New Arrivals · Gardening

August 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Classic farm tractors : 200 of the best, worst, and most fascinating tractors of all time

August 15, 2014
Pripps, Robert N., 1932-
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Voyageur Press, [a member of Quayside Publishing Group], [2014]
304 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries into the ag industry, this colorful, fun, and fact-filled book profiles scores of farm tractor classics from the twentieth century. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights, fuel types, and more. Illustrated with color photography by Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is arranged chronologically to give a better sense of farm tractor evolution and includes all of the usual suspects - from the likes of John Deere, Farmall, Fordson and Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, Best, Caterpillar, Massey-Harris, Massey-Ferguson, Oliver, Rumely, and Hart-Parr - as well as lesser-known and forgotten marques manufactured throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Pripps includes a generous selection of farm tractors from Europe, including models from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more.

Legendary farm tractors : a photographic history

August 15, 2014
Morland, Andrew, 1947-
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, [2013]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Noted photographer Andrew Morland presents more than 650 photographs of tractors from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan, including models from the 1880s to today. These tractors are alphabetized by make so it's easy to find your favorites. From the legendary, ever-popular John Deere, Farmall, Ford, Case, and Caterpillar to some interesting and uncommon tractors that you might never have seen before, a stunning array of images awaits.

How to grow fruits, vegetables & houseplants without soil : the secrets of hydroponic gardening revealed

August 11, 2014
Helweg, Richard, 1956-
288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
An overview of hydroponic gardening -- Gardening -- Hydro -- Hydroponic gardening systems -- Growing media -- Nutrient solutions -- Environmental control -- Your hydroponic garden -- Plant propagation -- Ongoing use and maintenance of your hydroponic garden.

The horticultural directory of the United States.

August 7, 2014
Philadelphia : Isaac D. Sailer, 1885-
v. ; 23 cm.
Volume 1 covers Florists and nurserymen.
"Alphabetically arranged by names and sates (interleaved)."

The creative shrub garden : eye-catching combinations for year-round interest

August 6, 2014
McIndoe, Andrew, 1956-
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2014.
247 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The case for shrubs : an introduction -- Choosing the right shrubs for your garden -- Creating stunning planting effects using shrubs. Moods ; Styles -- Plant directory -- Planting and caring for shrubs.

The greenhouse gardener's manual

August 6, 2014
Marshall, Roger, 1944-
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2014.
255 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Choosing the right greenhouse -- Creating the greenhouse environment -- Seed starting and propagating -- Growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit -- Growing without soil -- Growing flowers and foliage plants -- Growing orchids -- Growing bromeliads -- Growing cacti and succulents -- Controlling greenhouse pests and diseases -- Maintaining your greenhouse -- Making a profit from your greenhouse.

Fairy gardening 101 : how to design, plant, grow, and create over 25 miniature gardens

July 31, 2014
McDonald, Fiona.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
pages cm
Things you might need to create your fairy garden -- Basic fairy gardens -- A Mexican fairy garden -- The hanging fairy garden -- The renovated/rescued fairy garden -- Impromptu fairy gardens -- The fernery -- Wild fairy gardens -- Of moss, lichen, and fungi -- Magic corners and shady nooks -- Logs and other unusual containers -- Artificial fairy gardens -- Fairy terrariums -- Miscellaneous fairy gardens -- Fairy furniture and accessories -- Homemade fairies -- Fairy garden gallery.

Indoor kitchen gardening

July 18, 2014
Millard, Elizabeth.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Growing edibles indoors -- Microgreens, shoots, herbs, wheatgrass, sprouts, and mushrooms -- Radishes, carrots, tomatoes, and other crops.

Grass, soil, hope : a journey through carbon country

July 14, 2014
White, Joseph Courtney, 1960-
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
xxi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Essence -- Abundance -- Coexistence -- Resilience -- Affluence -- Emergence -- Convergence.
This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability? The quick answers are: Build topsoil. Fix creeks. Eat meat from pasture-raised animals. Soil scientists maintain that a mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content of the planet's soils could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere. But how could this be accomplished? What would it cost? Is it even possible? Yes, says author Courtney White, it is not only possible, but essential for the long-term health and sustainability of our environment and our economy. Right now, the only possibility of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is through plant photosynthesis and related land-based carbon sequestration activities. These include a range of already existing, low-tech, and proven practices: composting, no-till farming, climate-friendly livestock practices, conserving natural habitat, restoring degraded watersheds and rangelands, increasing biodiversity, and producing local food. In Grass, Soil, Hope, the author shows how all these practical strategies can be bundled together into an economic and ecological whole, with the aim of reducing atmospheric CO2 while producing substantial co-benefits for all living things. Soil is a huge natural sink for carbon dioxide. If we can draw increasing amounts carbon out of the atmosphere and store it safely in the soil then we can significantly address all the multiple challenges that now appear so intractable.

