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Gardens Around the World: 365 Days
Harry N. Abrams
Renowned garden photographer Mick Hales has traveled around the globe to capture some of the greatest gardens in the world. Large and small, elaborate and intimate, public and private, tropical, subtropical, and temperate, all manner of gardens are featured in this lavish book filled with spectacular photographs. Designed in the same format as the best-selling "Earth From Above: 365 Days , the book shows these magnificent gardens to their best ...
It's Only Natural: 200 natural cleaning product recipes to have a green, healthy and allergy free home and ...
By using natural cleaning products, not only will you be saving potentially hundreds of dollars each year but it is also an environmentally sound alternative to toxic, allergy producing house hold cleaning products. These cleaning recipes will not only leave your home and garden chemical free but are safe for children, pets, friendly for those who suffer from chemical allergies and ideal for those who just want to be more environmentally ...
How To Grow Your First Strawberry Garden
Want to grow your first strawberry garden? You can do it with this fun and easy gardening guide. From choosing the right spot to soil preparation to harvesting, How To Grow Your First Strawberry Garden shows you the right way to grow big strawberry's no matter the size of your plot. You'll learn the best way to plot your Strawberry garden and how to get your soil in the best shape; how to plant your seeds properly; and how to care for them ...
Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition
Robert Pogue Harrison
University Of Chicago Press
Humans have long turned to gardens—both real and imaginary—for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. Those gardens may be as far away from everyday reality as Gilgamesh’s garden of the gods or as near as our own backyard, but in their very conception and the marks they bear of human care and cultivation, gardens stand as restorative, nourishing, necessary havens. With Gardens , Robert Pogue Harrison graces readers ...
In The Garden
In the Garden, by award-winning photographer Stacy Bass with essays by Suzanne Gannon, celebrates the natural splendor and abundant creativity of the American gardens of the new millennium. In astonishing fine art images and vibrant prose, each of its 18 chapters tells the story of a how an individual brought his or her vision of beauty to life, inspired by the lay of the land, a single blossom, or a garden once glimpsed in a far away place. In ...
In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World
In Search of Paradise is a survey of the great gardens of the world, presented through photographic images and the descriptions of the garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse. Here you will find the oases of the Middle East, the gardens of Chinese scholars, Japanese sages and Renaissance humanists, French baroque gardens, the English landscape garden of Capability Brown and his followers. Here too are the gardens of the great modern ...
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
“Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating characters with a few short strokes.”— New York Times Book Review Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the bestselling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ...
Great Gardens of America
Great Gardens of America surveys some of the loveliest grounds in America and Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Quebec to California, from the tropical Southeast to the industrial Midwest. The 25 gardens showcased range from 18th-century landscape gardens, such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia, through 20th-century creations, such as the lakeside garden at Innisfree in New York and dramatic Naumkeag in Massachusetts, to ...
The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
David L. Culp
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 ...
The Garden of Evening Mists
Tan Twan Eng
Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died ...
In the Garden of Thoughts
Now a New York Times bestseller! "Dodinsky's gentle wisdom and wit are like a breath of fresh air." —Karen Salmansohn, bestselling author of How to Be Happy, Dammit! Beloved by hundreds of thousands from every walk of life and in every corner of the world, Dodinsky strikes the perfect balance of delightful whimsy and powerful emotion, inspiring you with the power to be your best self. When I reach the place of my dreams, I will thank ...
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of ...
Gardens in Time
Harry N. Abrams
Ambitious in scope and a wonder to examine, Gardens in Time captures two millennia of garden history between its covers. The follow-up to world-renowned photographer Alain Le Toquin’s successful The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World, Gardens in Time contains lush and glorious photographs of the nearly 130 gardens that Le Toquin explored across 20 countries—the most comprehensive garden photo documentary ever undertaken by a single ...
The Low-Maintenance Raised Bed Gardening Book - Everything you need to know to get Started Growing Your Own ...
If you have eaten a fresh garden tomato or crunched a fresh pea pod right out of the garden then you know that nothing compares to home grown vegetables. If you want to grow your own fresh garden tomatoes, lettuce, peas, herbs and more without the summer long effort of a traditional garden, then a Raised Bed Garden could be your answer. Raised beds are perfect for growing lots of vegetables in small spaces. They're also ideal for anyone who ...
How to Grow Organic Vegetables: Your Guide To Growing Vegetables in Your Organic Garden
There is nothing magical or mystical about organic gardening. It is just a way of working in favor of nature instead of against it when it comes to maintaining the fertility of soil, recycling natural material and of course for promoting natural methods for diseases and pest control, rather than using chemicals. By following this book, you can become a great organic vegetable gardener. It is possible to have organic gardens under your own name ...
"Building on a rhyme that will be familiar to many children, author-illustrator Cole creates an enticing guide to creating a garden. 'This is the garden that Jack planted...' The final illustration presents a satisfied-looking boy surrounded by a lush, bird-filled flower garden....A concluding page of gardening suggestions serves as a springboard to books with more specific guidelines."--Horn Book.
The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition
William Robinson's revolutionary book, The Wild Garden , envisioned an authentically naturalistic approach to gardening that is more vital today than ever before. First published in 1870, The Wild Garden evolved through many editions and remained in print through the remainder of the author's lifetime (1838--1935). In the book, Robinson issued a forceful challenge to the prevailing style of the day, which relied upon tender plants arranged in ...
In the Garden
A young boy digs in the dirt and plants seeds. Time passes and the seeds grow into something amazing.
Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935. Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895- 1935, written by Sam Watters and published in collaboration with the Library of Congress, presents for the first time 250 colored photographs of urban and suburban gardens taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston- photographer of presidents, celebrity authors, tastemakers, and estates of the County House Era. At the opening of the 20th century, as artist and progressive, Johnston was front and center in the ...
Buried By Buttercups (Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries)
A novella of about 24,000 words, which includes the first chapter of the new Peggy Lee Garden Mystery Novel, A Thyme to Die, on sale Mother's Day, May 12th, 2013. Peggy Lee, owner of The Potting Shed garden shop, is involved in another murder investigation. After two years of being on the ‘outs’ with the Charlotte Police, new homicide Lieutenant Al McDonald, asks for her help. The choice of weapon for the killer is flower poison, starting ...
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