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  1. Encyclopedia of Vegetable Gardening

    ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VEG GARDENING

    by Brenda Little. Here is a concise basic book for the small gardener on how to decide what and how much to grow, when to harvest and how to care for your vegetables and herbs. Each chapter gives you the common and botanical names, origin and different types of varieties. Whether in a container on your patio or in a backyard garden, these chapters give over 200 illustrations with clear and complete instructions on planting, fertilizing, seed varieties, special handling, pests and diseases, storing and preserving, and serving suggestions for a bumper crop of vegetables and herbs. Brenda also goes on to give you notes on establishing a garden, cold frames, soil, planting guides and step-by-step instructions on the correct and safe ways to freeze, dry and store your harvested vegetables. Soft cover 288 pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $18.95

    Special Price: $12.95

  2. Exotic Planting

    EXOTIC PLANTING

    by Christopher Lloyd. Christopher delighted and shocked some summer visitors when he replaced an 80 year old Lutyens-designed rose garden with his exotic one. He used bold combinations of palms, cut leafed sumac and arching New Zealand flax with cannas and dahlias, which were woven with verbena and annual climbers. This combination added dazzling color from June until the first frosts. His book starts with hardy structural plants, then adds exotic perennials and shrubs. He continues his garden explosion with annuals and then finishes with exotic edibles in pots. He gives generous information about these plants to encourage you to try an exotic oasis for yourself. Hard cover 193pp. Pub at $29.95 Learn More

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price: $9.95

  3. Foliage

    FOLIAGE BOOK

    By Nancy J Ondra and photography by Rob Cardillo. This book makes a great reference for any gardener. It goes beyond flowers and gives you the option of creating a full season of gardening paradise with color and texture. It breaks down plants by color starting with gold then rousing red to basic black, stunning silver, grey and blue and then multi colors (variegated plants). Each color then goes on to show you a pallet of different folliage with spiky bold, medium, fine or lacy plants. It has you exploring your options and creating exciting combinations and has information on controlling foliage foes. You can let your artistic side loose in your garden with all the ideas that will come to you after looking at the different color and texture combinations in this book. Softcover 304 pp Pub at $24.95 Learn More
    $4.95

  4. Food Not Lawns

    FOOD NOT LAWNS

    by H.C. Flores. Heather Flores has a vision - of healthy, connected communities that expand to create a healthier more connected world. It's a big vision, so where to start? Flores starts with out lawns, big or small, your own or shared space. She proposes that if we use this space to grow our own food, or even better share that food, we have begun the process toward healthier community, both physically and spiritually. To get us started, she devotes a good portion of the book towards gardening. She is a certified permaculture designer, so her gardens are designed to be low maintenance, edible ecosystems that engender ecological health. Her book is bursting with concrete ideas for attaining such systems - ecological soil building, water recycling, and much more. She also believes gardening should be low cost and has great ideas for scrounging and adapting. After the garden section, Flores pushes us to go beyond the personal to reduce our collective impact on the world by re-examining life styles and consumer choices. (Flores manages to live happily on $6,000 a year.) She offers great ideas for creating stronger community through gardening and low impact living. Softcover 334pp. Learn More

    Regular Price: $37.00

    Special Price: $24.95

  5. For the Birds

    FOR THE BIRDS

    by Anne Halpin. A handy guide to help you transform the area around your home to a year round haven for our feathered friends. This practical guide will help you shape your environment whether it's a fire escape or backyard. It contains handy tips from an experienced gardener and the National Wildlife Federation to landscape with plants, mix your own bird feed that certain birds will like best, protect birds from predators and create a birding journal. Softcover. 96 pp Pub at $6.95. Learn More

