New Arrivals · Gardening

March 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Grow all you can eat in 3 square feet

March 27, 2015
©2015
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Where can I grow crops -- Growing crops in urban areas -- Understanding light -- Water and exposure -- Getting to know your soil -- Benefits of raised beds -- Reasons to use containers -- What should I grow -- Top sun-loving crops -- Top shade-tolerant crops -- Top high-yielding crops -- Top quick-growing crops -- Top easy-care crops -- Top shallow-rooted crops -- Making the most of your growing space -- Extending the growing season -- Preparing your soil -- Sowing seeds in succession -- Feeding and watering -- Beneficial insects -- Companion planting -- Balcony planters and saddlebags -- Strawberry colander -- Corn oil drum -- Cucumber trellis -- Ladder shelves -- Easy lean-to shelves -- Bicycle wheel trellis -- Pallet planter -- Zucchini in a bag -- Blueberry in a pot -- DIY window box -- Squash trellis -- Growing gutters -- Productive paving -- Hanging herbs -- Wall pockets -- A nine-pot plot -- DIY raised bed -- The easy-to-grow bed -- Gourmet bed -- Circular salad bed -- The med bed -- Shady bed -- Tasty herb bed -- Crop planner -- Common pests, weeds, diseases, and disorders.
No matter how small your space, get every inch of it growing with tasty fruit and vegetables. Gather fruit fresh from your doorstep, pick herbs from your balcony, create walls of edible produce, and plant a raised bed that is both beautiful and productive. This guide proves you can grow food anywhere. Learn what to grow, how to use your space efficiently, and how to maximize your yield. You'll soon be harvesting a feast from your front door.-- Cover verso.

The postage stamp vegetable garden : grow tons of organic vegetables in tiny spaces and containers

March 27, 2015
Newcomb, Karen.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2015]
217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in different form as The postage stamp garden book by Adams Media, Holbrook, MA in 1999 and by J.P. Tarcher, Los Angeles, CA in 1976."
Planning your postage stamp vegetable garden -- The postage stamp soil mix -- Getting your ground ready -- When and how to plant -- Watering your postage stamp vegetable garden -- Heirloom vegetables and herbs you'll love to grow -- Plants that like each other -- Controlling pests, diseases, and critters.

Straw bale gardens complete : breakthrough vegetable gardening method

March 27, 2015
Karsten, Joel, 1969- author.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
SBGS in small, urban and unusual spaces -- Straw -- Planning your stray bale garden -- Making your own bales -- Conditioning the bales -- Organic straw bale gardens -- Planting sees and seedlings -- Straw bale greenhouse -- Growing your straw bale garden -- SBGS and water -- Harvest time -- What remains is gold -- Plant profiles.

Midwest fruit & vegetable gardening : plant, grow, and harvest the best edibles

March 27, 2015
Elzer-Peters, Katie.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
240 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Pt. I. Growing edibles in the Midwest -- The Midwest region -- Seasonal gardening -- Building great soil -- Planning and planting your garden -- Growing your garden -- Pt. II. Fruit and vegetable profiles -- Fruit and nut gardening -- Vegetable and herb gardening.
This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.

Garden-pedia : an A-to-Z guide to gardening terms

March 12, 2015
Bennett, Pamela, author.
Pittsburgh : St. Lynns Press, 2015.
xxii, 201 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm

Practical permaculture for home landscapes, your community, and the whole earth

March 4, 2015
Bloom, Jessi, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
336 pages : color illustrations, color charts ; 26 cm
Permaculture basics -- Permaculture ethics and principles -- Learning from nature -- The permaculture design process -- Gathering information -- Putting the design together -- Figuring out the details -- Permaculture systems -- Soil fertility: improving tilth and nutrients -- Water: making the most of a limited resource -- Waste: plugging leaks in the system -- Energy: minimizing the work we do ourselves -- Shelter: building functional, efficient structures -- Food and plant systems: providing for our own needs -- Animals and wildlife: welcoming natural diversity -- 50 useful plants for permaculture landscapes -- Invisible structures.

Roses without chemicals : 150 disease-free varieties that will change the way you grow roses

March 4, 2015
Kukielski, Peter.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2015.
265 pages : illustrations, color ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The new millennial rose garden -- The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden -- The evolution of roses -- Rose growth habits -- Roses in the garden -- Regional rose growing -- Rose trials -- Growing roses sustainably -- Buying roses -- What do roses need? -- Planting roses -- Pruning roses -- Rose care: feeding your soil -- Rose care: diseases -- Rose care: pests -- The chemical-free rose directory: 150 disease-resistant roses -- Roses by class, habit, and color -- Roses by class and habit -- Roses by color.

The Tao of vegetable gardening : cultivating tomatoes, greens, peas, beans, squash, joy, and serenity

February 19, 2015
Deppe, Carol, author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
xiv, 265 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Honoring the land -- Honoring the essential nature of the plants -- Honoring your own essential nature -- Flexibility -- Balance -- Non-doing -- Beginning; tomatoes -- Nurturing; weeding -- Non-knowing; squash -- Effortless effort: the eat-all greens garden -- Peas and beans -- Joy -- Completion: seeds.

