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    Ed by Joe Richardson. A small book (4" X 6") that covers the broad spectrum of aromatherapy options. It introduces aromatherapy principles, means of dispersing scent, and portraits of the 30 most useful essential oils. There are recipes for using the oils in massage oils, soaps, bath products, body creams, potpourris, candles, sachets and other mood enhancing products. There is an extensive section on aromatherapy massage for the back, neck, face, and feet with excellent photos demonstrating each technique. Gardening for fragrance and aromatic edibles are also included. Lovely color photos and charming watercolors illustrate. Softcover 395pp PUB at $7.98 Learn More

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    A Pocket Naturalist's Guide by Waterford Press. This folded, glossy pocket guide introduces beginners to familiar bird species. Learn More

  3. Backyard Market Gardening


    : The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow By Andre Le A severe case of GEES, Gardener's Equipment Excitement Syndrome, is what induced Andrew Lee to begin marketing his backyard produce. He just had to get that new tiller! In his first year, he grossed $1,700 (enough for the tiller). Five years later, he had refined his gardens and especially his marketing techniques and was able to take in $36,000 from his one-acre garden. "Fix the soil and get close to your customers", is Lee's foremost advice. At the start of the book, he pays his due homage to the benefits of good, organic soil. There's also how-to advice on tools, season-extenders, and other trade secrets. The real meat of this book is the marketing and business section--over 200 pages--the most complete treatment I've seen. He covers a wide array of marketing possibilities from the front yard card table to producer co-ops, community supported farms, direct sales to restaurants and farm stands--even door to door delivery. There are many articles in here by other market gardeners recounting their unique experiences and sharing successful ideas. It's obvious Andrew Lee has a sincere desire to help other market gardeners get started and he's done a terrific job with this book. Softcover 346 pp Learn More

  4. Backyard Orchardist


    By Stella Otto. An experienced orchardist and berry grower who masterfully distills her knowledge for the backyard grower. She thoroughly covers berry and fruit botany, site and stock selection, propagation, planting, soil and water needs, general care, pruning, trellising, thinning, best varieties, and container growing. With fruits and berries, it is difficult to be fully organic. Otto discusses pest control strategies, explaining Integrated Pest Management techniques, a middle ground between chemical and organic. Covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, apriums, pluots, peaches and nectarines. Softcover 248 pp $16.95 Learn More



    By Joachim Mayer. This is a practical, quick reference guide with more than 200 color illustrations to help you choose plants for the balcony and patio. It is broken down into different sections that cover balcony, container, potted plants, woody plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs and tasty plants. In each of these you have information on family, origin, description, location, sowing, care, design, cultivars and tips. A very handy guide for every gardener to use. Softcover with clear vinyl cover. 256 pp Learn More

  6. Home Preserving


    Edited by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine. Home preserving is not just for jams. With todays resources and techniques you can safely put up anything from your garden and orchard or even preserve seafood and meat. Have jams and beef stock in your pantry ready for you through the winter months. "Ball" has been a name well recognized for a long time in home canning. With this newest edition you have their valuable experience and all the newest and safest methods of water and pressure canning. They start you off with an introduction to five popular foods; jam, jelly, salsa, relish and pickles. This will give even a novice the confidence to go on to any of the 400 recipes included in this book. If you have questions, you can find the answers in this book also, with the Art and Science of Home Food Preservation chapter. Even if you are not a beginner you will find this book a great resource with the many wonderful recipes in it. Included are color photos and line drawings with easy to follow recipes and tips. Surprise your children with flavorful fruit juice, use up your vegetable bounty with End of the Garden Pickles or give a great gift of Ambrosia Conserve. Softcover 448pp Learn More

