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  1. Backyard Orchardist

    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
    $16.95

  2. Beautiful Madness

    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

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price: $4.95

  3. Tabletop Gardens

    BEAUTIFUL 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

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price: $6.95

  4. Beauty Oils and Butters

    BEAUTY OILS AND BUTTERS

    By Elaine Stavert. Oils can nourish, protect, lubricate, moisture, soften and soothe our skin. With a few simple pieces of equipment from your kitchen and a few raw ingredients from our natural care section or your local natural food store, you can make lotions, body butters, lip balms and soothing salves to pamper yourself. Elaine has beautiful photos showing her easy-to-follow recipes with information on ingredients to take care of yourself from head to toe. Softcover 156pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price: $14.95

  5. Birds in Your Backyard

    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

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price: $17.95

  6. Buffalo Bird

    BUFFALO BIRD WOMANS GARDEN

    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

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price: $14.95

  7. Bug Off

    BUG OFF

    By Jerry Baker. Jerry Baker, America?s Master Gardener, has written over 50 books of old-time advice, down-home wisdom and the best remedies on earth. With this book he gives us 2,193 super secrets, including amazing tips, tricks and tonics for battling bad bugs, outfoxing crafty critters and evicting voracious varmints. Jerry gives descriptions of the pests, how to identify the damage they cause, how to get rid of them and how to prevent them from coming back. His home remedies using common household products and use of companion plants to repel pests are simple but effective and a lot safer than all the chemicals used every year. A fully, delightful book containing lots of tidbits and facts for everyone to enjoy. Softcover 374pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $25.95

    Special Price: $19.95

  8. Bulbs in the Basement

    BULBS IN THE BASEMENT

    by Alice and Brian McGowan. Did you ever have a "special" plant that did great through the summer and then you let it go for the winter, saying I can find it again next year, then never saw it again? With this book you can keep those special plants through the winter and enjoy them year after year. This will not only save money on buying the same plants each spring - if you can find them - but these older plants can be grown to beautiful full sized plants that will add foliar distinction to your garden. This book will show you how to grow and overwinter 165 tender plants. With color photos and drawings it will tell you how to choose containers, temperature and conditions, prevent pest problems, and transition into spring. The added bonus to this is you get all your favorite herbs fresh year round. Soft cover 208pp. Learn More

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price: $17.95

  9. Book of Days

    CHINA BAYLES BOOK OF DAYS *sold out*

    by Susan Wittig Albert. Anyone who read the China Bayles herbal mysteries will remember the mouth watering herbal recipes and craft ideas mentioned. Well, here are 365 of them, one for each day, and they are awesome. McQuaids Hot and Spicy Chocolate, Dilly Smoked Salmon Dip, Spring Green Sorrel Soup, Herbal Doggie Shampoo, Mint Soap, and Flowerpot Herb Bread are just a few. A wonderful reference and popular seller! Softcover 384pp. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3.95

    Special Price: $0.00

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  10. City Chicks

    CITY CHICKS

    By Patricia Foreman. For a myriad of reasons, many people are turning to raising their own poultry. More cities and suburbs are changing codes so residents are able to raise these beautiful and interesting birds.Not just for meat or eggs, you also have less food scraps going out to your trash and more compost for you garden. Letting the hens get in and around your garden also helps get rid of many of the bugs that damage your plants. Patricia tells you how to take care of your flock: where to buy them, how to handle them (or maybe become a chicken whisperer), improve your garden soil, build a hen house, keep them safe, clean and healthy, provide a continous supply of fresh eggs, raise baby chicks, why you want to avoid getting roosters and recycling food wastes. Hens love having treats and raising a small patch millet for them or giving them some scraps from the kitchen or weeds from the garden is a big party event. You will love watching and raising these facinating creatures. Softcover 458pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $33.50

    Special Price: $22.50

  11. Complete Compost Gardening

    COMPLETE COMPOST GARDENING

    By Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin. Both Barbara and Deborah share a wealth of gardening experience and together they give us an innovative guide that helps change your garden into a healthier and more economical place for your plants as well as saving you time and money. These techniques can create new growing space, solve site problems, host beneficial insects and invigorate your soil during every season of the year. They tell you what is compostable, how to compost in heaps, bins or enclosed composters, composting in underground trenches and holes, and making the most of your compost. They also give you twenty-five plants that will thrive with certain composting methods and some compost fodder crops that will enrich the soil with organic matter and other nutrients and increase your supply of high-nitrogen greens for composting. All these can help you understand and profit from a healthier and more flavorful garden. Softcover 320pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price: $19.95

  12. Concrete Ornaments

    CONCRETE ORNAMENTS

    By Sherri Warner Hunter Ideas and superb directions for working creatively with concrete. Hunter devotes considerable attention (117 pages) to the fundamentals of working with concrete. She discusses tools, equipment, materials, mixing it, forming and construction techniques, surface treatments, and carving. She provides 21 custom concrete mix recipes, including four hypertufa mixes. When you finish this section, you'll have a solid foundation for tackling her 25 projects! These are divided by skill level. Among the beginner projects are: hypertufa pots and troughs, mosaic stepping stones, marvelous garden mushrooms, and a false garden boulder. Intermediate projects include a garden bench and lovely large leaf imprinted bird bath. Among the advanced are a bubbling fountain, puzzle piece patio stones, and a variety of sculptures. Hardcover 176 pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $36.95

    Special Price: $24.95

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