Gardening

A GARDEN MAKES A HOUSE A HOME

A GARDEN MAKES A HOUSE A HOME
$45.00
A Garden Makes a House a Home features twenty-five residential gardens from every region across the United States, presented by veteran shelter magazine garden editor Elvin McDonald in a lavishly illustrated format.

Lush, well-tended gardens--whether they adorn humble cottages or sprawling estates--add beauty and personality to any property and truly make a house into a home. In this volume, gardens from simple to grand respond to the needs of their sites and reveal the unique personalities of the owners that care for them: on a tight urban lot in Houston, a thoughtful selection of water-loving plants and an innovative fountain that mediates rainfall from the city's frequent deluges block out noise from the surrounding streets; elaborate terraces on a steep hillside in Portland, Oregon, create a variety of outdoor living spaces nestled directly among a rich tapestry of perennials, tall grasses, and Japanese maples; and on forty verdant New Hampshire acres, a series of garden "rooms" and meandering paths create an Edwardian-inspired escape.

The diverse array of gardens inspire with glorious, full-color images of plants thriving in all climates--berries, lettuces, and herbs burst from the rich soils of Berkeley, California, in an edible garden the whole neighborhood is invited to enjoy; succulents of all sizes and shapes add color and texture to a lakeside home in Dallas and an arid Tucson yard equally well; dozens of bonsai and plants native to Asia create an authentic Eastern atmosphere in Indianola, Iowa; the rambling cottage-style plantings of England are reinterpreted in a river valley in Knoxville, Tennessee; and closely clipped boxwood in Greenwich, Connecticut, forms a parterre that rivals the beauty of its elaborate French predecessors across the ocean.

Elvin McDonald draws on his forty-five years of professional experience and distinguished career to present a collection of exquisite landscapes, created both by avid amateurs and well-known designers including Suzy Bales, Rosalind Creasy, Douglas Hoerr, Raymond Jungles, Karen Strohbeen and Bill Luchsinger, and Phillip Watson, that will inspire all who recognize the allure greenery can add to a home.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781580933308
Publication Date: 
2012-09-25
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CREATING RAIN GARDENS

CREATING RAIN GARDENS
$24.95

"A beautifully-written, practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden." --Green Upgrader

You probably spend hundreds of dollars watering your yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources--by collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. In Creating Rain Gardens, water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk you through the entire process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything you need to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781604692402
Publication Date: 
2012-04-17
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Designing with Succulents

Designing with Succulents
$34.95
"Designing with Succulents is inspiring, practical, and complete--a treasure for any gardener who loves these otherworldly beauties." --Kathleen N. Brenzel, Sunset

Succulents offer dazzling possibilities and require very little maintenance to remain lush and alluring year-round. No one knows them better than the Queen of Succulents, Debra Lee Baldwin. This new, completely revised edition of her bestselling classic is a design compendium that is as practical as it is inspirational. Designing with Succulents shares design and cultivation basics, hundreds of succulent plant recommendations, and 50 companion plant profiles. Lavishly illustrated with 400 photographs, you'll find everything you need to visualize, create, and nurture a thriving, water-smart succulent garden.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781604697087
Publication Date: 
2017-08-23
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Food Forest Handbook

Food Forest Handbook
$39.95

Create abundance through this unique approach to low-maintenance, high-yield, sustainable food production

A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial herbs and vegetables. Food forests can help increase biodiversity, protect valuable habitat for beneficial insects, and promote food security and resilience, all while providing an abundant harvest.

The Food Forest Handbook is a practical manual for the design and management of a home-scale perennial polyculture garden. Simple, straightforward instructions guide the reader through:

Getting started - site assessment and planning Tending the forest garden - maintaining soil health, succession planning, mulching, pruning and more The fruits of your labor - crop profiles, harvest, storage, nutrition and recipes.

This timely book makes the concept of food forests accessible to everyone. Focusing on the potential of perennial polyculture to enhance local food systems, The Food Forest Handbook shows the reader how to mix and match plants in unique combinations to establish bountiful landscapes and create genuine self-reliance in years to come.

Darrell Frey is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a five-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. He has been permaculture teacher for thirty years, and is the author of Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm .

