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Food to Grow
From Canada’s #1 garden team, a guide that makes growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs simple, bountiful and fun.Nothing beats the taste and smell of a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. And there’s a certain pride in knowing that the salad you just served—fresh strawberries and all—was harvested entirely from your backyard. But growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs can be time-consuming and feel overwhelmingly complicated. Your eagerness to get growing in the spring can be rained out by seemingly endless seedlings and seed packs at your garden centre, all with cryptic planting instructions that leave you with withered plants rather than crunchy carrots. But it doesn’t need to be that way! Frankie Flowers has decades of experience helping thumbs of all colours turn barren patches and empty pots into bountiful harvests—and he can help you do the same.Food to Grow simplifies every growing decision you’ll need to make. Frankie helps you evaluate your space, decide just how much time you want to invest and then make the smartest choices about which plants will give you the best bang for your buck. He guides you through the entire growing season from prepping and planning, to planting, weeding and harvesting (the best part!), and he shares not just which veggies, fruits and herbs have become Frankie’s Favourites, but also which plants just aren’t worth the effort.Loaded with gorgeous photography that will have you desperate to get digging, Food to Grow includes a detailed A–Z index of over fifty of Canada’s most popular home crops. Whether you have space for a few pots or a back forty, Frankie Flowers will help you make your dream of home-grown treats a fun and tasty reality.
Grow a Living Wall: Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose
Sometimes called "Green Walls" or "Vertical Gardens," living walls are easier than ever to plan and grow! Grow a Living Wall is the first wall-gardening book to focus exclusively on the needs of home gardeners.Make your vertical garden environmentally friendly and sustainable. It's easy with author Shawna Coronado's help! One of her themed vertical gardens is stocked mostly with flowers to make it a haven for bees and other pollinators. Other gardens are filled with vegetables and herbs so anyone with an outdoor wall can grow their own food - beautifully!Even more gardens promote aromatherapy or medicinal plants. Some are designed to provide a green net of air filtration near a living area, or to protect exterior walls from exposure to direct sunlight, which helps to keep the indoors cool.In addition to the comprehensive, step-by-step information that explains the basics of vertical gardening, each of the 20 featured gardens has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make.Like author Shawna herself, the gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.
Onward and Upward in the Garden
White, Katherine S.
In 1925 Harold Ross hired Katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine’s first fiction editor, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, James Thurber, Marianne Moore, and her husband-to-be, E. B. White, among others. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled "Onward and Upward in the Garden," a critical review of garden catalogs, in which White extolled the writings of "seedmen and nurserymen," those unsung authors who produced her "favorite reading matter." Thirteen more columns followed, exploring the history and literature of gardens, flower arranging, herbalists, and developments in gardening. Two years after her death in 1977, E. B. White collected and published the series, with a fond introduction. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire.
Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape
A celebration of urban trees and the Americans - presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds - whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the presentAs nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues.Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to those arboreal advocates presently using the latest technologies to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. For amateur botanists, urbanists, environmentalists, and policymakers, Urban Forests will be a revelation of one of the greatest, most productive, and most beautiful of our natural resources.
How to Window Box: Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out (How To Series)
Grow a few square feet of green no matter where you live. Meet the window box: by far the most accessible container garden for any skill level, space, or quality of light. Whether your window faces south where the sun floods in or north with nothing but shade, these indoor and outdoor projects show you how to easily arrange and cultivate succulents, herbs, cacti, vegetables, monstera, and more. Bright photography and instructions take you from understanding soil and watering needs to personalizing your own box, making this a great primer for anyone who is green to gardening.
RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife (Second Edition)
This friendly handbook is full of practical advice on attracting wildlife to your garden, and encouraging creatures to stick around, as well as expert tips on green gardening, seasonal planting and garden predators.Colour photographs illustrate hundreds of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, flowers, trees, shrubs and fungi, while the comprehensive text explains everything you need to cultivate a haven for nature.The new edition includes additional species as well as fully updated text describing the diverse wildlife that can be found in British gardens. Finally, a DIY chapter is packed with projects for your garden, from building bat boxes to digging your own pond.
The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. They have done so since before recorded history. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Yet, we know little about flowers, their origins, bizarre sex lives, or how humans relate and depend upon them.Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us—and animals, too—through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. And because of our extraordinary appetite for more unusual and beautiful “super flowers,” plant breeders have created such unnatural blooms as blue roses and black petunias to cater to the human world of haute couture fashion. In so doing, the nectar and pollen vital to the bees, butterflies, and bats of the world, are being reduced. Buchmann explains the unfortunate consequences, and explores how to counter them by growing the right flowers. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers.
