird-friendly territory. 

    Bringing nature back into balance is a challenge, but every little bit helps. Start by planting a garden just for your backyard birds; you and your avian friends will appreciate it."

    This is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning how to attract birds in their garden. It lists flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees to attract a wide variety of birds.

    We receive many requests for "How to" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom bulletins offer practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Gardens Bright

    April 25, 2017

    “I haven't any modesty when it comes to my garden. I'll boast like mad.” -Tasha Tudor

    For Tasha Tudor, much of the year revolved around planning, planting, and maintaining her exquisite garden. In the still of winter, Tasha poured over seed catalogues in search of favorite vegetable varieties and exotic blooms. Seed packets would arrive in March, much anticipated. But it wasn’t until April and early May that the ground had thawed enough to put seeds into the earth. Even before all the snow melted Tasha could be seen, barefoot and clad in her ever-present gardening scarves and apron, checking up on the growth and well-being of her beloved plant friends. By June, at long last, the garden was alive with the bright green of new leaves and a riot of color so pleasing to the eye from the many flowers--periwinkle forget-me-nots, pink, orange, and cream hollyhocks, purple columbine and more--that surrounded Corgi Cottage in such exuberant beauty. There is nothing so glorious as Vermont in full bloom.

  • Growing Herbs in Containers Booklet

    We receive many requests for "How to" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom bulletins offer practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Today, container gardening is once more in the throes of a renaissance. For some, this is due to the limitations of space in high-rises and condominiums; for others, it may be due to the ease and accessibility of gardening in containers. Ultimately, people can simply appreciate what has been know since antiquity: Pots overflowing with plants add beauty and dimension to the landscape. Best of all, container gardening is an ideal way to easily grow all the herbs you might want for cooking."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  

  • Hollyhocks

    Winslow Tudor
    August 31, 2012
    Beyond the grape arbor and to the south of the greenhouse resides Tasha’s hollyhock bank. Its proximity to the herb circle subtly unites it with the rest of the garden, but by late July when much of the color in the garden has faded it is the focal point, for the hollyhocks are in full bloom. Ranging from pure white to varying shades of pink and yellow, the hollyhocks are a wonderful presence, particularly very late in the afternoon when the sun sets beyond the field and for a moment casts its light across the entire garden.
  • June Garden

    Winslow Tudor
    July 16, 2014

    A hot, humid, sunny, windless July day invariably brought an extra degree of happiness to Tasha, especially if she was gardening. By July the perfection of a June garden has mellowed into a green and pastel sprawl of perennials and annuals, some still in bloom but also preparing fruits and seeds. 

  • Making Herbal Hand Creams & Salves Booklet

    "Experience the best moisturizers that nature has to offer! Whether you're an office worker or a stonemason, a gardener, or a mechanic, chances are your hands could use some love and attention. Help is here! In this bulletin, you'll find easy-to-follow recipes for more than twenty all-natural lotions and creams designed to hydrate, replenish, and smooth your skin for a beautiful, silky feeling. Author Norma Weinberg also offers expert advice on healing dry, cracked skin; preventing premature skin aging; and removing age spots, as well as essential information on evaluating commercial products." 

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

     

  • Marjorie's Spring Garden

    Natalie Wise
    May 14, 2012
    Oh what glorious sunshine! What beautiful blue skies!
  • New! Building & Using Cold Frames Booklet

    Have you always been intrigued with the idea of a cold frame, but weren't quite sure how to build or use one? This Storey booklet has all of the information you need to learn.

    "Imagine your Thanksgiving table graced with a beautiful salad of crisp baby lettuce, tangy onions, crunchy radishes, and your very own tomatoes. While this may sound like the norther gardener's fondest fantasy, you can make it come true through the use of a simple, inexpensive cold frame. 

    A cold frame is nothing more than a box of boards set on the ground outdoors and topped with a second-hand storm window, but its simplicity belies its usefulness. With a cold frame, you can stretch the growing season for salad greens up to three months in short-season areas."

    32 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Planning & Planting a Moon Garden Booklet

    With today's busy schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during the prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: plant a night-blooming garden! Also known as a mood garden, these are expressly designed for night enjoyment. While attractive during the day, they take on a whole new look and feel at dusk, casting a magical spell. Pale-colored flowers reflect light from the setting sun and the rising moon, shining luminously and giving the garden an almost mystical glow. Fragrances seem more alluring. Silvery foliage shimmers tremulously as the evening breezes dance by. 

    An aromatic, night-blooming garden offers a peaceful and tranquil spot to rest and relax at the end of the day. It is the perfect place for a casual summer party, an evening reception, a romantic tryst, or a quiet retreat to reflect and rejuvenate the senses.

    We receive many requests for "How to" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom bulletins offer practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    32 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Pussywillows Writing Paper Set

    Enjoy this simple black & white illustration of a young boy feeding chickens with a corgi looking on. (Don't tell, but he is Winslow!) The page is surrounded by a border of Pussy Willows. Absolutely wonderful for Easter! 12 sheets of printed paper, 12 sheets of plain, and 12 matching envelopes. Printed in USA.

  • Richard Brown's Portraits of Tasha

    Perfect for the person who likes every picture. Good for framing as well! One of each of the Richard Brown portrait cards. Size 5" x 7" Blank inside.9 cards/envelopes. Photograph by Richard Brown. Printed in USA.

  • Sale on all DVD's!

    April 11, 2017

    Tasha Tudor: A Stillwater Storyopens in theaters across Japan in just four days! But if you are not lucky enough to be in Japan to enjoy the film, worry not! To soothe the disappointment of Tasha fans living outsite of Japan, we are putting both of the classic Tasha Tudor documentaries Take Joy! and Take Peace! on sale for 25% off until April 12 at midnight! Use coupon code DVD25 during checkout to get the discount! 

  • Secret Garden

    Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor. When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can talk to animals. Then one day, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all-a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been forgotten for years and years. The story of how Mary Lennox brings a Secret garden back to life has been loved by generations of readers since it was first published in 1912. Now, with this very special deluxe edition of Burnett's timeless classic, readers can continue to discover the magic of this powerful and deeply moving story. Originally illustrated by Tasha Tudor in 1962, this is the current edition.

    Ages 9 and up.

    Several color plates in Hardcover. 6"x9" 358 pages.

    Pencil illustrations throughout paperback, no color illustrations.

  • Secret Garden Tours

    Natalie Wise
    July 12, 2011

    We had lovely weather this year for our June Secret Gardens Tours. We welcome this weekend each year with great anticipation, looking forward to new friends, old friends, invigorating conversation, and delicious Stillwater Punch from Tasha's cookbook. Everyone gathers from afar, bringing with them the stories that drew them to Tasha. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend...

  • Seed Collecting

    Natalie Wise
    August 15, 2012

    On a partly-sunny day, when the skies are heavy with impending rain, but the sun refuses to be entirely hidden, the greens around Tasha's house are stunning. The leaves offer a hundred shades of green when the sunlight teases us and catches the dew.