The Shady Lady's guide to Northeast shade gardening

July 10, 2014
Ziffer, Amy, author.
Hanover : University Press of New England, [2014]
xi, 221 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Tropical nursery manual : a guide to starting and operating a nursery for native and traditional plants

July 7, 2014
[Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, [2014]
376 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0249-P.
"April 2014."

Small space garden ideas

July 1, 2014
Pearson, Philippa, author.
London ; New York : DK Publishing, [2014]
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Create your dream garden on a windowsill, wall, step, staircase, balcony, porch, or patio"--Cover.
Small space, big potential -- Micro garden -- Let it all hang -- Grow up -- Contain yourself -- Go wild -- Plant practical.
Perfect for people who have little space to garden, whether a doorstep, balcony, or part of a wall. Small Space Garden Ideas is full of creative ideas for making use of every growing space available. From windowsills and hanging baskets to rooftop containers and vertical gardens, Small Space Garden Ideas shows you how to create a dream garden, through step-by-step projects from start to finish.

Rodale's 21st-century herbal : a practical guide for healthy living using nature's most powerful plants

June 27, 2014
Balick, Michael J., 1952-
New York, NY : Rodale, [2014]
xiii, 498 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
A global history -- The basics of herbal botany -- How herbs work -- Cooking with herbs -- Herbal health and healing -- Herbs for beauty and bath -- Using herbs in your home -- Growing herbs -- Designing your herb garden.
You will embark on a global journey to explore the historic relationship between people and herbs and how this has evolved over time. From the earliest days of humans sampling wild plants to the thousands of herbal products available today, people have always been captivated by the benefits and possibilities of herbs. Drawing upon years of study and discovery, this comprehensive guide compiles both the ancient wisdom and modern science of herbs and shows the powerful effect that herbs have on your body, palate, mind, and mood.

Gardening with perennials : lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden

June 27, 2014
Kingsbury, Noël, author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.
The story of the Lurie Garden -- It's either freezing or baking: gardening in a Midwestern climate -- Making the garden a better place for plants -- Choosing perennials for the garden -- Putting plants together -- The gardening year: a guide to essential maintenance through the months -- The wild, the native, and the cultivated -- Plant directory.

Homegrown tea : an illustrated guide to planting, harvesting, and blending teas and tisanes

June 24, 2014
Liversidge, Cassie.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2014].
xv, 270 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Leaves -- Seeds -- Fruits -- Flowers -- Roots -- Further plant advice -- Further tea advice -- Quick plant reference chart.
Liversidge shows you how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill, to create your own tea cupboard. From growing your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea, she lays out when and how to harvest your plants; how to dry it to make tea you can store to last you throughout the year; how to make up fresh and dried teabags; and how to serve a delicious homegrown tea.

Improving your soil : a practical guide to soil management for the serious home gardener

June 23, 2014
Reid, Keith, author.
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books (U.S.) Inc. ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2014.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Seasons of the soil -- Getting started : what type of soil do you have? -- What is soil, and why is it important? -- Different soils, different challenges -- Soil texture : the bones of your soil -- Soil structure : the skeleton of your soil -- Soil water -- Irrigation basics for gardens -- A little bit of soil chemistry -- How soil holds nutrients -- Soil life and soil organic matter -- Harnessing biological cycles for our benefit -- Feeding your plants -- Sustaining the land -- Glossary of soil terms -- Appendix I. Selected laboratories for testing garden soils -- Appendix II. Agricultural and horticultural extension resources -- Appendix III. Chemical symbols and formulas.
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 directions on amending poor soil, modifying mediocre earth, aerating compacted topsoil and substrates, and testing pH levels, this book enables gardeners to nurture their plants and promote more abundant growth. The features of good soil include proper structure and nutrients that encourage healthy plant growth. Soil in "good tilth" is loamy, nutrient-rich and friable because it has an optimal mixture of sand, clay and organic matter that prevents severe compaction. Improving Your Soil shows gardeners how to improve the soil in their garden to encourage good seed bedding and a strong root system for proper nutrient disbursement throughout various soil depths.

Straw bale gardens : the breakthrough method for growing vegetables anywhere earlier and with no weeding

June 23, 2014
Karsten, Joel, 1969-
Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, c2013.
144 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Gallery of great straw bale gardens -- Straw -- Planning your straw bale garden -- Planting seeds and seedlings -- Conditioning the bales -- Straw bale greenhouse -- Growing the garden -- Harvest time already -- What remains is gold -- FAQs -- Plant profiles.
Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn't only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today's home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn't be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere--even in your driveway.