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
Illustrated throughout by the author's own lyrical watercolors, here are 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together. Each project includes a plan and the planting recipe - seeds, seedlings, and growing instructions.
The Compendium of Amazing Gardening Innovations
From secateurs to seed bombs, hybrids to ha-has, lawnmowers to land artists, the gardening world has long attracted innovators. This delightful book outlines the advances that changed horticulture and the landscape forever. The fascinating and amusing short entries are accompanied by charming specially created illustrations. This beautifully produced book is the ideal gift for the gardener in your life.
#shelfie: How to Style and Display your Collections
Use your shelves to display your collections and create ever-evolving works of art with Geraldine James's inspirational ideas.Whether you want to group a collection of colorful vases against a dark wall, use picture rails to line up a selection of prints, or organize treasured finds from the natural world, any shelf can be a stage for artful arrangements with this innovative guide. You can find a home for all your prized possessions, and the best thing about shelves is that you can change a display whenever the mood takes you. Chapter by chapter, discover ideas for how to arrange virtually anything and begin a journey into color, textures, and themes to create elegant focal points that give a home character and charm.
Weedopedia: An A to Z Guide to All Things Marijuana
Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about marijuana all in one place with this authoritative A-to-Z guide to cannabis!What’s a wake and bake? Who is Mitch Hedberg? What does Louisa May Alcott have to do with cannabis? And what exactly is the difference between a bong and a bubbler?Now you can “weed” all about it and find all the answers and more with this entertaining and updated edition of Weedopedia, your guide to everything marijuana - from the best movies to watch while high to cannabis slang and terminology.Whether you’re interested in learning more about all things marijuana, or if you want something entertaining to read while enjoying a toke, this book is the one-stop-shop for all your weed-related needs.
Finding Your Higher Self: Your Guide to Cannabis for Self-Care
Saint Thomas, Sophie
Incorporate the calming effects of cannabis into your self-care routine with more than 100 activities for an elevated sense of wellbeing.Self-care is an important part of modern-day life, as we all strive to slow down and take better care of our minds, bodies, and souls. Now you can add some THC (or CBD) to your TLC—whether you prefer a warm bath with essential oils, lit by candlelight, and topped off with a soothing lungful of calming cannabis or relaxing in child’s pose, prefaced by a few gentle doses of your vape pen, this book has advice for infusing your day with the healing and soothing power of marijuana.Use cannabis to unwind as a healthy alternative to a glass of wine or try adding it into your meditation practice, yoga session, or your bathing rituals to maximize your quiet moments. Finding Your Higher Self includes a multitude of activities to enjoy throughout the day when you need some “me” time.Featuring activities like:—Practice the Four-Flower Power Breath—Give Yourself a Massage with Cannabis Oil—Enjoy a Flower-Fueled Face Mask—Try a Medicated Meditation After a Really Rough DayFinding Your Higher Self offers all the tips and tricks needed to integrate weed into your self-care routine so you can further benefit your relationship with yourself and others and find time to truly relax.
My Garden (Dream, Draw, Design)
What does your dream garden look like? Why not sketch it!Do you dream of glorious window boxes, overflowing with colors? Are you planning out decorative beds, exotic topiaries, and charming pathways through your herbs and perennials? Here's the perfect volume for aspiring gardeners and visual thinkers, chock-full of ideas and illustrated tidbits to get you planning your ultimate garden oasis!Dream, Draw, Design My Garden is the perfect sketchbook, idea book, and guided journal for anyone wanting to draw and design his or her own landscape, yard, or garden. Enjoy the stimulating ideas and prompts for patterns, colors, details, and design elements to help you get motivated and get started. This playful book is meant to be an inspirational guide, not a technical handbook, so you can create until your garden is full and flourishing right on the pages!
Best of The Simple Things: Taking Time to Live Well
From the pages of The Simple Things -- the ground-breaking UK home and lifestyle magazine dedicated to taking the time to live well -- comes a lavishly illustrated collection that will help you slow down, enjoy what you have and make the most of where you live.This 256-page celebration of British-style home life presents readers with novel household ideas, simple entertaining and Do-It-Yourself advice, as well as scrumptious and hearty recipes and the best ways in which to share the bounty with friends and family.Best of The Simple Things is divided into four chapters: Food and Drink, Entertaining, Home and Garden, and Household DIY -- each inspiring readers with new and vibrant ideas to transform everyday living. A bounty of examples showcases the creativity of Britain's traditional and modern creators and cooks.Those who like to grow their own vegetables, visit local markets, rummage for vintage finds and decorate their living space will feel right at home in this celebration of making, upcycling, growing, cooking, escaping and relaxing, all presented in the magazine fresh and colorful design.
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