A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information Its convenient paperback
Permaculture is a verbal marriage of permanent and agriculture Australian Bill Mollison pioneered its development Key features include use of compatible perennials non invasive planting techniques emphasis on biodiversity specifically adaptable to local climate, landscape, and soil
A tree that sheds poison daggers a glistening red seed that stops the heart a shrub that causes paralysis a vine that strangles and a leaf that triggered a war In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature s most appalling creations It s an A to Z of plants that kill,
In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware Much like human
In his articles and in best selling books such as The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man s place in the natural world A new literary classic, Second Nature has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for
Do you know what the best feature is in All New Square Foot Gardening Sure, there are ten new features in this all new, updated book Sure, it s even simpler than it was before Of course, you don t have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you ll be growing above the ground.
As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining
Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses
This extensive reference book lists hundreds of woody landscape plants Each entry includes identification characteristics related to leaves, buds, and stems Most are accompanied by an illustration of the leaf or branch Additional facts about each plant are available on topics such as flowers
With than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have Now, in this expanded edition, there s even to learn from and enjoy This is the first, and still the most thorough, book
Permaculture permanent agriculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other
With than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top quality organic vegetables Coleman updates practical
The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean s tale of an amazing obsession Determined to clone an endangered flower the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America s strange flower selling subculture,
DK s bestselling guide to pruning and training, now fully revised and updated Whether you are planning a new garden, wondering how to bring back a neglected tree or shrub, or want to develop areas of special interest, AHS Pruning Training presents all the techniques you need in easy to follow,
With over 15,000 entries and updated from the original A Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants Qwhich sold over 190,000 copiesQthis is undoubtedly the most complete and authoritative garden plant guide ever published Includes hundreds of new plants and photos 0 7566 0616 0 80.00 DK Publishing, Inc.
Tovah Martin has weeded through the world of indoor plants to find over 200 options tough enough for anyone to grow The American Gardener Brown thumb No problem The Indestructible Houseplant is packed with indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and virtually impossible to kill In
As practical as it is poetic an optimistic call to action Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function like they do in the wild
Our homes outdoor spaces can and should be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla whose New York
Both a business guide and a farming manual, The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer will teach readers how to successfully grow and market organic medicinal Western herbs Whether you re trying to farm medicinal plants, culinary herbs, or at risk native herbs exclusively or simply add herbal crops to what
Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening s counter productive, time consuming practices.