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  • 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Namesby Diana Wells; Ippy Patterson

    Algonquin Books 1997; US$ 15.95

    Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just... more...

  • 100 Vegetables and Where They Came Fromby William Woys Weaver; Signe Sundberg-Hall

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    A perfect leek from France. Flavorful zucchini from Italy. An infamous potato from Ireland, and a humble lentil from Ethiopia. 100 Vegetables offers a veritable cornucopia of vegetables and stories from around the world--from Argentina to Zimbabwe, from Australia to the United States. William Woys Weaver--veggie connoisseur, gardener, and historian--guides... more...

  • From the Ground Upby Amy Stewart

    Algonquin Books 2000; US$ 1.99

    Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they rented a modest seaside bungalow with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a... more...

  • Good Bugs for Your Gardenby Allison Mia Starcher

    Algonquin Books 1995; US$ 10.95

    Anyone who gardens knows how snails, aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars can damage vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees. But not many of us know that ground beetles eat caterpillars, not plants; that dragonflies feed on mosquitoes; that parasitic wasps prey on tomato hornworms. In this delightful guide to the world of beneficial insects, Starcher,... more...

  • Zen Gardeningby A. K. Davidson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    The Zen gardens of Japan are places in which to meditate. They can be anything from a landscaped garden, complete with waterfalls, to a bed of raked pebbles. This ancient way of gardening goes back to the Zen Buddhist priest-gardeners of the thirteenth century. Based on abstract compositions, relying on simplicity and suggestion, their gardens were... more...

  • Weathering Winterby Carl H. Klaus

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 15.00

    In winter, when the only things growing seem to be icicles and irritability, what pleasures exist for a gardener or for anyone who lives in a northern climate? In his distinctive daybook, Weathering Winter, Carl Klaus reminds readers that the season of brown twigs and icy gales is just as much a part of the year as when tulips open, tomatoes thrive,... more...

  • Lawns and Ground Coverby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Simple steps to gardening success, from the experts at the RHS Get your lawn looking lovely all year round with RHS Simple Steps Lawns and Ground Cover. Tips and techniques on how to lay turf, control weeds and design a lawn that works for your garden guarantee success. Plus step-by-step photographs and inspirational pictures will show you how... more...

  • Vegetables and Fruit in Potsby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Simple steps to gardening success, from the experts at the RHS From strawberries to salad leaves, RHS Simple Steps Vegetables and Fruit gives you practical tips and guidance on how to get started, care for your crops and combat pests to guarantee success. Plus step-by-step photographs, checklists and charts ensure that you stay on the right track... more...

  • Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhereby Byron E. Martin; Laurelynn G. Martin

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 15.95

    Enjoy fresh java brewed from your own coffee beans or juice from the orange tree growing in a sunny corner of your living room. Laurelynn G. Martin and Byron E. Martin show you how to successfully plant, grow, and harvest 47 varieties of tropical fruiting plants ? in any climate! This straightforward, easy-to-use guide brings papaya, passionfruit,... more...

  • The Flower Gardener's Bibleby Joseph De Sciose; Lewis Hill; Nancy Hill

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 19.95

    Create the flower garden of your dreams. This comprehensive guide includes expert advice on everything from choosing an appropriate growing site to maximizing the lifespan of your plants. Charming illustrations and photographs accompany helpful tips on how to improve soil, fight off pests, and make all your flowers bloom with radiant color. Whether... more...