New Arrivals · Gardening

April 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Grow what you love : 12 food plant families to change your life

April 18, 2018
Murphy, Emily, author.
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2018.
272 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Getting started. Set your garden free ; Laying the groundwork : cultivating soil and composting -- The plant directory. Tender herbs ; Perennial herbs ; Tomatoes ; Summer greens ; Winter greens ; Hardy greens ; Root vegetables ; Cucumbers and summer squash ; Edible perennials ; Berries ; Edible flowers and companion plants -- The simple act of growing. Grow : seeding, planting and propagating ; Tending and training ; Follow nature, harvest and continue growing ; Resources.
Grow What You Love is designed to be a simple guide to growing vegetables, herbs and more that will add to the flavor and variety of fresh produce choices throughout the year. Aimed at novice and experienced gardeners alike it will be an image-driven, how-to adventure from an expert gardener and communicator with an enthusiasm for an authentic life.

Cacti and succulents handbook : basic growing techniques and a directory of more than 140 common species and varieties

April 17, 2018
Smith, Gideon, 1959- author.
©2018
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The first edition of "Cacti and Succulents" was published in 2006 by New Holland Publishers Ltd., and now ... it is being published as an second edition by Fox Chapel Publishing. This second edition ... features over 100 common, and not-so-xommons cacti and succulents. -- From the Preface.
Cultivating cacti and succulents -- Common species of cacti -- Companion succulents -- Cacti and succulent collections.
"Explains how to grow and care for cactus and succulent plants in the home. A gallery shows how cacti and succulents can be arranged and a directory of plants provides information on dozens of species"--Provided by publisher.

Climate-wise landscaping : practical actions for a sustainable future

April 16, 2018
Reed, Sue, 1953- author.
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, 2018.
xii, 307 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Lawn -- Trees and shrubs -- Water -- Ecosystems -- Soil -- Planning and design -- Herbaceous plants -- Urban issues -- Food -- Materials.
Practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include: Working actively to shrink our carbon footprint through mindful landscaping and gardening; creating cleaner air and water; increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons; supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife.

The garden in every sense and season

April 12, 2018
Martin, Tovah, author.
©2018
289 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Gardens of style : private hideaways of the design world

April 11, 2018
McCulloch, Janelle, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018.
237 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Heirloom vegetable gardening : a master gardener's guide to planting, seed saving, and cultural history

April 11, 2018
Weaver, William Woys, 1947- author.
©2018
480 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"William Woys Weaver, four-time IACP Cookbook Award Winner"--Cover.
"First published in 1997 by Henry Holt and Company"--Title page verso.
The kitchen garden in America -- The heirloom vegetable today -- A grower's guide to selected heirloom vegetables -- Commercial seed and plant stock sources.
"[This] has always been a book for gardeners and cooks interested in unique flavors, colors, and history in their produce. This updated edition has been improved throughout with growing zones, advice, and new plant entries. Line art has been replaced with lush, full-color photography. Yet at the core, this book delivers on the same promise it made two decades ago: It's a comprehensive guide based on meticulous first-person research to these 300+ plants, making it a book to come back to season after season."--Page 4 of cover.

Home gardener's annuals specialist guide : the complete guide to growing 37 flowers in your backyard.

April 11, 2018
©2018
95 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Originally published as Smart guide: annuals (978-1-58011-419-6) by Creative Homeowner."
About annuals. Benefits of annuals ; Annual hardiness ; Starting plants from seeds -- Garden design. Planning ; Fitting the garden into the setting ; Garden shapes and sizes ; Garden styles ; Making good use of containers ; Working with color -- Garden basics. Working the soil ; Maintaining the garden ; Soil amendments and fertilizers ; Controlling pests and diseases ; Caring for annuals ; Collecting and saving seeds -- Drying flowers. Gardens for dried arrangements -- A-Z of favorite annuals -- Zone maps -- Glossary.
"Serves as reference for growing an annual flower garden. Gives tips on garden design and cultivating and watering flowers, troubleshooting, and more"--Provided by publisher.

Straw bale solutions : creative tips for growing vegetables in bales at home, in community gardens, and around the world

April 11, 2018
Karsten, Joel, 1969- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2018.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The straw bale gardens story -- The straw bale gardens method -- Solutions from real straw bale gardeners -- Solutions for schools, businesses, and communities -- Solutions to help feed the world -- Future solutions.
In backyards and all across the world, Straw Bale Gardening has spread with unprecedented speed. The reason? In any climate and on any continent, you can grow beautiful, fresh vegetables where no food has grown before. in Straw Bale Solutions, you will meet dozens of Straw Bale Gardeners who inspire and educate. You will recognize your own gardening challenges and you will see how to use their experiences to write your own SBG success story.--COVER.

