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Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden
Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden
By Hamer, Marc
2021-05 - Greystone Books
9781771647687 Check Our Catalog

 

 

For readers of Late Migrations and Vesper Flights

A stunning meditation on gardening and the wisdom of plants, "that rare book that will appeal to nonfiction readers everywhere ... Candid, tender, thoughtful and absorbing." --Shelf Awareness (STARRED Review)

With "chapters... …More
 

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Upper Midwest
Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Upper Midwest
By Daniels, Jaret C.
2020-05 - Adventure Publications
9781591939412 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Plan Your Landscape or Garden to Help Beloved Backyard Visitors

The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies suggests a healthy, earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests also bring joy to those who appreciate watching them. Now, you can turn your yard into a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive. Acclaimed author and expert entomologist …More
 

A Woman's Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things
A Woman's Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things
By Anderson, Tanya
2021-04 - Cool Springs Press
9780760368404 Check Our Catalog

 

In A Woman's Garden, the creative force behind LovelyGreens.com, Tanya Anderson, shares inspiring ways to use the power of plants for home and health--with helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 inspiring projects, edibles, and art from your garden.

Gardens grow more than just pretty flowers. They grow well-being and a deeper connection with …More
 

The Healing Garden
The Healing Garden
By Soule, Deb
Photographer Haley, Molly
2021-04 - Princeton Architectural Press
9781616899264 Check Our Catalog

 

In The Healing Garden, Deb Soule, founder of Avena Botanicals, offers an inspiring guide to herb gardening and crafting herbal remedies that promote wellness of spirit and body. Soule combines her passion for plants gardens, and healing with her extensive experience working with medicinal herbs, flowers, roots, and berries. Her practical advice addresses each aspect of fostering a garden …More
 

The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-Sufficiency in Any Size Backyard
The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-Sufficiency in Any Size Backyard
By Pilarchik, Gary
2021-04 - Cool Springs Press
9780760368176 Check Our Catalog

 

If concerns about the environment and the health and wellness of yourself and your family leave you longing to make a change, start growing and preserving your own organic foods. With the guidance found in The Modern Homestead Garden, you'll discover how little land and effort it takes to start growing healthy, nutritious food.

Modern homesteading is a lifestyle focused on …More
 

Tabletop Gardens: How to Make Long-Lasting Arrangements for Every Season
Tabletop Gardens: How to Make Long-Lasting Arrangements for Every Season
By Chapman, Baylor
2021-04 - Artisan Publishers
9781648290336 Check Our Catalog

 

How to Create Stunning Living Centerpieces

Adapted from plant designer Baylor Chapman's The Plant Recipe Book, here are thirty projects for beautiful planted centerpieces. Instead of picking up fresh-cut flowers from the supermarket or florist, discover how to create lasting flower arrangements using living plants. From plant designer Baylor Chapman, here are thirty projects for …More
 

Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom: A Room-By-Room Guide to Styling and Caring for Your Houseplants
Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom: A Room-By-Room Guide to Styling and Caring for Your Houseplants
By Hinsdale, Emily L. Hay
Illustrator Harris, Loni
2021-04 - Tiller Press
9781982165833 Check Our Catalog

 

Create your own green indoor paradise with this beautifully illustrated room-by-room guide to bringing the outdoors inside--perfect for plant parents everywhere!

Decorating with plants adds a fresh, natural touch to any room. Potted plants can uplift a living space with serious mood-boosting power, reducing stress, improving air quality, and even providing fresh herbs for that next …More
 

Small-Space Houseplants: Decorating Ideas to Bring Nature Home
Small-Space Houseplants: Decorating Ideas to Bring Nature Home
By Chapman, Baylor
2021-04 - Artisan Publishers
9781648290343 Check Our Catalog

 

Greenify Your Home

No matter what space you're considering--from a kitchen window to a loft-size living room--this book, adapted from Decorating with Plants, will show you how to find the perfect plant for the perfect spot. Plant designer Baylor Chapman starts with the basics, including a guide for choosing and caring for your plants, then takes the reader room by room, offering …More
 

Grow Bag Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow Bountiful Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers in Lightweight, Eco-Friendly Fabric Pot
Grow Bag Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow Bountiful Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers in Lightweight, Eco-Friendly Fabric Pot
By Espiritu, Kevin
2021-03 - Cool Springs Press
9780760368688 Check Our Catalog

 

Grow oodles of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers with no heavy lifting or digging required Grow bag gardening utilizes lightweight, eco-friendly, fabric planter bags to grow great plants with minimal space and care. Get all the know-how you need to successfully grow a hearty homegrown harvest in Grow Bag Gardening.

