These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Pruning made easy : the complete practical guide to pruning roses, climbers, hedges and fruit trees, shown in over 370 photographs
September 10, 2014
London : Lorenz Books, 2013
96 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Techniques -- Roses -- Climbers -- Hedges -- Fruit -- An A-Z of pruning.
McHoy gives you specific pruning guidance for every type of plant; explains cutting back to the ground, deadheading and shaping with shears, and much more. He also provides a guide to specialist tools and equipment.
September 10, 2014
Dickinson, Richard, 1960- author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
xxxii, 797 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Plant structures -- Identification of weed species -- Key to trees and shrubs -- Key to vines and climbing plants -- Key to herbaceous land plants -- Key to aquatic plants -- Key to grasses and grasslike plants -- Family and species descriptions.
September 8, 2014
223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
DK brings this ancient practice into the 21st century, explaining how to grow and care for bonsai trees with a clear step-by-step approach. Offering easy-to-follow advice and simple photography, Bonsai demystifies the art of bonsai with sequences covering the traditional styles of Chokkan, Moyogi, Shakan, and Kengai, as well as deadwood bonsai styles such as Ishizuki, Yose Uye, and Sharimiki.
September 3, 2014
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 
120 pages ; 23 cm.
The essential guide to cultivating mushrooms : simple and advanced techniques for growing shiitake, oyster, lion's mane, and maitake mushrooms at home
September 2, 2014
Russell, Stephen (Stephen D.), 1984-
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 
232 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting to know mushrooms -- Basic growing options -- Combating contaminants -- Your first grow -- Pressure cookers and flow hoods -- Pressure cookers and flow hoods -- Casings -- Liquid cultures -- Working with sawdust -- Mid-size fruiting chambers -- Agar cultures -- Large-scale grain spawn -- Bulk substrates.
Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation : simple to advanced and experimental techniques for indoor and outdoor cultivation
August 29, 2014
Cotter, Tradd, 1973-
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
x, 382 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The fundamentals of mushroom cultivation -- Mushrooms for life : innovative applications and projects using fungi -- Advanced techniques and research -- Meet the cultivated mushrooms.
August 28, 2014
Jacobsen, Rowan, author.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014.
311 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summer apples -- Dessert apples -- Bakers and saucers -- Keepers -- Cider fruit -- Oddballs -- Recipes.
August 25, 2014
Jones, J. Benton, 1930-
Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2005.
xiv, 423 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Introduction -- How plants grow -- Soil and hydroponics -- The plant root: its roles and functions -- The essential elements --The beneficial elements -- The nutrient solution -- Systems of hydroponic/soilless culture -- Systems of hydroponics culture -- Organic media soillness culture -- Hydroponic cropping -- Hydroponic greenhouse -- Diagnostic testing procedures -- Pest control -- Educational role for hydroponics.
"Revolutionary hydroponic/soilless advances are being achieved by efficiently improving results with the application of new concepts, methods, and equipment. The new edition of a bestseller, Hydroponics has been revised to reflect these advances with new chapters that provide essential information on greenhouse design, function, and methods for crop production and management. Appropriate for a wide audience, this edition is a practical guide, overview, and handy reference for home gardeners to hobbyists, commercial growers to researchers."--BOOK JACKET.
August 15, 2014
Pripps, Robert N., 1932-
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Voyageur Press, [a member of Quayside Publishing Group], 
304 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries into the ag industry, this colorful, fun, and fact-filled book profiles scores of farm tractor classics from the twentieth century. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights, fuel types, and more. Illustrated with color photography by Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is arranged chronologically to give a better sense of farm tractor evolution and includes all of the usual suspects - from the likes of John Deere, Farmall, Fordson and Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, Best, Caterpillar, Massey-Harris, Massey-Ferguson, Oliver, Rumely, and Hart-Parr - as well as lesser-known and forgotten marques manufactured throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Pripps includes a generous selection of farm tractors from Europe, including models from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more.
