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Tasha Tudor's Garden
Tovah Martin

Houghton Mifflin, 1994

Tasha Tudor's poignant art has fascinated adults and children for decades. Her nineteenth-century New England lifestyle is legendary. Gardeners are especially intrigued by the profusion of antique flowers -- spectacular poppies, six-foot foxgloves, and intoxicating peonies -- in the cottage gardens surrounding her hand-hewn house. Until now we've only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of her friends, the ...


Perennial All-Stars: The 150 Best Perennials for Great-Looking, Trouble-Free Gardens
Jeff Cox

Rodale Press, 1998

Create the perennial garden you've always dreamed of with an illustrated guide to 150 of the best. Perennial All Stars is a trustworthy guide and tour through the jungle of perennials that are available from nurseries, garden centers, and mailorder sources.


The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs
Lesley Bremness

Viking Studio Books, 1988

With more than 340,000 copies sold in hardcover, this essential, full-color resource is now available in paperback. Revealing the enormous potential of herbs, this sourcebook includes information on planting, growing, and harvesting herbs, as well as the main uses of herbs. It also offers an exhaustive identification guide, recipes, ideas for gifts, and much more.


Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
Marta McDowell

Timber Press, 2013

There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of ...


Jerry Baker's Old-Time Gardening Wisdom: Lessons Learned from Grandma Putt's Kitchen Cupboard, Medicine ...
Jerry Baker

American Master Products, Inc., 1999

Many, many years ago, Jerry went to live with his Grandma Putt, who had an amazing amount of knowledge and folklore about old-time, natural gardening. Although he resisted at first, Jerry was soon drawn into her magical world, where plants were treated like people and given kindness, courtesy, and respect. They, in turn,provided her with beauty, bounty, and an abundance ofnatural remedies. Grandma Putt shared her knowledge witheveryone, and ...


Home Gardener's Problem Solver: Symptoms and Solutions for More Than 1,500 Garden Pests and Plant Ailments ...

Ortho, 2004

Allows consumers to take home the most common parts of the in-store reference book at a very attractive price. This revised third edition covers 50% more gardening problems and is more "homeowner friendly" than the previous edition. Solutions for hundreds of common garden problems, arranged by plant type. Colorful, detailed photo and brief analysis help gardeners diagnose each plant problem. Thumbnail maps show North America locations where ...


The Complete Book of Garlic: A Guide for Gardeners, Growers, and Serious Cooks
Ted Jordan Meredith

Timber Press, 2008

An essential element in cuisines around the world, garlic enjoys near mythic status among cooks, chefs, foodies, and enthusiasts of natural remedies. Worldwide, garlic cultivation occupies over 2 million acres of farmland, an area that has more than doubled since 1970. Yet even garlic fanciers may be unable to tell hardneck from softneck, or Purple Stripe from Rocambole, not to mention the hundreds of cultivated varieties grown today, many with ...


American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides)
Christopher Brickell, David Joyce

DK, 1996

Filled with brilliant before-and-after photography, it provides gardeners with complete information on how to create the garden of their dreams.


American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical ...
Alan Toogood

DK, 1999

The unrivaled priatical guide to the successful propagation of all garden plants -- from trees and shrubs to culinary herbs. Expert Guidance On The Propagation Of More Than 1,500 Plants. Whether you want to increase your plants by the easiest or most reliable methods of propagation, or experiment with more unusual or advanced techniques, or use specialized techniques for a favorite plant group, AHS Plant Propagation contains all the techniques ...


The Brother Gardeners: A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession
Andrea Wulf

Vintage, 2010

Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America.   In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped two boxes of precious American plants and seeds to Peter Collinson in London. Around these men formed the nucleus of a botany ...


Garden Gallery: The Plants, Art, and Hardscape of Little and Lewis
George Little, David Lewis

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2005

Celebrated internationally as artists and gardeners, Little and Lewis open the gates to their renowned Puget Sound garden and share their personal wisdom for what informs and inspires their wild fantasia of plants, hardscape, and art. Water features, oversized and broadleaved plants, expansive use of color, zone-pushing tropicals, architectural emphasis, and elements of classicism and mystery-all combine to create a magical space. The authors ...


Merry Hall;
Beverley Nichols

Dutton, 1953

First in a trilogy, Merry Hall is the account of the restoration of a house and garden in post-war England. Though Mr. Nichols's horticultural undertaking is serious, his writing is high-spirited, riotously funny, and, at times, deliciously malicious.


Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces

Wiley, 2013

This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer's patients, among others. Sections on ...


Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
Donald C Johanson, Maitland A Edey

Simon & Schuster, 1981

The story of one of the most important fossil finds in man's search for his ancestors - the 60per cent complete female hominid skeleton nicknamed "Lucy". Confirming beyond doubt the early bipedal nature of human ancestors, she was discovered in 1973 in Ethiopia by a team of scientists led by Johanson.


Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota (The Complete Guide to Species Identification)
Welby R. Smith

Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2008

With more than two hundred tree, shrub, and woody vine species in Minnesota, anyone with an interest in the outdoors has likely encountered an unfamiliar plant and wondered about its name, origin, characteristics, and habitat. In this new identification resource, the state’s foremost botanist and endangered species expert Welby R. Smith provides authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date information on the state’s native and naturalized woody ...


Success With Houseplants
Editors of Reader's Digest

Readers Digest, 1979

If you enjoy growing houseplants, this is the reference book for you.


"A Rich Spot of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
Peter J. Hatch

Yale University Press, 2012

Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch's brilliant direction, Jefferson's unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants he enthusiastically cultivated in the early nineteenth century. The garden is a living ...


Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. 1 - Voyaging
Janet Browne

Knopf, 1995

In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle of acquaintances. He was not yet a focus of debate; his “big book on species” still lay on his study desk in the form of a huge pile of manuscript. For more than twenty years he had been accumulating material for it, puzzling over ...


Herbal Medicine
Dian Dincin Buchman

Random House Value Publishing, 1988

Classic bestselling book on herbs, now completely revised and updated to include all the latest information and discoveries in the world of herbs. Learn how to use herbs to relieve headaches, flu, alleviate muscle pain, stop allergies and change the way you look and feel. And see why this book has sold over 220,000 copies.



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