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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 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Dowsing and your garden: Working with dowsing in all aspects of gardening - planning, choosing and caring for ..., 2014

Would you like to improve your garden? Working with the ancient skill of dowsing can help you in all aspects of you garden, making decisions about design, helping you map growing conditions and choosing the best plants for each spot. It can help you choose the best suppliers and the healthiest plants. Dowsing can help you solve problems in the garden, it can help you plant and harvest your vegetables at the right time and help you plan ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Garden Primer: Second Edition
Barbara Damrosch

Workman Publishing Company, 2008

The most comprehensive, entertaining, down-to-earth one-volume gardening reference ever, and highly praised: "Barbara Damrosch delivers the goods."— Chicago Tribune "Best of the crop."— House Beautiful "Barbara Damrosch's writing has the snap of a good snowpea and the spice of an old rose."— The Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer "Covers just about everything you could think of and then some." — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...
  
  











  



  
Joey Green's Amazing Pet Cures: 1,138 Simple Pet Remedies Using Everyday Brand-Name Products
Joey Green

Rodale Books, 2011

From the man who knows how to fertilize houseplants with Jell-O and give someone a dry shampoo with Quaker Oats comes the first book of pet care tips that tackles everyday pet illnesses, quirky behaviors, and animal smells and stains by tapping into the power of brand-name products.   The ever-inventive Joey Green presents fun and offbeat remedies for a wide range of pet troubles, from bad breath and skunks to hot spots and ticks. Who would ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac (Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series)
Douglas F. Welsh

Texas A&M University Press, 2011

Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state—a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and “yardeners.” With nearly 20,000 copies sold and now in its second printing, this book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and also soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant ...
  
  











  



  
Desert Gardening
Brookbank

Da Capo Press, 1991

An illustrated guide to growing plentiful fruits and vegetables in the driest of American climates.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The House Plant Expert
D.G. Hessayon

Expert, 1992

256 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 3/8. ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Secrets of Plant Propagation: Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and ...
Lewis Hill

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1985

Learn the techniques of successful plant propogation and avoid mistakes and disappointments with expert advice from Lewis Hill. Grow beautiful, bountiful, healthy plants — and save money in the process!  
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Container Gardening For Dummies
Bill Marken, Suzanne DeJohn, ...

For Dummies, 2010

The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening! Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs. ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  








   



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