Grow bags are perfect for urban, container, rooftop, …More
 

Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms
Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms
By Benzakein, Erin
With Chai, Julie
Photographer Benzakein, Chris
2021-03 - Chronicle Books
9781452181752 Check Our Catalog

 

A stunning guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous dahlia blooms from celebrated farmer-florist and New York Times bestselling author Erin Benzakein, founder of Floret Flower Farm.

World-renowned flower farmer and floral designer Erin Benzakein reveals all the secrets to growing, cultivating, and arranging gorgeous dahlias. These coveted floral treasures come in a …More
 

Growveg!: 45 Easy Ways to Grow Your Own Food
Growveg!: 45 Easy Ways to Grow Your Own Food
By Vanheems, Benedict
2021-03 - Storey Publishing
9781635862928 Check Our Catalog

 

For anyone who has ever wanted to tend a little piece of ground but wasn't sure where to begin, GrowVeg offers simple recipes for gardening projects that are both attainable and beautiful. Benedict Vanheems, editor of the popular website GrowVeg.com, guides aspiring green thumbs to success from the start, no matter what size gardening space you have. Get recommendations for veggie varieties …More
 

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables
The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables
By Forkner, Lorene Edwards
2021-03 - Timber Press (OR)
9781643260853 Check Our Catalog

 

"For new and novice gardeners who want a straightforward, unfussy guide to growing their own food." --Library Journal

You can grow beautiful, healthy, delicious veggies and herbs right from the start--just follow the trustworthy advice found in The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables. Expert gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner shares all the information you need to …More
 

Reader's Digest the Essential Guide to Herbs: Gardening * Health * Cooking
Reader's Digest the Essential Guide to Herbs: Gardening * Health * Cooking
By Reader's Digest
2021-02 - Trusted Media Brands
9781621455486 Check Our Catalog

 

An illustrated guide to growing and using herbs to enhance your cooking and your health.

This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants--from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing--including their health benefits. Now you can discover the joy and pleasure of growing your own herbs--for spicing up meals, creating crafts, treating …More
 

Floratopia: 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio, or Balcony
Floratopia: 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio, or Balcony
By Johnsen, Jan
2021-02 - Countryman Press
9781682685983 Check Our Catalog

 

Jan Johnsen's latest book, Floratopia: 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio, or Balcony showcases beautiful flower varieties and offers illustrated design ideas that will have you seeing the potential for colorful flowers, both annual and perennial, in all kinds of outdoor spaces, large or small. Essential advice--such as Hot Weather Flower Garden Tips, Tiny Space, Tiny Garden, …More
 

Home Grown Gardening Guide Container and Fragrant Gardens
Home Grown Gardening Guide Container and Fragrant Gardens
By Loewer, Peter
2020-02 - Houghton Mifflin
9780358161516 Check Our Catalog

 

A quick-reference guide that shows gardeners with little experience and time how to enliven spaces with containers and how to make the most of scented flowers and leaves.

One of the greatest delights of a garden is a perfume that draws the visitor to bend down to inhale the fragrance. This delightful and practical book features lovely flowers with intoxicating scents that will create an …More
 

The New Heirloom Garden: 12 Theme Designs with Recipes for Cooks Who Love to Garden
The New Heirloom Garden: 12 Theme Designs with Recipes for Cooks Who Love to Garden
By Ecker Ogden, Ellen
2021-02 - Rodale Books
9781635650839 Check Our Catalog

 

Design a beautiful and self-sufficient garden; learn the secrets of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers; and enjoy 55 seasonal recipes featuring the fruits of your labor--all with one book

Heirlooms are more than just delicious ingredients or beautiful flowers--their seeds offer us a connection with the earth, and each one tells a story. Author and garden lecturer Ellen Ecker Ogden …More
 

Community Eco-Gardens: Landscaping with Native Plants
Community Eco-Gardens: Landscaping with Native Plants
By Paige, Dennis Swiftdeer
2020-12 - Toplight Books
9781476683010 Check Our Catalog

 

Part how-to, part personal narrative, this book provides a practical guide for creating native-species ecogardens. It chronicles the author's 20-year journey of environmental awakening. With the help of the greater community, a neglected five-acre condominium landscape is transformed into a stunning range of multi-seasonal prairie, woodland and wetland micro-habitats. This illustrated account …More
 

Succulents and All Things Under Glass: Ideas and Inspiration for Indoor Gardens
Succulents and All Things Under Glass: Ideas and Inspiration for Indoor Gardens
By Palmer, Isabelle
2020-09 - Cico
9781782499213 Check Our Catalog

 

Transform your home with more than 25 innovative and inspiring�ideas using succulents and terrariums to create beautiful and stylish indoor gardens.