August 15, 2014
Morland, Andrew, 1947-
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 
208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Noted photographer Andrew Morland presents more than 650 photographs of tractors from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan, including models from the 1880s to today. These tractors are alphabetized by make so it's easy to find your favorites. From the legendary, ever-popular John Deere, Farmall, Ford, Case, and Caterpillar to some interesting and uncommon tractors that you might never have seen before, a stunning array of images awaits.
How to grow fruits, vegetables & houseplants without soil : the secrets of hydroponic gardening revealed
August 11, 2014
Helweg, Richard, 1956-
288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
An overview of hydroponic gardening -- Gardening -- Hydro -- Hydroponic gardening systems -- Growing media -- Nutrient solutions -- Environmental control -- Your hydroponic garden -- Plant propagation -- Ongoing use and maintenance of your hydroponic garden.
August 7, 2014
Philadelphia : Isaac D. Sailer, 1885-
v. ; 23 cm.
Volume 1 covers Florists and nurserymen.
"Alphabetically arranged by names and sates (interleaved)."
August 6, 2014
McIndoe, Andrew, 1956-
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2014.
247 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The case for shrubs : an introduction -- Choosing the right shrubs for your garden -- Creating stunning planting effects using shrubs. Moods ; Styles -- Plant directory -- Planting and caring for shrubs.
August 6, 2014
Marshall, Roger, 1944-
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2014.
255 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Choosing the right greenhouse -- Creating the greenhouse environment -- Seed starting and propagating -- Growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit -- Growing without soil -- Growing flowers and foliage plants -- Growing orchids -- Growing bromeliads -- Growing cacti and succulents -- Controlling greenhouse pests and diseases -- Maintaining your greenhouse -- Making a profit from your greenhouse.
July 31, 2014
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
Things you might need to create your fairy garden -- Basic fairy gardens -- A Mexican fairy garden -- The hanging fairy garden -- The renovated/rescued fairy garden -- Impromptu fairy gardens -- The fernery -- Wild fairy gardens -- Of moss, lichen, and fungi -- Magic corners and shady nooks -- Logs and other unusual containers -- Artificial fairy gardens -- Fairy terrariums -- Miscellaneous fairy gardens -- Fairy furniture and accessories -- Homemade fairies -- Fairy garden gallery.
July 18, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Growing edibles indoors -- Microgreens, shoots, herbs, wheatgrass, sprouts, and mushrooms -- Radishes, carrots, tomatoes, and other crops.
July 14, 2014
White, Joseph Courtney, 1960-
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
xxi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Essence -- Abundance -- Coexistence -- Resilience -- Affluence -- Emergence -- Convergence.
This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability? The quick answers are: Build topsoil. Fix creeks. Eat meat from pasture-raised animals. Soil scientists maintain that a mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content of the planet's soils could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere. But how could this be accomplished? What would it cost? Is it even possible? Yes, says author Courtney White, it is not only possible, but essential for the long-term health and sustainability of our environment and our economy. Right now, the only possibility of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is through plant photosynthesis and related land-based carbon sequestration activities. These include a range of already existing, low-tech, and proven practices: composting, no-till farming, climate-friendly livestock practices, conserving natural habitat, restoring degraded watersheds and rangelands, increasing biodiversity, and producing local food. In Grass, Soil, Hope, the author shows how all these practical strategies can be bundled together into an economic and ecological whole, with the aim of reducing atmospheric CO2 while producing substantial co-benefits for all living things. Soil is a huge natural sink for carbon dioxide. If we can draw increasing amounts carbon out of the atmosphere and store it safely in the soil then we can significantly address all the multiple challenges that now appear so intractable.
July 10, 2014
Ziffer, Amy, author.
Hanover : University Press of New England, 
xi, 221 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Tropical nursery manual : a guide to starting and operating a nursery for native and traditional plants
July 7, 2014
[Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
376 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0249-P.
July 1, 2014
Pearson, Philippa, author.
