New Arrivals · Gardening

November 19, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bread, wine, chocolate : the slow loss of foods we love

November 18, 2015
Sethi, Simran, author.
San Francisco : HarperOne, 2015.
350 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What's at stake -- Wine -- Chocolate -- Coffee -- Beer -- Bread -- Octopus.

At home in the garden

November 9, 2015
Roehm, Carolyne, author, photographer.
New York : Potter Style/Publishers, 2015.
298 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
The landscape -- The formal gardens -- The cutting garden -- At work in the garden -- Living in the garden -- The rose garden, the parterre gardens, the wall & pool garden -- The studio, the orchard, the shade garden -- Spring bulbs, peonies, the perennial garden -- Cutting roses, annuals, dahlias, vegetables -- Change at home in the garden to: living in the garden -- The greenhouse, the hoop house -- Problems, lessons and mistakes -- Garden furniture, statuary, topiary & pots.

Orchard House : How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

October 30, 2015
Weaver, Tara Austen, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
xvi, 284 pages ; 25 cm
"A profoundly moving memoir of rediscovering, reinventing, and reconnecting, as an estranged mother and daughter come together to revive a long-abandoned garden and ultimately their relationship and themselves."--From publisher.

Garden made : a year of seasonal projects to beautify your garden and your life

October 29, 2015
Whitney-Rose, Stephanie.
Boston : Roost Books, 2015.
xii, 177 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The forest garden greenhouse : how to design and manage an indoor permaculture oasis

October 28, 2015
Osentowski, Jerome, 1941- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2015]
x, 293 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Terrariums : gardens under glass : designing, creating, and planting modern indoor gardens

October 19, 2015
Colletti, Maria, 1959- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2015.
176 pages : illustrations, color ; 26 cm
Terrarium design -- The basics -- The glass vessels -- Getting started -- The plants -- Modern indoor gardening -- Maintenance.
Whether you live in an apartment, are chained to an office desk, or just want to be surrounded by green, living things, creating terrariums is a delightful way to combine the worlds of home decor and gardening. Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy, and gives you all of the information you need on the "it" plants of today: tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with "traditional" terrarium ferns.

Norwegian wood : chopping, stacking, and drying wood the Scandinavian way

October 8, 2015
Mytting, Lars, 1968-, author.
New York, NY : Abrams Image, 2015.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Building a fire to warm your home is incredibly satisfying. Splitting logs, stacking and seasoning the wood, and then building a fire is the height of self-sufficiency. Norwegian Wood is a practical and inspiring book that teaches you how to do all of those things. A runaway best-seller in Europe, the book provides in-depth information about tree types, wood-stacking methods, tools, and stoves; it also examines the history of man's longstanding need for warmth and his passion for open fire.

George Washington Carver : a life

October 7, 2015
Vella, Christina, 1952- author.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2015]
x, 422 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Carver's George -- Drifting toward life -- A real human being -- Booker -- Dominion of poverty -- "Stand up for the stupid and crazy" -- Love and lynch mobs -- Wrestling with devils -- Bad days and worse -- The curtain lifts -- Trying to be serious -- A real chemist? -- Passion pure and simple -- Suffering humanity -- Fame and its discontents -- Miles to go -- A million thanks -- Epilogue -- Appendices: 1. Experiment Station Bulletins by George W. Carver; 2. Partial list of Carver's products from peanuts and sweet potatoes (compiled by Carver); 3. Dr. Joseph Kenney's letter to Booker T. Washington and the Executive Council concerning unsanitary conditions at Tuskegee, March 26, 1903.

The hop grower's handbook : the essential guide for sustainable, small-scale production for home and market

October 5, 2015
Eyck, Laura A. Ten, author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
279 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Year-round indoor salad gardening : how to grow nutrient-dense, soil-sprouted greens in less than 10 days

October 1, 2015
Burke, Peter, 1950- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
viii, 192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The art of gardening : design inspiration and innovative planting techniques from Chanticleer

September 30, 2015
Thomas, R. William (Roger William), author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
338 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Explore soil!

September 22, 2015
Reilly, Kathleen M., author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Nomad Press, 2015.
92 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"With 25 great projects"

Maintaining small-farm equipment : how to keep tractors and implements running well

September 21, 2015
Hansen, Steve, 1949- author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015].
108 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Parts -- Systems -- Fluids -- Tools -- Maintenance -- Diagnostics -- Repairs -- Getting professional help.

The complete guide to growing vegetables, flowers, fruits, and herbs from containers : everything you need to know explained simply

September 17, 2015
Shepherd, Lizz, 1974- author.
Ocala, Florida : Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., [2015]
288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The gardener's guide to weather and climate

September 17, 2015
Allaby, Michael.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
333 pages : illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Climate -- Changing climates -- Weather -- Microclimates -- Soils -- Plants and climate -- Plants and their environments -- Protecting against harsh weather.
"This book provides a clear and accessible explanation of how the weather works and how it affects the garden. It takes readers from the macro to the micro, from the effects of global warming on our planet to finding the micro-climates in their own backyards"-- Provided by publisher.

Plants from pits : pots of plants for the whole family to enjoy

September 14, 2015
Farrell, Holly, author.
London : Mitchell Beazley, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
What do avocados, apples, mangos and tomatoes have in common? The answer is that they can all be grown at home, for free, from pits that you would otherwise throw into the recycling bin. Plants from Pits shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables, indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This complete guide covers everything from the science of how plants grow to how to deal with pests and other problems. Find out what to grow, what to grow it in and when and where to grow it for the best results.

