New Arrivals · Gardening

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The California garden tour : the 50 best gardens to visit in the Golden State

August 16, 2017
Olson, Donald, 1950- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017.
296 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

How not to kill your houseplant : survival tips for the horticulturally challenged

August 15, 2017
Peerless, Veronica.
New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
142 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Find your plant -- The basics. Buy it ; Pot it & place it ; Water it ; Feed it & love it ; Repot it ; Plant pests ; Plant diseases -- The houseplants -- Top 5 plants for: Your desk ; Sunny spots ; Your bathroom ; Low light ; Your living room.
How Not to Kill Your Houseplant helps you create an oasis of happy, flourishing houseplants.--COVER.

Miniature bonsai : the complete guide to super-mini bonsai

July 31, 2017
Iwai, Terutoshi, author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

How to grow more vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) *than you ever thought possible on less land with less water than you can imagine

July 26, 2017
Jeavons, John, author.
California ; New York : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
xiv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Preface: Ecology Action and the Common Ground Mini-farm / by The Ecology Action Staff -- Introduction: Building soil, building the future -- Deep soil creation and maintenance -- Sustainability -- The use of compost and soil fertility -- Fertilization -- Open-pollinated seeds, seed propagation, close spacing and seed saving -- Companion planning -- An interrelated food-raising system: creating and caring for a balanced natural backyard ecosystem and its insect life -- Master charts and planning -- Sample garden plans -- Appendix 1: supplementary tools -- Appendix 2: the efficacy of the grow biointensive method -increasing sustainable yield and building soils -- Appendix 3: ecology action publications -- Appendix 4: organizations and related information -- Appendix 5: Memberships and ordering.
Presents the basic principles of biointensive gardening with tips on what to grow, preparing growing beds, and planning and planting crops.

Glass gardens : easy terrariums, aeriums, and aquariums for your home or office

July 5, 2017
Florence, Melanie, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Plants to consider -- Tropical house plants -- Succulents -- Air plants -- Water plants -- Getting started -- Supplies -- First steps -- Watering -- Gardens -- Popular plants to try.
Simple instructions to help you build a terrarium. You'll learn to create easy-to-maintain cacti and succulent terrariums. Also covers water terrariums (aquariums) and air terrariums (aeriums).

Land on fire : the new reality of wildfire in the West

June 22, 2017
Ferguson, Gary, 1956- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, [2017]
212 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Living fire : not your grandparents' landscape -- Kindling : the era of suppression meets the age of drought -- Combustion : from spark to flame to firestorm -- Fighting fire : heroic effort and tragic loss -- Aftermath : nature in the wake of the burn -- Risk reduction : the art and science of prevention and treatment -- Future fire -- A final word.

Potted : make your own stylish garden containers

June 22, 2017
Gutierrez, Annette Goliti, author.
227 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Concrete -- Plastics -- Metals -- Terra cotta -- Organic materials.

The gardening in miniature prop shop : handmade accessories for your tiny living world

June 21, 2017
Calvo, Janit, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017.
247 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started -- World tour -- Make it special -- Miniature imaginings -- Beyond the miniature garden.
Calvo shares step-by-step instructions for accessories to bring your mini-gardens to life. Ideal for both novices and experienced miniaturists, this book will help you appreciate all kinds of miniature and dwarf plants, and help you expand your skills in mosaics, woodworking, and other applied arts.

The coffee lover's diet : change your coffee, change your life

June 16, 2017
Arnot, Robert Burns, author.
373 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Part I: Coffee: the ultimate health food. The benefits -- Part II: Change your coffee, change your life. The beans ; The roast ; The brew -- Part III: The Coffee Lover's Diet. The Coffee Lover's Diet ; Recipes and pairings.
"For years we've been told that coffee is bad for our health. But new research reveals that, when consumed properly, coffee can be the healthiest and tastiest part of your day. It is scientifically proven to improve your mood, can sharpen your focus, jumpstart your workout, help you lose weight, and even help fend off disease--from diabetes to heart disease to Parkinson's. In his revolutionary book, containing the unprecedented results of exclusive double-blind studies of the best coffees in the world, Bob Arnot, M.D., the bestselling author of The Aztec Diet, shows you how to use the power of America's favorite drink--coffee--to achieve optimum health, longevity, mental clarity, weight loss, and renewed vigor. Years of research have shown Dr. Arnot how coffee became a staple of the human diet, and why having a cup or more is the best thing you can do each day. He teaches you how to source the best beans from around the world, how to create the perfect brew, and how to act as your own coffee sommelier. The Coffee Lover's Diet includes a full diet plan with corresponding recipes to ensure you get the full benefits of this miracle bean--in the right amounts and in a variety of ways--as well as tips for putting all of this invaluable information and advice to work to help you shed pounds, gain energy, and boost brain function."--Jacket.