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shows you how to use succulents and other plants to create trendy terrariums and gorgeous indoor garden designs, and how to grow under glass, with helpful advice and techniques, as well as …More
 

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature
The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature
By Stuart-Smith, Sue
2020-07 - Scribner Book Company
9781476794464 Check Our Catalog

 

One of Garden & Gun's Favorite Books of 2020

A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives.

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the "real" life that lies …More
 

The Little Gardener: Inspire Children to Connect with the Natural World
The Little Gardener: Inspire Children to Connect with the Natural World
By Cerny, Julie
Illustrator Dercon, Ysemay
2020-03 - Princeton Architectural Press
9781616898601 Check Our Catalog

 

The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how-to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is a thoughtful combination of detailed instructions, tips, anecdotes, and seasonal activities designed to connect gardeners to …More
 

Attracting Birds and Butterflies
Attracting Birds and Butterflies
By Ellis, Barbara
2020-02 - Houghton Mifflin
9780358106425 Check Our Catalog

 

A quick-reference guide to attracting birds and butterflies for gardeners with little experience and time.

In the eye of a bird or butterfly, the typical suburban landscape resembles an unfriendly desert. Closely mowed lawns, tightly clipped shrubs, raked-up borders, and deadheaded flowers mean no place to nest, no food to eat, and nowhere to hide. To the humans who live there, this …More
 

The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age
The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age
By Gattone, Toni
2019-08 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604698534 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"The secret to making the most of later life is to keep doing what you love. With practical advice and gentle inspiration, Gattone shows us how gardening can work for people of any age." --Carl Honor , author of In Praise of Slowness

You can keep gardening for life, you just need to make adjustment as you age. In The Lifelong Gardener, adaptive gardening expert Toni …More
 

How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivating Your Personal Green Space
How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivating Your Personal Green Space
By Oakes, Summer Rayne
2019-07 - Optimism Press
9780525540281 Check Our Catalog

 

Summer Rayne Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile. Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment (and they're thriving ) Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people. …More
 

Crops in Tight Spots
Crops in Tight Spots
By Mitchell, Alex
2019-05 - Kyle Books
9780857835925 Check Our Catalog

 

Short of outdoor space but want to grow fruit and vegetables? Congratulations. Really, lucky you. Not for you the back-breaking trudge of tending large spaces of land, the weeding, digging and pest vigilance. Gluts? They will mean nothing to you. Instead you can look forward to small but perfectly formed bursts of flavor. Handfuls of fresh leaves, berries and tomatoes, just when you want them, and …More
 

A Way to Garden: A Primer for Gardening Life
A Way to Garden: A Primer for Gardening Life
By Roach, Margaret
2019-04 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604698770 Check Our Catalog

 

The garden editor and writer for Martha Stewart Living presents a richly illustrated gardening book that offers practical advice as well as an exploration of the underlying connections between the yearly cycles of gardening and the stages of life. …More
 

Growing Perennial Foods: A Field Guide to Raising Resilient Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables
Growing Perennial Foods: A Field Guide to Raising Resilient Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables
By Tucker, Acadia
Illustrator Chavda, Krishna
2019-03 - Stone Pier Press
9780998862354 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Acadia Tucker's long love affair with perennial foods has produced this easy-to-understand guide to growing, harvesting, and eating them.

A regenerative farmer and gardener deeply concerned about global warming, Acadia Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant perennials. Sturdy and deep-rooted, perennials can weather climate extremes more easily than annuals. …More
 

The New Gardener's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden
The New Gardener's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden
By Beyers, Daryl
- Timber Press (OR)
9781643260068 Check Our Catalog

 

Every new gardener has to start somewhere--and the process can be intimidating. Knowing when and what to plant, how to care for the plants once they're in the ground, and how to keep pests and diseases away is a lot to take on. Luckily, Daryl Beyers--an expert from the New York Botanical Garden--has written what will be a go-to resource for decades to come. The New Gardener's Handbook is a …More
 

A Way to Garden: A Primer for Gardening Life
A Way to Garden: A Primer for Gardening Life
By Roach, Margaret
2019-04 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604698770 Check Our Catalog

 

The garden editor and writer for Martha Stewart Living presents a richly illustrated gardening book that offers practical advice as well as an exploration of the underlying connections between the yearly cycles of gardening and the stages of life. …More