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  • Designing with Conifersby Richard L. Bitner

    Timber Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    With blue, green, and gold foliage and shapes ranging from spiky to weeping, conifers have the potential to be garden design stars. But they are commonly misused in gardens and landscapes, leading to looming spruces squashed against a house or rows of kettledrum-shaped yews along a sidewalk. When used correctly and creatively, conifers can be star... more...

  • Planting the Dry Shade Gardenby Graham Rice

    Timber Press 2012; US$ 18.50

    In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers,... more...

  • It’s a Long Road to a Tomatoby Keith Stewart; Flavia Bacarella; Deborah Madison

    The Experiment 2010; US$ 15.95

    A new edition of longtime farmer Keith Stewart’s deeply personal and highly acclaimed book on the hows and whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century America—updated with five new essays, a foreword by Deborah Madison, and gorgeous new woodcuts by Flavia Bacarella Keith Stewart, already in his early forties and discontent with New York’s... more...

  • 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$ 15.95

    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...