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The Northern Garden (Paperback, Minnesota Archi): Daisy T Abbott The Northern Garden (Paperback, Minnesota Archi)
Daisy T Abbott
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"The Northern Garden "was first published in 1938. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The Rain Tree (Paperback): Mirabel Osler The Rain Tree (Paperback)
Mirabel Osler 1
R209 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R46 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A host of vividly caught characters are here: Mirabel's extrovert, free-spirited mother Phyllis; Aylmer Vallance, who with extraordinary love letters would rescue her mother from a twilight life; Stella Bowen, Phyllis's lifelong friend and fellow student under Ezra Pound, their introduction to the London literati, notably Ford Madox Ford. Throughout Mirabel's childhood, it was Stella who would be the one fast colour amid her mercurial mother's love affairs. Turning closer to the present - to new friendships, the paring away of previous assumptions and conventions and the serendipities of chance acquaintance - we encounter Michael, Mirabel's late husband, who's barbaric public-school childhood contrasted so dramatically with Mirabel's own, affectionate and carefree; whose repressed father so adored roses; their childhood meeting; their delight in their children and beloved Shropshire garden, a character in its own right, full of the joy of the unexpected. Celebrated author of A Gentle Plea for Chaos, Mirabel Osler's meditation on the profound pleasures of writing, gardens, travel and food is both graceful and deeply affecting.

Gardening with California Native Plants - Inland, Foothill, and Central Valley Gardens (Paperback): Peyton Ellas Gardening with California Native Plants - Inland, Foothill, and Central Valley Gardens (Paperback)
Peyton Ellas
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Well-Tended Perennial Garden, the (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Tracy DiSabato-Aust Well-Tended Perennial Garden, the (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Tracy DiSabato-Aust
R631 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R136 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Gardeners everywhere have benefited from its trusty advice, reassuring tone, and helpful illustrations. Now this completely revised third edition introduces a new generation of gardeners to Tracy DiSabato-Aust's proven techniques. Along with thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care, the new edition includes new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, and new photographs and illustrations. There is also an increased focus on native plants and gardening for wildlife.

In My Garden - The Garden Diaries of Great Dixter (Paperback): Christopher Lloyd In My Garden - The Garden Diaries of Great Dixter (Paperback)
Christopher Lloyd
R253 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R57 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Christopher Lloyd has been writing a weekly column in "Country Life" since 1963 and, until now, this wealth of garden literature has been denied to a wider public. There are many garden writers, but few whose work can be considered to have the status of literature. There is only one who has achieved this at the same time as delivering horticultural information which enlightens even the most erudite of plantsmen, and that is Christopher Lloyd. His prose is exciting; his knowledge is vast; his ideas are provocative, and what is the true test of a writer who has transcended his medium, he makes you laugh out loud. In this selection from the storehouse of Christopher Lloyd's prose it will be apparent to what a high degree he has influenced gardening in our times. The book will capture the essence of Christopher Lloyd and of his garden at Great Dixter.

Weedless Gardening (Paperback): Lee Reich Weedless Gardening (Paperback)
Lee Reich
R205 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R36 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling weeds and replacing the suddenly energized (and easily used up) nutrients. Mother nature, on the other hand, gardens from the top down-layering undisturbed soil with leaves and other organic materials. In following this example and synthesizing the work of other perceptive gardeners, Lee Reich presents a compelling new system called weedless gardening.
"The Weedless Garden" is good for plants and it's good for people. It protects the soil, contributes to plant health, reduces water needs, cuts down on a gardener's labor, encourages earthworms and, of course, mitigates weed problems by keeping the seeds dormant. Four basic tenets form the system's backbone-minimize soil disruption; protect soil surface; avoid soil compaction; use drip irrigation-and the way to get there is simple. For a new bed or established garden, layering is key, and the perfect material to use is also among the most common-newspaper. Add organic mulch and compost on top, and plants are growing in rich, self-generating humus. From vegetable gardening to flower gardens to planting trees, shrubs, and vines, "The Weedless Garden" works everywhere-allowing the gardener to work quite a bit less.

Earth Works - Readings for Backyard Gardeners (Paperback): Nancy Ross Hugo Earth Works - Readings for Backyard Gardeners (Paperback)
Nancy Ross Hugo
R308 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R57 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic. Readers familiar with her columns in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Wildlife will welcome this collection of her most popular essays, written in the characteristic conversational style that has made her a regional favorite.

Earth Works has a wealth of helpful hints and seasonal advice for both experienced and beginning gardeners, from how to attract butterflies and discourage Japanese beetles to when to prune; from how to move big tress to how to propagate a legacy rose. This book offers something for every backyard gardener and will be treasured year-round by enthusiasts looking for much-needed seasonal tips, as well as by snowbound readers longing for a reminder of the warmer days to come.

