Botany for Gardeners

21 February 2020 | By Brian Capon | Filed in: horticulture.

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information Its convenient paperback

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture

21 February 2020 | By Toby Hemenway | Filed in: horticulture.

Permaculture is a verbal marriage of permanent and agriculture Australian Bill Mollison pioneered its development Key features include use of compatible perennials non invasive planting techniques emphasis on biodiversity specifically adaptable to local climate, landscape, and soil

Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

21 February 2020 | By Michael Pollan | Filed in: horticulture.

In his articles and in best selling books such as The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man s place in the natural world A new literary classic, Second Nature has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for

All New Square Foot Gardening

21 February 2020 | By Mel Bartholomew | Filed in: horticulture.

Do you know what the best feature is in All New Square Foot Gardening Sure, there are ten new features in this all new, updated book Sure, it s even simpler than it was before Of course, you don t have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you ll be growing above the ground.

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens

21 February 2020 | By Douglas W. Tallamy | Filed in: horticulture.

As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting Pruning Techniques

21 February 2020 | By Tracy DiSabato-Aust | Filed in: horticulture.

With than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have Now, in this expanded edition, there s even to learn from and enjoy This is the first, and still the most thorough, book

Pruning & Training

21 February 2020 | By Christopher Brickell | Filed in: horticulture.

DK s bestselling guide to pruning and training, now fully revised and updated Whether you are planning a new garden, wondering how to bring back a neglected tree or shrub, or want to develop areas of special interest, AHS Pruning Training presents all the techniques you need in easy to follow,

Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit

21 February 2020 | By Scott Ogden | Filed in: horticulture.

For too long, garden design has given pride of place to architecture, artifice, and arbitrary principles The results Soulless landscapes where plants play subordinate roles.With passion and eloquence, Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden argue that only when plants are given the respect they

Permaculture: A Designers' Manual

21 February 2020 | By Bill Mollison | Filed in: horticulture.

Permaculture permanent agriculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

21 February 2020 | By Susan Orlean | Filed in: horticulture.

The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean s tale of an amazing obsession Determined to clone an endangered flower the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America s strange flower selling subculture,

The Indestructible Houseplant: 200 Beautiful Plants that Everyone Can Grow

21 February 2020 | By Tovah Martin | Filed in: horticulture.

Tovah Martin has weeded through the world of indoor plants to find over 200 options tough enough for anyone to grow The American Gardener Brown thumb No problem The Indestructible Houseplant is packed with indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and virtually impossible to kill In

Gardenista: A Manual for Modern Outdoor Living

21 February 2020 | By Michelle Slatalla | Filed in: horticulture.

Our homes outdoor spaces can and should be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla whose New York

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21 February 2020 | By Larry Weaner | Filed in: horticulture.

Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening s counter productive, time consuming practices.

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21 February 2020 | By Jeff Carpenter | Filed in: horticulture.

Both a business guide and a farming manual, The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer will teach readers how to successfully grow and market organic medicinal Western herbs Whether you re trying to farm medicinal plants, culinary herbs, or at risk native herbs exclusively or simply add herbal crops to what