Living with plants : a guide to indoor gardening

June 12, 2017
Lee, Sophie.
London : Hardie Grant Books, 2017.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes indexes.
Living with Plants will teach you how to create bespoke beautiful botanics for your home or even your office. Offering you over 30 innovative projects, you will be guided on the different ways you can green-up your living space: from moss wall hangings, potted plants, air plants, water plants, hanging baskets, terrariums, and more. This is your one-stop shop to creating a beautiful botanical living space on a budget.

Growing perfect vegetables : a visual guide to raising and harvesting prime garden produce

May 25, 2017
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2017.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
What is ripe? -- The ripeness listings -- Making the most of ripeness.
A visual guide to vegetable ripeness helps readers decide the perfect time to pick or buy produce, along with information on storage and ripening.

The electric fencing handbook

May 23, 2017
Hansen, Ann Larkin, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2017.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
A previous edition of this book was published under the title Electric Fencing in 2013.
How an electric fence works -- The fence energizer -- Fitting the fence to the animal -- Permanent electric fence -- Temporary electric fence -- Planning and building your fence -- Rotational grazing -- Maintenance, troubleshooting, & repairs.
"Use electric fencing to protect your livestock, poultry, beehives, and garden. Portable electric fencing is key to successful rotational grazing, while permanent electric fencing effectively protects gardens and orchards and secures large pastures. Through clear instructions accessible to everyone, you’ll learn when to use these methods or a combination of the two, plus how to plan for, build, and maintain your electric fencing. This crucial tool is cost effective and versatile, but veteran farmer and author Ann Larkin Hansen also explains what not to do with an electric fence"

Urban jungle : living and styling with plants / Igor Josifovic, Judith de Graaff, with photographs by Lina Skukauske.

May 18, 2017
Josifovic, Igor, author.
Munich : Callwey, 2016
176 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"From the founders of Urban jungle bloggers."--Title page and cover.
Marij and Evert -- Plant portraits : Cactus plants ; Succulents ; Aloe vera -- Styling tips -- Jeska and Dean -- Plant portraits : Monstera deliciosa ; Oxalis triangularis -- Styling tips -- Pepper, Michael and Nahele -- Plant portraits : Ficus elastica ; Calathea -- Styling tips -- Morgane and Armand -- Plant portraits : Tradescantia ; Pilea peperomioides -- Styling tips -- Fem, San and Sezer -- Plant portraits : Palms ; Sansevieria -- Styling tips -- Plants at home : Your own urban jungle -- Urban jungle bloggers in the book -- Our favorite shops for plant lovers.
Urban Jungle is a book packed with green inspiration, plant styling ideas and handy plant information for anyone who wants to bring more greens into their homes and daily lives. This book will take you on an inspirational voyage through green homes across Europe showcasing how beautiful, individual, creative and sometimes even arty green living can be. Moreover, this book offers a plethora of easy-to-copy plant styling ideas for your home presented by a fine selection of international Urban Jungle Bloggers. Additional plant profiles and simple plant care tips will further strengthen your desire to add a new green friend into your home immediately.

Homegrown pantry : a gardener's guide to selecting the best varieties & planting the perfect amounts for what you want to eat year-round

May 12, 2017
Pleasant, Barbara, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2017.
319 pages : color illustratons ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Why grow your own food? -- Basic food preservation methods -- Vegetables for the homegrown pantry -- Herbs for the homegrown pantry -- Fruits for the homegrown pantry.
Growing your own food means you know there are no chemical or genetic secrets, that it is pure and good. But you have questions about what and how much to plant, how to store, how to preserve. Pleasant provides a guidebook for people who want to control their food, from garden to pantry to table.

Miniature moss gardens : create your own Japanese container gardens

May 2, 2017
Oshima, Megumi, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Translation of: Koke no aru seikatsu.
"Bonsai, kokedama, terrariums, dish gardens"--Cover.
Foreword : a peek into the secret world of moss -- An introduction to moss -- Observation, discovery and gathering -- Care and maintenance -- Making and displaying moss creations -- Finding moss in cities and mountains -- Moss identification guide -- Glossary of moss terms.