The land where lemons grow : the story of Italy and its citrus fruit

February 13, 2015
Attlee, Helena, 1958- author.
Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, 2014.
ix, 247 pages : maps ; 25 cm

Homegrown berries : successfully grow your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and more

February 2, 2015
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This work incorporates portions of The Berry Grower's Companion copyright © 2000 by Barbara L. Bowling."
Berry basics -- Berries in your yard -- Strawberries -- Raspberries and blackberries -- Blueberries -- Specialty berries.

Essential perennials : the complete reference to 2700 perennials for the home garden

February 2, 2015
Clausen, Ruth Rogers, 1938-
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2014.
427 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Perennial basics -- Perennials A-Z.

The nitty-gritty gardening book : fun projects for all seasons

January 23, 2015
Cornell, Kari A.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Spring -- Start your own seeds -- Build a sweet pea or pole bean tent -- Grow a sack of potatoes -- Summer -- Plant a strawberry basket -- Make a birds and bees garden -- Create a hanging garden -- Autumn -- Force a pot of daffodils -- Create an herb window box -- Make a compost bin -- Winter -- Build a terrarium in a jar -- Grow an avocado plant from seed -- Grow your own mini salad.

The Bartlett book of garden elements : a practical compendium of inspired designs for the working gardener

January 22, 2015
Bartlett, Michael Valentine, author.
Jaffrey, New Hampshire : David R. Godine, 2014.
271 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Lentil underground : renegade farmers and the future of food in America

January 21, 2015
Carlisle, Liz.
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2015]
xix, 298 pages : map ; 22 cm

Grow a little fruit tree : simple pruning techniques for small-space, easy-harvest fruit trees

January 16, 2015
Ralph, Ann (Horticulturist)
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2014.
168 pages : illustrations, color ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Small is beautiful -- The short fruit tree method -- The elementary principles of pruning -- Choosing varieties -- The fruit tree comes home -- The conversation begins: the hardest pruning cut you'll ever have to make -- The conversation continues -- How much water does a fruit tree need? -- Working with mother nature -- Ripe fruit -- Entering the zone of equilibrium.

Cannabis

January 15, 2015
Duvall, Chris S., author.
©2015
264 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 23 cm.
What is Cannabis? -- Ancient Cannabis -- Hemp travels the world -- The drug goes global -- Things to make with and for Cannabis -- Symbolism starring Cannabis -- How do you know Cannabis?
"In Cannabis Chris Duvall explores the cultural history and geography of humanity's most widely distributed crop, which supplies both hemp and marijuana."--Publisher's description.

Art flowers : contemporary floral designs & installations

January 14, 2015
Dupon, Olivier, author.
©2014
287 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
"A lavish, oversized volume of floral arrangements, installations, and other designs from the world's most exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge floral artists"-- Provided by publisher.

Epic tomatoes

January 9, 2015
LeHoullier, Craig.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2015.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The origins of today's tomato -- Anatomy of a tomato -- Planning and planting -- Growing, maintenance, and care -- Harvest celebration -- Saving for the future -- Breed your own tomatoes -- Q&A -- Troubleshooting guide: diseases, pests, and other issues.

Small-space vegetable gardens : growing great edibles in containers, raised beds, and small plots

January 9, 2015
Bellamy, Andrea, author.
©2014
213 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Finding space -- Assessing your space -- Design in a small area -- Planning for planting -- Building your garden -- Optimizing your soil -- Sowing and growing -- Keeping plants healthy -- Making the most of limited space -- Harvesting and preparing for next year.

Homegrown herb garden : a guide to growing and culinary uses

January 8, 2015
Morgan, Lisa, author.
Gloucester : Quarry, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Encyclopedia of garden plants for every location

January 8, 2015
New York, New York : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2014.
400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Smithsonian.

Microfarming for profit : from garden to glory

January 6, 2015
DeWitt, Dave, author.
Salt Lake City, Utah : Torrey House Press, 2015.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Planning your microfarm -- Fourteen featured microfarmers and one big buyer -- My microfarms -- Building your microfarm -- How to sell, market, and advertise your microfarm.
This guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a money-making enterprise. The author advises on such basics as business plans and sales techniques; profiles a range of actual working microfarms, from flowers to killer bees; and relates stories from his own microfarming.

Growing healthy houseplants : choose the right plant, water wisely, and control pests

December 30, 2014
Zachos, Ellen.
©2014
vi, 121 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Essentials. Light, how much is enough? -- Water and humidity, getting it right -- The growing medium -- Fertilization: more isn't always better -- Daily care. Cool tools you'll need -- Repotting: it has to happen sometime -- Good grooming -- Propagation: making more plants -- Managing pests -- Diseases -- Designing the indoor garden. It's all in the display -- Foliage -- Flowering plants -- Trees -- Cacti.

Visions of loveliness : great flower breeders of the past

December 29, 2014
Taylor, Judith M.
Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press, 2014.
ix, 467 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The compression of history -- The onrush of new plants -- Flower breeders in Europe -- Flower breeders in the United States -- Shrubs -- Herbaceous plants.

Start a community food garden : the essential handbook

December 29, 2014
Joy, LaManda.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014.
203 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Without community, it's just a garden: getting organized -- Get the party started: meetings with a mission -- Bringing the garden to life: planning and design -- Taking care of garden business: a structure for sustainability -- Mobilizing: developing a team of gardeners and volunteers -- The year-round community: keeping it fun -- Groundwork for success: teaching new gardeners -- Twenty-one vegetables to sow, harvest, store, and serve.

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