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Your Well-Being Garden
Your garden could be even better for you.Discover...• How certain plants can form a barrier against air and noise pollution• Which birdsong alleviates anxiety• How plants can help to save energy• Why green is so good for usLearn how connecting with nature can reduce stress and improve wellbeing. You don't even need a garden - even a balcony or houseplants can help to boost your mood. Every recommendation is backed by scientific research, drawn together by a team of scientists and experts. Your Well-Being Garden also suggests how to translate the science into ideas for your green space.With this groundbreaking book, find out how, in sometimes very simple ways, you can create an outdoor space that nourishes your mind and body, and is good for our planet too.
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations render a ghastly portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten, and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.
The Wellness Garden
Don't sacrifice your garden or green space because you suffer from chronic pain, health issues, or other ailments. The Wellness Garden is your guide!If you love to garden but also worry about the physical strain, or if you are in search of ways to promote a healthier lifestyle, and even combat specific, chronic, health issues, then noted garden author and speaker Shawna Coronado has good news for you! You can stay active, fight chronic pain, and keep the garden you've worked so hard to cultivate.In The Wellness Garden, her new book from Cool Springs Press, Shawna details exactly how she has learned to use her garden as a key tool in her battle with osteoarthritis and other chronic pain issues. In this inspiring but highly practical book you will learn from Shawna's life changing garden experience and see how you can create your own Wellness Garden--and gain the healthier lifestyle you desire and deserve.
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.
Water-Smart Gardening gives you all the tools needed to create a water-smart landscape and garden. Drought is spreading throughout the country. Even areas that previously had plentiful supplies are feeling the strain, and the price of water is climbing. If you have to water your garden during non-drought years, many of the water-saving techniques from this book could still pay for themselves in no time.Choose water-smart plants that survive and even thrive in low-water situations. Tap into the power of evolution and use plants native to your area. Time your irrigation and install water-collection devices such as cisterns and rain barrels. Creating a water-efficient garden can even be as simple as designing your landscape to harvest as much rainfall as possible, using berms, terraces, and raised beds.Gorgeous photos throughout Water-Smart Gardening will inspire you with beautiful garden ideas and help you see your way to a garden that sips water instead of gulping it. Helpful how-to information gets to the nuts and bolts of everything from installing a cistern to using seep irrigation.Author Diana (Dee) Maranhao brings over 30 years of experience to help you create the garden of your dreams and save water at the same time.
During its thirty years on television, The Victory Garden's perennial mission has been to share sensible and sage advice that makes gardening both fun and easy. Now, the nation's oldest and most popular gardening program is proud to present The Victory Garden Companion, an indispensable guide that offers the best in gardening expertise in a straightforward and friendly manner, inviting gardeners of all levels to dig in and get their hands in the soil. Moreover, host Michael Weishan shows budding landscapers how to garden well, providing the technical and aesthetic fundamentals essential to creating a comfortable, beautiful, and rewarding garden.
Vertical Vegetables: Simple Projects that Deliver More Yield in Less Space
Vertical Vegetables is the secret to making the most of your space; when you grow upward rather than outward, you will double or triple the yield from your small-space garden.In Vertical Vegetables, author Amy Andrychowicz shows you a thing or two about growing up. Gardening vertically, that is. With practical principles and the incisive background information you'll need to start, Amy shows you how to build nearly two dozen growing structures, including trellises, arbors, archways, wall pockets, towers, and more.Bigger yields per square foot may be the main reason for vertical growing, but vertical gardens also offer opportunities that go beyond the purely functional—they can be beautiful, too. Among the many projects in her new book, Amy has included several that are eye-wideningly stunning, especially once the garden has matured. Freestanding or wall-hung, the projects reflect a wide variety of building materials, too, including dimensional lumber, metal rebar, fabric, and even "upcycled" everyday objects. Vertical Vegetables is packed with important information, including lists of plants that are best suited for vertical growing. This beautiful project book is your key to more garden produce and improved outdoor living in any space, from tiny and urban, to large and sprawling.
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.
The Tulip (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)
Anna Pavord's internationally bestselling sensation, The Tulip, is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, the United States alone imports three thousand million tulip bulbs each year. No other flower has ever carried so much consequence; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.Why did the tulip dominate so many lives through so many centuries in so many countries? Anna Pavord, a self-confessed tulipomaniac, spent six years looking for answers, roaming through Asia, India, and the Ottoman Empire to tell how a humble wildflower of the Asian steppes made its way to Turkey and from there took the whole of Western Europe by storm.Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book, and a joy to all who possess it. This beautifully redesigned edition features a new Preface by the author, a completely revised listing of the best varieties of this incomparable flower to choose for your garden, and a reorganized listing of tulip species, to reflect the latest thinking by taxonomists.
