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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 Gardener

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...


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...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias

by John Whittlesey

Salvia is a family of flowering plants that can be grown in all regions, either as perennials or annuals. The range of sizes, colors, foliage, and hardiness within the genus is substantial, with over 900 species...


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...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias

by Andy Vernon

Dahlias are the showgirls of the garden. Their colorful blooms, from purple, pink, and white to yellow, orange, and red, come in a huge variety of sizes and shapes. They are also a favorite cut flower, adding...


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...


Soil Mates: Companion Planting for Your Vegetable Garden

by Sara Alway & Kelle Carter

Matchmaking in the garden!

 

In this charming guide to companion planting for your vegetable-garden favorites, you’ll learn why Broccoli ♥ Rosemary and whether Cucumber + Corn = friends with benefits. (Just...


A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins

by A. W. Smith

First compact dictionary to combine definitions of botanical names in general usage with derivation, facts, and lore, plus guides to pronunciation. Index provides cross-reference of 1,800 common plant names...


Five Acres and Independence

by Maurice G. Kains

This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures.


Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way

by Charles Dowding

In this book, Charles Dowding shares the wealth of his experience, explaining his approach to soil and plants and revealing the range of techniques that have enabled him to grow healthy and vibrant crops for...


The Complete Guide to Working with Worms: Using the Gardener's Best Friend for Organic Gardening and Composting

by Wendy Vincent

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that if we composted 100 percent of our food scraps, we could prevent the equivalent of 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Composting...


The Complete Guide to Growing Tomatoes: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply - Including Heirloom Tomatoes

by Cherie Everhart

The average tomato farmer has more than 100 varieties of tomatoes, ranging from the sweetest, juiciest strains available to the smallest, easiest to grow options out there. Tomatoes are found in thousands of...


The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Sprouts: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Richard Helweg

Sprouts have been a happy addition to many sandwiches, noodle dishes, and side plates at restaurants for decades, and when they are properly grown at home, they can add a much needed boost of both plant protein...