New Arrivals · Gardening

February 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The beginner's guide to starting a garden : 326 fast, easy, affordable ways to transform your yard one project at a time

February 20, 2017
Roth, Sally, author.
©2017
282 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A lifetime of learning -- A building block garden primer -- Easy, small gardens -- First impressions: at the lamppost -- A welcome garden: at the entrance -- A pretty frame: at the corners -- Dress up a tree: shady spots -- Between neighbors: private or pretty? -- Cheerful color: in the lawn -- An ever-expanding garden: extending the edges -- A beckoning bench: gathering places and sitting spots -- Sidewalk strip: creating curb appeal -- Lots of pots: container gardening -- Artist's canvas: gardening on slopes -- Now you see it, now you don't: dealing with eyesores -- Gardening secrets: top ten ways to save time and money.
"The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You'll find garden plans for ten unique areas--the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more--that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You'll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes."--Amazon.com.

Landscape of dreams : the gardens of Isabel & Julian Bannerman

February 20, 2017
Bannerman, Isabel, author.
London : Pimpernel Press, Limited, [2016]
296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.

Gardening with foliage first : 127 dazzling combinations that pair the beauty of leaves with flowers, bark, berries, and more

February 15, 2017
Chapman, Karen (Landscape designer), author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017
340 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Succulents : the ultimate guide to choosing, designing, and growing 200 easy-care plants

February 3, 2017
Stockwell, Robin, author.
©2017
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Food fight : GMOs and the future of the American diet

February 1, 2017
Jenkins, McKay, 1963- author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
322 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: Square tomatoes -- Part one. Roots -- Are GMOs safe? Is that the right question? -- The long, paved road to industrial food, and the disappearance of the American farmer -- Mapping and engineering and playing Prometheus -- Part two. Seeds -- The fruit that saved an island -- Trouble in paradise -- Fighting for that which feeds us -- Part three. Fruit -- Feeding the world -- The plant that started civilization, and the plant that could save it -- Can GMOs be sustainable? -- The farm next door -- Epilogue: Getting our hands dirty.
"Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us,"--Amazon.com.

Native plants of the Midwest : a comprehensive guide to the best 500 species for the garden

December 9, 2016
Branhagen, Alan, author.
©2016
440 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
The Midwest spirit of place -- Inspirations -- Selecting native plants -- Design with native plants -- Guide to the plant profiles -- Shade trees -- Evergreen trees -- Small trees and large shrubs -- Evergreen shrubs -- Small shrubs -- Vines -- Prairie perennials -- Woodland perennials -- Wetland perennials -- Groundcovers -- Bulbs -- Annuals and biennials.

Rock gardening : reimagining a classic style

December 7, 2016
Tychonievich, Joseph, author.
©2016
295 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Gardens -- Techniques -- Plants.
"In this fresh take on an iconic gardening style, Joseph Tychonievich, one of America's foremost young horticulturists, shows how stones and plants can work together in exciting new ways. Besides providing a low-maintenance solution to chronic drought and time constraints, the rock garden is also remarkably versatile. Discover the best plants for a beautiful display and visit unique rock gardens around the world. Rock Gardening is filled with inspiration for beginners and enthusiasts alike,"--page [4] of cover.

Urban gardening

November 28, 2016
Hand, Carol, 1945- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Getting into gardening -- The diversity of gardens -- Why grow a garden? -- Challenges of starting a garden -- Gardening trends.
Offers tips and techniques for urban gardening and discusses how it affects the food we eat.

Urban forests : a natural history of trees and people in the American cityscape

November 14, 2016
Jonnes, Jill, 1952- author.
©2016
xx, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction. "We appreciate the symmetry of human and sylvan life" -- "So great a botanical curiosity" and "the celestial tree" : introducing the ginkgo and ailanthus -- "No man does anything more visibly useful to posterity than he who plants a tree" : inventing Arbor Day and cities of trees -- "A demi-god of trees" and "the tree doctor" : Charles Sprague Sargent and John Davey -- "This fungus is the most rapid and destructive known" : a plague strikes the American chestnut -- "Washington would one day be famous for its flowering cherry trees" : Eliza Scidmore and David Fairchild -- "I knew that there were no roads in China" : plant explorers Frank Meyer and E.H. Wilson -- "A poem lovely as a tree" : cherishing memorial and historic trees -- "The two great essentials for an arboretum, soil and money" : Chicago, D.C., and Boston -- "Imagine the wiping out of the beautiful avenues of elms" : battling to save an American icon -- "A forest giant just on the edge of extinction!" : discovering the dawn redwood -- "There was no question that people wanted to save this tree" : crusading for a new American elm -- "Having cities work with forces of nature" : the rise of the new urban forestry -- "Trees are the answer" : John Hansel, Henry Stern, Deborah Gangloff, and George Bush -- "Don't trees clean the air?" : Rowan Rowntree, Greg McPherson, and David Nowak -- "We stand a great chance of seeing a return of the stately and valuable American elm" : rebirth of an iconic tree? -- "I never saw such a bug in my life" : attack of the Asian long-horned beetles -- "On that branch was a four-inch green shoot with leaves" : Ground Zero survivor trees -- "I was surprised it was so aggressive" : waging war on the emerald ash borer -- "Putting in an urban forest instead of a storm drain" : high-tech meets a million trees -- "Help restore a lost piece of American history" : return of the elm -- "Oh, my God! They're really here" : further conquests of the Asian beetles -- "A tree is shaped by its experiences" : the survivor trees -- Afterword. "The answer is urban forests".
"Jill Jonnes's Urban Forests is a passionate, wide-ranging, and fascinating natural history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries."--Amazon.com.