Container gardening complete : creative projects for growing vegetables and flowers in small spaces

April 9, 2018
Walliser, Jessica, author.
©2017
272 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Designing and planting your containers -- Caring for your containers -- Troubleshooting -- Harvesting and seasonal considerations -- More container concepts.
Whether it's vegetables, fruits, or flowers; on a balcony or along your steps and walkways, you want information on container gardening that is foolproof and has step-by-step directions. Walliser provides scalable projects for differing needs, and give you ideas for reusing containers you have around your home. She covers the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns for a successful garden.

Houseplants : the complete guide to choosing, growing, and caring for indoor plants

April 9, 2018
Steinkopf, Lisa Eldred, 1966- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2017.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Planting -- Watering and fertilizing -- Lighting -- Environment, grooming, and propagation -- Problem solving -- Specialties -- Plant profiles.
Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you'll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change.

Practical organic gardening

April 9, 2018
Highland, Mark, 1977- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2017.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Benefits of organic gardening: it's not just about food -- It all begins with soil: organic gardening from the bottom up -- Respecting the soil versus "working" the soil -- Organic fertilizers and amendments -- Water-smart organic gardening -- Care, cultivation, and conditions -- Fighting pests and diseases naturally -- Propagating plants organically -- Planning your organic garden -- Organic container gardens -- You can have a lawn ... organically -- Reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle: the organic lifestyle.
A guide to organic gardening offers tips on soil selection, using natural remedies for pests and diseases, and repurposing vintage containers.

Success with succulents : choosing, growing, and caring for cactuses and other succulents

April 9, 2018
Bagnasco, John, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2017.
190 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
What are cactuses? What are succulents? -- Cactuses and succulents outdoors -- Cactuses and succulents indoors.
"Succulents and cacti are wildly popular in homes the world over, regardless of climate. Whether you're in the southwestern United States enjoying succulents on the patio, or raising a cactus garden on a windowsill in Minnesota, this book has something for you. The book also includes more than 100 plant profiles, with details that will help you succeed in gardening prickly and waxy varieties of all kinds."--Provided by publisher.

The wellness garden : grow, eat, and walk your way to better health

April 9, 2018
Coronado, Shawna, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2017.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Growing the wellness diet -- Organic gardening basics for in-ground gardens -- Health-friendly gardening basics for elevated beds, living walls, and container gardens -- Growing for nutrition and vitamins -- Kitchen garden inspiration -- Walking in the green -- Yoga in the garden -- Exercise in the garden -- Garden tools and techniques -- Garden in a food desert -- Reducing anxiety and depression with green activities -- Therapeutic garden design solutions -- Fragrance gardening -- Wellness gardens as a socialization tool.
In The Wellness Garden, Shawna Coronado details exactly how she has learned to use her garden as a key tool in her battle with osteoarthritis and other chronic pain issues. In this inspiring but highly practical book you will learn from Shawna's lifechanging garden experience and see how you can create your own Wellness Garden--and gain the healthier lifestyle you desire and deserve.

Vegetables love flowers : companion planting for beauty and bounty

April 5, 2018
Ziegler, Lisa Mason, author.
©2018
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why do vegetables love flowers? -- How to interplant your vegetable patch -- The cutting garden -- Warm-season tender annuals -- Cool-season hardy annuals -- Pollinators -- Beneficial predators -- Tending the healthy garden -- The yard around the garden.
Pairing up vegetable plants with flowers is a natural way to make the most productive gardens.

The orchid thief

March 28, 2018
Orlean, Susan, author.
©2014
x, 300 pages ; 21 cm.

Managing the wild : stories of people and plants and tropical forests

March 26, 2018
Peters, Charles M., author.
©2018.
xiv, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
A co-publication of The New York Botanical Garden Press and Yale University Press.

The things that I love about trees

March 22, 2018
Butterworth, Christine, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
26 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Journey through the seasons and discover how much there is to love about trees! From brand-new buds in spring to the sound of the wind whooshing through the leaves in summer, from the fall colors to the feel of winter s rough bark and the promise of spring returning again no matter what time of year, there s always something extraordinary to notice about the trees around your neighborhood.