DIY succulents : from placecards to wreaths, 35+ ideas for creative projects with succulents

September 11, 2015
Daigle, Tawni, author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2015.
203 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Succulents 101 -- How to propagate succulents -- For the home -- In the garden -- Succulent accessories -- Succulent holidays -- Celebrating with succulents.

The magical world of moss gardening

August 28, 2015
Martin, Annie, 1953- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
238 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green grandeur: a tour of moss gardens -- Bryophyte basics: botany and natural history of mosses -- Mosses for gardeners: 25 bryophytes to know and grow -- From concept to garden plan: designing with mosses -- Planting and propagation: establishing your moss garden -- Your thriving moss garden: maintenance and troubleshooting.
"Mosses are a gardener's dream. These emerald beauties thrive where nothing else grows, and they provide year-round interest in all climates. Deer-resistant and immune to typical garden insects and diseases, mosses offer erosion control and help prevent water run-off. Try placing these magical plants between rocks, along pathways, or even as lawn for a velvety green backdrop. The variations in color, texture, shape, and even size will amaze you. In this inspiring guide, Annie Martin--Mossin' Annie to her fans--covers the essentials for creating an extraordinary moss garden. With profiles of the best mosses to grow and expert tips on planting and care, you can create fascinating combinations and establish a verdant oasis to enjoy for years to come,"--page [4] of cover.

Literati style penjing : Chinese bonsai masterworks

August 11, 2015
Zhao, Qingquan, 1949- author.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Translated from the Chinese.
Includes index.
Aesthetics -- Cultural origins -- Basic techniques -- Projects -- Display techniques -- Care and maintenance.
"Learn how to create simple and elegant bonsai works from an acclaimed Chinese master."--Jacket flap.

Hidden natural histories. Herbs : the secret properties of 150 plants

July 24, 2015
Hurst, Kim, 1956- author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Behind the pungent aroma of garlic and the cook, palate-cleansing taste of mint in our toothpaste are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world. In Herbs, Kim Hurst concocts a delightful tale of the leafs, seeds, and flowers that for millennia have grown in our gardens, provided savor to our stews, and been used to treat our ailments. Many of herbs' uses will surprise: rosemary, renowned for it's piney flavor, has also been used to protect homes from thieves, aid memory, preserve youth, cure depression, and attract helpful garden elves. Packed with informative and beautiful illustrations, both new and from historical archives, Herbs will charm every chef, gourmand, kitchen gardener or purveyor of garden elves.

The reason for flowers : their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives

July 16, 2015
Buchmann, Stephen L., author.
New York : Scribner, 2015.
x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Attracting attention -- Flowers and their ancestors -- The pollinators -- Pleasure gardens ancient and modern -- Flowers for eternity -- Best of show -- Arriving by jumbo jet -- Eating flowers -- A little dab behind the ear -- The secret language of flowers -- Flowers on the page -- Flower power: the meaning of flowers in art -- The flower and the scientist -- Good for what ails us: healing our bodies and minds.
An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans--and the natural world--relate and depend upon them.

Tomatomania! : a fresh approach to celebrating tomatoes in the garden and in the kitchen

July 16, 2015
Daigre, Scott.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
xiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
All systems go? : Considering your options and finding the perfect spot for your garden -- Stripes, lobes, curves & trusses : So many tomatoes, what's the perfect strategy for you and your garden? -- Let's go shopping : Tomato lingo and deciphering a tomato label -- Plant me already! : Plant, water, and feed your seedlings correctly to get a solid start -- Support your local tomato : Staking, tying, and the "Do I pinch?" question -- The garden doctor is out : Dealing with critters and other challenges in the tomato garden -- You didn't just pick that tomato...did you? : Waiting for the right moment to harvest your crop -- Let's eat! : Recipes and kitchen tips.
In this practical and fun guide, Tomatomania! owner Scott Daigre provides a peek into his Ojai, California, tomato patch and details a "reality gardening" approach to growing the world's favorite summer treat. Tomatomania! walks readers through every step of the tomato gardening process, from the earliest planning stages to those final satisfying kitchen table moments of the season.

The indestructible houseplant : 200 beautiful plants that everyone can grow

July 15, 2015
Martin, Tovah, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
288 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Photographs by Kindra Clineff"--Cover.
Growing houseplants in an imperfect, time-challenged world. Where I'm coming from ; You and your home ; Meet the indestructibles ; Tried and failed ; Indestructibles in your decor ; Work it ; Combining unkillables -- Gallery of indestructibles -- The details. Making it happen ; Mixing and matching ; Indestructible basics ; Houseplant calendar.

The woodland homestead : how to make your land more productive and live more self-sufficiently in the woods

July 15, 2015
McLeod, Brett, author.
x, 229 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Seeing the forest through the trees: how to unlock your woodlot's potential -- Tools and techniques for the homestead woodlot -- From stumps to greener pastures -- The coppice forest: one-stop shopping for fauna, fodder, fuel, and furniture -- From living fence to living barn -- Giving trees: fruit, honey, and syrup -- Understory crops: making the most of the forest floor.

How to start a home-based landscaping business

July 13, 2015
Dell, Owen E., author.
xi, 348 pages ; 26 cm.
So you think you want to be a landscaper? -- Getting started -- Writing a business plan -- Learning to live with record keeping -- Employees : a joy and a nuisance -- Getting work -- Bidding -- Finally you get to do some real work -- The long haul.

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