Hummingbird Plants of the Southwest (Paperback): Marcy Scott Hummingbird Plants of the Southwest (Paperback)
Marcy Scott
R374 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R26 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sound of Cherry Blossoms - Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design (Paperback): Martin Hakubai Mosko, Alxe Noden Sound of Cherry Blossoms - Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design (Paperback)
Martin Hakubai Mosko, Alxe Noden
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Fix Your Garden - How to make small spaces into green oases (Hardcover): Jane Moseley, Jackie Strachan Fix Your Garden - How to make small spaces into green oases (Hardcover)
Jane Moseley, Jackie Strachan; Illustrated by Claire Rollet
R241 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R69 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Just moved in and don't know what to do with a messy garden or bleak-looking balcony? Want to stake your claim on a little corner of a shared garden? No gardening experience whatsoever? Fix Your Garden is the perfect solution. Packed with tips and tricks to get your green fingers going straight away, this beautifully illustrated little book will help you make the most of your outdoor space, even if you've only got a tiny windowbox. Aimed at the first-time homeowner or renter with little or no gardening know-how, it contains a wealth of information on how to make your garden grow and your balcony bloom, from early analysis of the soil to find out which plants will do best, to fixing that weed-covered wilderness of a backyard you've inherited and starting to grow your own fruit and veg. With tips on garden design and how to conquer common pests and diseases, this is a crash course in getting your outdoor space sorted, and also contains information on houseplants so you can bring a little bit of the outdoors in. Word count: 15,000

Mother Earth News Almanac - A Guide Through the Seasons (Paperback): Mother Earth News Mother Earth News Almanac - A Guide Through the Seasons (Paperback)
Mother Earth News
R308 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R90 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Home and Garden - Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Worker in Both (Classic Reprint) (Hardcover): Gertrude Jekyll Home and Garden - Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Worker in Both (Classic Reprint) (Hardcover)
Gertrude Jekyll
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Hydroponic Home Food Gardens (Paperback): Howard M. Resh Hydroponic Home Food Gardens (Paperback)
Howard M. Resh
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Compost Utilization In Horticultural Cropping Systems (Hardcover): Peter J Stoffella, Brian A. Kahn Compost Utilization In Horticultural Cropping Systems (Hardcover)
Peter J Stoffella, Brian A. Kahn
R2,970 Discovery Miles 29 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the increased interest in and demands for compost from commercial horticultural industries, composting is on the verge of becoming an economically feasible option for waste management. While horticultural producers can create some of the compost to meet their own needs, demand has grown beyond what they can supply for themselves and others. Compost Utilization in Horticultural Cropping Systems gives you the tools to meet the needs of this growing industry.
Consider these statistics:
o Americans generate about 200 million megagrams of municipal solid waste per year
o The agricultural market for compost could reach over 680 million m3 per year
o Two horticultural areas together account for over 50% of compost use: landscaping (31%) and food crop production (25%)
Now consider this:
o Proven benefits of compost use, including plant disease suppression, better moisture retention, supplying plant nutrients, and building soil organic matter
o Increased pressure on peat supplies and wider availability of compost products
o Creation of composting enterprises by the horticultural industry in response to its own needs, rising disposal fees for organic waste, and consumer demand for compost at retail centers
The first book to establish a composite of the existing scientific knowledge on the use of compost in commercial horticultural enterprises, Compost Utilization in Horticultural Cropping Systems gives you a comprehensive review of the production, use, and economics of compost. It covers production methods, compost quality and the parameters associated with its measurement, and the biological, chemical, and physical processes that occur during composting. Rather than searching for information in various places, now you can find all the information you need in one convenient source.

A Garden to Dye for - How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers (Hardcover): Chris... A Garden to Dye for - How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers (Hardcover)
Chris McLaughlin
R334 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R79 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Home-grown botanical dyes are in, and they're part of today's shift toward natural and organic living. "A new generation discovers grow-it-yourself dyes," says the New York Times. And you don't have to have a degree in chemistry to create your own natural dyes. It just takes a garden plot and a kitchen. A Garden to Dye For shows how super-simple it is to plant and grow a dyer's garden and create beautiful dyes. Many of these plants may already be in our cutting, cottage or food gardens, ready for double duty. These special plants can fit right in with traditional garden themes. A Garden to Dye For features 40-plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow for an all-natural, customized color palette. A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives. The richly photographed book is divided between the garden and the dye process, with garden layouts, plant profiles, dye extraction and uses, step-by-step recipes and original, engaging DIY projects. This is the book that bridges the topic of plant dyes to mainstream gardeners, the folks who enjoy growing the plants as much as using them in craft projects. www.agardentodyefor; and on Facebook: A Garden to Dye For.

Vegetables Love Flowers - Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty (Paperback): Lisa Ziegler Vegetables Love Flowers - Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty (Paperback)
Lisa Ziegler 1
R316 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fight garden pests and increase your yields the natural way with this tried and true technique!

Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden, but there's more to the method than you might think. Vegetables Love Flowers will walk you through the ins and outs of companion planting, from how it works to which plants go together and how to grow the best garden for your climate.

With the right information and some careful planning, you can help your plants thrive--and beautify your garden in the process.

Perennials for Michigan (Paperback): Alison Beck Perennials for Michigan (Paperback)
Alison Beck; Edited by Shelagh Kubish
R402 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R147 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Veteran garden writers Nancy Szerlag of the Detroit News and Alison Beck have created a beautifully photographed book that features over 681 perennials suited to Michigan's climate and growing conditions. Tips on planting, growing, recommended varieties, and problems and pests are included. A Quick Reference Chart provides at-a-glance information on color, blooming, height, hardiness, and light and soil requirements.

The Bee Friendly Garden - Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow (Paperback): Doug Purdie The Bee Friendly Garden - Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow (Paperback)
Doug Purdie 1
R466 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R81 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Bee Friendly Garden, by the author of Backyard Bees, is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space. Includes:How bees forage and why your garden needs themA comprehensive plant guide to bee friendly plantsSimple changes anybody can makeIdeas for gardens of all sizesNatural pest control and companion planting advi

The Jewel Garden - A Story of Despair and Redemption (Paperback, New ed): Montagu Don, Sarah Don The Jewel Garden - A Story of Despair and Redemption (Paperback, New ed)
Montagu Don, Sarah Don 2
R253 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R48 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The face of British gardening Monty Don and his wife Sarah tell the magical story of the garden they have built over the last decade THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of the garden that over the past decade has bloomed from the muddy fields around the Dons' Tudor farmhouse, a perfect metaphor for the Monty and Sarah's own rise from the ashes of a spectacular commercial failure. At the same time THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of a creative partnership that has weathered the greatest storm, and a testament to the healing powers of the soil. In his weekly column for the Observer, Monty Don has always been candid about the garden's role in helping him to pull back from the abyss of depression; THE JEWEL GARDEN elaborates on this much further. Written in an optimistic, autobiographical vein, Monty and Sarah's story is truly an exploration of what it means to be a gardener.

Principles of Tropical Horticulture (Paperback, New): David Midmore Principles of Tropical Horticulture (Paperback, New)
David Midmore
R970 R913 Discovery Miles 9 130 Save R57 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Principles of Tropical Horticulture" leads the reader through a background of environmental influences and plant physiology to an understanding of production and post-harvest systems, environmental adaptation techniques and marketing strategies. Focusing on the principles behind production practices and their scientific basis, rather than detailed biological traits of each crop, this text outlines successes and failures in practices to date and sets out how the quantity and quality of horticultural produce can improve in the future. Case studies are frequently used and chapters cover the production of vegetables, fruit and ornamental crops, including temperate zone crops adapted to grow in the tropics.

Second Nature - A Gardener's Education (Paperback): Michael Pollan Second Nature - A Gardener's Education (Paperback)
Michael Pollan
R288 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R71 (25%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

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 environmentalists everywhere. As delicious a meditation on one man s relationships with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon (The New York Times Book Review), Second Nature captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation. With chapters ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn, a dispatch from one man s war with a woodchuck, to an essay about the sexual politics of roses, Pollan has created a passionate and eloquent argument for reconceiving our relationship with nature."

Gardening Indoors With Soil & Hydroponics (Paperback): George F Van Patten Gardening Indoors With Soil & Hydroponics (Paperback)
George F Van Patten
R523 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R129 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text provides readers with everything they need to know about cultivating and maintaining an indoor garden. It includes information on hydroponics, high intensity lighting, plant nutrient problems, insects, spider mites and diseases.

Paradise Transplanted - Migration and the Making of California Gardens (Paperback): Pierrette A. Hondagneu-Sotelo Paradise Transplanted - Migration and the Making of California Gardens (Paperback)
Pierrette A. Hondagneu-Sotelo
R549 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R123 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In "Paradise Transplanted," Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made Southern California gardens, and in turn how gardens influence social inequality, work, leisure, status, and our experiences of nature and community. Drawing on historical archival research, ethnography, and over one hundred interviews with a wide range of people including suburban homeowners, paid Mexican immigrant gardeners, professionals at the most elite botanical garden in the West, and immigrant community gardeners in the poorest neighborhoods of inner-city Los Angeles, this book offers insights into the ways that diverse global migrations and garden landscapes shape our social world.

Mircogreens Growing Guide (Wallchart): Stefan Mager Mircogreens Growing Guide (Wallchart)
Stefan Mager
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Heroes of Horticulture - Americans Who Transformed the Landscape (Hardcover): Barbara Paul Robinson Heroes of Horticulture - Americans Who Transformed the Landscape (Hardcover)
Barbara Paul Robinson
R749 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R164 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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