London ; New York : DK Publishing, 
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Create your dream garden on a windowsill, wall, step, staircase, balcony, porch, or patio"--Cover.
Small space, big potential -- Micro garden -- Let it all hang -- Grow up -- Contain yourself -- Go wild -- Plant practical.
Perfect for people who have little space to garden, whether a doorstep, balcony, or part of a wall. Small Space Garden Ideas is full of creative ideas for making use of every growing space available. From windowsills and hanging baskets to rooftop containers and vertical gardens, Small Space Garden Ideas shows you how to create a dream garden, through step-by-step projects from start to finish.
Rodale's 21st-century herbal : a practical guide for healthy living using nature's most powerful plants
June 27, 2014
Balick, Michael J., 1952-
New York, NY : Rodale, 
xiii, 498 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
A global history -- The basics of herbal botany -- How herbs work -- Cooking with herbs -- Herbal health and healing -- Herbs for beauty and bath -- Using herbs in your home -- Growing herbs -- Designing your herb garden.
You will embark on a global journey to explore the historic relationship between people and herbs and how this has evolved over time. From the earliest days of humans sampling wild plants to the thousands of herbal products available today, people have always been captivated by the benefits and possibilities of herbs. Drawing upon years of study and discovery, this comprehensive guide compiles both the ancient wisdom and modern science of herbs and shows the powerful effect that herbs have on your body, palate, mind, and mood.
June 27, 2014
Kingsbury, Noël, author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
The story of the Lurie Garden -- It's either freezing or baking: gardening in a Midwestern climate -- Making the garden a better place for plants -- Choosing perennials for the garden -- Putting plants together -- The gardening year: a guide to essential maintenance through the months -- The wild, the native, and the cultivated -- Plant directory.
June 24, 2014
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, .
xv, 270 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Leaves -- Seeds -- Fruits -- Flowers -- Roots -- Further plant advice -- Further tea advice -- Quick plant reference chart.
Liversidge shows you how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill, to create your own tea cupboard. From growing your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea, she lays out when and how to harvest your plants; how to dry it to make tea you can store to last you throughout the year; how to make up fresh and dried teabags; and how to serve a delicious homegrown tea.
June 23, 2014
Reid, Keith, author.
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books (U.S.) Inc. ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2014.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Seasons of the soil -- Getting started : what type of soil do you have? -- What is soil, and why is it important? -- Different soils, different challenges -- Soil texture : the bones of your soil -- Soil structure : the skeleton of your soil -- Soil water -- Irrigation basics for gardens -- A little bit of soil chemistry -- How soil holds nutrients -- Soil life and soil organic matter -- Harnessing biological cycles for our benefit -- Feeding your plants -- Sustaining the land -- Glossary of soil terms -- Appendix I. Selected laboratories for testing garden soils -- Appendix II. Agricultural and horticultural extension resources -- Appendix III. Chemical symbols and formulas.
Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With directions on amending poor soil, modifying mediocre earth, aerating compacted topsoil and substrates, and testing pH levels, this book enables gardeners to nurture their plants and promote more abundant growth. The features of good soil include proper structure and nutrients that encourage healthy plant growth. Soil in "good tilth" is loamy, nutrient-rich and friable because it has an optimal mixture of sand, clay and organic matter that prevents severe compaction. Improving Your Soil shows gardeners how to improve the soil in their garden to encourage good seed bedding and a strong root system for proper nutrient disbursement throughout various soil depths.
Straw bale gardens : the breakthrough method for growing vegetables anywhere earlier and with no weeding
June 23, 2014
Karsten, Joel, 1969-
Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, c2013.
144 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Gallery of great straw bale gardens -- Straw -- Planning your straw bale garden -- Planting seeds and seedlings -- Conditioning the bales -- Straw bale greenhouse -- Growing the garden -- Harvest time already -- What remains is gold -- FAQs -- Plant profiles.
Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn't only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today's home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn't be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere--even in your driveway.
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