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  1. Gardening for Wildlife

    GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE

    by Bill Merilees. When this book came out over 10 years ago it helped nature enthusiasts create a garden that welcomed butterflies, birds, chipmunks and more. Now, back by popular demand, it has been revised and updates along with new photos and a color insert. Also included are black and white photos as well as interesting side bars. Not only can bird watching be an enjoyable pastime, but birds and other small wildlife can help in our gardens. This book gives advice on the best placement of plants, birdhouses and baths, recipes for birdfood mixes, tips for apartment dwellers, diagrams for simple structures, and caring for sick and injured animals. By understanding our wild neighbors we can also better plan in protecting our gardens and enjoying them more. Soft cover 182 Pub at $14.95 Learn More
    $4.98

  2. Gardening in your Greenhouse

    GARDENING IN YOUR GREENHOUSE

    By Mark Freeman. Freeman provides all the necessary information for using a greenhouse. First, he reviews greenhouse equipment, with great advice on inexpensive ways to come up with needed items. He discusses soils, water, ventilation, heating and lighting for home greenhouse users who probably don't want to spend a lot of money. In a Pest and Disease chapter, he emphasizes cleanliness and prevention and avoiding the use of chemicals. He devotes extensive space to starting plants for transplanting outdoors and on growing houseplants in the greenhouse. A shorter section offers a realistic look at what vegetables, herbs, and cutting flowers can successfully be grown in simple greenhouses. A great resource for home greenhouse growers who want success without too much fuss. Softcover 200 pp Learn More
    $21.98

  3. Gathering

    GATHERING

    By Diane Ott Whealy. The daughter of Iowa farmers, Diane never anticipated becoming a leader of a grass-roots movement to preserve the heritage of heirloom seeds. She takes you on her journey from a small homesteader with seeds inherited from her grandfather to the development of Heritage Farm, the 890-acre scenic headquarters of Seed Savers Exchange. This non-profit seed saving organization began with a simple exchange of seeds between passionate gardeners who wanted to preserve the rich cultural heritage their ancestors had brought to this country. Today, with over 9,000 members of gardeners, orchardist, chefs and plant collectors all dedicated to the preservation and distribution of heirloom varieties, it is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States. Hardcover 256 pp Learn More
    $24.98

  4. Giant Tomatoes

    GIANT TOMATOES

    By Marvin H. Meisner, MD. In this book you learn how to grow tomatoes for their size and yields. While some techniques are the same in growing your garden tomatoes this book will show you how to maximize your common eating tomato into a huge fair winning prize! It tells about Minnie Zaccaria, a New Jersey winner in the giant tomato category with her 6.16 lb prize who also developed Big Zac, a hybrid tomato that most serious giant tomato growers plant each year or Gordon Grahams 7.75 lb prize tomato. This book will help you through selecting your seeds, preparing the soil, timing, protecting, pruning, how to store your big tomato, problems, saving seeds, common growing mistakes and some basic recipes. This has great color photos throughout the book showing prize winning tomatoes and how to grow them. Softcover 150pp Learn More

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  5. Grasses

    GRASSES

    by Nancy J Ondra, photography by Saxon Holt. With textural tapestries and colorful palettes, the ornamental grasses of today offer endless variety to your gardens. More than just groundcover, grasses give a new twist to borders, are perfect for containers, as accent plants, water gardens, or for taking autumn color and texture into the winter. They are practical problem solvers also, whether the need is to create a privacy screen, gardening in hot, dry sites, moisture loving areas, shade, or coping with slopes, here you can find many different grasses to improve your garden. Each chapter has beautiful photos and information on many varieties for you. Soft cover 144pp Pub at $19.95 Learn More
    $4.98

  6. Giant Pumpkins II

    GROW GIANT PUMPKINS II

    By Don Langevin Here, you'll find complete directions for growing, caring for, and moving (no small feat) giant pumpkins. The first step is to obtain the right seed - Howard Dill's strain (which we carry, item # 296). There are some real characters in the giant pumpkin world and you get to meet them here - and view their accomplishments in numerous colored photographs. These champions are also generous sharing their tips with readers. But what you see most here is how much fun everyone has trying to reach that 1400 lb record! Hardcover 159 pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $26.95

