New Arrivals · Gardening

March 5, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Who was Johnny Appleseed?

January 30, 2015
Holub, Joan.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c2005.
101 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Who was Johnny Appleseed? -- Young Johnny -- Johnny's big idea -- Planting the first seeds -- Johnny takes care of his orchards -- Apple business grows -- How the Johnny Appleseed legend blossomed -- Good apple -- Trouble -- Hard work -- The legend continues.
Learn about the real man behind the legend.

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.

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