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Gardening with Nature; How James Van Sweden and Wolfgang Oehme Plant Slopes, Meadows, Outdoor Rooms & Garden Screens (USED)

Gardening with Nature; How James Van Sweden and Wolfgang Oehme Plant Slopes, Meadows, Outdoor Rooms & Garden Screens (USED)

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In Gardening with Nature, James van Sweden shows home gardeners and professionals how to conceive, design, build, and plant the romantic gardens for which he is renowned. In Part 1, van Sweden describes formative influences and outlines his credo: bold, massed, asymmetrical plant groupings, reverence for site, low maintenance, and attention to all seasons. Part 2 explores design strategies and then embarks on a garden tour to show the rationale behind specific plant choices and design decisions. Part 3, "Planting Your Garden Step-by Step, " gives the nuts and bolts and hundreds of useful tips, and Part 4, "Favorite Plants, " offers a short, illustrated glossary of plants photographed in garden settings.
Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers (USED)

Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers (USED)

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Shiny green cucumbers; firm, juicy tomatoes; baby lettuces handpicked one salad at a time--these are the tasty benefits of the backyard vegetable garden. But earth gardens are a lot of work. They require a plot of plantable land and a significant time commitment to sowing, watering, weeding, and tending each plant.
Is there a solution? Self-watering containers allow vegetable gardeners--from the casual weekender interested in a tomato plant or two to the very dedicated gardener with limited space--to grow richly producing plants in a controlled, low-maintenance environment.
Lifelong gardener Ed Smith became fascinated with the possibilities of self-watering containers and began testing dozens of vegetables in various containers, experimenting with nutrients, soil mixtures, plant varieties, and container positioning. Now Smith is here to tell gardeners that anyone can grow and enjoy wonderful organic vegetables, using pots with continuous- flow watering systems.
Smith shares advice on choosing appropriate containers, how to provide balanced nutrition using his secret soil formula, and what additional tools benefit the container gardener. The reader will also find advice on starting from seed versus buying plants, which vegetables thrive in containers and which might be a bit more challenging, along with space-saving tips on pairing plants in single containers. After the last green tomato has been picked and is ripening on the windowsill, Smith wraps everything up with a chapter on fall clean-up and preparing for next spring. Now there's really no excuse for store-bought tomatoes!

Low Maintenance Gardening

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Mid Atlantic Month by Month Gardening; Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC

Mid Atlantic Month by Month Gardening; Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC

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The only guide with month-by-month advice about caring for your Mid-Atlantic garden.

If you liked Mid-Altantic Getting Started Garden Guide, Mid-Atlantic Month-by-Month Gardening should be the next addition to your bookcase!

This is the perfect book for beginning to intermediate gardeners and home landscapers living in the Mid-Atlantic (including the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC). Mid-Atlantic Month-by-Month Gardening gives you the when-to and how-to for growing, caring for, and maintaining your garden and all types of plants.

All of the information you need is given in a chronological, straightforward way. From January to December, each month has specific advice on what should be done in your garden. Step-by-step photographs give you the confidence to make your garden as unique as your Mid-Atlantic home.

Author George Weigel is a garden writer, designer, and speaker, a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, and--as his balding, plant-killing brother likes to put it-a Certified Gardening Wacko. He is your guide to the garden, with specific when-to and how-to content to give Mid-Atlantic gardeners the tools to be successful.

Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny (USED)

Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny (USED)

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Season by season, this unique and visionary portrait of Monet's glorious garden details the history of Giverny and traces the development of Monet as an artist and gardener. Practical information about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into Giverny's maintenance and easy-to-copy planting techniques are provided. 200 color illustrations.
My Garden: a Sketchbook for Gardeners, Artists, and Landscape Lovers (USED)

My Garden: a Sketchbook for Gardeners, Artists, and Landscape Lovers (USED)

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This 160 page guided journal and sketchbook will stimulate your ideas as you plan your dream garden!

New England Gardener's Guide

New England Gardener's Guide

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Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America; for New Englanders, this guide a great inspiration for the perfect garden.

Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

Full-color photos and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

New York & New Jersey Month by Month Gardening

New York & New Jersey Month by Month Gardening

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Gardeners living in New York or New Jersey need this easy-to-use guide for year-round plant care!

If you're a passionate gardener and a resident of New York or New Jersey, there's a book you must acquire for your bookshelf: New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening. Falling in line with the Cool Springs Press gardening series, this book provides monthly gardening advice, written just for New York and New Jersey gardeners.

This gardeners' guide is organized according to calendar month--January through December. Each month is divided into the following categories: planning, planting, caring for plants, watering, fertilizing, and problem solving. Within those categories, gardeners will find the major plant groups (annuals, edibles, perennials, trees, lawn, and shrubs) covered in detail. Learn the proper time to plant your favorite bulbs and edibles, and find out how to plant bare-root trees. From planting perennials to coming up with a strategy for pest management, New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening guides readers through every major question that crops up.

With essential how-to information organized into helpful sidebars as well as step-by-step photos to illustrate technique, this book is a veritable road map for a year's worth of gardening tasks in this diverse region. Roll up your sleeves, gardeners, and prepare to get dirty!

Sacred Gardens (USED)

Sacred Gardens (USED)

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Discover how peace and tranquility have been tapped through the personal stories of ordinary people, ordinary gardens, and extraordinary spaces. As professional horticulturalists, as husband and wife, and now as authors, Michel and Judy Marcellot explore motivations to garden for peace, for balance, for relaxation, for contemplation, and to memorialize loved ones. Above all, they find joy expressed within and through gardening. Personal stories show how the simple act of gardening changed lives and individuals. The authors chronicle their own paths from naive and idealistic, back-to-the-earth entrepreneurs who wanted to "be of service to the planet, and have a good time doing it," to respected horticulturists and sought after speakers who still embody the same ideals as when they started out. Examples illustrate varied elements of sacred sites and suggest ways readers might create the sacred in their own gardens. Read on and see how ordinary gardeners can attain their own backyard bliss.
Seascape: Creating Safer, More Livable Communitie Through Planning and Design (USED)

Seascape: Creating Safer, More Livable Communitie Through Planning and Design (USED)

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The built environment has a tremendous impact on public safety. The authors SafeScape principles challenge planners and citizens alike to create vibrant, integrated, self-policing, and sustainable communities. The co-authors examine aspects of the urban environment that influence crime and the fear of crime and recommend strategies for building-or rebuilding-communities where residents feel safe and are safe. SafeScape communities empower citizens and offer many and varied opportunities for positive action. Their inherently safer design makes them easier and less costly to keep safe. The authors focus on planning and design solutions that minimize opportunities for criminal and victim to come together. Throughout, they stress that these efforts will succeed only if they engage citizens, embrace diversity, and enhance a sense of community. Personal observations, case studies, and hundreds of photographs from communities across America make this book an interesting, practical, and inspiring guide to safer, livelier, and more inviting communities. This is compelling reading for planners, designers, public safety professionals, and elected officials.