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  7. Growing Organic Food

    GROWING ORGANIC FOOD

    by Tania L K Denckla. When Tania Denckla started to garden organically in the early 1900's, she couldn't find one source that gave her all the information she desired. So she started researching and compiling a database of the knowledge she felt she needed. After four years, she had a book. We're glad to see it came together because it's still hard to find a good, complete reference. And this one has it all! For each vegetable, herb, fruit or nut, she provides all the vital information - temperature for germination and growth, seed starting dates, soil, water, and fertilizer needs, planting depth, root depth, plant spacing, support and pruning (if needed), pests, diseases, companion plants, cultivation, harvest, and storage. She also describes outstanding varieties of each crop. Additionally, 140 pages address organic remedies for "macro and microdestructive agents" (bugs etc). Denckla has indeed created the reference she needed. Softcover 485pp Learn More

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  8. Hardy Roses

    HARDY ROSES

    By Robert Osborne and Photography by Beth Powning This shows 49 rose varieties with full color photos. For everyone who wants to discover how easy it can be to grow beautiful roses successfully! It has illustrated gardening tips and techniques, and propagation, with organic controls for insects and diseases. It also includes an extensive listing of hardy varieties and North American zone map. Softcover 138 pp pub. at $18.95 Sale Price: $5.95 Learn More

    Regular Price: $8.95

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  9. Hardy Succulents

    HARDY SUCCULENTS

    By Gwen Moore Kelaidis/ Photography by Saxon Holt. To the surprise of many, what was thought of as just a desert plant has started showing up in many gardens everywhere. Gwen explains the hardiness of different plants and their colorful characters. With tiny gems like hens and chicks, succulent ground covers, perennial companions or shrub-like selections you can go from a small container to a large backyard xeric garden. Also included is the use of plants to carpet roofs. Succulents actually keep a roof drier by soaking up rainfall, sometimes doubling the life of the roof. The colorful photos and information shows many varieitis of succulents and perennial companions that can give striking form and color to your gardens. Softcover. 160 pp. Learn More
    $19.98

  10. High Impact Plants

    HIGH IMPACT LOW CARE GARDEN PLANTS

    By Tracy Disabato-Aust. Tracy is one of America?s best-known garden writers and has contributed or been featured in numerous magazines. This book is great for those gardeners who love flowers but don?t always have the time or conditions for the perfect garden. Tracy?s collection of 50 showstoppers includes some of the toughest plants that anyone can grow. These ornamental plants offer long-lasting blooms, architectural form and texture and are also cold-hardy, drought-resistant and virtually pest proof. The beautiful photos and growing information show off the interesting features of these plants. Softcover 168pp pub at $16.95 Learn More
    $7.98

  11. Houseplant Encyclopedia

    HOUSEPLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

    By Ingrid Jantra and Ursula Kruger. With all the plant varities found in your local gardening nurseries today it would be nice to know how to take care of what you want to grow. This book can help you do that. It has information on purchasing, placment, plants that need careful handling, poisonous plants, plants with particular needs, brief histories, native habitats and basic structures. Illustrated with more than 900 color photographs, easy to follow advice, an A-Z listing of container plants by botanical name, detailed descriptions and simple instructions for care and propogation. It uses informative symbols for each, explaining their light, watering and feeding requirements with useful tips to get the most from your plants. Softcover 384pp Pub at $29.95 Learn More

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  12. How to Build your own Greenhouse

    HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE

    by Roger Marshall. If your considering installing a greenhouse, this book will be an invaluable asset whether you build it yourself or hire it out. Marshall covers all issues to consider in greenhouse design. He discusses styles, foundations, selecting a sight, interior layouts, irrigation options, ventilation and heat. In his section on building materials he includes the latest "green" products and numerous glazing options. Then he explains how to go about building the greenhouse from the ground up, including wiring, plumbing and heating. Marshall also provides complete plans and building directions for 9 styles of greenhouses, each with a different type of foundation. Styles presented are: basic freestanding, slant front insulated, slope-sided, gothic arch, lean-to, hoop house, window insert, garden shed combo, and one built on a deck or piers. An extremely thorough guide. Softcover 255pp Learn More
    $24.98

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