Michelle Czolba is co-owner of Pittsburgh Permaculture and co-founded the Hazelwood Food Forest. She has extensive experience in the design and maintenance of perennial polyculture.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780865718128
Publication Date: 
2017-05-30
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GARDEN ORNAMENTS : POTS PERGOLAS PEDESTALS AND MORE

GARDEN ORNAMENTS : POTS PERGOLAS PEDESTALS AND MORE
$34.95
Statues, fountains, sundials, and obelisks--don't most of us want to live with beauty in a garden? Garden ornaments can breathe life into a garden, no matter its size. When art is placed in a garden, we are invited to explore and enjoy the experience. Abstract silhouettes, playful images, and forms in perfect balance bring discoveries with each new view. This new book presents nearly 500 color photographs of over 350 garden ornaments: animals, maidens, children, miniature trains, urns, gates, pavilions, topiary, birdhouses, and many more. Experience an insider's tour of garden ornaments and learn from five notable artists as they describe their philosophies of art. Elizabeth Schumacher suggests how to select the perfect garden ornament and Hugh Collins, Jr. describes the magical journey you embark upon in integrating garden ornament, within your landscape. You may find a favorite garden ornament here, or find the inspiration to create a setting and display your own collection.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780764319563
Publication Date: 
2003-10-30
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JAPANESE STONE GARDENS : ORIGINS MEANING FORM

JAPANESE STONE GARDENS : ORIGINS MEANING FORM
$24.95
Gain some new ideas along with the principles and history of Japanese stone gardening with this useful and beautiful garden design book.

Japanese Stone Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone garden--from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.

The Japanese stone garden is an art form recognized around the globe. These gardens provide tranquil settings where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, and experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created.

Fifteen gardens are featured in this book, some well known, such as the famous temple gardens of Kyoto, others less so, among them gardens spread through the south of Honshu Island and the southern islands of Shikoku and Kyushu and in faraway Okinawa.

ISBN/SKU: 
9784805310564
Publication Date: 
2009-10-10
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LIVING WITH JAPANESE GARDENS

LIVING WITH JAPANESE GARDENS
$19.95
Living with Japanese Gardens shows how to capture and integrate an authentic Japanese aesthetic into any landscape plan. Japanese gardens affirm our connection with the natural world through the integration of the garden with the home, enriching the total living space. From the artistry with which the gardener places plants, rocks, and water with the viewer's perspective in mind, to the way in which a Japanese garden can make one feel safe and sheltered, their mystery and appeal are now wildly popular.
From the hundreds of public Japanese gardens around the world, to common garden shops and nurseries that now regularly stock stone lanterns, bamboo plants, water basins, and koi pond accessories, its easy to see how a Japanese garden will inspire and nurture. Gong and Parramore show how anyone can create a beautiful Japanese garden, whether they have a flat suburban lot, a small balcony, a rolling hillside, or a few small pots.
Chapters cover these topics and more:
Creating a reflecting pool
Ikebana-inspired gardens
Interior rooms that invite nature inside
Creating a low-maintenance Japanese garden in a courtyard
Using the principle of wabi sabi in the landscape
A backyard that highlights the changing of the seasons
Front door gardens
ISBN/SKU: 
9781586858186
Publication Date: 
2006-07-17
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Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style

Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style
$34.95

AHS Book Award winner

Rock gardening --the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop--has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West, and a trend toward architectural plants are just a few of the reasons for the increased interest. Rock Gardening brings this traditional style to a new generation of gardeners. It includes a survey of gorgeous rock gardens from around the world, the techniques and methods specific to creating and maintaining a rock garden, and profiles of the top 50 rock garden plants.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781604695878
Publication Date: 
2016-11-16
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TOTAL CRITTER CONTROL

TOTAL CRITTER CONTROL
$24.95
Critters are everywhere. From the lone homestead at the edge of a remote forest to the multiple split-levels of suburban subdivisions, no property lines are safe from animal invasion. As suburbs continue to spread, millions of homeowners face these invasions every day. Most critter encounters are mere nuisances--a deer nibbles the strawberries from the garden, a squirrel lunches on seed from the bird feeder, or a raccoon knocks over the trash can. Yet even these encounters can be dangerous--that deer munching strawberries may be carrying the tick bearing Lyme disease, that squirrel may be nesting in the attic insulation, that raccoon may be rabid. How does a homeowner cope?
TOTAL CRITTER CONTROL gathers in one comprehensive volume advice from numerous experts who offer the wisdom of their vast and varied experience. Fully illustrated throughout, it provides detailed information on elimination methods that not only are effective, but also safe, legal, and humane. It shows you how to identify many critter species, where they live, and what they eat; why you should never handle wild animals; and how to use territory to your advantage. With helpful lists of deterrent products and where to find them, as well as how to contact helpful organizations, TOTAL CRITTER CONTROL is a must-have handbook for anyone who wants to learn how to coexist peacefully with critters.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781585744794
Publication Date: 
2003-08-01
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