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The complete home reference for everything you need to know about gardening--from soil and fertilizers to planting and landscaping--is now available in a convenient, compact size. Charmingly illustrated with 1,000 illustrations and photographs, Garden Wisdom & Know-How is packed with must-have information including techniques for maintaining a garden year-round; harvesting herbs; designing by bloom season; turning garden refuse into garden rewards; building teepees, trellises, and other plant supports; and much more. Chapters are organized into topics such as garden techniques and tricks; the flower garden; the edible garden; container gardening; garden design and landscaping; and attracting wildlife. With nearly 1,000 pages of indispensable information from the editors of Rodale Gardening Books, Garden Wisdom & Know-How is a comprehensive guide for both the novice and experienced gardener.
Deer are the most common problem a gardener can face. These cute but pesky animals think home-grown flowers and vegetables are delicious, and they can quickly devour hundreds of dollars' worth of plants. Common solutions often include the use of harsh chemicals or unattractive fencing. In her new book Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman offers a new option - intentional garden design choices that help keep deer at bay. Chapman showcases real home gardens across North America that successfully coexist with wildlife. Each homeowner also shares their top deer-resistant plants, all welcome additions to a deer-challenged gardener's shopping list and guaranteed to put the fun back into nursery visits. A chapter on deer-resistant container gardens provides suggestions for making colourful, captivating, and imaginative containers. Lushly illustrated and filled with practical advice and inspiring designs ideas, Deer-Resistant Design is for every home gardener looking for beautiful, natural ways to keep deer out of their gardens.
All you need is love. And a plant. Whether you're a plant lover looking for seeds of inspiration, or a beginner hoping to cultivate your very own urban jungle, this little book is bursting with tips and ideas to help you hone your green fingers and become a true plant parent.
An estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire every day, and many of them are gardeners. As part of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, they need to adapt how they garden to ensure they can continue enjoying the hobby for years to come. In The Lifelong Gardener, popular garden speaker Toni Gattone shares adaptive gardening techniques that help readers garden smarter, not harder. Gattone offers tried-and-true methods that help eliminate the physical strain of gardening like buying new ergonomic tools, using raised beds, making small adjustments like using kneeling pads, and dozens of simple ways to make the garden comfortable. Throughout, Gattone maintains a positive and empowering tone that honors the garden and the gardener and focuses on the joy of aging. The perfect gift for older home gardeners, The Lifelong Gardener shows how a little advanced planning can make gardening a safe and fun daily activity.
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.
A brilliant new book especially for the gardeners of the North West! Full of Grow Your Own (GYO) information and tips for growers across the old county of Lancashire, covering everything, including ...soil & sun plants & pests tubs & trenches fertilisers & failures weeds & watering seasons & sogginess equipment & ecology triumphs & tastiness ...and much more! The first Grow Your Own book to help North West gardeners grow successfully in the specific soils & climate What grows well in the gardens of the south and middle of England will not necessarily grow well up here Aimed at all ages and abilities Suggests ways of growing organically, & how to include children & grandchildren For growing spaces of all shapes & sizes, including, yards, pots and window sills. Includes some newly rediscovered old Lancashire varieties of fruits & veg Also includes recipes & ideas to maximise usefulness & enjoyment
First published in 1937, the Gardener's Diary was both designed and illustrated by the renowned British graphic designer Edward Bawden (1903-1989). This perpetual week-to-week diary comprises beautiful horticultural block prints and helpful weekly reminders from William Cobbett's English Gardener (1827). Plenty of space is given to note activities and observations such as weather patterns, sewing dates and when plants bloom and fruit. This is a beautiful book for all keen gardeners to help chart your garden's progress from season to season.
A testament to the influential nature of educational and community gardening programs for teens Part engaging conversation, part comprehensive fieldwork, Growing a Life demonstrates just how influential educational and community gardening programs can be for young teens. Follow author Illene Pevec as she travels from rural Colorado to inner city New York, agrarian New Mexico to Oakland, California, in order to study youth gardening and the benefits it contributes to at-risk teen lives. Extensive research, supplemented by beautifully candid interviews with students, illustrate the life altering physical and mental benefits that mentored gardening programs can provide. Giving readers the opportunity to examine the largely unexplored topic of urban gardening, the programs discussed present models for future educational and community based gardens. Each destination brings with it an abundance of programs geared toward educating teens by giving them the tools they will need in order to have fruitful futures. With an emphasis on positive psychology, Growing a Life delves into the minds of underprivileged teens and what gardening means to them.
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