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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Amy Stewart

Algonquin Books, 2009

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants , Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You’ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly ...
  
  











  



  
The Unexpected Houseplant: 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home
Tovah Martin

Timber Press, 2012

Indoor plants have gotten a bad rap and are often associated with dusty and dowdy African violets, languishing philodendrons, and bloom-free orchids. No longer! It's time for plant lovers to dust off their houseplants, update their image, and discover just how exciting, trendy, and crucial plants can be in the home. The Unexpected Houseplant , by renowned plant authority Tovah Martin, isn't your typical, old-fashioned, dowdy houseplant book. ...
  
  











  



  
How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office
B. C. Wolverton

Penguin Books, 1997

How pure is the air you breathe? Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere. In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat, noted scientist Dr. B.C. Wolverton discovered that houseplants are ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor ...
Barbara Pleasant

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2005

Welcome to a whole new world of houseplants! The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual provides practical, hands-on advice for how to care for 160 beautiful houseplants, including many new selections that have become available in the last ten years. Pleasant offers basic information on how to identify plants, as well as where to place them and how to keep them healthy. In-depth plant profiles provide guidelines so that you can quickly identify ...
  
  











  



  
The Southern Living Garden Book: Completely Revised, All-New Edition
Steve Bender

Oxmoor House, 2004

When it first hit the shelves in 1998, it took the South by storm. After all, it was the first major, comprehensive gardening encyclopedia solely dedicated to the South. Now there’s a new reason to celebrate. The 2004 edition is bigger, brighter, and bolder than ever, with more luscious photography, updated plant listings, and a special focus on native and heritage plants. Find the right plant for every place with Plant Selection Guides and ...
  
  











  



  
Trowel and Error: Over 700 Tips, Remedies and Shortcuts for the Gardener
Sharon Lovejoy

Workman Publishing Company, 2002

Ever since she was old enough to help her grandmother in the garden, Sharon Lovejoy has spent her life working with plants--and along the way, through "trowel and error," she's accumulated hundreds and hundreds of remedies, tips, short-cuts, and cure-alls. Now Ms. Lovejoy--author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots and the award-winning Sunflower Houses --does for the garden what Heloise or the Queen of Clean does for the household. Trowel and ...
  
  











  



  
Living Wreaths: 20 Beautiful Projects for Gift and Decor
Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson

Gibbs Smith, 2014

From the simplest herb wreath to more extravagant succulent designs, the strong outlines and shapes of these living wreaths have great visual impact. Bernhisel-Robinson uses step-by-step instructions, an encouraging voice, and gorgeous photographs illustrating her techniques to teach how to make not just a wreath but a modern garden in miniature that changes to become even more beautiful as the plants mature. Includes echeveria, hens and ...
  
  











  



  
Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants
Graham Clarke, Jane Courtier

Chartwell Books, 2012

Houseplants are back in vogue and this book is the perfect re-introduction. Expert advice on how to decorate with plants is followed by an exhaustive directory of 170 common species as well as a further 130 more unusual varieties. Fully illustrated throughout with color drawings and photography, Indoor Plants helps you select the most striking plants for any interior and has everything you need to know to keep them healthy and display your ...
  
  











  



  
Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener's Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees ...
Lewis Hill

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1998

The author of Secrets of Plant Propagation returns with this revised edition of his book Pruning Simplified. This edition contains more than 300 step-by-step illustrations.
  
  











  



  
What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?): A Visual Guide to Easy Diagnosis and Organic Remedies
David Deardorff, Kathryn Wadsworth

Timber Press, 2009

Dealing with a sick plant is one of the most frustrating situations a gardener can face. More often than not, we have no idea what is causing the problem, or how to fix it. Fortunately, help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) provides an easy system for visually diagnosing any problem, and matching it to the right cure. This innovative and easy-to-use guide is split into three parts. Part One presents ...
  
  











  



  
The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers: Based on the New York Times Column "Garden Q & A."
Dora Galitzki, Leslie Land, ...

Workman Publishing Company, 2002

Authoritative, accessible, and engaging, here is a new reference from The New York Times , a comprehensive, nearly 700-page bible of all the garden news that's fit to print. Based on "Gardeners Q&A." the enormously popular syndicated column, 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers is like a passionate conversation between gardeners and gardening experts. Every week readers from around the country send in their most vexing problems--how to divide ...
  