Plant craft : 30 projects that add natural style to your home

October 25, 2016
Atkinson, Caitlin, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Materials -- Plants -- Build. Bench planter ; Concrete vine planter ; Cactus clay garden ; Staghorn fern shadow box ; Single-dowel plant hanger ; Planted chandelier ; Lush vertical garden -- Craft. Flowers on a wall ; Anthotype photograms ; Fall-foraged garland ; Tillandsia nest ; Threaded-leaf wreath ; Willow spheres ; Tillandsia wall hanging -- Mount. Rain-forest branch ; Hanging rock garden ; Cholla cactus planting ; Bromeliad stump garden ; Driftwood water garden ; Lava rock bonsai ; Epiphyte garden panel ; Living wreath -- Plant. Miniature flagstone planting ; Succulent string garden ; Rock and sand landscape ; Three-fern kokedama ; Water sculpture garden ; Saikei tray garden ; Living diorama ; Wardian case terrarium.
Atkinson presents step-by-step projects that will help you infuse your home with the beauty of the natural world. You'll discover ways to connect with nature, even within the confines of a city, by making a little indoor garden of your own.

The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

October 25, 2016
Silver, Johanna, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
235 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 28 cm
Illustration on lining pages.
Meet Ruth -- The beginning of the dry garden -- Gardening in the spirit of the founder -- Signature plants of the dry garden -- Epilogue: growing with the garden.

Garden flora : the natural and cultural history of the plants in your garden

October 25, 2016
Kingsbury, Noël, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2016.
368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Illinois, Indiana & Ohio month-by-month gardening : what to do each month to have a beautiful garden all year

October 10, 2016
Botts, Beth, 1956- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2016.
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December.
This book offers advice to guide you in the all-important "when-to" such as when to prune shrubs, when to fertilize lawns -- and when to plant annuals and perennials. Author Beth Botts shares her years of hand-on experience to answer your questions. Beth's advice covers not only the when-to but also the how-to (a part that's missing from other garden books.

The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management

October 7, 2016
Dougherty, Shawn, 1960- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.
x, 321 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The farm -- The land -- Water -- Grass -- Fence -- Ruminants -- The dairy -- Poultry -- The pig -- Milk, meat, and manure - the solar harvest -- The independent farmstead.
Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow&#x;s Ear, the state of Ohio designated it znot suitable for agriculture.y Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture management. Pioneered by such luminaries as Allan Savory, Greg Judy, and Joel Salatin, the tenets of holistic grazing&#x;employed mostly by larger-scale commercial operations&#x;have been adapted by the Doughertys to fit their family&#x;s needs. In The Independent Farmstead, The Sow&#x;s Ear model for regenerating the land and growing food&#x;zthe best you ever tastedy&#x;is elucidated for others to use and build upon. In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces.--COVER.