Trees and Shrubs: A Gardener's Encyclopedia
Trees and Shrubs contains all the information needed to find the right plants for any type of garden. With its compact and easy-to-use format, this book is perfect to take along to the nursery. Using the comprehensive plant-selection tables, gardeners can see at a glance the most important characteristics of more than 1,500 trees and shrubs, helping them make the best choice for their garden's appearance and cultivation requirements.
Succulents: Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Cactuses and other Succulents
Loved the world over for their unique beauty and lower maintenance requirements, this gift-able edition of Succulents shows you how to choose and take care of the ever-popular succulent.Cactuses and other succulents are wildly popular in homes the world over, regardless of climate. They're resilient, beautiful, and easy to care for as long as you know what you're doing. Whether you live in a warm, dry climate and want to grow a whole cactus garden outdoors or you'd like to add one of these alluring species to your indoor windowsill, this book has what you need to pick the perfect plants for you and make them thrive.With this all-inclusive guide, you'll get all the information you'll need on:• Color combinations• Sizes and shapes• Container growing• Watering• Grooming• Propagation Learn everything you need to know about succulents! Includes more than 100 plant profiles with corresponding color photography, with details that will help you succeed in gardening prickly and waxy varieties of all kinds.
Straw Bale Solutions
From Australia to France to the UK and far beyond, Straw Bale Gardening is making an impact. The revolutionary method of growing food in bales has been on the scene for just a few years, but in that time it has spread across the world with unprecedented speed. The reason? In any climate and on any continent you can grow beautiful, fresh vegetables in environments where no food has grown before.In Straw Bale Solutions you will find over two dozen stories of SBG gardens that inspire as much as they educate. You will recognize in them many of the challenges any gardener faces, and you will see how you can use the experiences of others to write your own SBG success story.Since he created Straw Bale Gardening in his home in the Midwestern US, author Joel Karsten has talked to thousands of gardeners and traveled to dozens of countries to spread the SBG word. Here, in Joel’s own words, is a collection of fascinating illustrated stories that you can enjoy and learn from. For example:• Cambodian SBGs grow food during Monsoon season - for the first time• SBGs sprout fresh veggies in the rocky Swiss Alps• A community garden in New Jersey turns an EPA site into a food haven• An SBG in the lowlands of the Netherlands rises above constant floods• And many more stories of SBG success that have lessons just for you
Straw Bale Gardens Complete (Updated Edition)
Whatever your gardening challenge, Straw Bale Gardening holds the solution. Have a small or unusual space? Straw Bale Gardening is perfect for urban, rooftop, and balcony gardens. Contaminated soil? Planting in straw bales eliminates the problem. Are you inundated by weeds? With straw bales, there is no weeding. The advantages of growing a Straw Bale Garden go on and on: they require 75 percent less labor, their raised height makes planting easier, they extend the growing season, prevent disease and insect issues, are portable, hold water well but are impossible to overwater, they create excellent compost, and can be grown 100 percent organically.Imagine building a simple shoulder season seed-starter greenhouse for under $100 and then heating it with six bales of straw. In this all-new section, Karsten explains how you can build his six-week greenhouse, and set all of your seed trays on the nice warm benches inside, made from straw bales. The heat generated during their early decomposition is the entire heat source for the tiny greenhouse.Among the new subjects:• Building and heating the six-week greenhouse for less than $100• Cultivating mushrooms in straw bales• Tips and ideas for making your straw bale garden more attractive• How to make a cold frame with straw bales• Trellising projects for growing vertically• And much moreAssure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the pioneer of the method.
Straw Bale Gardens Complete
The reception and enthusiasm for straw bale gardening, introduced in 2013, has proved revolutionary in vegetable growing. Why? Because the bold promises in the book are kept: grow vegetables anywhere, earlier in the year, with no weeding. Gardeners everywhere are excited. Straw bale gardening works! In just the short amount of time that has passed, the gardening world and Joel Karsten himself have learned even more about how to apply this method in just about any environment: on a city balcony, in a rocky outpost, in a desert, and even in the tundra of Alaska.Straw Bale Gardens Complete contains all of the original information that has set the gardening world on fire. But it also goes much deeper, with nearly 50 pages of all-new advice and photos on subjects such as growing in a tight urban setting, making your straw bale garden completely organic, and using new fertilizers and conditioning products. There is even information on using straw bale techniques to grow veggies in other organic media for anyone who has a hard time finding straw.Fans of Straw Bale Gardens will not want to miss adding Straw Bale Gardens Complete to their gardening library. There is, literally, nothing else like it!
