Growing Food the Italian Way by Fabian Capomolla (Pan Macmillan, $44.99)
Simplicity is at the heart of Italian gardening, as the Melbourne-based founder of The Hungry Gardener learnt when he packed up his wife and kids, and headed to Tuscany for 12 months. The idea was to rediscover his roots and the book follows Fabian’s experience of turning a small community plot into a productive vegetable garden — and shares his detailed advice for doing the same here. Plant Style: How to Greenify Your Space by Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal. (Thames and Hudson, $34.99) The authors of this modern style guide are the founders of Ivy Muse, the Melbourne-based botanical wares brand that helped catapult indoor plants and plant stands back into fashion. Featuring inspiring images by photographer Annetttte O’brien, the book is a one-stop resource for those wanting to incorporate greenery into every room. Plus, there’s a handy growing guide to indoor plants at the back.