New Arrivals · Gardening

February 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Container theme gardens : 42 combinations, each using 5 perfectly matched plants

February 2, 2016
Ondra, Nancy J., author.
©2016
267 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why try containers? -- Nine reasons to try containers -- Basics of container gardening -- Playing with color. Five-part harmony of color ; Bold contrast ; Pretty in pastel ; Rich reds ; Orange all over ; Growing sunshine ; Singin' the blues ; Regal purple ; Elegant whites ; Sparkling silvers ; Back to black -- Through the seasons. Spring cheer ; All-summer color ; Autumn's brilliance ; Winter wonders ; Year-round interest -- Location, location, location. Made for shade ; Beat the heat ; Balcony beauties -- Designed to attract. Hummingbird haven ; Butterfly banquet ; Kid attraction -- Small wonders. A mini meadow ; Pond in a pot ; Magic in miniature -- Fun and colorful edibles. Salad on deck ; Herbs on the windowsill ; A pot of tea ; Bursting with berries -- Special themes. Just right for night ; Living perfume ; Asian-inspired tranquility -- All about the plants. Annual appeal ; Perennial punch for shade ; Tropical sunset ; Lovely leaves -- All about the containers. Terra-cotta charm ; The everyman's plastic pot ; Copper beauty ; Cemented in place ; Country hardwood ; Eye-catching ceramic.
Ondra shows you how to choose a container and a five-plant theme, and use them to create a beautiful combination for any season, situation, or taste. She shows you how to choose the color scheme, arrangement, and container that will fit your style.

What's wrong with my houseplant? : save your indoor plants with 100% organic solutions

February 2, 2016
Deardorff, David C, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
292 pages : color illustrations ; 24cm
Plant portraits -- Palms and palm-like plants -- Trees and shrubs -- Herbaceous perennials -- Vines and vine-like plants -- Ferns and fern-like plants -- Temporary houseplants -- Orchids and bromeliads -- Cacti and succulents -- Culinary herbs -- Organic solutions to common problems.

A wilder life : a season-by-season guide to getting in touch with nature

February 2, 2016
Maddy, Celestine, author.
New York, NY : Artisan, [2016]
271 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The ultimate guide to natural farming and sustainable living : permaculture for beginners

January 29, 2016
Faires, Nicole, author, artist.
©2016
xiii, 330 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Previously published as The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture in 2012.
"Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design process, so that anyone can apply permaculture principles to his or her life. While the principles are simple, the in-depth topics cover every aspect of permaculture." -- Amazon.com

Gardening with less water : low-tech, low-cost techniques for using up to 90% less water in your garden

January 12, 2016
Bainbridge, David A., author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Buried clay pots -- Porous capsules -- Deep pipes -- Wicks -- Porous hose -- Buried clay pipe -- Tree shelters -- Water-wise gardening tips -- Rainwater harvesting -- Landscaping for water catchment -- Developing a plan for your patio, garden, home, or farm -- Our water future.

Blue ribbon vegetable gardening : the secrets to growing the biggest and best prize winning produce

January 12, 2016
Torpey, Jodi B., 1953- author.
©2015
214 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The competitive legacy -- Why not? -- Blue ribbon basics -- Beans -- Beets -- Cabbage -- Cucumbers -- Eggplant -- Onions -- Peppers -- Pumpkins -- Squash -- Tomatoes.

The Timber Press guide to vegetable gardening in the Midwest

January 12, 2016
VanderBrug, Michael, author.
©2015
176 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Growing vegetables in straw bales : easy planting, less weeding, early harvests

January 12, 2016
LeHoullier, Craig, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
91 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Getting started -- Gathering your materials -- Planning for success -- Preparing the bales -- Caring for your bale garden -- What to grow and how to grow it -- Problem solving -- What remains.

Building raised beds : easy, accessible garden space for vegetables and flowers

January 12, 2016
Bradley, Fern Marshall, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
91 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Getting started with raised beds -- Building your beds -- Planting and tending raised beds -- Accessorizing your bed.

The manual of interior plantscaping : a guide to design, installation, and maintenance

January 12, 2016
Fediw, Kathy, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
248 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
What plants contribute to a design -- Design basics -- Using floor plans and digital photography -- Choosing the right plants: lighting requirements -- Dealing with plant growth and change -- Individual potted plants -- Interior gardens -- Color bowls and tabletop gardens -- Green walls and vertical gardens -- Watering indoor plants -- Pruning and grooming -- Plant problems -- The plant palette.

Plants with style : a plantsman's choices for a vibrant, 21st-century garden

December 30, 2015
Norris, Kelly D., author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
268 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"In chapters on environment, structure, seasonal standouts, and plant combinations [Norris] shines a spotlight on the A-list plants in every category--plants that will thrive, not merely survive. Along the way, he shows you how to forge a personal style in harmony with your garden's setting and local environment"--Amazon.com.

The winter garden : over 35 step-by-step projects for small spaces using foilage and flowers, berries and blooms, and herbs and produce

December 29, 2015
Hardy, Emma.
London : Cico Books, 2015.
144 pages : illustrations, color ; 25 cm
Includes index.
There are plenty of creative ways to bring vitality to your garden, with ideas for planting pots, forcing bulbs, growing winter crops and more. In the first chapter, Stems and Leaves, you will learn how to make a stunning door wreath from succulents, plant a decorative display of miniature conifers, and grow ferns in a reclaimed sink. Add scent to your winter garden with Beautiful Bulbs, where you will find bright hyacinths in glass jars, lily of the valley in jelly moulds, narcissi in white vases and other imaginative ideas. Winter Colour has bright designs such as a window box with winter-flowering pansies, a vivid vertical display of cyclamen, an indoor terrarium with hellebores and violas, and a variety of pots and containers with small-scale shrubs laden with berries. Even the keenest gardener can find it difficult to keep an outside space looking fresh and bright all year round, especially in winter, so whether you want to decorate your entrance with colourful pots, brighten up your balcony or windowsills or grow winter herbs by the kitchen door, you will find "The Winter Garden" packed with ideas and inspiration.