The flower-powered garden : supercharge your borders and containers with bold, colourful plant combinations

March 12, 2018
Vernon, Andy, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.
295 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Reinventing bedding displays -- Plant care and cultivation -- Colour planting themes -- A florapedia of marvellous plants.

Grow something different to eat

March 5, 2018
Biggs, Matthew, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Fruiting vegetables -- Salad vegetables -- Leafy greens -- Roots, bulbs, and shoots -- Grains and seeds -- Herbs and spices -- Fruit.
Whether you're a beginner and determined to make the most of limited space with a truly unique and heirloom harvest, or a seasoned grower looking to spice up your cooking with gourmet flavors, the step-by-step instructions give you the confidence to grow some unusually tasty crops. Choose from fruiting vegetables such as orange eggplants and hyacinth beans, salad greens such as fiddlehead ferns and sushi hostas, grains such as quinoa and chia, and luscious fruits such as honeyberries and white strawberries. All plants can be started indoors and transplanted, grown outdoors in the garden, or kept as houseplants. With versatile gardening advice for growing in a variety of spaces and situations, plus cooking suggestions and preserving options, a weird and wonderful harvest is guaranteed.--Amazon.com

How to window box : small-space plants to grow indoors or out

March 5, 2018
Gordon, Chantal Aida, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2018]
175 pages : color illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm
Introduction -- How to garden in a window -- The sand box -- The herb garden -- The tiny island -- The sunny succulents -- The ice box -- The detox box -- The danglers -- The rain forest -- The edible petals -- The jungle box -- The salad bar -- The flower stand -- The woodlands -- The beach dune -- The southern belle -- The window bog -- Customize your box -- Resources.
A gardening guide from the founders of the popular gardening blog, "The Horticult," shows both renters and homeowners how to create a window box through sixteen indoor and outdoor projects ranging from succulents to vegetables.

Martha's Flowers : a practical guide to growing, gathering, and enjoying

March 5, 2018
Stewart, Martha, author.
©2018
287 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Signs of spring. Daffodil ; Tulip ; Rhododendron & azalea ; Lilac ; Allium ; Peony -- Summer's bounty. Rose ; Poppy ; Clematis ; Delphinium ; Hydrangea ; Lily -- Early autumn. Sunflower & Rudbeckia ; Dahlia -- Arranging flowers.
"Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements."-- From the publisher.

Terrarium : 33 glass gardens to make your own

February 28, 2018
Bauer, Anna, 1991- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2018.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Originally published in France in 2016 by Marabout as Terrariums: les mondes végétaux sous verre.
Includes index.
The essentials -- List of plants -- List of materials -- Tropical landscapes -- Temperate landscapes -- Arid landscapes.
"Create beautiful indoor gardens inspired by all corners of the globe with this comprehensive guide to everything terrarium. Choose from 33 step-by-step projects, and build the landscape of your dream. Plant a fern-filled Black Forest from Germany, a delicate bonsai mini-garden from Kyushi in the south of Japan, or a tableau of olive and thyme from the shores of the Galilee in Israel. With information on soils, tools, and plants, lush photography of the final gardens, and simple explanations of how to care for your designs and make them self-sufficient, Terrarium unlocks the secrets to making magical glass gardens you can admire everyday in your home of office--or create as a gorgeous gift to share."--Back cover.

Niki Jabbour's veggie garden remix : 224 new plants to shake up your garden and add variety, flavor, and fun.

February 16, 2018
Jabbour, Niki, author.
©2018
232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of 224 plants from around the world. Jabbour encourages you to start with what you know and expand your repertoire to try related plants, many of which are delicacies in other cultures. Jabbour presents detailed growing information for each plant, along with fun facts and plant history. Be prepared to have your mind expanded and catch Jabbour's contagious enthusiasm for experimentation and fun in the garden."

Rodale's ultimate encyclopedia of organic gardening : the indispensable green resource for every gardener

February 14, 2018
©2017
xiii, 706 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Rodale classics"--Cover.
"Learn how to use natural and chemical-free methods to grow vegetables, fruit, perennials, annuals, bulbs, herbs, trees, and shrubs and maintain your landscape all year-round."--Back cover.

Flat broke with two goats : a memoir

January 31, 2018
McGaha, Jennifer, author.
©2018
356 pages ; 21 cm
A charming memoir of one woman's unexpected journey from country chic to backwoods barnyard.

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