  7. Beautiful Madness


    by James Dodson. A writer by trade, as Dodson developed a passion for gardening, he became curious about how this obsession affected others. A year-long journey through other peoples gardens brought him all over the world and introduced him and his readers to wonderful cast of characters. An amiable person who connects easily with others, Dodson found that one obsessed gardener always leads to another, then another. He started his year behind the scenes at the Philadephia garden show. Then he traveled around public and private gardens in the US, until someone convinces him he must see the Chelsea Garden Show. Off to Chelsea and more gardens in Britain until he finally, he hooks up with a nurseryman who invites him on a plant hunting safari in South Africa. It's a lot of fun traveling with Dodson. He is funny, warm, generous, and insightful about all the gardens he encounters. Hardcover 289pp. Pub at $24.95 Learn More

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  8. Tabletop Gardens


    by Janice Eaton Kilby. Tabletop gardens are a wonderful way to satisfy that gardening urge indoors. This book showcases 30 tabletop projects that will spur your creativity and bring the outdoors inside. There are no stuffy, waxy plants here! In these gardens, plants are combined for stunning effect. There are colorful succulent gardens, herb gardens, terrariums, forced bulbs, a watergarden, cactus garden, a rosemary topiary, zen sand, sensory grass, orchid and curly bamboo gardens, and more! Part of the fun of these gardens is the innovative containers that compliment the plants - salad gardens in vintage enamel ware, a bog garden in an old drawer lined with plastic, a fairy moss and lichen garden on a pretty old plate, for example. Plants with the same basic needs are combined for easy care and there is a good chapter covering basic indoor plant care. Hardcover 128pp Pub at $24.95 Learn More

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  9. Hydroponics


    Soilless Gardening the Beginner?s Guide to Growing Vegetables, Houseplants, Flowers and Herbs without soil. By Richard E. Nicholls. Hydroponics is the method of gardening without soil. It has been developed over the last 50 years and proven reliable and effective although still unfamiliar to many gardeners. Richard introduces you to the several methods allowing you to grow more plants in a limited amount of space. Food crops mature more rapidly and produce greater yields, and you conserve water and fertilizer. It also gives you greater control over your plants with more uniform results. You can understand the methods, find out about buying kits, nutrition and plant care, what to grow and preventing and treating problems. This has simple line drawings throughout the book with easy and interesting information. Softcover 127pp Learn More

  10. Big Night In


    By Domenica Marcchitti and photographs by Susie Cushner. Domenica Marcchitti is a writer and cooking teacher who specializes in contemporary Italian home cooking. In this book Domenica reminisces about family gatherings from her childhood and captures the same spirit of generosity, openess and simplicity that characterize the Italian way of entertaining. Her format is easy to follow and we are looking forward to trying: Sea Salt and Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips, Farmers Market Minestrone, Spatchcocked Herbed Chickens ala Divola, Spicy Seafood Chowder with Sweet Fennel and Roasted Squash Wedges with Maple Glaze. All finished off with Espresso Granita of course! Softcover 224pp Pub at $24.95 Learn More

  11. Birds in Your Backyard


    By Robert J. Dolezal. This book can help you make the most of your backyard! Amateur and experienced birders alike will find this guide very useful for enjoying birds and butterflies in their backyards. It is filled with colorful illustrations and photos giving you step by step directions for creating sanctuaries with feeders, bird houses, plants that attract them, feed and seed basics, bird watching and a field guide to backyard birds. It has directions to take the birdhouse gourds you grew and make them into feeders or birdhouses for your little feathered friends to enjoy, as well as many more projects. This is an excellent guide that will be used over and over. Softcover 272pp Learn More

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  12. Buffalo Bird


    As told by Gilbert L. Wilson. A book that is hard to put down - one of the most interesting we have read. In 1917, anthropologist Gilbert Wilson recorded the recollections of a year of gardening activities of Buffalo Bird woman, a Hidatsa Indian born in 1839 in North Dakota and raised in the tradition of sustainable agriculture. It is a fascinating account of how the women (they did all the agricultural work) broke ground with a digging stick and planted extensive crops of corn, squash, beans and sunflowers. Buffalo Bird Woman tells of seed varieites, harvesting, drying, saving seed and food preparation. She also recalls songs, stories and ritualistic ceremonies essential to a successful harvest. Captivating reading. Softcover 129pp Learn More

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