Food truths from farm to table : 25 surprising ways to shop & eat without guilt

May 1, 2017
Payn, Michele, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
xvi, 210 pages ; 24 cm

Glorious shade : dazzling plants, design ideas, and proven techniques for your shady garden

May 1, 2017
Carey, Jenny Rose, author.
323 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Shades of shade: how to interpret light levels -- The shade gardener's calendar: seasonal changes -- Down and dirty: the intertwined, underground world of soil and roots -- Planting for success: planting techniques and maintenance -- Designing in the shadows: bright ideas for shady spaces -- The plant palette: choosing plants for your shade garden.

Sowing beauty : designing flowering meadows from seed

April 27, 2017
Hitchmough, James, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017.
364 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Looking to nature for inspiration and design wisdom -- Designing naturalistic herbaceous plant communities -- Seed mix design, implementation, and initial establishment -- Establishment and management -- Case studies of sown prairies, meadows, and steppe. The Eden Project ; RHS Garden Harlow Carr Primula Meadows ; Sheffield Botanical Gardens Prairie ; RHS Garden Wisley Steppe-Prairie ; Fidelity International ; Tom Stuart-Smith's home prairie garden -- The Merton Borders at University of Oxford Botanic Garden ; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park U.K. Native Wildflower Meadows ; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stitches ; RHS Garden Wisley South African Meadow ; Kaixian Eclectic Prairie-Meadow.

The new vegetables, herbs & fruit : an illustrated encyclopedia

April 20, 2017
Biggs, Matthew, author.
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2016.
704 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Introduction -- Vegetables A to Z -- Herbs A to Z -- Fruits -- Orchard fruits -- Soft, bush- and cane fruits -- Tender fruits -- Tropical and subtropical fruits -- Shrub and flower garden fruits -- Nuts -- Practical gardening.
"This new edition of the classic reference, Vegetable, Herbs and Fruit is updated in design and expanded by 60 pages, covering a total of over 70 vegetables, 100 herbs and 100 popular fruits. The most current information on plant varieties and cultivation techniques make it the essential sourcebook for all food gardeners, especially for anyone who would like to start growing their own produce, who feels they could use some expert advice."-- Page [4] of cover.

Private gardens of South Florida

April 10, 2017
Staub, Jack, 1951- author.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2016]
252 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Divine revelation: Hobe Sound -- A jewel in the crown: Palm Beach -- Plant and they will come: Naples -- Safe harbor: Islamorada -- In a lady's garden: Palm Beach -- Field of dreams: Wellington -- Towering presence: Naples -- Marrakesh expressed: Palm Beach -- Key to happiness: Key West -- Uncharted territory: Northwood -- Dream team: Coral Gables -- Small wonder: Palm Beach -- His own drum: Naples -- A rare breed: Coconut grove -- Unexpected legacy: Palm beach -- All god's children: Wellington -- Continental transplant: Palm beach -- Nature's gallery: Key west -- A new chapter: Palm beach -- Floating your boat: Manalapan -- Sea voyage: Palm beach.
Escape to 22 lush garden retreats through exquisite photography and delightful stories. This privileged tour guides the reader through the colorful flora of Florida's best-kept grounds, while homeowners share the history of their uniquely landscaped abodes. Meet the painter-turned-horticulturist who transformed her garden into a mysterious, forest-like escape; the couple who drew inspiration from their travels to the Near East to create an award-winning oasis worthy of Persian royalty; and many more. Take respite in shaded pathways, secluded pools, and enviable ocean views, and take inspiration for a tropical garden of your very own.

Big ideas for small spaces : cutting-edge ideas and 30 projects for balconies, roof gardens, windowsills, and terraces

April 6, 2017
Maguire, Kay, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2017.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Instructions and photographs show to make 30 easy projects for the garden using inexpensive or found materials. Provides practical solutions to greening a small and otherwise barren area including outer walls, tiny patios, balconies, courtyards, terraces, windowsills and rooftops. Also includes instructions on the basics of gardening."-- Provided by publisher.