    Regular Price: $6.95

    Special Price: $3.95

  6. Four Season Harvest

    FOUR SEASON HARVEST

    by Eliot Coleman. When Eliot Coleman claimed that in mid January in Maine (where it gets down to -20 degrees F), he harvests 18-20 fresh vegetables, it seemed unbelievable. Take a closer look and you'll discover he opened up a whole new venture in gardening. Note he says 4 season harvest, not growing. His system depends on constantly clearing out spent crops, and replanting with crops appropriate to the coming season so that one always has a fresh crop to harvest. His system for extending the harvest season is based on the use of cold frames, plastic tunnels, root cellars, and hardy vegetables. Coleman does not use a greenhouse or any fancy heating systems. His aim is for utmost simplicity in achieving his goal of fresh, flavorful vegetables year round. Softcover 236 pp. Learn More
    $24.95

  7. Food From Small Spaces

    FRESH FOOD FROM SMALL SPACES

    by R.J. Ruppenthal. When the author says "small spaces" here, he's talking "square inch" city gardening. Ruppenthal, a longtime city gardener, claims that an urban apartment dweller can grow 10-20% of their families fresh food (more with a backyard or patio) without resorting to energy intensive hydroponics or indoor greenhouses. How? First, he discusses growing vegetables in available space and light levels. He shows how to build self-watering containers, use vertical space and reflected light, cycle crops, extend the season and grow fruits and berries in containers. Other options for producing your own food are also explored. These include sprouting seeds, making yogurt, kefir, and fermented foods (culturing foods increases their nutritional value), and cultivating mushrooms (great for dark spaces or shady yards). He even discusses raising chickens for eggs and honeybees. Many cities zoning laws do in fact allow a limited number of chickens. Another section explores composting and worm beds and a final chapter offers tips for getting along during resource shortages in the city. Softcover 240pp. Learn More

    Regular Price: $36.95

    Special Price: $24.95

  8. Vines to Wines

    FROM VINES TO WINES

    by Jeff Cox. Jeff Cox offers a complete course in home winemaking. He takes you from planting the grapes to drinking the wine! He covers choosing a site, building trellising systems, planting, pruning and harvesting the grapes. Then he explains the fermenting process and aging and bottling the wine. Bon Appetite! Softcover 256pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Special Price: $18.95

  9. Garden Techniques

    GARDEN TECHNIQUES

    By Jonathan Edwards. This gardening book is filled with all the essential tasks needed to have a great garden. It has over 950 color photographs and illustrations showing the step by step tasks. These visual aids make it easy to learn the key gardening skills and techniques from planning and designed planting, propogation, care and cultivation through each season. While basic gardening is fulfilling and fun (and enjoyed by everyone), you can also incorporate many features in your garden besides just vegetables. Each gardener looks for something different. Whether it is growing vegetable and flowers or just enjoying a relaxing patio, this book can help you design anything you want. Many of these techniques can help you avoid common mistakes and get the most out of your garden. Hardcover 258 pp Pub at $29.99 Learn More
    $11.95

  10. Garden Up

    GARDEN UP

    Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces By Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet. This book adds a new dimension to garden design that goes beyond traditional beds and containers, even edibles! It gives you help with narrow planting beds and side yards or if you are looking for a more creative way to solve garden space problem, with vertical gardening that can maximize your outdoor living spaces. They show you how to design living walls, create focal points with arbors, trellises, plants and art, disguise landscape eyesores, and add outdoor nooks and rooms with before and after photos to demonstrate the key points of vertical gardening and simple DIY projects to get you started. Softcover 224pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price: $19.95

  11. Shrubs and Climbers

    GARDENERS GREAT SHRUBS AND CLIMBERS

    By Jonathan Edwards. This book contains over 600 color photos with an A-Z listing of popular plants and their characteristics, and a guide to growing shrubs and climbers successfully. It highlights the best shrubs and climbers for every season, showing you how to create a range of color and visual effects with expert step-by-step photographic guidance on choosing and caring for them throughout the whole year. The useful listings also identify the ideal plants for special requirements, such as blooms covering arches or providing year-round ground cover and plants that are suitable for particular soil and climate conditions. Hardcover 256pp Learn More
    $11.95

  12. 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
    $4.95

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