The complete illustrated guide to farming

June 18, 2014
Johnson, Samantha.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Voyageur Press, 2014.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
The business of farming -- Crops -- Livestock -- Repair and maintain -- Farm safety -- Harvest, preserve, and butcher -- Conservation.

Miniature gardens : design and create miniature fairy gardens, dish gardens, terrariums and more--indoors and out

June 16, 2014
Elzer-Peters, Katie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Part 1. Miniature gardening basics. Design ; Plants ; Containers ; Accessories and themes ; Growing the miniature garden -- Part 2. Creating miniature gardens and fairy gardens. Indoor miniature & fairy gardens ; Terrariums and aeriums ; Outdoor miniature & fairy gardens -- Part 3. Plant profiles.

The plant lover's guide to dahlias

June 13, 2014
Vernon, Andy.
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2014.
252 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"In association with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens."
Why I love dahlias -- Designing with flamboyant flowers -- Understanding dahlias -- 200 varieties for the garden -- Growing and propagating.
The Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias is packed with everything you need to know to grow these fantastic flowers. The book includes tips on using dahlias in garden design, growth and propagation information, and lists of where to buy the plants and where to view them in public gardens. The bulk of the book is devoted to profiles for over 200 varieties, organized by color, with information on type, height, and spread. Gorgeous color photographs bring the plants to life.

Land and wine : the French terroir

June 13, 2014
Frankel, Charles, author.
xii, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Savennières and wines of Anjou -- Beaujolais -- Alsace -- Pouilly-fuissé and wines of Mâconnais -- Corton and the wines of Bourgogne -- Sancerre and Centre-Loire -- Loire Valley -- Vineyards of Provence -- Languedoc and dinosaurs -- Champagne -- Bordelais -- Côtes du Rhône.

The art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden

June 3, 2014
Atlanta : Yale University Press, [2013]
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 x 32 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, November 3, 2013-January 19, 2014, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, February 13-May 11, 2014, Portland Art Museum, Portland, June 14-September 21, 2014."
Time and timelessness in the Tuileries Garden / Paula Deitz -- The Tuileries Garden : art and power in the heart of Paris / Guillaume Fonkenell -- Picturing the Tuileries in the nineteenth century : the park, its public, and its politics / Laura D. Corey -- Lieu de mémoire, lieu de photographie : a brief history of photography in the Tuileries Garden / Sarah Kennel -- Interview with Henri Loyrette, director of the Musée du Louvre (2001-2013) / Bruce Guenther -- Checklist of the exhibition.
"The Tuileries Garden is a masterpiece of garden design and one of the world's most iconic public art spaces. Designed for Louis XIV by landscape architect André Le Nôtre, it served the now-destroyed Tuileries Palace. It was opened to the public in 1667, becoming one of the first public gardens in Europe. The garden has always been a place for Parisians to convene, celebrate, and promenade, and art has played an important role throughout its history. Monumental sculptures give the garden the air of an outdoor museum, and the garden's beautiful backdrop has inspired artists from Edouard Manet to André Kertész. The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden brings together 100 works of art, including paintings and sculptures, as well as documentary photographs, prints, and models illuminating the garden's rich history. Beautifully illustrated essays by leading scholars of art and garden studies highlight the significance of the Tuileries Garden to works of art from the past 300 years and reaffirm its importance to the history of landscape architecture."-- Provided by publisher.

Hellstrip gardening : create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb

May 16, 2014
Hadden, Evelyn J.
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2014.
296 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

Rustic garden projects : step-by-step backyard decor from trellises to tree swings, stone steps to stained glass

May 15, 2014
Häggvik, Marianne Svärd, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
249 pages : ill. ; 27 cm
Translated from the Swedish.
Braided willow -- Casting concrete -- Carpentry -- Laying stone and mosaic -- Stone and bricklaying -- Bending iron, steel and wire -- Welding iron -- Working with glass.
To many, the garden is a place for self-expression. The walkways, the flowers, and the decor that adorn the yard are as much a reflection of the homeowner's personality and creativity as anything placed indoors. Lifelong gardener and garden designer Marianne Svärd Häggvik knows this and shares her favorite ideas for creating unique, personalized spaces in Rustic Garden Projects.

Fairy garden handbook

May 14, 2014
Walsh, Liza Gardner.
Camden, Me. : Down East, 2013.
84 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Getting started -- Container fairy gardens -- Outdoor fairy gardens -- Garden projects -- Fairy garden tea party -- Indoor projects -- How to know if fairies have visited your garden.
Following up on her wildly popular Fairy House Handbook, author Liza Gardner Walsh encourages fairy-minded children to expand their outdoor activities to the garden. Sprinkled throughout with bits of fairy lore, this charming how-to includes basic information for beginning gardeners, then branches into appropriate categories for every fairy gardener.--COVER.

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