The suburban micro-farm : modern solutions for busy people

April 6, 2017
Stross, Amy, author.
Milford, OH : Twisted Creek Press, 2017.
345 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Pt. 1. Getting to know the micro-farm -- Chapter 1. Suburbia : Civilization's opportunity -- The suburban problem -- Suburban micro-farming myths -- The suburban micro-farm solution -- Chapter 2. Managing expectations -- Prevent garden overwhelm syndrome -- Life hacks for the busy micro-farmer -- When it's not enough -- Overcoming brown thumbs -- Setting up your neighborhood for success -- Chapter 3. Developing healthy soil -- Building soil health and fertility -- Guide to organic soil amendments -- No-till micro-farming -- Constructing a simple compost system -- How to compost -- Cultivate worm castings with vermicomposting -- Chapter 4. Vegetables on the farm -- The efficient micro-farm -- Guide to planting and growing vegetables -- Choosing crops to meet your needs -- How to place vegetables -- Extending the season with cold frames -- Chapter 5. Micro-farming fruit -- Growing fruit trees -- Growing berries for beginners -- Choosing fruit for your circumstances -- Chapter 6. Growing herbs on the micro-farm -- Kitchen garden herbs -- Herbs in a pollinator garden -- Create an herb spiral -- Pt. 2. Becoming a micro-farmer -- Chapter 7. Organizing your micro-farm -- Make a garden sketch -- Make seed and supply purchases -- Month-by-month micro-farming -- Checklists and monthly calendars -- Chapter 8. Seed starting and planting -- Starting seeds indoors : a step-by-step guide -- How to sow seeds directly outdoors -- How to transplant seedlings outdoors -- Chapter 9. Maintaining the garden and harvesting the produce -- Daily garden visits -- Mulching the garden -- Watering -- Pest management -- Guide to harvesting vegetables -- Cleaning up the garden for fall -- Easy seeds to save -- Storing seeds -- Pt. 3. Advanced micro-farming techniques -- Chapter 10. Edible landscaping -- Why landscape with edibles? -- Things to consider before breaking ground -- Landscape design principles for visual appeal -- Planning techniques for the edible landscape -- Choosing what to plant -- Utilizing the parking strip -- Chapter 11. Digging deeper : Permaculture and micro-farming -- Using water wisely -- Building plant guilds -- Farming the contour -- Terracing with check logs -- Managing the edges -- Permaculture plants -- Chapter 12. Making money on the suburban micro-farm -- Perennial crops -- Annual crops with a long season -- Shade crops -- The edible plant nursery -- Cut flowers -- Maple syrup -- Cottage food products -- Homemade soap -- Teaching and writing -- Tips for success.
Author Amy Stross talks straight about why the suburbs might be the ideal place for a homesteading lifestyle. In these pages you'll learn how to: stop letting your garden overwhelm you; develop and nurture healthy soil; and use easy permaculture techniques for stress-free, abundant harvests.--COVER.

Floret Farm's cut flower garden : grow, harvest & arrange stunning seasonal blooms

April 5, 2017
Benzakein, Erin, author.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2017]
308 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Basics -- Planning and getting started -- Digging in -- Essential techniques -- Tools of the trade -- Spring -- Spring tasks -- Spring projects -- Summer -- Summer tasks -- Summer blooms, edibles and foliage -- Summer projects -- Autumn -- Autumn tasks -- Autumn blooms, edibles and textural stems -- Autumn projects -- Winter -- Winter tasks -- Winter berries, blooms and foliage -- Winter projects.
Welcome to the world of Floret Farm, where hundreds of flower varieties grow and thrive to produce show-stopping arrangements. Here, star flower farmer Erin Benzakein shares her insights on planting a cutting garden of your own - wherever you live. Learn the secrets to her airy and lush arrangements, including how-tos for spectacular bouquets, garlands, and wreaths to showcase your gorgeous flowers. Featuring planting, cultivating, and harvesting advice for more than 175 flower varieties along with tops to preserve their freshness from field to centerpiece, this book has everything you need to start planning your garden and the stunning arrangements that will keep your home bright and blooming year after year.--COVER.

Restoration agriculture : real-world permaculture for farmers

April 5, 2017
Shepard, Mark, 1962-
Austin, Tex. : Acres U.S.A., ©2013.
xxii, 329 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
The perennial agriculture vision -- Our present reality -- Standing on the backs of giants -- Challenges facing agriculture -- Turning things around -- Farming in Nature's image -- The steps toward restoration agriculture -- Other biomes -- Livestock & restoration agriculture -- Including bees -- About nutrition -- Nutrition & perennial agriculture -- Getting started -- The transitional strategy -- Managing a healthy farm ecosystem -- Plant & animal breeding -- Making a profit -- Creating permanent agriculture : a call for new pioneers.
"Around the globe most people get their calories from annual agriculture - plants that grow fast for one season, produce lots of seeds, then die. Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed. Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs - in your own backyard, farm or ranch. This book, based on real-world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future."--Publisher's description.

Essential pruning techniques : trees, shrubs, and conifers

April 3, 2017
Brown, George E. (George Ernest), 1917-1980., author.
404 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"This work incorporates portions of The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, first published in 1972 by Faber and Faber Limited ... by the estate of George E. Brown."

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