Seeds on ice : Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault

October 3, 2016
Fowler, Cary, author.
Westport, CT : Prospecta Press, an imprint of Easton Studio Press, 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Foreword / Professor Sir Peter Crane -- Preface -- Svalbard : journey to the top of the world -- Seeds and food -- Collecting and conserving -- Losses and threats -- Importance and use of crop diversity -- Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- Planning -- Construction -- Step inside -- Management policies and practices -- Administrative structures and financing -- The first seed withdrawal -- Looking forward -- Appendices -- Resources -- For the record : institutions and people -- Acknowledgments -- Photo and map credits -- About the author and the photographers.
Closer to the North Pole than to the Arctic Circle, on an island in a remote Norwegian archipelago, lies a vast global seed bank buried within a frozen mountain. At the end of a 130-meter long tunnel chiseled out of solid stone is a room filled with humanity's precious treasure, the largest and most diverse seed collection ever assembled: more than a half billion seeds containing the world's most prized crops, a safeguard against catastrophic starvation. The Global Seed Vault, a visionary model of international collaboration, is the brainchild of Cary Fowler, renowned scientist, conservationist, and biodiversity advocate. In SEEDS ON ICE, Fowler tells for the first time the comprehensive inside story of how the "doomsday seed vault" came to be, while the breathtaking photographs offer a stunning guided tour not only of the private vault, but of the windswept beauty and majesty of Svalbard and the enchanting community of people in Longyearbyen. With growing evidence that unchecked climate change will seriously undermine food production and threaten the diversity of crops around the world, SEEDS ON ICE offers a personal and passionate reminder that we shouldn't take our reliance on the world of plants for granted--and that, in a very real sense, the future of the human race rides on this frozen and indispensable biodiversity.

The farmer's office : tools, tips and templates to successfully manage a growing farm business

September 29, 2016
Shanks, Julia, author.
Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2016]
xxii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Starting and running a farm makes one into both a farmer and an entrepreneur, and to be ecologically and financially sustainable, farmers must understand basic accounting and bookkeeping in order to manage their growing business. The Farmer's Office gives farmers the tools they need to think like an entrepreneur and thoughtfully manage their business for success."-- Provided by publisher.

Miniscapes : create your own terrarium

September 12, 2016
Cregan, Clea, author.
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2016.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Die-cut hole in front cover.

Start your own lawn care or landscaping business : your step-by-step guide to success

September 2, 2016
Kimball, Cheryl.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., [2016]
xiv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Revision of: Third edition / Entrepreneur Press and Ciree Linsenmann. 2011.

Secrets to a successful greenhouse and business : a complete guide to starting & operating a high-profit business that benefits the environment

August 5, 2016
Taylor, T. M. (Ted Michael)
Melbourne, FL : GreenEarth Pub. Co., 1994.
vi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

Backyard woodland : how to maintain and sustain your trees, water, and wildlife

August 2, 2016
VanBrakle, Josh, author.
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, [2016]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes index.

Raised-bed gardening : how to grow more in less space

July 25, 2016
Akeroyd, Simon, author.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2016]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The downsized veggie garden : how to garden small wherever you live, whatever your space

July 22, 2016
Copsey, Kate, author.
©2016
xii, 176 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Start where you are -- Vegetables, vegetables everywhere! (Fruits and herbs, too) great ideas for a delicious harvest -- The veggie garden growing year: plant by plant, season by season.
Small is beautiful, and integrating a small, easy-to-manage garden into hectic everyday life is easy. In The Downsized Veggie Garden, low maintenance is the mantra. And so is making smart, creative use of the space we have -- whether it's outdoors, indoors, in-ground, in containers, on a balcony railing...or even going vertical. Garden expert Kate Copsey takes the reader season-by-season, plant-by-plant, with essential tips about soil, seed-starting, plant choices, non-chemical fertilizing, watering, choosing the right containers, veggie garden planning and planting, and much more. This fully illustrated book is a one-stop guide for the beginner gardener or the downsizing gardener.

One magic square : vegetable gardening : the easy, organic way to grow your own food on a 3-foot square

July 22, 2016
Houbein, Lolo, author.
New York, NY : The Experiment, [2016]
xiii, 337 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
pt. 1. Towards sustainable and self-sufficient food growing -- pt. 2. Tips and tricks -- pt. 3. The magic square plots -- pt. 4. Descriptions of food plants.
"Lolo Houbein has 40 years worth of gardening wisdom to share on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot that is just 3 feet square, including sustainable and cost-effective techniques; over 40 themed plot designs; tips on drying, freezing, pickling; and gardening philosophy"--Adapted from publisher description.

Living roofs

July 11, 2016
Penn, Ashley.
Kempen : TeNeues, [2016].
223 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Unearthed : love, acceptance, and other lessons from an abandoned garden

July 11, 2016
Risen, Alexandra, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xx, 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Sour cherries -- Knotweed -- Lily of the valley -- Cattails -- Apple trees -- Maples -- Periwinkle -- Primroses -- Sumac -- Serviceberries -- Roses -- Bleeding hearts -- Wild grasses -- Irises -- Oaks -- Ginkgo -- Willow trees -- Mulberries -- Wisteria -- Clay.
"The author describes how she used the abandoned and overgrown garden behind the house she and her husband bought to come to grips with the recent death of her father and to awaken forgotten childhood memories,"--NoveList.

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