New Arrivals · Gardening

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

Tasting the past : the science of flavor and the search for the original wine grapes

June 18, 2018
Begos, Kevin (Kevin Paul), author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A mysterious wine -- Archaeobiology and ancient wine -- Cremisan -- Israel's forgotten grapes -- The wine scientist -- Flavor, taste, and money -- The Caucasus -- Yeast, co-evolution, and wasps -- Aphrodite, women, and wine -- Goliath, foraging, and an answer -- Italy, Leonardo, and natural wine -- Wine and foie gras -- The science of terroir -- Coming home, and Israel's wine -- American wine grapes -- The dark side of wine science -- Grapetionary -- The first grapes, and tasting the past.
"When journalist Kevin Begos sets out to discover the origins of wine, he finds a whole world of forgotten grapes and meets the archaeologists, chemists, and botanists who are deciphering wine down to molecules of flavor"-- Provided by publisher.

Walled gardens

June 5, 2018
Hudson, Jules, 1970- author.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm.
"For centuries, walled gardens have provided a wealth of food, fruit and flowers for our great houses. Beginning as simple medieval enclosures, they evolved into powerful status symbols and centres of world-class horticultural expertise. Discover the features that define great walled kitchen gardens, and which also provide an invaluable template for those that await restoration. From fairytale enclosure of Knightshayes in Devon to the garden that Churchill built by hand at Chartwell in Kent, from the recently revived garden at Blickling in Norfolk to the atmospheric ruins at Plas Newydd in North Wales, this book is the perfect guide for anyone who shares a fascination for these unique and enchanting spaces"--from Back cover.

The ever curious gardener : using a little natural science for a much better garden

June 4, 2018
Reich, Lee, author.
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2018]
xv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Propagation and planting -- Soil -- Flowering and fruiting -- Stems and leaves -- Organizations -- Stress -- Senses -- Epilogue : The scientific method.
"The Ever Curious Gardener is an irreverent romp through the natural science of plants and soil, ideal for gardeners moving beyond back-of-the-seed-pack planting to those whose curiosity about the science "behind the scenes" grows deeper and stronger with each season. Acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee Reich offers both eye-opening insight and practical guidance on growing a much better garden."--Provided by publisher.

Organic gardening : the natural no-dig way

June 1, 2018
Dowding, Charles.
Totnes, Devon : Green, 2013.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2010.
In Organic Gardening Charles Dowding shares the philosophy, tips and techniques that have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years. Forget the 'received wisdom' about gardening. Observe what is going on in the soil and with your plants, in your own garden and climate.

Miniature terrariums

May 30, 2018
Fourwords (Firm), contributing body.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
What is a terrarium? -- Making a terrarium -- Wetland plants -- Air plants -- Arid zone plants -- Mixed terrariums -- Catalog of succulents -- Catalog of air plants -- Moss and other wetland plants.
Terrarium gardening offers unlimited gardening possibilities, even when space is limited. Although terrariums have been around since Victorian times, Japanese garden design has perfected the art form with a modern and minimalist twist. The container gardening trend fits well with the small-space living concept refined in Japan and elsewhere.

The man who climbs trees

May 23, 2018
Aldred, James (Tree climber), author.
xxiii, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Goliath: England, 1859, 1991, 1994 -- Tumparak: Borneo, 1998 -- Apollo: The Congo, 1999 -- Tree of Life: Costa Rica, 2001 -- Castaña: Peru, 2003-2004 -- Roaring Meg: Australia, 2008 -- Ebana: Gabon, 2008 -- Kayu Besi: Papua, 2009 -- Fortaleza: Venezuela, 1987, 2010 -- Idyll: Morocco, 2013 -- New Forest: England, 2017.
Meet the man who climbs trees for a living. Whether he's scouting out the perfect canopy shot for the BBC, or just looking for a little fun, James Aldred has climbed scores of behemoth trees. In this adventure memoir, Aldred carries us with him across the globe and up to the top of these towering forest titans as he recalls his most memorable encounters with trees and their inhabitants.--Provided by publisher.

Happy cactus : cacti, succulents, and more

May 21, 2018
London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2018.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Myth-busting -- Choose it -- Choose a pot -- Plant & position it -- Water & feed it -- Repot it -- Share it -- Pests & diseases.
"Have you just joined the cactus craze? Do you want to know how to make your little bundle of spikes thrive, flower and breed? This quirky pocket-sized book is your essential guide to pleasing your prickly pet. Your cactus may be surviving, but is it happy? There's so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Happy Cactus gets right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 50 popular varieties - from the cute, flowering pincushion cactus to the wacky prickly pear, discover what makes your plant unique and how it might behave when treated with a little bit of love. Find out where to put it, when to water it, what to feed it, what to look out for and how to encourage its distinctive traits, from flower stalks to fast growth. Flick through inspirational features to help you create a show-stopping cactus display. Whether you're a young urbanite seeking a stylish houseplant for your flat but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or a green-fingered cactus enthusiast determined to get your precious plant to grow and flower this year, Happy Cactus is here to answer all your questions." -- Provided by publisher.

The permaculture market garden : a visual guide to a profitable whole-systems farm business

May 18, 2018
Loeks, Zach, 1985- author.
xiii, 273 pages : colour illustrations, colour portrait ; 26 cm.
"Foreword by Joel Salatin"--Cover.
Farm ecosystem -- Earth systems and natural science -- Ecosystem services -- Whole farm mapping -- Why map your farm? -- Holistic planning -- Defining the whole and making a holistic goal -- Holistic budgeting for profit resilience -- Guild enterprise production -- Design management -- Why design? -- Design management -- Our permabed system -- The permabed system -- Permabed principles -- Layout and land preparation -- Organized garden patterning -- Guild crop production -- Guild crop designs -- Perma investment.
"Author Zach Loeks brings together his passion for sustainable permaculture food production systems and beautiful, vibrant illustrations to provide a highly visual guide to the smooth integration of permaculture into the market garden, without use of major equipment or operation changes. Profiling crops and ecosystem-based systems, Loeks demonstrates a profitable, sustainable and approachable model for the future of market gardening."-- Provided by publisher.

A tapestry garden : the art of weaving plants and place

May 8, 2018
O'Byrne, Marietta, author.
263 pages ; 27 cm
Beginnings -- The vegetable and fruit garden -- The shade garden -- Across the creek and into the woods -- The long shady border -- Musings from the kitchen window -- Life around the goldfish pond -- The rockeries and alpine troughs -- The perennial borders -- High summer in the perennial borders -- The chaparral garden -- The conifer and heather garden -- The glory of the autumn and winter garden -- Caring for the garden.

The homesteader's herbal companion : the ultimate guide to growing, preserving, and using herbs

April 27, 2018
Fewell, Amy K., author.
xiv, 306 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The basics of herbalism -- The homesteader's herb list -- How to grow herbs -- Wild herbs in your backyard -- Seed saving; drying and storing herbs -- Herbal teas and tinctures -- Medicinal syrups and other herbal home remedies -- Infused oils, salves, and poultices --Everyday herbal care and beauty producs -- Homestead essential oils -- Cooking with herbs on the homestead -- Herbs for the home and barn -- Herbs for our four-legged friends -- Herbs for chicken and other poultry -- My herbal medicine cabinet and pantry.

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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
x, 300 pages ; 21 cm.

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