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  1. 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: $17.98

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  2. 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

  3. 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: $19.98

  4. 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: $24.98

  5. Curious Gardeners Almanac

    CURIOUS GARDENERS ALMANAC

    by Niall Edworthy. This is a wonderfully witty book full of knowledge, poems and history on herbs, flowers, fruit, gardens and wildlife. Set up in almanac style with beautifully rendered illustrations throughout; it also includes old proverbs, recipes and newer quips and quotes to delight and enjoy in. While some sayings are pure whimsy Niall also delivers practical advise too. This would be a favorite book to read at any time of year and would be a great gift to any gardening friend. Hardcover 192pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price: $16.98

  6. Cuttings From a Rock Garden

    CUTTINGS FROM A ROCK GARDEN

    By Lincoln & Laura Foster Illustrations by Laura Louise Foster These two writers have redefined rock gardening in America, bringing alpine and native woodland plants together and fitting them into the natural landscape for a wonderful effect. This shows their extended experience, observations of plant portraits and how to grow them, and the story of how they turned a woodland mountainside in Connecticut at their Millstream House into one of the most enchanting rock gardens in the world. Softcover 446 pp pub. at $24.95 Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.95

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  7. Dead Daisies Make Me Crazy

    DEAD DAISIES MAKE ME CRAZY

    Garden Solutions Without Chemical Pollution. By Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor. Loren, an award winning television journalist and Janet, an entomologist and former zookeeper, are both consultants on environmental issues. The authors had great success with their first book, Dead Snails Leave No Trails, and this companion book offers a wide range of new tips and techniques for truly effective organic gardening. Loren and Janet help you learn how to be your own plant doctor. They show you how to recognize and correct plant deficiencies, use methods of making and using your own blend of organic fertilizers to build the soil and easy techniques and suggestions that are proven to work. They also help you make your own potting soil, compost and mulch, make natural pest and disease repellants, sprays and traps, attracting beneficial insects, inviting butterflies and wildlife into your natural space and what to do if wildlife becomes a problem. This is a wonderful reference for any gardener. Softcover 178 pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $12.99

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  8. Digging Deep

    DIGGING DEEP

    by Fran Sorin. Fran combines her psychology degree with her job as a garden designer to show us how to unearth our creative spirit. She describes a 7-stage process of imagining, envisioning, planning, planting, tending, enjoying and completing to awaken the creative spirit in designing one’s garden. Her goal takes you to find your inner, original style, instead of just copying what everyone else has done. Whether you have a twenty-acre lot or just a fire escape to work with you will be creating an authentic part of you. Hardcover 198pp PUB at $22.95 Learn More

    Regular Price: $22.95

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  9. 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

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  10. 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: $9.98

  11. Fairy Houses and Beyond

    FAIRY HOUSES AND BEYOND

    By Barry & Tracy Kane. This is the second photo book from Barry & Tracy Kane. Tracy was inspired when she discovered her first collection of fairy houses scattered along a path while exploring a coastal island. As she gathered her own natural materials from the surrounding woods, she let her imagination soar as she built her own fairy cottage. She decided then that this would be the perfect way to introduce this delightful activity to children everywhere by writing and illustrating these books along with her photographer husband Barry. In this book she shares stories of others that enjoyed these fairy habitats with the creative excitement with the children who have built them. Hardcover 62 pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $22.95

    Special Price: $15.98

  12. Farmers of Fourty Centuries

    FARMERS OF FORTY CENTURIES

    By F. H. King For thousands of years, Asian farmers have cultivated the same land without exhausting the soil's fertility and supported very dense populations. In the early 1900's, F. H. King, an official of the U.S. D. A. studied organic farming methods in China, Korea and Japan firsthand. He relates his observations in this amazing book, first published in 1911. He was impressed with Asian farmers methods of conserving and utilizing natural resources. They planted intensively, often growing two to four crops per year on the same plot, and constructed elaborate canal systems for irrigation. They let nothing go to waste; fuel ash, canal mud, organic refuse and manure, were all used to build soil fertility. King also studied their reforestation methods, land reclamation, and the cultivation of diverse crops, among them rice, mulberry for silkworms, and tea. He provides wonderful descriptions of the farmers lives and the places he visited. Over 240 black and white photographs from his trips illustrate the book. An altogether fascinating glimpse of another culture, with lessons for today. Softcover 441 pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price: $16.98

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