Starting & Running a Marijuana Business (Idiot's Guides)
The most comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to starting and running a marijuana business.Legal marijuana is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, and aspiring entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit to get in on the "green rush". However, while starting any new business can be challenging, starting one in an emerging field with a new and changing legal landscape can be downright daunting.But whether your ambition is to start a grow facility or cannabis dispensary, Idiot's Guides: Starting & Running a Marijuana Business will help you navigate this complex industry with careful planning and special considerations to make the most of your new venture.
Southern Gardener's Handbook: Your Complete Guide to Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve
Marden, Troy B.
The Southern Gardener's Handbook helps experienced and expert-level gardeners pick the ideal plants to get the most pleasure from their gardens. Detailed plant profiles help you get the best bang for your buck (and work) in the garden. Helpful advice about caring for the unique needs of southern gardens, along with complete information about USDA Hardiness zones make this a resource you will not want to go without.Annuals, biennials, perennials, tropicals, bulbs, ornamental grasses, trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, lawns and vegetables are all covered in depth by gardening expert and writer Troy B. Marden.Nearly 300 at-a-glance full-color photos and plant profiles allow you to plan, create and enjoy the very best results from your garden.
Southern Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
If you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you’ve joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you’ll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Southern Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or Tennessee. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Ozarks, in the Delta, on the Cumberland Plateau, or anywhere else in the Southern United States, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it.
Small Summer Gardens
35 creative and vibrant projects for small gardens, including containers, bedding plants, and special displays.Includes practical tips for growing annuals from seed, growing bulbs, using inexpensive plants in unique ways, and growing and maintaining fruit and vegetable plants.Many projects use interesting repurposed containers such as vintage tins, trunks, and baskets, bringing a contemporary twist to an outside space.
Slow Down and Grow Something
Bring the countryside to the city with Byron Smith and Tess Robinson’s utterly addictive guide to urban growing, complete with delicious recipes.Backyards, rooftops, courtyards and balconies are sprouting with herbs, ballooning with fruit and bursting with veggies across our urban landscapes. Slowly but surely people are embracing the joy of gardening, and the more relaxed lifestyle it brings.If the 24-hour social media cycle and fast-paced working week is dulling your shine, Slow Down and Grow Something is your doorway into the completely addictive world of urban growing, where you can pocket a slice of country life in the city, even if just for a few minutes a day. Growing your own mint for a mojito or rhubarb to make jam isn't just about producing food, rewarding as it is. It's an antidote to the relentless pursuit to 'do it all'. It doesn't matter the size of your space, or your skill, the garden is a place for anyone and everyone.Expert horticulturalist Byron Smith has created urban food oasis in even the tiniest of plots and, in this book, Byron and partner Tess Robinson give you the know-how to grow your favourite ingredients, and amazing recipes to make the most of your harvest from lemon, courgette and rosemary cake and potato, sage and pecorino tarts to cucumber and ginger smoothie and English spinach and chive pancakes. So tuck this book under your arm and grab a drink – the time to slow down and grow is now. The good life is waiting for you.
#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.
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.
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.
Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide
Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide contains all of the information you need to choose and care for plants in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Novice gardeners, new homeowners, and those new to the area will find it invaluable, but more experienced gardeners and home landscapers will also fall in love with this book.Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide features the region-specific plant palette unique to this area, including plants that can withstand cold winters and drying winds. Gardeners in this wide geographic space share many problems and concerns. Annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, lawns, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, and vines are profiled, in detail, with four-color photos showing each plant's attributes. Basic gardening chapters cover the information beginning to intermediate gardeners need to know to garden with confidence.
Practical Organic Gardening: The No-Nonsense Guide to Growing Naturally
Practical Organic Gardening begins with the assumption that most of us want to plant and grow our gardens and yards without using chemical fertilizers and herbicides. Organic gardening is simply safer for the environment and for our families, and this complete guide shows you how to do it. From vegetables to shrubs and groundcovers, you will learn effective ways to eliminate chemicals and still maintain vigorous, healthy plants.Written by Mark Highland, this book is a scientifically driven, modern-day dive into the organic methods, products, and practices that will appeal to any home gardener.
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