New Arrivals · Gardening

January 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

How to mulch : save water, feed the soil, and suppress weeds

December 29, 2014
Campbell, Stu.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2015.
91 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
The why and whats of mulching. The benefits of mulching ; Some drawbacks to mulching ; A few definitions -- Types of mulch. Bark and wood products ; Other plant products ; Paper mulches ; Inorganic mulches ; How to choose a mulch -- Here's how to mulch. Mulching 101 ; Mulching ornamentals ; Mulching vegetables ; Mulching fruits.

The farm to market handbook : how to create a profitable business from your small farm

December 29, 2014
Hurst, Janet.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Voyageur Press, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations; 25 cm
Elements of marketing -- Your marketing plan -- Is this your market? -- Four successful farmers' markets -- Starting a farmers' market -- Other places to sell your produce -- Other sources of income -- Getting to know your customers -- Organic certification -- Food safety -- The brass tacks of doing business.

The nonstop color garden : design flowering landscapes and gardens for year-round enjoyment

December 19, 2014
Neal, Nellie.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Design inspiration gallery -- Designing with color -- Problem-solving with color -- Plants for nonstop color from top to bottom.

Fields of farmers : interning, mentoring, partnering, germinating

December 17, 2014
Salatin, Joel.
Swoope, Va. : Polyface Inc., c2013
xviii, 328 p. ; 23 cm.
What's the big deal? : The need ; The field classroom -- Especially for mentors : Wages ; Mindset ; Skills ; Investing in people -- Especially for interns : Cost ; Spirit -- How it works : Vetting and selecting ; Nuts and bolts ; Housing ; Leveraging the labor ; This isn't working -- Future farming success : Accessing land ; Germinating new farmers ; Food clusters ; Stacking.
The aging farmer phenomenon is new and presents both unprecedented crisis and opportunity. Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.

Edible cities : urban permaculture for gardens, yards, balconies, rooftops and beyond

December 9, 2014
Anger, Judith, author.
East Meon : Permanent Publications, 2013.
x, 156 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1. Permaculture: Nature and Life -- The Basics -- The History of Permaculture -- Further, Higher or What? Education, Training and Learning in Permaculture -- 2. Concrete Deserts and Borderlines -- The City Concept: Past, Present and Future -- 3. Voles, Moles and Rebels -- From Splendid Isolation to Islands of Solutions -- From Island to Island: Fernando de Noronha -- Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser -- Chateau Villandry -- Geometry and Vegetables -- Conquering the Vertical -- Patrick Blanc -- Guerrilla Gardening: The Humble Charm of Apolitical Politics -- Vegetable Orchestra -- 4. Opportunities between Rooftop and Pavement -- Why We Should All Be Urban Gardeners -- Urban Self-sufficiency -- More Than Just a Dream? -- Guidelines and Practical Ideas for an Urban Permaculture -- 5. Designer Shoes Off -- Work Boots On! -- Fresh Produce for the Poorest of the Poor -- Permaculture on the Rubbish Dump -- Permaculture Tip: Garbage Tower Planter -- Todmorden: Community Spirit + Local Action = Edible Town -- Permaculture Tip: Potato Patch at Home -- From Zuchotti Park with Love -- Occupy Permaculture -- Permaculture Tip: (No) Shopping Trolley -- Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs Without a Balcony or Patio -- Permaculture Tip: Hanging Salad Planter -- A Swiss Fairy Garden: Permaculture Balcony on 2m2 -- Permaculture Tip: Bypass Method -- Rooftop Honey from the Opera House -- Permaculture Tip: How to Become an Urban Beekeeper -- Urban Oasis on a Balcony: From Concrete Furnace to Edible Habitat -- Permaculture Tip: Rainwater Harvesting -- From Ornamental Garden to Natural Pharmacy in 360m2 -- Permaculture Tip: Raised Beds -- Self-sufficient Suburbia: How Parents Protect their Children from GM Food -- Permaculture Tip: Rosehip and Apple Jam -- Mexico: Chilli Peppers in the Ganglands -- Permaculture Tip: Seed Bombs -- Israel: War and Peace at Home -- Permaculture Tip: Sun Reflector -- Pyramids, Vegetables, Slugs and Ducks: Permaculture with Children -- Permaculture Tip: Salad or Strawberry Tower -- Integrating Migrants in Traun -- Permaculture Tip: Worm Composting -- It's Growing! Genesis of a Community Garden, Munich -- Permaculture Tip: Edible Mushrooms in the City -- Landschaftsgarten, Graz: Palaver under the Apple Tree -- Permaculture Tip: Grapevines as Sun Shelter -- Green Facades and Roof Gardens in Vienna -- Permaculture Tip: Outline Plan for a Roof Garden -- Volkertmarkt, Vienna: The Greening of a Neighbourhood -- Permaculture Tip: Bokashi Method for Natural Fertility -- Detroit: Re-used Tyres in the Motor City -- Permaculture Tip: DIY Solar Dryer -- Permaculture Tip: Baking Bread -- 6. Talking Plants -- Introduction -- Plant Basics -- 7. Here to Help You Out -- Seeds, Plants & Other Resources for the Urban Permaculturist -- Further Reading -- Open Letter by Sepp Holzer -- Words of Thanks -- Photo Credits.

Designing and creating a cottage garden : how to cultivate a garden full of flowers, herbs, trees, fruit, vegetables and livestock, with 500 inspirational photographs

December 9, 2014
Harland, Gail.
Wigston, Leicestershire : Aquamarine, an imprint of Anness Pub., c2012.
160 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
The evolution of the cottage garden -- Styles & seasons -- Familiar features -- Trees, flowers & shrubs -- Fruit & vegetables -- Livestock & wildlife -- Cottage garden plants.

Midwest cottage gardening

December 9, 2014
Manos, Fran.
Black Earth, Wis. : Trails Books, c2004.
xix, 220 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 x 26 cm.
Includes index.

The manual of plant grafting : practical techniques for ornamentals, vegetables, and fruit

December 8, 2014
MacDonald, Peter T.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014.
228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
History of grafting -- Uses of grafting -- Formation of graft union -- Production of rootstock and scion material -- Bench grafting -- Field grafting -- Vegetable grafting -- Cactus grafting -- The future of grafting.

Raise : what 4-H teaches seven million kids and how its lessons could change food and farming forever

December 4, 2014
Butler, Kiera, 1980-
©2014
x, 205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
I wanted to be a cowgirl -- Learning by doing -- I do sheep the way other kids do soccer -- Bringing up baby -- The big business of 4-H -- We are praying that DuPont will continue to provide for us -- Winning champions love root beer -- Grow 'em big -- The Contra Costa County fair -- The Alameda County fair -- It's in my blood.

Orchids

November 14, 2014
Petroni, Fabio, 1964- photographer.
©2013
207 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
Includes index.

Mechanical cost data.

November 10, 2014
Kingston, MA : R.S. Means Co.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: RS Means.

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