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Finally, a smart way for gardeners to store their treasured seed packets! With envelopes for two different sizes of packets, space to label the seeds and record important details-such as date purchased, date planted, and yearly weather conditions--plus basic planting and harvesting information, the Seed Keeper neatly stores and showcases seed collections to keep gardeners organized through the seasons.
Brandywine Cottage is David Culp's beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden where he mastered the design technique of layering -- interplanting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. The result is a nonstop parade of color that begins with a tapestry of heirloom daffodils and hellebores in spring and ends with a jewel-like blend of Asian wildflowers at the onset of winter.
"The Layered Garden" shows you how to recreate Culp's majestic display. It starts with a basic lesson in layering -- how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and how to maintain it. To illustrate how layering works, Culp takes you on a personal tour through each part of his celebrated garden: the woodland garden, the perennial border, the kitchen garden, the shrubbery, and the walled garden. The book culminates with a chapter dedicated to signature plants for all four seasons.
As practical as it is inspiring, "The Layered Garden" will provide you with expert information gleaned from decades of hard work and close observation. If you thought that a four-season garden was beyond your reach, this book will show you how to achieve that elusive, tantalizing goal.
Whether you have kids or are a kid at heart, you'll love making the fun and kid-stylish projects featured in "Crocheting Clothes Kids Love." This easy-to-use book features twenty-eight designs for garments and accessories for school-age kids.. Projects include: sweaters, vests, a capelet, dress, skirt, tank top, and slippers in styles kids are certain to love. "Crocheting Clothes Kids Love" also includes patterns for accessories, such as: hats, scarves, mittens, wristers, hair bands, jewelry, leg warmers, a backpack, belt, and messenger bag. Creative, fun photography by Nancy Langdon, who also co-authored and photographed "Sewing Clothes Kids Love" and photographed "Knitting Clothes Kids Love" shows kids wearing and using the projects to give you added inspiration. All projects are designed using a variety of yarn types in fibers that are easy to care for. Yarns used represent selections from both LYS and big box brands, with generic descriptions, gauge and hook sizes to allow you to easily substitute comparable yarn. New to crochet? No worries. General crochet instructions are provided to make it easy for new crocheters to follow along.
Step-by-step instructions lead readers through the process of creating their own rockwool hydroponic garden. Included are tips from professional growers for making plants grow faster and more lushly in rockwool.
Includes: habitat, heigt and spread plant features and flower colors information on soil, light and water tips on how to best use the plant in your garden recommended species for Minnesota and Wisconsin gardens
Treehouses are more popular today than ever before. Our original treehouse book, "The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse, " was published in 2007. It exceeded all sales projections right out of the gate and continues to be a leading title in the treehouse category. Now, we've made it even better. The expanded edition features three all-new treehouses shown in complete step by step detail, along with full plans. Also includes an expanded inspiration section, offering a wider variety of unique and interesting treehouses that generate ideas and excitement. Exciting book for parents or grandparents to use with their children.
A handy guide to quick and effective first-aid treatments for commonly occurring accidents and complaints, derived from garden, pantry and under-sink sources. From a thorn prick to heatstroke, from chapped hands to heart attack, from pesticide poisoning to wasp stings: all of these can be treated on site with what you grow. The resource is on your doorstep: the plant beside you as your work or relax in the garden can be the answer to the hive, ache or watery eye. It is written by a professional gardener with a lifetime of experience of accidents that can happen in the garden and of how to cure/respond within the garden context using plants and items at hand in the garden. All the dots are joined, you won't need a book on herbs, a book on homemade remedy preparation and a garden plant reference - they are all combined in the first aid advice in this book.
Frisches Obst und Gemuse aus dem eigenen Garten Mal eben in den Garten gehen und ein paar Beeren naschen, die selbst angebauten Bohnen ernten oder Zwetschgenkuchen mit Fruchten vom eigenen Baum backen gefallt Ihnen die Vorstellung? Dieses praktische Handbuch gibt Ihnen zahlreiche Tipps und Tricks, wie Sie das ganze Jahr lang leckeres, ernte - frisches Obst und Gemuse aus dem eigenen Garten geniessen konnen: von der Wahl des Werkzeugs uber die Auswahl der Pflanzen und Tipps zum biologischen Anbau bis zur ersten Ernte. Geoff Stebbings gibt Ihnen nutzliche Ratschlage an die Hand, damit Sie sofort mit der eigenen Gartenarbeit beginnen konnen und in kurzer Zeit ein erfolgreicher Hobbygartner werden.
Allotments with ten-year waiting lists; fruit and veg seeds outselling those of flowers - Britain is growing a passion for home produce and the time is right for the nation's favourite gardener to provide the definitive book on the subject. Alan's comprehensive guide will tell you everything you could possibly want or need to know about fruit and veg and how to grow it, including herbs, baby veg, salads, every-day fruits plus gourmet or unusual varieties, and how to fit them into today's stylish small gardens. As well as providing the key facts needed to yield good results and what to do when things go wrong, the text is sprinkled with Alan's personal observations, anecdotes, culinary tips and quirky historical uses. The book takes a very practical approach, starting from scratch for the benefit of anyone who's never grown their own before, but is also ideal for those with some experience who might be growing edibles in a new way - perhaps in a small space that needs to look attractive, or on a new allotment. Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 250 photographs and artworks, this inspirational and authoritative fruit and veg bible from the UK's best-selling and most influential gardener will become a classic in the genre.
