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The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide: More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes, Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus Tips from the Master Brewers
The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide
More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes, Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus Tips from the Master Brewers
Paperback      ISBN: 0684829215
A group of experienced homebrewers offers a collection of recipes for pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, along with tips for brewing at home, drinking trivia from famous writers, and other beer lore. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers
Breaking Ground
Portraits of Ten Garden Designers
Paperback      ISBN: 1579652387
Whether it's introducing the soothing sound of water to your garden or choosing plants for graceful winter silhouettes; whether you are landscaping a brownstone backyard or a dry desert retreat, there are lessons to learn from these contemporary garden masters that will forever enhance where you live. The two hundred glorious full-color photographs by Erica Lennard and the engaging text by garden writer and designer Page Dickey capture the spirit and genius of each artist, his or her sources, inspiration, style, philosophy, and method of creation. From the bold southern California designs of Nancy Power to the urban geometries of Maddison Cox to the romantic country gardens of Nancy McCabe, Breaking Ground profiles ten artists who are redefining garden design categories. In addition to the stunning photographs, sketches and garden plans that include ideas for walls, alcoves, borders, planters, ponds, paths, courtyards, and rooftops help inspire ideas and adaptations for the home gardener. In an unusual and practical afterword, Page Dickey describes how she is applying what she learned to her own garden in New York State.
Reinventing the Garden: Chaumont - Global Inspirations from the Loire
Reinventing the Garden
Chaumont - Global Inspirations from the Loire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500511330
An in-depth study based on a ten-year history of the Chaumont festival, a world celebrated garden and landscape design forum, encompasses more than two hundred photographs, in addition to insights from public reaction, new and upcoming designers, and the work of such notable designers as Lynden Miller, Peter Latz, and Adriaan Geuze.
Minnesota State Horticultural Society's Minnesota Gardener's Guide
Minnesota State Horticultural Society's Minnesota Gardener's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1888608986
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. Book retailers are well aware that the trend in gardening books is to regional titles that provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions. Minnesota Gardener's Guide is written by the highly popular gardening expert Melinda Myers. Contains easy to use advice on the top landscape plant choices (more than 160 entries) for Minnesota. Recommends specific varieties and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for Minnesota's best plants.
Marijuana Hydroponics
Marijuana Hydroponics
Paperback      ISBN: 0914171070
Marijuana growers are developing high-tech methods for getting high yield crops. Marijuana Hydroponics: High-Tech Water Culture is an excellent guide to growing without soil. This book had all the information needed to set up a system using nutrient solutions in controlled environments. Detailed guide to methods of growing without soil. Marijuana Hydroponics contains equipment lists, diagrams, and a step-by-step account of assembly of a system of nutrient solutions in controlled environments for a high-yield water-culture growing system. This book give information on lighting for growth and budding, mineral nutrients, nutrient flow technique, water culture, atmosphere control, temperature factors, vegetative and reproductive growth, harvesting, using rockwool as a medium, and curing of hydroponics crops.
The New Seed Starter's Handbook
The New Seed Starter's Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0878577521
Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden
Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens
Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens
Paperback      ISBN: 4770015410
The art of the Japanese garden is a 1,500-year-old landscape design tradition that is still evolving, still instructive. Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens explains the fundamental principles of this tradition and describes how those principles may be applied to a much wider range of environments than exists in Japan. In the first section the author draws on his own experience as an apprentice to a master gardener in Kyoto, as well as his considerable knowledge of Japanese classical texts, to present the garden design process in terms of three primary aesthetic considerations: Scenic effects-reproductions of appealing natural landscape forms. Sensory effects-varieties of scale, framing, rhythm, motion, and spatial quality. Cultural effects-the incorporation of allusions to classical literature, poetry, and painting. The final section comprises a complete translation of a classic gardening manual used by Buddhist monks in medieval Japan. Its rules for planting trees and setting rocks still make good design sense today, and the author includes numerous garden descriptions as examples of how ancient masters practiced their craft. This clear, authoritative work, fully illustrated with diagrams and photographs, elucidates much about the Japanese compositional sense. But at the same time it is a plea for a more holistic approach to landscape design-a recognition that a garden should conform to certain natural principles as well as meet the emotional needs of those who view it.
Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia
Armitage's Garden Perennials
A Color Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881924350
Provides descriptions and illustrations for perennials in 136 genera
Creating Japanese Gardens
Creating Japanese Gardens
Paperback      ISBN: 0897214897
These days, people crave gardens that fill the soul and comfort the body. Japanese gardening answers those yearnings. This book demonstrates how to:Create a feeling of sanctuaryMake tranquil spacesArrange plants and ornamentsUse centuries-old garden design techniques:Emphasize personal tasteCalm a busy lifestyleInspire peace of mindReflect nature to create serenity:Appropriate plant selectionsTraditional designContemporary looks
Gardens of the Wine Country
Gardens of the Wine Country
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811816974
Describes gardens found in the Napa Valley, including Francis Coppola's Victorian garden, the botanic gardens at Trefethen Vineyards, and Jack Chandler's sculpture garden