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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Gardening with Conifers
Adrian Bloom

Firefly Books, 2002

A complete and highly acclaimed reference. "Magnificently highlighted by more than 250 striking color photographs." -Booklist "I strongly recommend Adrian and Richard Bloom's book to anyone looking for a useful guide to planting and using conifers in their garden." -American Gardener This is the complete guide to coniferous trees and shrubs that are available to the North American gardener. Stunning color photographs ...


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

DK ADULT, 1996

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


Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden
Emily Whaley

Algonquin Books, 1997

In conversation with William Baldwin. Emily Whaley's garden on Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina, may be the most visited private garden in the country. And no wonder. It is the life's work of a vibrant, sociable, opinionated, determined, forceful woman who has spent the last eighty-five years cultivating whatever life offered her. MRS. WHALEY AND HER CHARLESTON GARDEN captures and preserves Emily Whaley's distinctive voice and braces ...


Success With Houseplants
Editors of Reader's Digest

Readers Digest, 1979

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


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 ...


The Consolation of Philosophy; The Imitation of Christ; Religio Medici

Oxford University Press, 1947

"This new edition of The Imitation of Christ will serve more than ever as an aid in the spiritual rebirth of our country.This little volume contains all the aspirations of a Christian soul as well as the fulfillment of its earthly life by imitating Christ in Faith, Hope, Charity and Justice".


The Oregon Desert
E. R. Jackman, R. A. Long

Caxton Press, 1964

The Oregon Desert is a wild, rough region that does things to people who try to change it. It is like ""The anvil that wears the hammer out."" Stories of life on the desert are told with deep, subtle humor, wisdom and charm, producing a delightful book.


A Year of Roses
Stephen Scanniello

Henry Holt & Co, 1997

A thorough guide to the perfect rose garden includes a month-by-month schedule of the major tasks necessary to plant, grow, and maintain one; provides historical facts about roses, personal anecdotes, line drawings, and photographs; and lists rose types and sources. 20,000 first printing.


The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady
Edith Holden

Little Brown & Co (T), 1989

This entirely new diary is a predecessor to the "Country Diary" and is composed in a similar style with Edith Holden's thoughts, watercolours paintings of flowers, plants, birds and butterflies. There are over 150 new paintings showing delightful countryside scenes, including hares, rabbits, squirrels, foxes and other animals which do not appear in the Country Diary. "The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady" is not only a companion to the Country ...


Illustrated Guide to Gardening
Carroll C. Calkins

Reader's Digest, 1996

Providing guidance on a wide range of garden types from small backyard plots to country acreage, an in-depth reference offers straightforward information on such topics as plants, pest-control, fertilizer, and environmental awareness.


The Lavender Garden: Beautiful Varieties to Grow and Gather
Robert Kourik

Chronicle Books, 1998

Gorgeously fragrant, invigorating, and rich with healing properties, lavender has been cultivated from the beginning of recorded civilization. Today, gardeners everywhere are discovering that growing lavender is a simple and wonderfully rewarding pleasure. The Lavender Garden is a beautiful guide to planting and using this versatile herb in all its forms. There is a variety of lavender to suit almost any setting, indoors and out, and here ...


Garden Bulbs for the South
Scott Ogden

Taylor Trade Publishing, 1994

Introduces a whole varied world of bulbs especially for warmer climates—many of which will naturalize, coming back year after year without re-digging and cold storage.



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