Have you ever wondered why the moon is sometimes blue? The New Almanac revives the tradition of the rural almanac for those who want to connect with the seasons through gardening, eating seasonally, moon-gazing, foraging, celebrating feast days and picking seasonal flowers. It brings you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year. For each of the 12 months, award-winning gardener and food writer Lia Leendertz shares her practical guidance for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays, as well as stories about each month's unique nature and folklore, and charts relevant to each month. Keep track of the phenomena of the universe with tables familiar to almanacs of the past: significant dates; phases of the moon; sunrise and sunset times; king tides; equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days; food in season; a forager's guide; meteor showers, visible planets and lunar eclipses; festivities (Samhain, Wassailing, Divali, Midsummer) and more. Lia also shares her favorite recipes using seasonal ingredients and relating to each month's festivity: Cider Cake for wassailing in January; Blood Orange Tart in February; Potato Kugel Gratin for Passover in April; Beltane Wine for May Day; Sticky Cinnamon Figs in September; and Soul Cakes at Hallowe'en. Filled with wonder, The New Almanac is a highly practical, historical and contemplative book to be enjoyed all year long, and it will have you looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.
A Guide to what not to do in your garden. Gardening is widely regarded as one of life's great joys. However, you might not feel that way if you pay too much attention to the experts: every garden magazine and newspaper relentlessly publishes hectoring instructions telling you what you must do in your garden this week or this month, to the point where your garden can become a source of constant stress or wasted energy. Rather than add to the pile of suggested drudgery, this book is instead dedicated to relieving you of pointless and unnecessary garden work, and suggests easy and pleasant ways to look after your little patch of paradise.
Planning and maintaining a successful garden is an enjoyable and creative process. If you dream of borders of bright and scented blooms, a healthy green lawn, a patio in which to relax, or even low-maintenance ideas to lessen the workload, here are the skills to guarantee success. There are plenty of tips to incorporate aromatic shrubs and architectural plants into your garden, as well as ideas for filling space with annuals. Schemes for attractive hanging baskets and window boxes are also included. With over 1200 photographs illustrating both techniques and beautiful gardens, the book contains everything you need to create a stunning outdoor area.
Showcased are a variety of Relais and Chateaux enchanting horticultural havens from simple cutting and kitchen gardens to more elaborate formal plantings, including parterres and topiaries at fifteen celebrated establishments in North America. The delights of the garden are then brought indoors through botanical prints, textiles, wallpapers, and objects d art, such as metal and porcelain flowers. How-to sidebars show ideas for setting a festive table using rose petals, garlands, bud vases, and more, and for dressing up dishes and cocktails with edible flower garnishes and creating culinary delights harvested by the local terroir. A must-read for passionate gardeners and flower lovers, and all those who appreciate the masterful creativity of Relais and Chateaux, The Art of the Garden shows how to bring the sparkle and freshness of the outdoors into your home.
In today's economic climate, self-sufficiency is increasingly seen as a viable means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - this is the book that will help every householder do just that. Each of the twelve chapters focuses on key topics for living a more self-sustainable life, with practical information and expert guidance that will make the subject come alive for everyone, whatever their needs, circumstances and resources. This means that the gardening chapter, for example, is appropriate both for people with an urban back yard or a more substantial plot of land. Written in a down-to-earth, engaging and often amusing style, the book will appeal to single people as much as to those with large families, to women who want to be more creative, resourceful and independent, to men who want to rediscover their inner 'hunter-gatherer', and to parents looking to equip their children with basic life skills.
Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently - using up to 90% less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant's roots with no or minimal evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centres; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.
A story about dirt--and about sun, water, work, elation, and
defeat. And about the sublime pleasure of having a little piece of
French land all to oneself to till.
W.S. Merwin composed Garden Time during the difficult process of losing his eyesight. When he could no longer see well enough to write, he dictated his new poems to his wife, Paula. In this gorgeous, mindful, and life-affirming book, our greatest poet channels energy from animated sounds and memories to remind us that "the only hope is to be the daylight."
From "A Breath of Day":
Last night I slept on the floor of the sea
in an unsounded part of the ocean
in the morning it was a long way up
through the dark streets of a silent country
with no language in its empty houses
until I had almost reached the surface
of a morning that I had never seen
then a breeze came to it and I began
to remember the voices of young leaves . . .
W.S. Merwin served as Poet Laureate of the United States and has received every major literary accolade, including two Pulitzer prizes, most recently for The Shadow of Sirius (Copper Canyon), and the National Book Award for Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon). He lives in Hawaii.
Provides a beautifully illustrated organizer for any gardener to record their plans and projects and store key information on their garden. There are graph paper pages for plans and sketches, guided pages for notes and planting records, checklists of key gardening equipment and storage pockets for seed packets, leaflets, magazine cuttings and business cards. Illustrated throughout with Orla Kiely striking and much-loved illustrations and featuring real-cloth quarterbinding.
Are you being bullied by a mollusc that slimes all over your garden and munches through your favourite delphinium? Are you worried about using slug pellets for fear of endangering local wildlife? Take a stand against slugs with 50 alternative, organic, natural, chemical and humane solutions to slug problems. Trick, flick and frighten slugs out of your garden, leaving you with pest-free plants. Stop slugs in their tracks and make slimy trails a thing of the past.
Birthdays and anniversaries are never easy to remember. The RHS Birthday Book is the place to keep all your important dates together so that you will never have to worry about forgetting them again. This brand new edition of the best-selling RHS Birthday Book features all new illustrations.
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