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Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens

by Barbara Pleasant

Home vegetable gardening is all the rage. Millions of Americans have picked up spade and hoe and are digging into the soil for the first time. But starting a garden isn't always simple. Many hopeful growers...


The Art of Bonsai: Creation, Care and Enjoyment

by Yuji Yoshimura & Giovanna M. M. Halford

This classic work remains an eminently practical book about bonsai, one of japan's most fascinating arts. Japanese miniature landscapes and dwarf trees have long been admired throughout the world. There is something...


Beginning Bonsai: The Gentle Art of Miniature Tree Growing

by Shirley Student & Larry Student

Writing for those with no bonsai experience, Larry and Shirley Student cover everything from buying the first plant to creating a miniature landscape of rocks, grasses and trees. In between, they describe different...


Pay Dirt

by John Tullock

There's gold to be dug in backyard gardens! But to turn dirt into dough, amateur farmers need some business tips. In the face of rising food prices and food poisoning scares, people want locally grown food,...


From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden

by Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed...


The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition

by Rick Darke & William Robinson

William Robinson's revolutionary book, The Wild Garden, envisioned an authentically naturalistic approach to gardening that is more vital today than ever before. First published in 1870, The Wild Garden evolved...


Botany for Gardeners

by Brian Capon

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations...


Pest-Proofing Your Garden: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-15

by Ruth Harley

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition)

by Stu Campbell

In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system,...


Improving Your Soil: A Practical Guide to Soil Management for the Serious Home Gardner

by Keith Reid

Valuable advice from an expert in soil science.

Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With...


Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

Fairy Gardening 101: How to Design, Plant, Grow, and Create Over 25 Miniature Gardens

by Fiona McDonald

Release your inner child and step into the fairy world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy gardens are increasing in popularity and Fairy Gardening 101 provides you...


Garden Voices

by Carolyn Freas Rapp

Countless garden books tell us what, when, where and how to plant.

Few explore the reasons why gardening becomes central to so many people's lives.

In Garden Voices, Carolyn Rapp explores the relationships of...


Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

by Jeanine Davis & W. Scott Persons

The most comprehensive, truly practical guide to the cultivation of woodland botanicals


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

by Pam Dawling

Growing for 100 – the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.


Henry Mitchell on Gardening

by Henry Mitchell, Susan Davis & Allen Lacy

Gardeners disagree about many things—cannas, double petunias, the color magenta—but on one subject they are unanimous. Henry Mitchell was simply the best garden writer this country has ever produced. As...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops

by Naomi Slade

Snowdrops (whose Latin name is Galanthus) have a delicate, quiet beauty. Their white bell-shaped petals are striking alone and in a swath, and they are a harbinger of spring. They are hugely popular in the United...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums

by Brent Horvath

Sedums are easy-to-grow flowering perennials with succulent foliage. They are available in hundreds of varieties, and gorgeous in gardens and containers. Their color changes dramatically with the seasons-in...


Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise Between the Sidewalk and the Curb

by Evelyn Hadden & Joshua McCullough

The hellstrip-the space between a street and a public sidewalk, also known as a tree park, boulevard, meridian, and planting strip-is finally getting the attention it deserves! Gardeners everywhere are taking...


Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners

by Augustus Jenkins Farmer

Augustus Jenkins Farmer (aka Jenks) started gardening in the third grade in a corner of the family farm filled with rocks, scrap metal, crinum, and spider lilies. He was free to dig, transplant, and design in...