The permaculture city : regenerative design for urban, suburban, and town resilience

December 3, 2015
Hemenway, Toby, 1952- author.
©2015
xvi, 269 pages, 16 pages of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The surprisingly green city -- Permaculture design with an urban twist -- Designing the urban home garden -- Techniques for the urban home garden -- Strategies for gardening in community -- Water wisdom, metropolitan style -- Energy solutions for homes and communities -- Livelihood, real wealth, and becoming valuable -- Placemaking and the empowered community -- Tools for designing resilient cities.
As more people flock to urban areas to live, nowhere are the empowering principles of permaculture more needed and desired than in our cities. Author Toby Hemenway (Gaia's Garden) demonstrates that the same nature-based approach that connects the pieces of our landscape together in harmonious ways applies perfectly to our need for water, shelter, food, energy, livelihood, and community. Hemenway moves beyond urban gardening and offers readers practical tips as well as examples from around the country of how people are using permaculture principles to live more sustainably and build deeper connections in urban areas. The Permaculture City also documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners, and provides hope and opportunity for our cities, towns, and suburbs.--COVER.

Bread, wine, chocolate : the slow loss of foods we love

November 18, 2015
Sethi, Simran, author.
San Francisco : HarperOne, 2015.
350 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What's at stake -- Wine -- Chocolate -- Coffee -- Beer -- Bread -- Octopus.

At home in the garden

November 9, 2015
Roehm, Carolyne, author, photographer.
New York : Potter Style/Publishers, 2015.
298 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
The landscape -- The formal gardens -- The cutting garden -- At work in the garden -- Living in the garden -- The rose garden, the parterre gardens, the wall & pool garden -- The studio, the orchard, the shade garden -- Spring bulbs, peonies, the perennial garden -- Cutting roses, annuals, dahlias, vegetables -- Change at home in the garden to: living in the garden -- The greenhouse, the hoop house -- Problems, lessons and mistakes -- Garden furniture, statuary, topiary & pots.

Orchard House : How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

October 30, 2015
Weaver, Tara Austen, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
xvi, 284 pages ; 25 cm
"A profoundly moving memoir of rediscovering, reinventing, and reconnecting, as an estranged mother and daughter come together to revive a long-abandoned garden and ultimately their relationship and themselves."--From publisher.

Garden made : a year of seasonal projects to beautify your garden and your life

October 29, 2015
Whitney-Rose, Stephanie.
Boston : Roost Books, 2015.
xii, 177 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The forest garden greenhouse : how to design and manage an indoor permaculture oasis

October 28, 2015
Osentowski, Jerome, 1941- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2015]
x, 293 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Terrariums : gardens under glass : designing, creating, and planting modern indoor gardens

October 19, 2015
Colletti, Maria, 1959- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2015.
176 pages : illustrations, color ; 26 cm
Terrarium design -- The basics -- The glass vessels -- Getting started -- The plants -- Modern indoor gardening -- Maintenance.
Whether you live in an apartment, are chained to an office desk, or just want to be surrounded by green, living things, creating terrariums is a delightful way to combine the worlds of home decor and gardening. Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy, and gives you all of the information you need on the "it" plants of today: tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with "traditional" terrarium ferns.

Norwegian wood : chopping, stacking, and drying wood the Scandinavian way

October 8, 2015
Mytting, Lars, 1968-, author.
New York, NY : Abrams Image, 2015.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Building a fire to warm your home is incredibly satisfying. Splitting logs, stacking and seasoning the wood, and then building a fire is the height of self-sufficiency. Norwegian Wood is a practical and inspiring book that teaches you how to do all of those things. A runaway best-seller in Europe, the book provides in-depth information about tree types, wood-stacking methods, tools, and stoves; it also examines the history of man's longstanding need for warmth and his passion for open fire.

George Washington Carver : a life

October 7, 2015
Vella, Christina, 1952- author.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2015]
x, 422 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Carver's George -- Drifting toward life -- A real human being -- Booker -- Dominion of poverty -- "Stand up for the stupid and crazy" -- Love and lynch mobs -- Wrestling with devils -- Bad days and worse -- The curtain lifts -- Trying to be serious -- A real chemist? -- Passion pure and simple -- Suffering humanity -- Fame and its discontents -- Miles to go -- A million thanks -- Epilogue -- Appendices: 1. Experiment Station Bulletins by George W. Carver; 2. Partial list of Carver's products from peanuts and sweet potatoes (compiled by Carver); 3. Dr. Joseph Kenney's letter to Booker T. Washington and the Executive Council concerning unsanitary conditions at Tuskegee, March 26, 1903.

The hop grower's handbook : the essential guide for sustainable, small-scale production for home and market

October 5, 2015
Eyck, Laura A. Ten, author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
279 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Year-round indoor salad gardening : how to grow nutrient-dense, soil-sprouted greens in less than 10 days

October 1, 2015
Burke, Peter, 1950- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
viii, 192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The art of gardening : design inspiration and innovative planting techniques from Chanticleer

September 30, 2015
Thomas, R. William (Roger William), author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
338 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Explore soil!

September 22, 2015
Reilly, Kathleen M., author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Nomad Press, 2015.
92 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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