  











  



  
The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature
Tovah Martin, Kindra Clineff

Clarkson Potter, 2009

If you live in the city but want to be close to nature . . . If you call the countryside home but have no time to step outside . . . If you are confined to an office fifty hours a week . . . If your home needs the soothing touch of the natural world . . . In The New Terrarium , Tovah Martin, one of America’s favorite gardeners, introduces you to the whimsical yet practical world of gardens under glass—a no-fuss way to bring snippets of ...
  
  











  



  
Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers
Louise Riotte

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1998

This best-selling sequel to Carrots Love Tomatoes lists hundreds of herbs and flowers and explains how to combine them with other plants in the garden to maximize the health and yield of vegetables, berry bushes, and fruit and nut trees.
  
  











  



  
Don't Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps
Deborah Peterson

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2008

Magic and wonder hide in unexpected places — a leftover piece of ginger, a wrinkled potato left too long in its bag, a humdrum kitchen spice rack. In Don't Throw It, Grow It! Deborah Peterson reveals the hidden possibilities in everyday foods. Peterson, former president of the American Pit Gardening Society, shows how common kitchen staples — pits, nuts, beans, seeds, and tubers — can be coaxed into lush, vibrant houseplants that are ...
  
  











  



  
Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening: Techniques to Help You Get Started
Katie Elzer-Peters

Cool Springs Press, 2012

Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening is a one-stop, easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs for every important gardening and landscaping technique. New homeowners with no prior knowledge of landscape care will learn how to turn their yards from weedy, overgrown patches to gorgeous landscapes that are the envy of their neighbors. Young gardeners or new gardeners will learn - the right ...
  
  











  



  
Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants That Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter
Kristin Green

Timber Press, 2014

Whoever coined the phrase “money doesn’t grow on trees” must not have been a resourceful gardener. While we may not be able to harvest physical money, with the right plants and techniques gardeners can rely on nature to give itself away for free. Plantiful shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices. Kristen Green highlights plants that help a garden quickly grow by self-sowing ...
  
  











  



  
Landscaping with Tropical Plants: Design Ideas, Creative Garden Plans, Cold-Climate Solutions
Editors of Sunset Books

Oxmoor House, 2004

Imagine the lush possibilities. In one volume with over 200 photographs, readers will discover how to grow an entire spectrum of exciting new plants in their home gardens. This book reveals the types of tropical plants that are right for your site, no matter what your climate. In addition, it will tell how to get various plants through the winter and into the next growing season. Just the thing for the gardener who wants to incorporate the ...
  
  











  



  
Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Ellen Dugan

Llewellyn Publications, 2005

Ellen Dugan, the author of Garden Witchery, is the ideal guide to show us how to bring the beauty of nature and its magickal energies indoors. Using common household and outdoor items-such as herbs, spices, dried flowers, plants, stones, and candles-she offers a down-to-earth approach to creating an enchanted home. From specialized spells and charms to kitchen conjuring and color magick, this hands-on guide teaches Witches of all ...
  
  











  



  
Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes
Kay Mackenzie

That Patchwork Place, 2011

Quilters can't get enough of Kay Mackenzie's appliqué designs. In this elegant follow-up to Easy Appliqué Blocks , she presents 50 all-new designs with traditional appeal, such as Whig Rose, Pineapple, and Fleur-de-lis. The bonus CD features each block in five sizes, from 6" to 12". No need to enlarge--just print the size you need. See a color photo of each block design stitched in fabric, plus a line drawing for tracing Find all designs ...
  
  











  



  
Miniature Gardens: Design and create miniature fairy gardens, dish gardens, terrariums and more-indoors and ...
Katie Elzer-Peters

Cool Springs Press, 2014

A revealing peek into the captivating world of gardening in miniature, complete with inspiring photos and practical step-by-step instructions. A delightful, fun, and endlessly creative new trend is sweeping the gardening world: miniature gardening! With your imagination as the only limit to this infinitely customizable technique, miniature gardening showcases your individuality. Once you've learned how to design, create, and grow tiny plant ...
  
  











  








   



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