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Western Garden Book
Western Garden Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0376038756
Thoroughly revised and updated, this valuable gardening handbook for Western gardeners describes more than two thousand thousand plants that can be grown in twenty-four specific climates, from Idaho, Utah, and Arizona to the Pacific beaches and tells how to care for them. Original.
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.
The Essential Garden Book
The Essential Garden Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0609800221
The author of the best-selling The Essential House Book presents a large-format, full-color, comprehensive guide to all aspects of designing, cultivating, constructing, and maintaining a garden, packed with 650 photographs. Simultaneous. 30,000 first printing.
The Rodale Book of Composting
The Rodale Book of Composting
Paperback      ISBN: 0878579915
A completely revised and updated guide to composting explains what composting is and how it really works; provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost; and offers ecologically sound solutions to waste disposal problems. Original.
Making More Plants: The Science, Art and Joy of Propagation
Making More Plants
The Science, Art and Joy of Propagation
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 051770787x
In this lavishly illustrated gardening book, the author shares "propagation" techniques with his readers, covering seeds, "divisions and cuttings," air layering, and grafting. 25,000 first printing.
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.
Passion for Gardening: Inspiration for a Lifetime
Passion for Gardening
Inspiration for a Lifetime
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0517707888
The award-winning author of Making More Plants and Natural Garden reflects on the wonders and rewards of gardening as he offers a close-up look at ten extraordinary gardens and their creators, accompanied by more than two hundred full-color photographs and practical advice on replanting, garden features, wintering, vegetable gardening, and more. 30,000 first printing.
Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs
Garden Insects of North America
The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs
Paperback      ISBN: 0691095612
Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America. In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full-color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and shrubs, turfgrass, flowers and ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits--1,420 of them, including crickets, katydids, fruit flies, mealybugs, moths, maggots, borers, aphids, ants, bees, and many, many more. For particularly abundant bugs adept at damaging garden plants, management tips are also included. Covering all of the continental United States and Canada, this is the definitive one-volume resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists alike.To ease identification, the book is organized by plant area affected (e.g., foliage, flowers, stems) and within that, by taxa. Close to a third of the species are primarily leaf chewers, with about the same number of sap suckers. Multiple photos of various life stages and typical plant symptoms are included for key species. The text, on the facing page, provides basic information on host plants, characteristic damage caused to plants, distribution, life history, habits, and, where necessary, how to keep "pests" in check--in short, the essentials to better understanding, appreciating, and tolerating these creatures.Whether managing, studying, or simply observing insects, identification is the first step--and this book is the key. With it in hand, the marvelous microcosm right outside the house finally comes fully into view.Describes more than 1,400 species--twice as many as in any other field guideFull-color photos for most species--more than five times the number in most comparable guidesUp-to-date pest management tipsOrganized by plant area affected and by taxa for easy identificationCovers the continental United States and CanadaProvides species level treatment of all insects and mites important to gardensIllustrates all life stages of key garden insects and commonly associated plant injuriesConcise, clear, scientifically accurate textComprehensive and user-friendly
Gardening for Dummies
Gardening for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764551302
Provides expert advice for creating gardens of all types with tips on growing everything from grass to trees, and features a thirty-two-page, full-color insert and list of mail-order suppliers. Original.
Ultimate Orchid
Ultimate Orchid
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789480441
In association with the Smithsonian Institution and the American Orchid Society, a spectacular guide presents an abundance of photographs and illustrations that capture the color, shape, size, and beauty of this flower, and features a wealth of information and historical vignettes.